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BA in Politics, International Studies and German: UCAS Code M164

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This course combines the study of Politics and International Studies with a specific focus on how German politics, society and culture have been central to the development of modern Europe. You’ll explore approaches to political ideas and critically engage with national and global political issues, as well as improve your German language skills.

You can focus on a range of sub-fields within each discipline, including political theory, political systems, comparative politics, German and Austrian society and culture, international security, international political economy, German literature, German cinema and international development. You’ll address questions relating to the emergence and resolution of conflicts, the relationship between states and markets, the importance of international organisations and the significance of Germany in the political and cultural development of Europe. You’ll spend a year of study or work placement in Germany or Austria. Partner universities include: Konstanz, Freie in Berlin, Vienna and Salzburg.

Yearly structure

Year 1

1. Core: Introduction to Politics
2. Core: World Politics
3. Core: Modern German Language I or Modern German Language for Beginners
4. Option: Either The Changing Face of Germany in Film and Text or Aspects of German Culture in the Age of Enlightenment

Year 2

1. Core: Political Theory from Hobbes
2. Core: Modern German Language II
3. Option 1: Any second-year PAIS module
4. Option 2: Any second-year module(s) offered by the German Department, totalling 30 CATS credits

Year 3

The second year is spent studying and/or on work placement in a country where German is the native language. Possible exchange universities include:

  • Universität Konstanz
  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • Universität Wien
  • Technische Universität Wien
  • Universität Salzburg
  • Universität Bayreuth
  • Technische Universität Dresden
  • Universität zu Köln
  • Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
  • Universität Würzburg
  • Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Year 4

1. Core: Issues in Political Theory
2. Core: Modern German Language III
3. Option 1: Any third-year PAIS module OR any third-year module(s) offered by the German Department, totalling 30 CATS credits
4. Option 2: Any third-year PAIS module OR any third-year module(s) offered by the German Department, totalling 30 CATS credits