BA Politics and German (RL22)

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UCAS code RL22
Application method Full time: UCAS/Common Application
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study 6-7 year(s) part-time
with daytime weekday teaching and a period of residence abroad
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 20 overall for all Politics and a modern language Joint Honours courses

About BA Politics and German

This course combines Politics and International Relations with the study of German, providing 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. Both the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies and the School of Modern Languages, have an impressive reputation for teaching and research.

Politics is organised around three themes:

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

Our German curriculum is designed to introduce you to many aspects of German studies. As well as taking structured language units, you will study literature, history, thought, politics, linguistics and culture.

You will spend your third year abroad, which will enable you to refine your language skills and cultural knowledge and gain valuable work experience. For further details on year abroad opportunities please see Global Opportunities.

Both schools have an impressive reputation for teaching and research. This degree combination provides a wide range of options that allow you to pursue your own interests.

More about Politics and International Relations

Find out more about studying Politics and International Relations and German at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

Second year

  • Theories of International Relations
  • Free choice of two second-year Politics units from a range of options
  • German Language
  • Two optional units in German culture; recent examples include: Divided Germany, Franz Kafka, From Caligari to Hitler: German Film 1919-1945.

Fourth year

  • Free choice of three third-year politics units from a range of options, including the possibility of undertaking a dissertation
  • German Language
  • Two optional units in German culture; recent examples include: Sociolinguistic Anthropology: Language, Culture, and Society; After The Wall: Remembering the GDR; The German Sonnet.
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Politics and German

Typical offer for BA Politics and German - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including B in a modern language
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB including B in a modern language
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 overall including 17 points at Higher Level, with 5 at Higher Level in a modern language
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, with 5 at Higher Level in a modern language
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, including an essay-based subject. Demonstrate proven capacity for language learning, usually through a grade B at A-level in a modern foreign language
BTEC offer DDD All applicants should demonstrate a capacity for language learning.
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAABB and AH: AB including a modern language
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall including 8.0 in a modern language
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

German can be studied from beginner level but all applicants should demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning, usually with a modern language A-level at grade B or above (or equivalent).

*Essay based subjects include: Anthropology; Archaeology; Classical Civilisation; Classics; Drama; Economics; English Language; English Literature; Environmental Studies; Film; Geography; Government and Politics; Health and Social Care; History; History of Art; Law; Media Studies; Philosophy; Psychology; Religious Studies; Social Care; Social Policy; Sociology; Philosophy; Politics; Theatre Studies.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

Subjects required at GCSE or equivalentGrade C in English and Mathematics.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information:

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.

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Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admission contact our Enquiries Team:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

Enquiries about part-time applications should be directed to:
Email: david.fowler@bristol.ac.uk

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