Combine studying a modern language and its associated culture with a study of politics, to a high level. This programme allows you to reach a high level of competence in a modern language and to acquire advanced knowledge of a range of cultural topics whilst also developing an understanding of the nature of politics and government in contemporary societies. You will compare and contrast the institutions and practices of government in different societies and analyse different theories of politics and government. You will also have the opportunity to study a number of cross-cultural modules which will allow you to explore specific themes across a variety of language-speaking areas. You can choose between French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish and you can start the programme at the level of language learning that suits you, whether you are a complete beginner or a native speaker of your chosen language. If you wish to study Portuguese you must have at least post-A Level/B2 (CEFR) or equivalent language competence. The third year is normally spent abroad at a partner institution to allow you to develop your language skills and your knowledge of the culture of the language-speaking area you are studying. You can also apply for a three-year version of the programme without a year abroad, and you will normally also be able to transfer to this version of the programme during your first or second year of study if you decide you do not wish to study outside of the UK.