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At our Portsmouth campus – Milldam Building, Burnaby Rd, PO1 3AS

  • Pick from a mix of sessions to learn about studying History, Politics, International Relations and International Development at university

  • Discover pathways to careers such as political journalism, museum curator, researcher and writer for TV, political advocacy, teaching and geo-political risk analysis – across sectors like corporate governance, law, charity, NGOs, publishing and media
  • Chat to current students about their experiences at Portsmouth, including the fun side of uni

Our History, Politics and International Relations Taster Afternoon will allow you to experience studying your favourite subjects here at the University of Portsmouth.

This year's Taster took place in February 2023. New dates and bookings will open soon.

See what happened at the Taster

In the meantime, explore our island city at one of our Open Days, discover student life at Portsmouth, and take look at different History courses.

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Here's what happened at the 22 February 2023 History Taster

Check in opens from 12.45pm at Milldam Building, Burnaby Terrace, Burnaby Rd, Portsmouth PO1 3AS

History, politics, international relations and international development shape our society and help us understand the world past and present.

Get an intro to to what's coming up, courses you can study at Portsmouth, and what you can do with a History, Politics or International Relations degree.

*Choose to go to either of the following talks when you save your place.

  • Rethinking ‘Uncomfortable Pasts’: Learning From The German Experience? History and Politics


  • Speaking Out Against A Tyrant: Challenging The Authority of Henry VIII History



Quick breather. Take stock of the morning then get ready for the next session.



*Choose to go to either of the following talks when you save your place.

  • The Battle For Hearts And Minds In The Cold War – History and Politics


  • Rethinking Aid And Development In The Global South: Does Aid Really Benefit The Beneficiary? – International Relations and Politics



To conclude our afternoon together, we invite you to ask questions of our lecturers and current students!

This could be about different History, Politics and International Relations degrees, the transition from college to uni, any of the talks you've watched so far, the city of Portsmouth, moving away from home – and/or whatever you want to know about uni.