University of Bath

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Politics and Modern Languages with study or work abroad

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Course summary

Explore global social, political and cultural challenges, whilst achieving fluency in another language. This degree enables you to combine the study of a language at either beginner (ab initio) or advanced level with the study of international politics. This combination will give you strong skills in both areas and prepare you for an international career. You can choose from either 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). These are French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Russian or Spanish. In Year 1, you will develop your written and spoken language skills, as well as your understanding of key political concepts and theoretical tools for the study of international politics. You’ll explore the history and culture of your chosen language. In Year 2, you’ll continue with the advanced study of your chosen language, and the history, politics, culture and society of its primary countries as well as the international context. You’ll gain skills in research and design methods. You will also choose from optional units, enabling you to focus on areas of interest to you. You'll spend Year 3 either studying or working abroad. In your final year, alongside your language study, you will do a politics dissertation. You’ll also choose from a wide range of optional units that will allow you to focus on areas you are most interested in. 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 under "further details" in the "choices" section of the application form, using one of our listed codes. The available language options are: French (advanced): FA French (beginner): FB German (advanced): GA German (beginner): GB Spanish (advanced): SA Spanish (beginner): SB Italian (beginner): IB Mandarin (beginner): MB Russian (beginner): RB You can only choose to study one language through this degree.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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GCSE requirements GCSE English Language or Literature grade 4 or C (or equivalent from English language category C) For a beginner language option, you will typically need a good grade in at least one language GCSE (other than in your own language) if you do not study a language at A level (or equivalent).

English language requirements

English language requirements Category C You will normally need one of the following: IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components IELTS Indicator: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components TOEFL IBT and IBT Special Home Edition: 90 overall with 21 in each component The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in all elements Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 180 with no less than 169 in all elements Duolingo: 110 overall with sub scores of Literacy 120, Comprehension 130, Conversation 115, Production 100. LanguageCert SELT: B2 Communicator High Pass We also have our own online English language test on Password. Please register for updates on our Password test. See the full list of accepted English qualifications.

Category C English Language requirements - University of Bath

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: For information about our scholarships and bursaries visit:
International Politics and Modern Languages with study or work abroad at University of Bath - UCAS