What will I learn?

History and International Relations at Aberdeen is the perfect combination to immerse yourself in studying all aspects of human activity in the past and bring your knowledge right up to date with a broad exploration of our complex contemporary world and the developments which are making history today. You will graduate ideally prepared for a wide range of careers in international affairs, media and business and with skills to open many other career paths too.History research at Aberdeen is rated top in Scotland for its impact and 2nd in the UK in the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (as ranked by Times Higher Education based on REF 2014 GPA scores), with teaching rated ‘Highly Satisfactory’ in the last national quality assessment and student satisfaction of 95%. You will be enthused and inspired by teachers who are leaders in their fields, with expertise as diverse as medieval Scandinavia, early-modern Poland and modern East Asia and enthralled by our wonderful collections of historic treasures collected by distinguished alumni over the centuries.In International Relations, you will look closely at how nations and organisations interact, what contributes to global wealth and poverty and persisting inequalities. You will study regional and international tensions, nationalism, concepts of democracy – and ever-present concerns of conflict and peace. You will be taught by internationally renowned academics with strong track records in publishing international papers and articles and who appear regularly in the media, analysing and explaining national, European and world developments from the viewpoint of their own area of expertise and research. You will gain the perfect foundation for international career possibilities including international business, NGOs and international development, plus local and national government, politics, and journalism and with transferable skills including critical analysis and communication sought by employers in all sectors.

Which department am I in?

School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

5 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

University Office,

Regent Walk King's College,

Aberdeen,

Aberdeen, City Of,

AB24 3FX, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A minimum of 3 A Levels at BBB - to include Mathematics and one other Science subject.To be considered for entry into Second Year, a minimum of 3 A Levels at ABB, with AB from 2 science or maths subjects (including the subject(s) nominated for Honours - an A in the subject for Single Honours or AB in the subjects for Joint Honours).Also required: GCSE at C or above in English or English Language, Mathematics and in either Chemistry, or Physics or Dual Award Science.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Aberdeen

Scottish University of the Year 2019, the university is renowned for ground-breaking research and innovation.

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  • Excellent graduate outcomes and employment prospects
  • Offers top-ranking award-winning student clubs and societies
  • Study abroad opportunities through Erasmus