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International Relations with German, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #81 (QS) Birmingham, United Kingdom
This International Relations with German course from University of Birmingham is a diverse programme allowing you to combine the study of German with International Relations. International Relations covers such topics as politics, economics and the diplomatic history of the 20th century. 

Overview

Students applying for this this International Relations with German course from University of Birmingham will join the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), a department that scores high in the National Student Survey (NSS) and is consistently viewed as one of the best departments in the country.

The students particularly enjoy the opportunities to hear from influential guest speakers about their lives in politics. Recent speakers have included Alistair Darling, David Miliband and John Bercow. Learn more about your student experience.

If you want to take advantage of a unique opportunity to be supported with a work placement opportunity as part of your final year, this course includes the opportunity to undertake a 'Professional Development' module as part of your optional module choices.

In a world of growing interdependence, the need for a wider understanding of international affairs becomes more crucial every day. Our International Relations with a Language courses allow you to combine study of a modern language with international relations, which is itself interdisciplinary and covers such topics as politics, economics and the diplomatic history of the 20th century.

The third year is spent studying at a European university. You spend about half your time in language studies and half taking courses either in the history and politics of the country or in international relations. When you return to Birmingham for your fourth year you'll study advanced courses in your language and in international affairs.

If you want to take advantage of a unique opportunity to be supported with a work placement opportunity as part of your final year, this course includes the opportunity to undertake a 'Professional Development' module as part of your optional module choices.

Throughout your time on the International Relations BA course, employability is a key area of focus. University of Birmingham help to make sure that you are employable through a range of department led and university wide initiatives which include:

Input from Professional Careers Advisers in your Curriculum

During the first year of your studies Careers Advisers from the University Careers Network team attend lectures in your course to support you with career planning from an early stage. 

Professional development module

You will have the unique opportunity to take advantage of a work placement as part of your final year by undertaking the  Professional Development Module as part of your optional module choices.

Careers Network

Careers Network is the University’s careers service.  A dedicated careers team for the College of Social Sciences will be able to support you with making career decisions and planning your career, while you are studying. 

Your Birmingham degree

Your Birmingham degree is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment. Employers target Birmingham students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, their team-working abilities and cultural awareness, and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

Year 1

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Research Skills
  • German Language 
Year2
  • International Relations Theory
  • Diplmatic History Post-1945

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    59

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

Number of A levels required:

3

Typical offer:

AAB (2019 entry)

Required subjects and grades:

A Level grade B in German

General Studies:

Not accepted

Additional information:

BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma are all considered on a case by case basis providing that a relevant A level language qualification is being offered - contact us for further guidance.

International students:

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17040 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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