History, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations

Engage with history, politics and international relations in creative, inventive and exciting ways. With a focus on critical thinking, our courses could be right for you.

  • We don't just teach you about history and politics - we teach you how to be the future historians of tomorrow, with practical learning of how to do the job, not just the theory.
  • You will be taught by a current team of respected authors and researchers who are experts on the UK, France, Germany, Italy, the Middle East, Africa and North America.
  • You will have the chance to develop advanced professional skills, such as the ability to think independently, to advance sophisticated arguments, and to communicate ideas confidently.
  • There will be opportunities to go on exciting field trips* – past students have visited Berlin to explore post-war Germany and memorialisation, and Sicily to examine anti-Mafia organisations.
  • You could set yourself up for a wide range of careers. Past graduates are now employed in the private and public sectors, in industries ranging from banking and media, to the civil service and charities.

Our History, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations facilities

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The library offers a team of dedicated academic liaison librarians who provide specialist help and support. You’ll also have access to subject specific databases of journal articles related to criminology and forensics.

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Academic support

No matter which degree you’re studying, you’ll find a lot of support on campus, including the Centre of Academic Writing and sigma, which offers mathematics and statistics support.

More than a course

    • Facilities, shows or events mentioned on this page may not be relevant for every course. Please check individual course pages for specific details regarding what facilities, shows or events are available for each course.
    • Please note that any opportunities or experiences referred to on this page may be subject to additional costs (for example travel, visas and accommodation), competitive application, availability and meeting any applicable visa requirements.
    • Staff may be subject to change.
    • The majority of our courses are formally recognised by professional bodies. This means that the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams.
    • Accreditations and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery. If the accreditation of any of our courses change, we will notify applicants and students as soon as possible. Please check the relevant course web page for up-to-date information on the current status of individual course accreditations.
    • The university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with government and public health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.
    • Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.
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Clearing 2022

If you don't meet the requirements to apply for a course this September you could consider applying through Clearing or Adjustment. Clearing is your opportunity to study a subject you love at Coventry University.

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