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International Studies and History Degrees via Distance Learning

100% online teaching

Our virtual learning environment connects you to your tutors and fellow students

Full and part-time study

Flexible study options that fit around your existing work and family commitments

Experienced subject specialists

Learn from expert tutors with knowledge and experience in your chosen course


Don't let your location hold you back

Study a degree in International Studies and History via distance learning and fit studying around your personal and work life; accessing lectures and course materials online at a time and place that suits you.

Wherever you are, you'll be fully supported 24/7 using the latest online technology. You’ll also be able to connect with an online community worldwide and join lively debates with your tutors and other students.

You'll have the same status as on-campus students, gain the same qualification and even be able to attend the graduation ceremony, but you’ll be able to study for a degree without attending the University.

International Studies and History at Staffordshire University

Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses enable you to understand and engage with the modern world. We’ll help you become a professional global citizen, prepared for the unpredictable future opportunities and challenges of a rapidly changing, globalised world. 

Our undergraduate History courses have also been given 100% for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2019.

Find out more about our full and part-time distance learning courses in International Studies and History and apply now using the links below.

What our students say

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Robert Trigg
MA International Relations graduate

The distance and financial cost of having to get to travel to university wouldn’t have worked for me, so to be able to do it from home was a huge pull. I wouldn’t have done this MA were it not for that fact that I could do it at home. The online library is a brilliant resource. Most of my dissertation was put together using resources form the online library. You also get to know people. That's what’s really interesting about distance learning, is that there’s a platform you can use to get to know each other which you would normally do in a classroom if you were physically based on campus.

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Ricardo Winkworth
MA International History graduate

Distance learning is extremely effective for those unable to commit to a regular location. The pace and content of my course were excellent and very engaging for someone like me, who’d been away from higher education for over two decades. My initial doubts as to whether I could return to postgraduate learning were soon overcome and I became part of a great community of distance learners. 

I can’t recommend Staffs enough to those thinking of a studying ‘from a distance’.

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Lucas Pollard
MA International History graduate

For someone in my position - slightly older and working a full-time job alongside studying - distance learning was perfect. I was able to fit my studies around other commitments in a way that attending a traditional course simply wouldn’t have been possible.

The facilities and resources offered by distance learning at Staffs meant that I never felt isolated or overwhelmed.  The level of support I received cannot be understated. The ability to cultivate a community with like-minded people all over the world via the learning portal is invaluable.