Students doing a degree in History at the LSE study the full range of modern international history. BA History courses span from the fifteenth century to the twenty-first century, giving students an understanding of the forces that have shaped the past and those that are shaping the world we live in today.
This joint honours degree allows you to combine historical studies with contemporary and theoretical studies in international relations. Students who wish to complement the in-depth understanding of the complex unfolding of historical events with a theoretical perspective on how international society is organised can take a degree in International Relations and History.
Taught jointly with the Department of Government, this programme combines the two complementary fields of history and politics in a joint honours programme, with around half of the programme in each field. It will provide you with insight into the interaction between political ideas and institutions, and historical developments.
Watch a recording of our 2020 Virtual Open Day International History Q&A session.