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International Relations / Spanish BA (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

In choosing to study for a degree in International Relations and Spanish at Aberystwyth University you will be a part of an energetic and lively community in one of the best departments of its kind in the UK, graded ‘’excellent’’ for its quality of teaching. Simply put, the degree in International Relations and Spanish (LRF4) explores who gets what on a global scale, how they get it, and why. You will discuss power and justice as well as conflict and co-operation. International Relations is fundamentally an interdisciplinary subject that draws on several subjects, including European Languages, Spanish, Politics, History, Philosophy, Law, Geography, and Sociology making our graduates highly employable.**Why study International Relations and Spanish at Aberystwyth University?**- There is a wide range of expertise available within the Department of Modern Languages and this is reflected in the module choices we offer. Students could choose modules on linguistics (both modern and historical); European Culture, Film and Literature; European Linguistics; Language of Business and Current Affairs.- All students on this course will spend their third year living independently in a Spanish speaking country. You could choose to study at University, work as a language assistant or other forms of work placements.- The Department of International Politics offers you the opportunity to explore modules which include Global challenges, Politics in the 21st Century, War, Strategy and Intelligence, Capitalism, Intelligence and International Security to name a few.- As a student in the Department of International Politics, you will study in the world's first department of international politics that was founded after the First World War to help the world understand the world.- During the first year, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to Spanish studies and related research skills, in tutorial form.- You will become a student in a department that scored 93% for student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS 2017), demonstrating our commitment to provide you with an experience that is memorable and cherished. The Department of International Politics have also scored 95% overall satisfaction for the department (NSS 2018) and ranked a top 10 department in the UK for teaching quality and student experience in the subject area of politics (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).- The Department of International Politics provides many opportunities of extra curricular activities during the duration of the course. A highlight of the course for many students is the renowned Crisis Games which is a three day role playing exercise in political, economics and diplomatic manoeuvre, developing negotiation and communication, critical thinking team work and problem solving skills.- Modern Language graduates are statistically amongst the most employable graduates. In the 2017 Destination of Leavers for Higher Education report published in 2018 demonstrated that a degree in Modern Languages provides a clear pathway to employment or further study. For our department, 95% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months after graduating (HESA 2018). In addition, the recent Good University Guide published by the Times and the Sunday Times ranked us as a top 10 in the UK for the subject area of Iberian studies. Our purposeful teaching ensures that you will have a smooth transition from campus to career.- This degree is available to beginners and advanced language students. Beginners will follow an intensive language course in the first year.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,300per year

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Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 49 36

    29th out of 86 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    107 55%

    39th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    40th

    39
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.36 87%

    3rd

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    117 57%

    42nd

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    26th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%

    2nd

    2

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