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    10 (Politics)
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    / 100
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    / 5.00
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    BA (Hons)

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Course Summary

Develop a deeper understanding of the world in which we live through the study of international relations and French.Become confident and highly skilled in written and spoken French. Our language classes are led by native speakers, helping you to develop your language skills to the best of your ability.Pursue your personal interests through a wide range of optional modules in French and francophone culture, history, literature, theatre, politics and film. These modules enhance your learning and provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the country. You also have the option of studying comparative modules, which will enable you to study Europe's development since 1945, and unity, nationalism and regionalism across the continent — a great way to complement your study of international relations. A core language module in the second year will prepare you for your time abroad, equipping you with the skills and knowledge required to work and live in a different culture.Develop an in-depth knowledge of the French language, the wider culture of Francophonie in the many countries across the globe where French is spoken, and the varied history, literature and cinema in which the language is embedded. A total of 98% of our research overall in modern languages and linguistics is rated as world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework, 2014), which feeds directly into your learning.Our staff are internationally-recognised experts in French-speaking literature, history and culture; including the literature of the French Caribbean; French children’s literature and publishing; twentieth-century French history; Medieval literature, history and art, as well as translation and adaptation studies.Acquire a strong grounding in areas such as political ideas and international relations theory. Interact directly with staff and add your own voice to the discussion through our small teaching groups. You will have the opportunity to study a wide range of specialist core and optional modules covering topical issues such as European political integration, international terrorism and the Middle East crisis. Take part in United Nations and Middle East simulations and gain an insight into the political process through our innovative modules.We provide accelerated learning in French, meaning that you can start from beginner's level if you have not done French A level. You can expect to become confident and highly skilled in written and spoken French by the final year regardless of which level you join the course at. Please check the entry requirements for more details on entry points.**Careers**By the time you graduate, you will be able to write and speak in French – an immensely useful skill to have given that there is currently a great shortage of well-qualified linguists in the UK. As such, 98% of graduates from the Department of Modern Languages and European Studies are in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE survey, 2015-16).Your knowledge of international relations will also stand you in excellent stead, with 98% of our undergraduate students in the Department of Politics and International Relations are in work or further study within six months of graduation. (DLHE Survey 2015-16). Past students have put their political analysis skills to direct use in the home and European civil services, political research units, non-governmental organisations and journalism. Others have gone into advertising, PR, media and banking.You will develop strong analytical and research skills, become experienced in delivering presentations and learn to work as part of a group. These transferable skills will prove valuable when applying for jobs related to your studies and in different fields altogether

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  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
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  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
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  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

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£9,250 per year

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The University of Reading is one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities and is ranked 205 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020). It has over 150 years of history, with origins as a University of Oxford extension college.


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