This course combines Politics and International Relations with the study of Italian. 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. 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. In Italian you will study a combination of language and culture units. Italian language and culture have had a lasting impact on Europe. Today, Italy's innovative contributions to design, technology and fashion mean that it is a major, global commercial force. Italy is both traditional and modern, a tension apparent throughout its history 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, http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international-office/go-abroad/ Bristol has an enviable record for its research both in politics and in Italian culture. 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.