The School offers a wide range of degrees, including BA degrees in Languages, BScEcon in Politics and LLB degrees in Languages and Law. The BA programme offers students the opportunity to pursue their own areas of interest with a wide variety of modules in literature, regional and cultural studies and history.
Languages and cultures
Students may study Single Honours - French, German, Italian, Spanish (including Catalan) and Translation -or Joint Honours degrees with Politics, Law and other Humanities subjects. Students may also study any two of the languages taught in the School as a Joint Honours programme. German, Italian and Spanish can be studied both at beginners or advanced level whilst French is offered at advanced level only. Whether you come to Cardiff to study a language for Single or Joint Honours, you will combine it with other subjects in your first year. This allows you to try out new subjects or to study up to three languages for a year and to change your degree programme after year one, should you wish to do so after obtaining the required grades.
Scholarships are available for suitably qualified applicants in German and Italian. Read more about Cardiff University Scholarships.
BA Translation is a three year full-time degree (all available part time) requiring the study of two of the following European languages: French, Italian, German and Spanish you may also study Welsh and Japanese. Modules include the theory and practice of translation, literature and culture, as well as language classes. Applicants need to be advanced in one of their languages but can take another language as a beginner.
The structure of this programme has been devised in order to enable students to develop their language skills alongside translation theory and practices.
There are separate programmes for:
Students who have advanced language skills in two languages
Students who have advanced language skills with one language and beginners with another.
The BScEcon in Politics can be studies as a Single Honours degree or be combined with a wide range of subjects such as a language taught in the school, Modern History, Law or Economics. Find out more about Politics.
International Relations and Politics
BSc Econ International Relations and Politics (L290) enables students to study a wide range of international issues and concepts, including human rights, globalisation, security and international institutions, including international law.
International Relations and Politics (with a Language)
BSc Econ International Relations and Politics (L292) Students take 20 credits in the first and second year in French, German, Italian or Spanish.
Cardiff-Bordeaux Joint Degree/Diploma
The School also offers a degree in French and Politics in conjunction with the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Bordeaux. This allows students from Cardiff and Bordeaux to study two years in Cardiff and two years in Bordeaux, and to graduate with a BScEcon degree in Politics from Cardiff. Read more about the Cardiff-Bordeaux Degree.
University Undergraduate Scholarships
Each year Cardiff School of European Languages, Translation and Politics nominates 2 scholarships to the value of £400 each. These scholarships are awarded for one year only on a non-renewable basis and are bestowed to reward best student performance in year one and best student performance in year two.