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University of Greenwich

Languages and International Relations

UCAS Code: LT22

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

General studies is not normally accepted.

UCAS Tariff

104

You will also require GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above (for pre-2017 GCSEs, grade 4 equates to C grade). We also accept alternative qualifications including: * BTEC/National Diploma * International Baccalaureate * Scottish Highers * Irish Highers.

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

6 years | Part-time | 2019

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

Politics

Japanese studies

This programme offers a multidisciplinary approach to international relations, responding to evolving notions of our global environment to equip you with the tools you need to understand and question global issues in the 21st century. You will acquire an in-depth knowledge of the way national and transnational political forces have shaped the modern world and continue to shape our lives, and also the means to understand and express this in one or more foreign languages. The programme is structured to enable you to follow your interests and deepen your specialist knowledge by exploring cultural and political dynamics that transcend national boundaries. Languages will be an important tool in furthering your knowledge and understanding of cultural, political and social differences in an international context. **Language tuition**You can choose to study at the appropriate level for you: courses are taught at beginner, post-GCSE or beyond A-level standard. Language skills are essential to a career in diplomacy and will enable you to undertake a work placement in your final year in an EU or international organisation. **Work experience abroad**You will also have the opportunity to study part of this degree in a European partner institution during your second year, as part of the European Union student exchange programme, ERASMUS. **Employability**You will develop a range of capabilities valued and sought by prospective employers. You will acquire invaluable transferable skills, such as communicating across cultures, using sources, evaluating evidence, time management, team working and problem solving, while situating the concept of the language(s) you study in an intercultural context. These skills are used in many careers across the private, public and voluntary sectors. Allied with intellectual and academic development, they will provide a sound preparation for the world of work or further study.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed through various activities, including:

* Examinations
* Coursework
* Project work
* Seminar papers
* In-class assessment (written and oral).

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Greenwich Maritime (University Campus)

Department:

Literature, Language and Theatre

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

90%
high
Politics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Politics

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
93%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

62%
UK students
38%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

Languages, linguistics and classics

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

55%
UK students
45%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Politics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Business, research and administrative professionals
13%
Other elementary services occupations
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The numbers of people taking politics degrees fell sharply last year and we'll keep an eye on this one - it can't really be because of graduates getting poor outcomes as politics grads do about as well as graduates on average. Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Jobs in local and central government are also important. Other popular jobs include marketing and PR, youth and community work, finance roles, HR and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Because so many graduates get jobs in the civil service, a lot of graduates find themselves in London after graduating. Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in five politics graduates go on to take another course - usually a one-year Masters - after they finish their degrees.

Languages, linguistics and classics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,500
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

In 2015, only 150 students graduated from the UK with degrees in Japanese, so anyone studying the subject will get a very rare qualification — so take that into consideration when drawing conclusions from the data above. This subject does seem to have a higher unemployment rate than the average, but this may be more to do with the very small number of graduates than any lack of demand for the degree. A third of graduates went to work abroad, and those working in the UK tended to be in London and in jobs in business and the media. Employers rate graduates who have more than one language, but you'll need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Politics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Japanese studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£17k

£17k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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