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French and Politics University of Bath Degree level: Undergraduate

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Master one European language and gain the skills to analyse the social, political and economic changes affecting Europe and the world.

This degree enables you to combine a European language with the study of the politics of the societies in which your chosen language is spoken.

In the course, the language and politics strands carry equal weighting. You will gain a strong competence in both your chosen language and in relevant issues of world politics.

The first and second years are about key political concepts and the culture and society of your target language. You will be able to choose from some optional units, enabling you to focus on areas of most relevance to you.

During the third year, you will spend a year abroad. The year abroad assessment contributes towards your final degree classification.

In the final year, you will write a year-long dissertation supervised by an academic member of staff. There are several optional units you can choose allowing you to focus on areas that you are most interested in and excited by.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code RL12
Institution code B16
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB AAB in three A levels including A in French.

If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Alternative offer:

ABB in three A levels including A in French plus one of:

grade M1 Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspective
grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD D*DD in a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF), BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF), or Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in a relevant subject area plus grade A in A level French or another qualification that meets the B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Your language qualification must be recent or you must be able to demonstrate that you are using French regularly at a high level. We may contact you to assess this.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 9 credits
A pass in the Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits achieved at Distinction and 9 credits achieved at Merit or above. We also require grade A in A level French or another qualification that meets the B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Your language qualification must be recent or you must be able to demonstrate that you are using French regularly at a high level. We may contact you to assess this. Please contact us to discuss the content of the Access course you are studying to check that the units you are covering are suitable.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M1 D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in French.

Alternative offer:

D3, M1, M1 including D3 in French plus one of:

grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives
grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points overall and 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in French.

We can consider you if you are studying French at Standard Level. If you apply with a Standard Level in French and are otherwise suitable you will be asked to undertake a language assessment. Our typical offer in this case would be 36 points overall with 6, 5, 5 in three Higher Level subjects plus 7 in Standard Level French.
Scottish Advanced Higher AB AB in two Advanced Highers including A in French plus AAABB in five Scottish Highers.

GCSE requirements:
GCSE English grade C or 4

For further qualifications information and English Language equivalents, please see: go.bath.ac.uk/mod-lang-pol


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK, EU 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: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/ For information about our scholarships and bursaries visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/bursaries-and-scholarships-for-undergraduate-students/

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University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath
BA2 7AY


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