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International History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
London, United Kingdom
Learn how the past has shaped the present with this exciting International History programme from Richmond, the American International University in London 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.
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Overview

During the first year of the International History 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.

Richmond, the American International University in London offer students 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.

Career Support

The university offer career support and advice through the 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.

Accreditation

Accredited by Middle States Commission of Higher Education (US).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      This degree is offered as both a 3 year and 4 year programme

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • World Cultural History
  • The Global Cold War
  • When World Collide
  • Versailles To Vietnam: US & the World
  • Research & Writing
  • Creative Expression
  • From Versailles to Vietnam
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Evolution of International Systems
  • Myths and Monsters

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    72

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

3 Year Pathway Entry Requirements:

  • A Level: 3 C’s or equivalent

4 Year Pathway Entry Requirements:

  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • US: $38,000 per academic year

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • UK/EU – £3,085 p.a.
  • US – up to $23,000 p.a.
  • International – up to £4,500 p.a.

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