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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

This degree 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.

Year abroad

This course includes a compulsory year abroad. On your year abroad you will spend time in the country of your chosen language either within Europe or beyond. You can spend your time on a study placement at a foreign university, as a language assistant in a school, or on a work placement. You can also have the flexibility of a combination of any of these options.


Our politics graduates are found in a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector jobs. Popular destinations are jobs in the banking and finance industries, the media, public administration, and national, European and international political institutions and organisations.

Recruiters include:

  • Amazon
  • American Chamber of Commerce to the EU
  • Civil Service

Our students on related courses have previously spent their year abroad working for:

  • BusinessHub (Chile)
  • Di Palma Assocati (Italy)
  • EURORDIS Rare Diseases Europe (France)
  • Simmons & Simmons (France/Belgi

Application deadline

15 January

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Entry requirements

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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 130 nationalities are represented among nearly 4,000 international students.
Extra support is offered to students when they arrive, including collecting them from Heathrow Airport and organising a welcome programme of events.
English language support is available to non-native English speakers, helping them to continue building 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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