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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 inspires current student Felix on his chosen 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 year-long work placement


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

The placement year 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 undertake an integral year abroad 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 of Bath campus is situated just on the edge of what is affectionately known as one of the most beautiful and one of the safest cities in the UK. 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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