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International Studies and History

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Academic knowledge and experience matched closely to courses

100% distance learning

Flexible learning to suit your career or lifestyle

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On our distance learning international studies and history undergraduate and postgraduate courses, you'll dissect how we co-exist in the face of rapid changes.

Are you interested in the changes that impact our world? Explore wars, revolutions, the global economy, the environment, society and cultures that have powered movements in the 20th century.     
Our courses delve into subjects in international relations, policy, diplomacy, history and continental philosophy.  
100% distance learning, the courses allow you to fit studies around career, family or other commitments. Guided by experts in British, German, Italian and Irish national histories, we offer a research-led approach that allows you to really get under the skin of the subject.


Work experience and careers

Our courses will help establish the right connections for you, whether you are already working in your chosen field or still deciding on your career options.
For those already working, our courses can improve employability, promotion prospects or take you in a new direction you hadn't previously considered. Your experience and expertise can be applied to coursework and can help inform research for your final project.    
For those studying at BA level or progressing to postgraduate study, our courses will give you the research, critical and analytical skills sought after by employers. 

Our students

Richard Bretherick
International Aid Worker

I would strongly recommend the International Studies programme at Staffordshire University and to any aid worker out there wondering whether they might be able to do an MA. Staff won't let you drop behind, the support is always there to help you reach the finish line.

Ricardo Winkworth
Senior Logistics Consultant for an IT Company

The distance learning concept was extremely effective for those of us unable to commit to a regular location. The pace and content of the course, and the assignments, were excellent, and very engaging.

Ministry of Defence

The modules were all engaging and tailored well to the unique nature of online study. The teaching staff were on hand to work through any frictions I had and provided useful and actionable feedback. I would recommend the programme to anyone.

Tunji Offeyi
Journalist and Politician

I chose Staffordshire University because of its offer of qualitative education and modest tution fees. The academic profile of its teaching staff cuts across different aspect of International relations.The flexibility allows school-work-life balance.

Our staff

Dr Tony Craig
Dr Tony CraigAssociate Professor in Modern History

Tony's expertise is in Northern Ireland, intelligence and security studies, archive research, conflict resolution.

His research interests include Irish foreign policy, British foreign policy, intelligence history, 
terrorism, security studies and decolonisation.

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Dr Fiona Robertson-Snape
Dr Fiona Robertson-SnapeSenior Lecturer International Relations

Fiona's expertise is in international relations theory and international ethics. Her research interests cover international society, human rights and international criminal justice.

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Dr Simon Smith
Dr Simon SmithAssociate Professor of Security and International Relations

Simon's expertise covers EU-NATO Cooperation, transatlantic security and European and US defence transformation.

His research interests include transatlantic security and reforming European defence and the defence and security implications of an independent Scotland.

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Dr Alun Thomas
Dr Alun ThomasLecturer in Modern European History

Alun's research interests cover the history of Russia and the Soviet Union and Central Asia; imperialism, colonialism, decolonisation, refugeedom, itinerance; nomadism,nationalism, state-building, urbanisation, memory and patrimonialisation.

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Our graduates

David Bailey History

David runs his own digital marketing agency in Estonia, and is a member of the British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce where he facilitates international trade.

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Nicole Williamson Media and History

Nicole’s catering business We Are Lollapalooza serves delicious ice cream and crêpes at festivals, weddings, parties and events from charming vintage vans.

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