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BA Politics and German (RL22)

Course overview

BA Politics and German (RL22)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: AAB

A-level contextual offer: BBB

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

4 year(s) full-time

6-7 year(s) part-time

Part-time study with daytime weekday teaching and a period of residence abroad.

Application method

Full-time: UCAS

Part-time: Contact artf-ugoffice@bristol.ac.uk for more information and to apply.

Fees

£9,250 per year, home students

£22,200 per year, international students

Part-time tuition fees will normally be charged on a pro rata basis

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.

Location

Clifton campus, Placements

This degree combines politics and international relations with the study of German, the second most important language for European business besides English. Knowing German will give you direct access to the cultural production and political debates in German-speaking countries. This provides a valuable skill set, ideally tailored to the increasingly globalised workplace.

You will study the politics of individual countries and governments and the relationships between countries, communities and individuals.

Politics is organised around three themes:

  • political theory
  • comparative and national politics
  • international relations.

You will follow a structured language course in German, as well as explore the rich culture and history of German-speaking countries and communities, choosing from a range of units in literature, film, history, thought, politics, linguistics and visual culture. You will spend your third year abroad in a German-speaking country, extending your language skills and cultural knowledge. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities.

Both schools encourage strong synergy between research and teaching, resulting in a vibrant learning environment as staff respond in their teaching to new research. This course combination offers an enriching experience with exciting intellectual challenges, providing a range of options that allow you to pursue your own interests.

Teaching is delivered through lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, and one-to-one project supervision. Assessments may include presentations, essays, commentaries, exams, collaborative projects, debates, podcasts, video essays, and dissertations.

Our course will ensure you practice a range of skills, which will make you attractive to future employers in the sector of your choice.

German can be studied from beginner’s level and post-A level (or equivalent). All modern languages students have access to our state-of-the-art Multimedia Centre. You can also access extracurricular activities such as talks by visiting speakers, societies, language cafés, student newspapers, and talent shows.

Course structure

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

No specific subjects required.

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels

More about UK qualifications.

Selection process

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