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Politics and languages undergraduate virtual experience

Get to know our courses, study opportunities and students without having to step foot on campus.

View courses starting in 2021

Get started with languages


View a summary of our BA Modern Languages course and the skills you'll gain from our Admissions Tutor for Modern Languages and Italian Language Co-ordinator, Enrico Cecconi.

More about our BA Modern Languages course

Get started with politics


Explore our placements

Some of our courses can be taken with a year spent gaining valuable experience with a placement year.


Pump up your CV

A placement year is a great way to gain some professional experience and could make your CV stand out from the crowd. Benefits include:

  • finding out more about the world of work
  • explore your career direction
  • make professional contacts

Support at every step

You'll be supported by our Placements Team during before, during and after your placement.

Our support includes:

  • Placement options brainstorming in Year 1
  • CV and interview help in Year 2
  • Regular contact with you on placement in Year 3
  • Final year debrief

Placement destinations

Our students have taken placements across a number of sectors. Examples include:

  • Airbus
  • American Express
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
  • House of Commons
  • House of Lords
  • World Food Programme
  • The Walt Disney Company

Discover our Year Abroad

All our undergraduate courses with languages include a Year Abroad. You'll be able to spend time in Europe, or beyond.


Our graduate destinations

Find our where our graduates go.


  • Work, combined and further study - 44%
  • Further study only - 25%
  • Other (including travelling) - 6%
  • Unemployed - 0%
  • Unknown - 25%

Modern languages

Graduate destination information for Modern Languages students who graduated in the summer 2017. ^1

  • Work, combined and further study - 45%
  • Further study only - 13%
  • Other (including travelling) - 3%
  • Unemployed - 3%
  • Unknown - 35%

Politics

Graduate destination information for Politics students who graduated in the summer 2017. ^2

What our languages students say


As you can't meet our students in person quite yet, listen to them talk about life on their course at Bath 3.

5 frequently asked questions with a BA Modern Languages student

What our politics students say


Our politics students share their experiences of studying at Bath 3.

Our student bloggers

Our students share their study experience and time spent on placement and year abroad.


Studying Modern Languages

What might a day in the life of a languages student look like? French and German student James tells us what it's like to be a Modern Languages student at Bath.


Explore the University of Bath

Get to know more about our campus Find out more about our community, applying to Bath and the support you'll get.

Contact us

If you have any questions, get in touch with our Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach team.


1 Graduate destinations information for the courses: BA Modern Languages and European Studies (now offered as BA Modern Languages) . Data only includes destinations for first degree UK and Other EU domiciled students. View data source.

2 Graduate destinations information for the courses: BA Language and Politics (now offered as International Politics and Modern Languages BA), BSc Politics and International Relations and BSc Politics with Economics. Data only includes destinations for first degree UK and Other EU domiciled students. View data source.

3 Information correct at time of production. Views and opinions expressed by the participants in these films are their own and not necessarily those of the University of Bath.