BA International Relations and Modern Languages

BA International Relations and Modern Languages

University of East Anglia
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Climate change? The rise of China? Security and terrorism? What are the issues facing your future? This degree will widen your horizons by bringing together the study of a modern language and international relations. It has strong emphasis on preparing you for the world of work by developing new skills, with work placements and other exciting opportunities.

This exciting new joint degree brings together the study of international relations with the learning of a modern language and it will widen your horizons, open up new opportunities and prepare you for the world of work. To prepare students there is a year abroad part of which must be spent gaining work experience in the chosen study lang…

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Climate change? The rise of China? Security and terrorism? What are the issues facing your future? This degree will widen your horizons by bringing together the study of a modern language and international relations. It has strong emphasis on preparing you for the world of work by developing new skills, with work placements and other exciting opportunities.

This exciting new joint degree brings together the study of international relations with the learning of a modern language and it will widen your horizons, open up new opportunities and prepare you for the world of work. To prepare students there is a year abroad part of which must be spent gaining work experience in the chosen study language and there should be other opportunities during the degree course to have a second work placement over a summer vacation period. Indeed, we are developing what will be an impressive programme to support student employability and graduate development through work placements, internships, work shadowing and skills development.

Graduates go into a wide range of occupations in the public, private and third sectors including international organisations, non-governmental organisations, multinational corporations, the media and journalism, marketing, and, not least, translation and interpretation.


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Entry Requirements A Level: AAB including B in relevant language (if applicable) International Baccalaureate: 33 including 5 in Higher Level language Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB including B in relevant language (if applicable) Irish Leaving Certificate: AAABBB Access Course: Please contact the University for further information HND: Please contact the University for further information European Baccalaureate: 80% Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in Reading and Writing with no less than 5.5 in any component)
  • TOEFL: Internet-based score of 88 overall (minimum 20 in Reading and Speaking components, 19 in Writing component and 17 in Listening components.
  • PTE: 62 overall (minimum 55 in Reading and Writing components with no less than 51 in any component).

If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.

Deferred Entry - We welcome applications for deferred entry, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.

Special Entry Requirements

As part of the A level entry requirements, you should have at least a grade B in a relevant language (e.g. Japanese, French or Spanish) unless you are applying for the beginners variant of this course.

Alternative Qualifications

If you have alternative qualifications that have not been mentioned above, then please contact university directly for further information.

GCSE Offer

Students are required to have GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language at Grade C or above.

Assessment

For the majority of candidates the most important factors in assessing the application will be past and future achievement in examinations, academic interest in the subject being applied for, personal interest and extra-curricular activities and the confidential reference.

We consider applicants as individuals and accept students from a very wide range of educational backgrounds and spend time considering your application in order to reach an informed decision relating to your application. Typical offers are indicated above. Please note, there may be additional subject entry requirements specific to individual degree courses.

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The School of Political Social and International Studies (PSI) specialises in teaching and research in politics, international relations, media and culture.

We offer a wide range of courses that allow you to explore the politics of different countries and regions – for example, Russia, South-east Asia, the United States, Europe and Australia and, of course, the United Kingdom. You can learn about the key power-holders, about how parties compete to influence the public and how policies are made. Some of our students experience life in the lobby at first hand through the parliamentary internship scheme.

In the international arena there are modules dealing with security, terrorism, American foreign policy, fundamentalism, environmental issues and international players such as the United Nations. A module on the history of world politics since 1945 helps you understand how we arrived at 21st-century global patterns of power.

We offer a distinctive range of degrees specialising in media, culture and politics where topics covered may include mass media, political blogs, popular culture, new media, political marketing and 'practical media’, which enables students to make their own news documentary.

All our degrees give you opportunities to take modules from other UEA Schools which are selected to fit in with our degree programmes. Each degree includes the option of a 'free choice’ module taken from another School.

UniStats Information Fees and Funding University Fees and Financial Support: UK/EU Students

Further information on fees and funding for 2012 can be found here

University Fees and Financial Support: International Students

The University will be charging International students £11,700.00 for all full time School of Political, Social and International Studies undergraduate programmes which start in 2012.

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