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International Politics and Modern Languages BA (Hons)

University of Bath

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Start a new language or achieve fluency in a language you’ve already studied. Gain the skills to understand the international political environment.This degree (subject to final approval) enables you to combine the study of a language at either ab initio (beginner) or advanced level with the study of international politics. In the course, the language and politics strands carry equal weighting. You will gain a strong competence in both your chosen language and in relevant issues of international politics.You can choose your language of study from either advanced French, German or Spanish (intended for those who have studied to A level standard) or any beginner language (which you do not need to have studied before): French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Russian or Spanish.The beginner language stream will fast track your first two years in order to achieve the ability to study abroad in the third year. If you study an advanced language, you will be taught to engage with political and cultural issues in the target language.In years 1 and 2 you will cover key concepts and theoretical tools which will enable you to study international relations and international politics. You’ll also explore the history and cultures of the country or countries of your chosen language in an international context. Your third year will be spent studying or working abroad. The year abroad assessment contributes towards your final degree classification.In the final year, you will write a politics dissertation supervised by an academic member of staff. There are several optional units you can choose, allowing you to focus on areas that you are most interested in and excited by.When completing your UCAS application for this course you will need to indicate the language and level you wish to study. You should do this in under "further details" in the "choices" section of the application form, using one of our listed codes. The available language options are:French (advanced): FAFrench (beginner): FBGerman (advanced): GAGerman (beginner): GBSpanish (advanced): SASpanish (beginner): SBItalian (beginner): IBMandarin (beginner): MBRussian (beginner): RBYou can only choose to study one language through this degree.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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A level : AAB

AAB in three A level subjects.For an advanced language option, your A level subjects must normally include that language.If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.A level Alternative offerABBMost of our students will join us with three A levels, but you may have study beyond this (such as a project qualification or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studi


University information

University of Bath

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  • Campus address

    University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 7AY, England

The University of Bath includes students and staff from all over the world. Over 140 nationalities are represented among 3,500 international students.
Extra support is offered to students when they arrive, including collecting them at Heathrow Airport and organising a welcome programme of events.
English language support is available to non-native English speakers to help them continue to build their language skills while they study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 85

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    164 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%



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