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Why study politics at Bath?

There are lots of reasons to study at Bath. Here are our top picks.

Because you want to understand contemporary global challenges

See what inspired Felix on his politics degree course.

Great choice of courses and optional units

At Bath, our departments work together to broaden your choice of joint honours degrees, each with their unique perspective.

You can choose from the following undergraduate degree courses relating to politics:

  • BA (Hons) International Politics and Modern Languages
  • BSc (Hons) Politics and International Relations
  • BSc (Hons) Politics with Economics
  • BSc (Hons) Economics and Politics
Explore our politics courses
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Go on a professional placement

Take advantage of our established links and partnerships with a wide variety of organisations.

This happens in Year 3 and is a great opportunity to try different careers and improve your employability. Our dedicated placements team is there to help you every step of the way.

Those studying International Politics and Modern Languages spend Year 3 abroad, which is an integral part on this four-year course. You'll have the opportunity to live and work or study abroad, perfecting your language in a country where it is spoken.

Find out more about going on placement
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Great student experience

Be part of a diverse community in a great location.

The University's campus is situated just on the edge of what is affectionately known as one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. Bath is also the 2nd safest university town or city in England and Wales.

As a student, you could be living here, surrounded by beautiful Georgian buildings and Roman history. There is a thriving café culture with plenty of restaurants, a great range of shops, music venues, museums, and a huge number of festivals planned throughout the year.

Most of the key locations are in walking distance of the centre or if you want to travel further afield, there are easy transport links to Bristol or London.

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