History, International Relations and Politics

Explore diverse aspects of past cultures and gain a rich perspective on current issues

History, International Relations and Politics

Explore diverse aspects of past cultures and gain a rich perspective on current issues

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History, International Relations and Politics

History, International Relations and Politics courses

Explore our thought-provoking and rewarding courses that develop your research, analytical and critical-thinking skills

Our dedicated selection of degrees includes joint honours programmes with subjects from across the Department of Humanities.

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BA (Hons) History

Explore diverse aspects of the past as you develop your knowledge of British, European, and international history.
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BSc (Hons) Politics

Study modern politics as you incorporate strands from international relations, terrorism, political theory, and area studies.
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BA (Hons) Medieval and Early Modern History

Examine diverse aspects of early modern and medieval history from around the world.
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BA (Hons) Politics and Contemporary History

Explore how contemporary historical and political events have shaped modern society.
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BA (Hons) Modern History

Gain a rich understanding of how contemporary history has shaped the modern world.
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LLB (Hons) Law with International Relations

Study the foundation of legal knowledge as you explore key aspects of contemporary international relations.
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BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations

Explore the exciting and complex worlds of contemporary politics and international relations.
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BA (Hons) Creative Writing and History

Develop your skills as a writer and grow your ability to critically engage with historical debate.
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BA (Hons) Politics and Philosophy & Ethics

Explore questions of social justice, bio-ethics, and the nature of truth from different political and philosophical perspectives.
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BA (Hons) English Literature and History

Explore your passion for both literature and history as you analyse texts from variety of from a variety of contexts, time periods, and authors.
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MA Cultural History

Explore the influence of significant events and contexts on both historical and contemporary cultures with our MA in Cultural History.
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MRes The History of Africa and the African Diaspora

Become a specialist historian in the field of African history and the African Diaspora with this remote course.
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PGCE Early Years (3-7)

This full-time, one-year course is designed to train you to become a qualified teacher with a focus on teaching children aged 3 to 7.
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PGCE Primary (5-11)

Become a confident and inspiring qualified primary school teacher on this one-year postgraduate course.
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PGCE Primary (5-11) Modern Languages

Qualify as a primary school teacher with a specialism in modern foreign languages in just one year.
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PGCE Secondary Biology

Gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to qualify as a confident and inspiring Biology teacher in just one year.
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PGCE Secondary Chemistry

At the end of this one-year degree, you’ll be ready to confidently begin teaching chemistry in a secondary school.
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PGCE Secondary Physics

Learn to inspire young minds and confidently begin teaching physics in a secondary school, as you qualify as a teacher in just one year.
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PGCE Secondary Dance

Learn to confidently begin teaching Dance in a secondary school, as you qualify as a teacher in just one year.
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PGCE Secondary English

Gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to qualify as a confident and inspiring English teacher in just one year.
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PGCE Secondary History

Pass on your passion for History to secondary school children, as you qualify as a teacher in just one year.
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PGCE Secondary Mathematics

If you have a passion for mathematics and wish to teach at secondary school or college level, then this route is an ideal option for you.
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PGCE Secondary Modern Foreign Languages

Learn to teach at secondary school or college level, with a specialism in modern foreign languages.
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PGCE Secondary Music

If you’re a talented musician looking for the next stage in your career, this course offers fantastic opportunities to become a qualified teacher in just one year.
PGCE Secondary Physical Education

PGCE Secondary Physical Education

Qualify to teach physical education in a secondary school setting in just one year as you make use of our world-class sports facilities.

Dr Andrew Smith

History, International Relations and Politics

Learn more about History and Politics at Chichester

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Expert teaching

High-quality teaching from tutors here to support you and your learning

Our teaching staff consistently receive outstanding National Student Survey scores, having received over 90% teaching satisfaction ratings every year for the last decade.

Study options

Explore the history and politics of countries around the world

We encourage our students to explore their individual interests with modules that focus on history, international relations and politics from across Britain, Europe, Africa and America throughout the
past millennium.

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Library facilities

Utilise over half a million print and online research resources

The University of Chichester library holds more than 200,000 books with additional access to over 500,000 eBooks.

There are also around 380 print subscriptions to journals, as well as electronic access to a further 12,000 journals containing over 20 million articles to support your independent research.

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History, Politics and International Relations

Learn more about our Politics and International Relations courses

Expert teaching staff

Learn from experienced staff at the forefront of their fields

Senior Lecturer in Contemporary History and Politics

Dr Andrew Smith is a historian of the French and Francophone world with interests in minority nationalism, decolonization, and the Second World War.

Professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora

Dr Hakim Adi is one the few historians specialising in the history of the African diaspora in Britain, with a focus on African history of the twentieth century.

Senior Lecturer in International Relations

Nino is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) of the UK and has extensive teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

African diaspora

Explore the history of Africa and its diaspora from a leading specialist in the field

Our MRes History of Africa and the African Diaspora course is a unique and exciting programme that focuses on this important area of history, and is the first of its kind to be delivered completely online, delivered by leading specialist Dr Hakim Adi.

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Local cultural heritage

Discover the historical and political heritage of Chichester and the surrounding area

Seize the opportunity to utilise the heritage-rich area of Chichester and the South Downs, with dedicated events and visits that explore the role of the city from the Medieval era, to D-Day and through to the modern day.

Study global issues

Examine relations between states and global issues from around the world

Our International Relations options allow you to study a full range of current global challenges, including terrorism, global warming, migration, and health.

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Work placements

Gain vital workplace experience within settings linked to your degree

Our dedicated work placement modules allow you to gain experience working in professional settings within your chosen area of study, such as archives, museums, local government, heritage sites, and many more.

PhD study

Choose Chichester to develop your research specialism within History or Politics

The University of Chichester welcomes applications for doctorial candidates and those choosing to study with us benefit from working with specialists in their respective fields who have national and international reputations.

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