Learn how the past has shaped the present with this exciting programme which explores international history from ancient to contemporary times. Based in the historic and vibrant city of London, you’ll have access to some of the world’s top museums and collections.
During the first year of the programme, you’ll have a broad introduction to International History, providing a great foundation of knowledge, including such topics as World Cultural History and The Global Cold War.
We offer student a range of courses in international history, emphasising politics and culture. Highly topical issues are covered, such as the Rise of the Right: a History of Fascisms and Nationalism and Conflict: the subjects of international order are just as relevant today as always. You’ll also explore empires and imperialism, flows of peoples, material culture, war and peace, and the international significance of cultural and visual history.
Some fascinating courses are available so that you can specialise in topics which appeal to you, such as Culture Power and Empire, Visualising Enlightenment, Comparative Monarchies: Games of Thrones, The British Empire, Race and Empire, US History, History of Fashion, The Vikings, History of Propaganda, and Migrations and Diasporas.
There’s a strong emphasis on research, enabling you to gain critical skills which are transferable for postgraduate study or any career. You will develop very strong historiographical skills, working with archives, exhibitions and primary sources, and be prepared for both postgraduate studies and future career paths.
You’ll have the option of doing an accredited internship programme, which can provide invaluable work experience. Plus consider whether you’d like to do a Minor in another subject, such as Media Production, American Studies or Marketing, to provide an added element to your Major.
Top 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
5.5 with 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing
72 with 17 Listening, 18 in Reading, 17 Writing, 20 Speaking
Pearson Test of English
51 with 51 in each component
First, Advanced, Proficiency – taken after January 2015
162 overall (no less than 162 in each component)
Cambridge First: Advantage, Proficiency – taken before January 2015
Cambridge First: Grade B overall (No less than B in any component)
Cambridge Advanced: Grade C (no less than C in any component) less than C in any component)
Cambridge Proficiency: Level C1 certificate
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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