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International Relations and Language Studies BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Why do international conflicts arise? What determines a country’s foreign policy? What are the prospects for international cooperation, necessary to address problems like global warming, environmental degradation or global pandemics such as Covid-19?

Politics and political events dominate domestic and international news, impacting on our day-to-day lives as well as shaping the future. Beginning with an overview of international relations in your first year, from global political economy to studies of conflict of security, you then have a choice of topics to explore, such as:

  • Comparative politics
  • International political economy
  • Political theory
  • Public Opinion

You also study two of the languages offered at Essex: French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, completing at least one language to Proficiency level. Each of these languages is widely used in the business world, and can take you to a level of near-fluency. Many of our graduates go on to develop successful global careers with international firms looking for language specialists.

We also offer a month-long summer course abroad with fees paid for by us if you start a language from scratch via the intensive route. This summer course doesn’t include Chinese as an option.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 33 3

    23rd out of 86

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    132 63%

    15th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    7th

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    109 53%

    52nd

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    15th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    38th

    25

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