This is a highly prestigious degree course administered by the Department of Politics and International Relations at Cardiff University and the Institute of Political Studies in Bordeaux, placing Cardiff at the cutting edge of international research and teaching collaboration. The innovative course allows you to obtain the BSc Econ in Politics from Cardiff University, as well as the Diploma from the Institute of Political Studies in Bordeaux. This is a four year long degree programme with your second and fourth year spent studying in Bordeaux and is a real opportunity for you to combine language skills with a background in the social sciences or history. Distinctive features This course has many individual features: •You will be taught by academics, many of whom are world experts in their field. •The Institute of Political Studies, Bordeaux is one of the most prestigious universities in France and this dual award scheme gives students a unique opportunity to gain a highly sort after qualification recognised by world leading employers and immerse themselves in the culture and learning environment of two countries. •The politics department at Cardiff University has unrivalled academic links with the National Assembly for Wales via the Welsh Governance Centre and long established relationships with national and international organisations such as the Westminster parliament, European Union and NATO. This unique status gives students the opportunity to supplement their learning by engaging with political decision makers in the real world.