401–500 th
World University Rankings 2020
51-75 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Reception, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

International Politics/French - Aberystwyth University

International Politics today is about understanding and tackling global challenges. As a student on this degree scheme at Aberystwyth University, you will be perfectly placed to gain a deeper understanding of what those challenges are and what opportunities and obstacles shape how we manage them. The French component of this course will enable you to discover language, culture, literature and art while at the same time developing your linguistic competencies in the French language. This degree scheme provides an ideal combination of intensive language training whilst at the same time exploring the big questions and concepts of our time- such as power, conflict, security democracy, inequality, ethics, rights, justice, gender, development and political participation. During the first year, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to French studies and related research skills, in tutorial form. There is a wide range of expertise available within the Department of Modern Languages and this is reflected in the module choices we offer. Students could choose modules on linguistics (both modern and historical); dialectical (the study of different forms of French, past and present); literature; the history of ideas and artistic movements; literary representations of Paris, travel literature and current affairs. All students on this course will spend their third year living independently in a French-speaking country. You could choose to study at University, work as a language assistant or other forms of work placements. The Department of International Politics offers you the opportunity to explore modules which include Global challenges, Politics in the 21st Century, War, Strategy and Intelligence, Capitalism, Intelligence and International Security to name a few. As a student in the Department of International Politics, you will study in the world's first department of international politics that was founded after the First World War to help the world understand the world. The Department of International Politics provides many opportunities for extracurricular activities during the duration of the course. A highlight of the course for many students is the renowned Crisis Games which is a three-day role-playing exercise in political, economic and diplomatic manoeuvre, developing negotiation and communication, critical thinking teamwork and problem-solving skills. Modern Language graduates are statistically among the most employable graduates. Our purposeful teaching ensures that you will have a smooth transition from campus to career. This degree is available to beginners and advanced students. Beginners will follow an intensive course in the first year.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-21
  • Location
    Main Site (Aberystwyth),AberystwythUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,000
  • Wales Year 1 £9,000