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The School is a vibrant multidisciplinary unit that specialises in the different histories, political systems, languages, literatures and cultural identities of Europe.
The Higher Education Funding Council of Wales commended the School in the last Teaching Quality Assessment, for both the friendly and supportive approach of its staff and for the level of its student achievement.
We offer a wide variety of degree programmes and areas of study within the European context:
Undergraduate Languages and Translation
Students can study Single Honours - French, German, Italian and Spanish (including Catalan) - or you can combine any two of the languages taught in the School as a Joint Honours programme. Further combinations are available with a great number of subjects, including Politics, Law and other disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
As well as students with A-level language qualifications, we welcome applications from students who have no previous knowledge of the language to our German, Italian and Spanish degree programmes.
If you are a gifted linguist, you may wish to consider our newly launched undergraduate Translation programme, which offers further attractive career opportunities.
Undergraduate Politics and International Relations
Our undergraduate programmes in Politics and International Relations offer you a profound knowledge and understanding of government and society, at the regional, national and global levels.
You can choose from our Single Honours programmes and Joint Honours with a wide range of other subjects, including Law, Economics, Sociology, History, Languages and other Humanities subjects.
Masters (postgraduate taught)
Every year we offer a variety of postgraduate taught degree programmes, which in 2011-12 include International Relations, Translation Studies, European Studies, Politics & International Relations (with Laurea Magistrale), Political Theory, European Governance and Public Policy, Welsh Government and Politics and Politics and Public Policy.
Doctoral (postgraduate research)
The School has an exceptionally strong research culture with an international reputation for the quality of the research produced and the growing number of research grants it is attracting. We play a leading role in language-based area studies within the newly established Doctoral Training Centre, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
We offer full and part-time PhD and MPhil opportunities, with supervision available across a wide range of research topics.