• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The year abroad will enrich your student experience and boost your career prospects. Later studies are shaped by modules around your specific political and linguistic interests, as well as a substantial dissertation project. A number of work placement programmes are available to help you prepare for graduate life.

Politics and Spanish students typically develop oral and writing skills through presenting ideas in different formats, supported by strong research and rigorous analysis. Assessment is conducted through essays, coursework, examination, presentations and a dissertation.

Teaching is informed by a vibrant and supportive research environment that unites academics, postgraduates and visiting scholars around shared subject matter and international impact.

Career

Graduates with a strong understanding of international relations are critical to all our futures.The four-year Politics and Spanish (Hons) degree from Swansea University helps to provide a wealth of inspiring career opportunities thanks to numerous transferable skills which are highly valued by employers.

Graduates have advanced to careers in sectors such as politics, education, business, the media and humanitarian services. Employers have included the Labour Party, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Superdry, Berkeley PR International and Westminster Forum Projects.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political methodology
  • Politics
  • Spanish Language
  • Culture and Linguistic Traditions 
  • Political Philosophy
  • Politics and the People

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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General Requirements

  • Our standard entry requirement is BBB (UCAS tariff points 120) or equivalent. All offers are made following a review of the application form, predicted/achieved grades and subjects, the reference and personal statement. 
  • We also accept a range of advanced level qualifications including: International Baccalaureate 32; Welsh Baccalaureate - grade equivalent to A-level; Access to Higher Education and Open University qualifications, and Extended Project.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16950 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Swansea

  • 727 - 1380 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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