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Studying a Politics and German degree allows you to explore political theory in the context of local, national, European and global politics, alongside a deep study of German language, culture and fiction. During a year abroad in Germany, you will either study at a university, teach in a school or work in a business.
Our four-year degree helps to provide graduates with a wealth of inspiring career opportunities thanks to numerous transferable skills which are highly valued by employers.
Politics at Swansea is ranked in the Top-10 for teaching experience (Times and Sunday Times 2018) Top-20 in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and Top-20 for career prospects (Guardian University Guide 2018). Some 91% of graduates from this subject area are employed or in further study 6 months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015) and 74% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18.
Your early studies will concentrate on international relations, politics and people, together with German language and culture. But whether your true passion lies in theories of war, ethics and justice, or the historic evolution of Berlin, our generous range of modules has it covered. This range allows you to learn, discover and narrow your interests in the following years.
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, you will have the ability to tailor your degree according to your specific interests as you progress.
The year abroad will enrich your student experience and boost your career prospects. Later studies are shaped by modules around your specific political and language interests, as well as a substantial dissertation project. A number of work placement programmes are available to help you prepare for graduate life.
Politics and German students typically develop oral and writing skills through presenting ideas in different formats, supported by strong research and rigorous analysis. Assessment is conducted through essays, coursework, examination, presentations and a dissertation.
Teaching is informed by a vibrant and supportive research environment that unites academics, postgraduates and visiting scholars around shared subject matter and international impact.
"I spent the third year doing an internship at the Siemens translation department in Munich. Moving to a different country to work in a German environment was a big step and quite a challenge. The internship was a great experience and one that I am very grateful for, as it opened the door for me after I graduated, when Siemens took me on as a full-time Translation Manager.” – Ula Mitchell.
Graduates have advanced to careers in sectors such as education, politics, business, the media and humanitarian services. Employers have included the Labour Party, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Superdry, Berkeley PR International and Westminster Forum Projects.
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You will study six modules each year to include compulsory and optional modules. Module selection options may change.
This degree programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars. You will usually receive nine hours minimum scheduled contact time with your teachers every week. Full attendance at lectures, seminars and personal tutorials (personal tutorials are obligatory). All Arts and Humanities degree programmes include independent learning which requires initiative and hard work.
We will challenge you with demanding teaching and assessment. Assessment includes essay, coursework and examination, presentations and a dissertation.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
If you are an international applicant please visit our international pages for more information and details on how to apply: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 21 credits
M: 18 credits
|Access to Humanities Course|
We recognise the EPQ as an excellent indicator of success.
If you are predicted a grade B or above in the EPQ, you will receive an offer with a one
grade reduction, to include your EPQ with a grade B.
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSEs: English/Welsh Language Grade C, German Grade B|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||B + BB at A-Level|