The International History programme at Richmond aims to demonstrate how the past has impacted upon, and shapes, the present, by making use of the intercultural and international resources provided by faculty and students, as well as the museum and archival collections of London itself.
The programme provides a broad base of contemporary and classical knowledge in International History in the first year, upon which is built a gradually more complex and more specific understanding of key themes and periods. The curriculum emphasizes varied methodological, interdisciplinary and comparative approaches, ranging from ancient to contemporary facets of International History.
The International History programme strongly focuses on empires and imperialism, flows (of peoples, cultures and goods), the international order (including the rise of nations and nationalism), war and peace, and the international significance of cultural and visual history. Within this focus, the programme strives to foster research and scholarship in historical enquiry, and to teach key critical and transferable skills. By responding to the interests of the students and by providing a supportive, fair and intellectually challenging cultural environment, International History at Richmond aims to be rewarding for its own sake, while simultaneously preparing students, especially by way of the internship programme, for careers and postgraduate study.
A minor in Media Production, American Studies or Marketing may add depth to your major of choice.
5 Reasons to Study International History
Whitgrift School, University of Virginia, Greenpeace USA, WorldStrides- Capstones Programs,The United Nations Children’s Fund, BBC, Bloomberg L.P, NBC News, Al Jazeera
London School of Economics and Political Science, SOAS, University of London, University of Cambridge, Frostberg State University, Antony’s College, Oxford University
Career paths for International History graduates
Research, Teaching, Museums, Galleries, Media, Communications, Advertising, Public Relations, Graduate Study/Academia
We offer career support and advice through our Careers & Internships Office that will assist and guide you in your study choices to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Through internships you will gain business acumen, beneficial work experiences and transferable skills which will give you a competitive advantage in a fast-paced working environment. Work while you study across 5 continents through our partners Connect123 and CRCC Asia with destinations in Spain, Argentina, South Africa, China, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.
3 Years pathway
4 Years pathway
A Level: 3 C’s or equivalent*
*All other equivalent eligible transfer credits will be determined by Admissions.
A Level: 96 UCAS points
US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)
International Baccalaureate: 24 IB points (year 1) BTEC National Diploma: MMM.
Completion of Year 12-13 International equivalent secondary school qualification with a minimum grade average of grade of C including mathematics and English
☐ IELTS 5.5 with 5.5 in each Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
☐ TOEFL (IBT) 80+ overall with: Listening 17, Reading 18, Writing 17, Speaking 20
☐ Pearsons Test of English (PTE) 51
☐ Overall Cambridge English Scale score of no less than 168 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
You apply directly using the Common Application ($50.00) or the Richmond One Line Application. In order to submit your application you will need the following information
When to apply
We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible, even if you are completing your undergraduate programme of study. In this case you will be offered a place that is conditional on successfully completing a specified qualification and English language qualification if applicable. If you would like your application to be considered for a Richmond bursary, an early application is strongly recommended
Admission is by interview unless you live outside the UK when we may interview you via Skype or by telephone. We may also determine your suitability on the basis of their application and qualifications alone. Find out more about applying.
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