Study international relations in depth, whilst learning a foreign language to graduate level. On this four-year course you have the chance to enhance your studies by spending a year abroad in a country where your chosen language is spoken. This degree is ideal if you want a career as an interpreter or translator on the international stage, or to put your diplomatic and linguistic skills to work at an NGO or multinational business. At every stage of the course you’ll be taught by staff who are all active researchers, publishing in international academic contexts. You’ll learn to debate, listen, analyse complex material, think critically and express yourself confidently. In this globalised world, knowledge of a modern language is increasingly important. This course is unique among our International Relations programmes, as it offers you a full year abroad to perfect your language ability. You’ll gain exceptional insights into the society and culture of another country, which will feed back into your international relations studies. The invaluable experience of living in another culture will broaden the scope of your studies and show potential employers that you’re able to respond to challenges. You’ll enrich your understanding of cultural exchange and have the chance to form lasting professional and personal relationships. In your international relations modules you’ll explore the most pressing issues of international policy and cultural politics today. In the first year you’ll gain a foundation in key issues and debates within international relations, and in language, culture and interpersonal communication. As you progress, you’ll select optional units, building a flexible programme to suit you. In your language classes, you’ll also look at life in France, Spain or Japan, preparing you for your year abroad. In your final year you’ll deepen your knowledge in advanced modules. You’ll get a broad range of careers support too, benefiting from study trips and opportunities for internships, work placements and work shadowing.