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BA (Hons)Languages and International Relations

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Overview

This programme offers a multidisciplinary approach to international relations, responding to evolving notions of our global environment to equip you with the tools you need to understand and question global issues in the 21st century.

You will acquire an in-depth knowledge of the way national and transnational political forces have shaped the modern world and continue to shape our lives, and also the means to understand and express this in one or more foreign languages.

The programme is structured to enable you to follow your interests and deepen your specialist knowledge by exploring cultural and political dynamics that transcend national boundaries. Languages will be an important tool in furthering your knowledge and understanding of cultural, political and social differences in an international context.

Programme structure

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Europe without Borders: Cultures in Contact (30 credits)
Introduction to Politics and International Relations (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Mandarin 1 (30 credits)
Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
Mandarin 4 (30 credits)
English For Academic Purposes 6 (30 credits)
English for Academic Purposes 7 (30 credits)
European Languages (French 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 4) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Mandarin 1 (30 credits)
Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
Mandarin 4 (30 credits)
English For Academic Purposes 6 (30 credits)
English for Academic Purposes 7 (30 credits)
European Languages (French 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
Conflict, Commerce and Culture: Britain and the World, 1600-2000 (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 4) (30 credits)
Language, Communication and Society (30 credits)
Writing for the Media (30 credits)
How to Argue: Critical Reasoning & Current Debates (30 credits)
Comparative Politics (30 credits)
Inequality and Social Change (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)

Year 2
Option Set 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Politics and Development in Asia and Africa (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Mandarin 1 (30 credits)
Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
Mandarin 4 (30 credits)
English For Academic Purposes 6 (30 credits)
English for Academic Purposes 7 (30 credits)
European Languages (French 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 4) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Writing Journalism for the Digital Age (30 credits)
Applied Linguistics (30 credits)
Meaning in Language (30 credits)
Language Research Project (French, Italian, Spanish) (30 credits)
Work placement LAIR/PAIR Level 5 (30 credits)
Liberalism: Freedom & Toleration (30 credits)

Option Set 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Politics and Development in Asia and Africa (30 credits)

Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Working in Politics and International Relations (30 credits)

Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Mandarin 1 (30 credits)
Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
Mandarin 4 (30 credits)
English For Academic Purposes 6 (30 credits)
English for Academic Purposes 7 (30 credits)
European Languages (French 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 4) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)

Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Mandarin 1 (30 credits)
Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
Mandarin 4 (30 credits)
English For Academic Purposes 6 (30 credits)
English for Academic Purposes 7 (30 credits)
European Languages (French 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 4) (30 credits)
Writing Journalism for the Digital Age (30 credits)
Applied Linguistics (30 credits)
Meaning in Language (30 credits)
Language Research Project (French, Italian, Spanish) (30 credits)
Work placement LAIR/PAIR Level 5 (30 credits)
Liberalism: Freedom & Toleration (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)

Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Language, Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy (30 credits)
International Relations and International Security (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
Mandarin 4 (30 credits)
English For Academic Purposes 6 (30 credits)
English for Academic Purposes 7 (30 credits)
European Languages (French 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 4) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
Mandarin 4 (30 credits)
Dissertation – Languages and International Studies (30 credits)
English For Academic Purposes 6 (30 credits)
English for Academic Purposes 7 (30 credits)
European Languages (French 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 4) (30 credits)
Advanced Applied Linguistics (30 credits)
Work Placement – Languages and International Studies (30 credits)
Language Research Project (French, Italian, Spanish) (30 credits)
Political Conspiracy and Slander (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)

Career opportunities

The programme will prepare you for work in areas as diverse as national and international government, non-governmental organisations, management, education, business, tourism, PR, translation and media. You may also go on to further study at Master’s level or take a teacher-training qualification (a PGCE).

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 15, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States