Ewch i’r prif gynnwys

Cysylltiadau Rhyngwladol a Gwleidyddiaeth (gydag Iaith) (BSc Econ)

Blwyddyn Mynediad


Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Mae’r gallu i gyfathrebu’n rhugl mewn iaith dramor yn fanteisiol ar gyfer y rheiny sy’n ystyried gyrfa mewn maes rhyngwladol.

Cadwch le ar ddiwrnod agored

Politics and International Relations student

Trosolwg y cwrs

The BSc Econ International Relations and Politics (with a language) programme gives you the opportunity to study International Relations and Politics in their breadth and depth in combination with study of a modern language over three years.

International Relations is a branch of Political Science that examines the role of states, international alliances, non-governmental organisations and multinational companies in an increasingly globalised world.

As part of this degree programme, you will have the opportunity to focus on global politics and world affairs as well as having the opportunity to attend a lecture series hosted by the University on International Relations & International Law, which has featured high profile speakers from institutions such as NATO and the UN Security Council.

Our objective is to challenge the preconceptions that you will bring to the subject and to actively encourage a critical attitude to the nature of the political and the international. We aim to prepare you to markets of knowledge and practice that are in constant evolution so that, through this programme, you become an active and critical young citizen and develop a consciousness of the values of internationalization.

International Relations graduates find careers in a wide range of fields. A further option is to go on to postgraduate study.

Nodweddion nodedig

The programme affords opportunity to combine the study of politics and international relations with proficiency in a modern language without the requirement for the year abroad, necessary as part of a traditional joint politics/IR and language degree.

The Department of Politics and International Relations has excellent academic links with the National Assembly for Wales via the Welsh Governance Centre and long established relationships with national and international organisations such as the Westminster parliament, European Union and NATO. This unique status gives students the opportunity to supplement their learning by engaging with political decision makers in the real world.

In terms of Language and Culture students benefit from

  • High-quality language teaching delivered by native speakers, with blended learning and digital technologies embedded in the teaching and assessments designed to feed forward into future learning.
  • A vibrant programme of extra-curricular activities to support your language learning and immersion into the target culture, including extra optional conversation classes with Erasmus students and other language related events.
  • A new language curriculum with a clear learning arc, which draws on the latest research and allies a thorough understanding of the target culture with an ability to navigate and mediate between cultures.
  • An exciting range of specialised, research-led teaching options which enable students to engage with the most recent thinking by experts in the field.
  • A structured skills programme which embeds academic, transferable and employability skills into learning from the very beginning.
Côd UCASL292
Derbyniad nesafMedi 2020
Hyd3 blwyddyn
Modd (astudio)Amser llawn

Gofynion mynediad

ABB-BBB (excluding General Studies, Citizenship Studies and Critical Thinking). Applicants holding a B in relevant language A-levels will have access to the Languages advanced pathways.

Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig: Fel arfer, bydd ymgeiswyr sydd wedi ennill gradd A yn y Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig (EPQ) yn cael cynnig un radd yn is na’r cynnig safonol ar gyfer Safon Uwch. Noder bod yn rhaid bodloni unrhyw ofynion sy’n benodol i’r pwnc o hyd

Derbynnir Tystysgrif Her Sgiliau Bagloriaeth Cymru Uwch yn lle un pwnc Safon Uwch (ar y graddau a restrir uchod) ac eithrio unrhyw bynciau penodol.

Award of the IB Diploma with 34-32 points OR 665-655 in 3 HL subjects  

Gallai cymwysterau amgen gael eu derbyn. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth am ofynion mynediad ar dudalen meini prawf derbyn Y Gyfraith a Gwleidyddiaeth.

GCSE

Gradd B neu radd 6 mewn TGAU Iaith Saesneg.

IELTS (academic)

O leiaf 6.5 yn gyffredinol gydag o leiaf 6.5 ar gyfer ysgrifennu ac o leiaf 6.0 yn yr holl is-sgiliau eraill.

TOEFL iBT

O leiaf 90 ar y cyfan gydag o leiaf 22 ar gyfer ysgrifennu a 20 ar gyfer yr holl is-sgiliau eraill.

PTE Academic

O leiaf 62 yn gyffredinol gydag o leiaf 62 ar gyfer ysgrifennu ac o leiaf 54 ar gyfer yr holl sgiliau cyfathrebu eraill.

Trinity ISE II/III

II: Rhagoriaeth mewn ysgrifennu ac o leiaf un Rhagoriaeth a dau Deilyngdod mewn cydrannau eraill.
III: o leiaf Llwyddo ym mhob cydran.

Cymwysterau eraill a dderbynnir

Os ydych yn ymgeisydd tramor ac nid Saesneg yw eich iaith gyntaf, ewch i'n tudalen am ofynion Iaith Saesneg i gael rhagor o wybodaeth am ba gymwysterau y byddwn yn eu derbyn.

GCSE English Language Grade B or 6, or an accepted English Language equivalent

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2020/21)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendal
£9,000Dim

Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2020/21)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendal
£17,450Dim

Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

Costau ychwanegol

Cyfarpar ar gyfer cwrs penodol

Many students choose to invest in personal copies of unabridged bilingual dictionaries and reference grammars. While copies of most course materials are available in the library, many students opt to acquire personal copies of set texts.

Llety

Mae gennym amrywiaeth o breswylfeydd sydd yn gweddu i anghenion a phoced yr unigolyn. Cewch wybod rhagor ar ein tudalennau llety.

Strwythur y cwrs

BSc Econ International Relations and Politics (with a language) is a full-time honours degree delivered over three academic years. Each academic year consists of two semesters. Students are required to pursue modules to the value of 120 credits in each year of study. Students undertake language specific studies in the form of compulsory language modules providing tuition to proficiency in reading, speaking and writing in their chosen language, so that in successive years they develop high-level language competencies.

In Year 1 students pursue four core modules amounting to 100 credits in total: Introduction to International Relations (20 credits); Introduction to Politics Thought (20 credits); Introduction to Globalisation (20 credits); a language module (40 credits). In addition students must select one additional 20 credit module delivered by the Department of Politics and International Relations (Introduction to Political Science; Introduction to European Integration; Introduction to Government).

In year 2 students study 60 optional level 5 credits from the range of International Relations and Politics modules available to all students of the Department. Students also study one 30 credit module in their chosen language and another 30 credit non-language module from the School of Modern Languages’ suite of optional modules.

In the final year, students study 120 optional level 6 credits from the range of International Relations and Politics modules available to all students of the Department.

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2020/21. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2020

Blwyddyn un

You are required to pursue modules amounting to 120 credits.

You will take three compulsory 20 credit modules in International Relations and Politics and one compulsory 40 credit module in your chosen language. In addition you must select one other 20 credit introductory module in International Relations and Politics.

Language modules use a varied timetable which includes oral expression, aural comprehension and writing skills, which are taught in small groups to enhance confidence and active learning. Teaching methods allow you to engage with a range of materials including videos, films, websites as well as interactive learning tools. Language classes are taught through the medium of the chosen language, thus allowing you to immerse yourself in the language right from the start. The advanced pathway develops the linguistic skills for post A-level students.

Blwyddyn dau

You are required to pursue modules amounting to 120 credits.

60 credits must be chosen from a broad range of optional, 20 credit, International Relations and Politics modules. You will also pursue a 30 credit module in your chosen language and an additional 30 credit module from the School of Modern Languages’ suite of optional modules.

The language elements of year 2 build on the work undertaken in year 1. This language component focuses on your communication skills in the target language. Teaching covers all the key competencies, and is enhanced by the inclusion of digital learning.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
The World & Language of Business (Spanish Ex-Beginners)ML026830 credydau
Introduction to Catalan Language & CultureML026930 credydau
Ex-Advanced Language Year 2 SpanishML027930 credydau
Ex-Beginners Language Year 2 SpanishML028030 credydau
Cultures in Context (Spanish)ML028230 credydau
The World & Language of Business (Spanish)ML028330 credydau
Introduction to Specialised TranslationML220130 credydau
Ex-Beginners Language Year 2 PortugueseML428030 credydau
Ex-Advanced Language Year 2 PortugueseML428130 credydau
Cultures in Context (Portuguese)ML428230 credydau
The World & Language of Business (French Ex-Beginners)ML627930 credydau
Ex-Beginners Language Year 2 FrenchML628030 credydau
Ex-Advanced Language Year 2 FrenchML628130 credydau
Cultures in Context (French)ML628230 credydau
The World & Language of Business (French)ML628330 credydau
Ex-Beginners Language Year 2 GermanML725030 credydau
Ex-Advanced Language Year 2 GermanML725130 credydau
Cultures in Context (German)ML728230 credydau
The World & Language of Business (German)ML728330 credydau
The World & Language of Business (German Ex-Beginners)ML728430 credydau
Ex-Beginners Language Year 2 ItalianML828030 credydau
Ex-Advanced Language Year 2 ItalianML828130 credydau
Whose ‘culture’ is it anyway? Identity, Power and Memory in C20th ItalyML828330 credydau
Gender, Sex and DeathPL922020 credydau
International Relations of the Cold WarPL922120 credydau
Colonialism, GPE and DevelopmentPL922220 credydau
Digital Technologies and Global PoliticsPL922320 credydau
Global GovernancePL922420 credydau
EU PoliticsPL922520 credydau
From Espionage to Counter-Terrorism: Intelligence in Contemporary PoliticsPL922920 credydau
The Power and Politics of Research MethodsPL923020 credydau
Critical War and Military Studies: an IntroductionPL923120 credydau
Comparative European PoliticsPL923220 credydau
Modern Welsh PoliticsPL923320 credydau
Modern Political Thought: Machiavelli to MillPL923420 credydau
The History of Realist Political Thought in International RelationsPL923520 credydau
Local to Global Sustainable DevelopmentPL923620 credydau
Political Theories Across the Globe: Methods and Issues in Cross-cultural ThinkingPL923720 credydau
Damcaniaethu a Dadfeilio’r Gymdeithas GyfalafolPL923820 credydau
Credoau'r CymryPL928620 credydau
British Politics since 1945PL928720 credydau
International Security: Concepts and IssuesPL928820 credydau
Justice and Politics: Contemporary Political TheoryPL929120 credydau
Global JusticePL929220 credydau
International Law in a Changing WorldPL929920 credydau

Blwyddyn tri

You are required to pursue modules amounting to 120 credits.

You will study six, 20 credit, International Relations and Politics modules. The range of research led modules available includes the option of writing a dissertation.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
International Politics in the Nuclear AgePL932020 credydau
Africa in International Thought and Practice: Colonialism, Anticolonialism, PostcolonialismPL932120 credydau
Global Environmental PoliticsPL932220 credydau
Bombs, Bullets and Ballot-boxes: the Northern Ireland Conflict, 1969 to 1998PL932420 credydau
Political Economy: Rationality in an Irrational World?PL932520 credydau
Popular Culture and World PoliticsPL932820 credydau
China in the WorldPL933020 credydau
Cybersecurity: Diplomacy and Digital Rights in Global PoliticsPL933220 credydau
A History of British IntelligencePL933320 credydau
The Politics of Violence and KillingPL933520 credydau
Justice, Legitimacy and International LawPL933620 credydau
Latin American PoliticsPL933720 credydau
Sex, Drugs and Public PolicyPL933820 credydau
Visual Global PoliticsPL933920 credydau
Politics in Practice: Work Placement ModulePL934020 credydau
The Soul and the City: Plato's Political PhilosophyPL934120 credydau
Crisis and Commitment in 20th Century Political ThoughtPL934320 credydau
Science, Knowledge, PoliticsPL934420 credydau
The Many Faces of Thomas HobbesPL934520 credydau
Be the Change: Governing without the StatePL934620 credydau
US Government and PoliticsPL937420 credydau
Cyfiawnder Byd-eangPL937720 credydau
Cenedlaetholdeb, Crefydd a Chyfiawnder: Hanes Athroniaeth yr 20fed Ganrif yng NghymruPL937820 credydau
Parliamentary Studies ModulePL938020 credydau
International Relations DissertationPL938520 credydau
Politics DissertationPL938620 credydau
Elections in the UKPL938720 credydau
Global International Organisation in World PoliticsPL939120 credydau
Personality and PowerPL939220 credydau
Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.

Dysgu ac asesu

Sut caf fy addysgu?

You will primarily be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars. Language modules will also offer the opportunity for workshops and language classes.

Lectures take a range of forms but generally provide an overview of the key concepts and frameworks for a topic, equipping you to carry out independent research for the seminars and to develop your own ideas.

Seminars provide an opportunity for you to engage critically with key ideas and explore the ideas outlined in lectures in a small group environment, usually consisting of around 15 students and the seminar leader (a member of the teaching team). Seminars may take various formats, including plenary group discussion, small group work and student-led presentations.

Language classes are taught in groups to enhance confidence and active learning. A varied timetable includes oral expression, aural comprehension and writing skills, which are taught in small groups to enhance confidence and active learning. These vital communication skills are practiced and developed through regular classwork exercises and written work. Our teaching methods allow you to engage with a range of language-learning technologies. Materials including textbooks, videos, films, novels, audio files and websites are supported by online resources that compliment classroom activities and promote and enable independent learning. Class materials include a range from literary and historical to contemporary journalistic texts, providing a broad insight into language and culture.

Independent study forms a key part of your learning, and our independent learning portfolios have been developed to provide you with online resources to support your independent language learning.

Blwyddyn 1

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

43%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

57%

Lleoliadau ments

0%

Blwyddyn 2

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

28%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

73%

Lleoliadau ments

0%

Blwyddyn 3

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

16%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

84%

Lleoliadau ments

0%

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

The BSc Econ International Relations and Politics with a language programme is team-taught, with the programme as a whole overseen by the Programme Director. Students are supported by a number of different staff, some focussing on academic performance in a particular area and some looking at learning and progress more holistically.

All academic staff offer designated hours when they are available to meet with students to offer advice and feedback on the subjects that they teach.

Students will also be allocated a personal tutor, who will meet with them regularly to reflect on their progress and development across their studies, and to think about how to build on their achievements and advance further. The personal tutor can also guide students who are experiencing difficulties towards appropriate support.

An extensive programme of careers lectures and workshops is delivered within the School.

A range of staff are available to provide further support. A member of academic staff acts as a designated Disability and Diversity Officer and ensures that reasonable adjustments are made for students with disabilities. Specialist librarians are also available to provide support and advice.

All modules make extensive use of the University’s Virtual Learning Environment, Learning Central, where you can access discussion forums and find course materials including recordings of lectures, links to related materials, multiple-choice tests, past exam papers and examples of student work from previous years.

A Professional Services Team provides support for all programmes. The team are located in the Law Building and are able to provide information and guidance in response to any queries you may have.

Beyond the School, the University offers a range of services including the Careers Service, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, the Student Support Service, the Academic Skills Development Centre and excellent libraries and resource centres.

Sut caf fy asesu?

The focus of assessment is in supporting you to develop your ideas, skills and competencies, with the feedback you receive feeding forward into future work. We use traditional assessment formats (such as essays, class tests, exams and dissertation) as well as more innovative forms of assessment, (such as blogs, participation in radio shows, video and audio projects, interviews, portfolios, and so forth).

Feedback on your work is given frequently and in a wide variety of formats and is intended to help you identify strengths and weaknesses in your learning, as well as give indications of how you might improve in your performance in examinations and coursework. As part of your skills training in year 1 you will be supported in understanding how assessments operate, what is expected of you, how assessment will be marked and how to make the most of your feedback.

This programme includes a variety of assessment methods, for example essays, examinations, class tests, and dissertation. Assessments include formative assessments (designed to help you to achieve the learning outcomes for your modules and to prepare for your examinations and coursework. This work might be written or oral and may be submitted formally to a tutor or presented during tutorials or seminars. This work will normally be completed during your independent study time and does not count towards your final module mark or degree classification) and summative assessments (which contribute towards your final module mark and, where appropriate, final classification).

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment does not contribute to progression or degree classification decisions. The goal of formative assessment is to improve your understanding and learning before you complete your summative assessment. More specifically, formative assessment helps you to:

  • identify your strengths and weaknesses and target areas that need work;
  • help staff to support you and address the problems identified with targeted strategies for improvement.

Feedback is given in tutorials, discussion classes and problems classes as well as through individual written comments on coursework.

Summative Assessment

Summative assessment contributes to progression and degree classification decisions. The goal of summative assessment is to indicate how well you have succeeded in meeting the intended learning outcomes of a Module or Programme and will enable you to identify any action required in order to improve. All assessment directly links to the Module grading / assessment criteria.

Examinations take place during scheduled assessment periods in January (Autumn Semester) and May/June (Spring Semester). The Resit Assessment Period is in August. Students will be given general feedback in relation to examinations following the examination period and you will be able to discuss your overall performance with your personal tutor as part of the monitored student self-assessment scheme.

Dulliau asesu (2017/18 data)

Blwyddyn 1

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

60%

Arholiadau ymarferol

3%

Gwaith cwrs

37%

Blwyddyn 2

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

33%

Arholiadau ymarferol

3%

Gwaith cwrs

63%

Blwyddyn 3

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

35%

Arholiadau ymarferol

0%

Gwaith cwrs

65%

Beth yw deilliannau dysgu’r cwrs/rhaglen?

Knowledge & Understanding:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to:

  • demonstrate a critical understanding of various international relations theories, the nature of the international system and of global power structures
  • understand the nature and significance of politics as a global activity
  • apply concepts and theories used in the study of international relations to the analysis of political ideas, practices and issues in the global arena
  • make use of empirical evidence to illustrate the applicability and limitations of the aforementioned concepts, theories and methods
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of historical evolution and contemporary character of world politics
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key aspects of contemporary international relations, embracing global and also regional studies
  • critically engage with contemporary research materials in the relevant areas
  • effectively manage time, tasks and resources
  • speak, write, and understand one or more foreign languages to a high level of competency

Intellectual Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to:

  • gather, organize and deploy evidence, data and information from a variety of sources
  • develop a reasoned argument, synthesize relevant information and exercise critical judgement
  • reflect on your own learning and make use of constructive feedback
  • manage your own learning self-critically
  • communicate ideas effectively and fluently, both orally and in writing
  • use communications and information technologies for the retrieval and presentation of information
  • work independently, demonstrating initiative, self-organisation and time-management
  • collaborate with others and contribute to the achievement of common goals
  • communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively in writing and speech, both in English and another language
  • work to deadlines and priorities, managing a range of tasks at the same time
  • learn from constructive criticism and incorporate its insights
  • work as part of a team, developing a collaborative approach to problem-solving
  • use IT programmes and digital media, where appropriate
  • take responsibility for your own learning programme and professional development
  • demonstrate high-level communication and critical-thinking skills

Professional Practical Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to:

  • communicate ideas effectively and fluently, both orally and in writing
  • use communications and information technologies for the retrieval and presentation of information
  • work independently, demonstrating initiative, self-organisation and time-management
  • collaborate with others and contribute to the achievement of common goals
  • communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively in writing and speech, both in English and another language
  • work to deadlines and priorities, managing a range of tasks at the same time
  • learn from constructive criticism and incorporate its insights
  • work as part of a team, developing a collaborative approach to problem-solving
  • use IT programmes and digital media, where appropriate

Transferable/Key Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to:

  • work independently, demonstrating initiative, self-organisation and time-management
  • collaborate with others and contribute to the achievement of common goals
  • use communications and information technologies for the retrieval and presentation of information

Gyrfaoedd

Rhagolygon gyrfa

Rhagolygon gyrfa

International Relations and Politics

In 2013/14, 96% of the School's graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation.

Politics at Cardiff is a respected recruitment pool for a variety of employers within this sector with, for example, the Public Service Ombudsman for Wales, the Department for Education, City Councils, the UK Border Agency and a range of political parties all recruiting from the last graduating year.

Outside of the political sector, the degree is of interest to employers in both the public and private sectors, with graduates taking up management training opportunities within EY, Enterprise Rent A Car, Zurich Insurance and King Worldwide.

Many of our graduates have sought careers with an international dimension not only in government but also in international organisations, transnational companies, and international non-governmental bodies after finishing their studies.

School of Modern Languages

In 2013/14, 95% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduation.

Many graduates enjoy their year overseas so much that they take time out for more travel, or go abroad on graduation in search of employment.

Of those who choose to remain in the UK, many pursue postgraduate studies such as one of the School’s MA degrees in European Studies or in Translation or a PGCE. Others start work immediately following their graduation, and our graduates go on to secure excellent careers in international diplomacy, the Civil Service, teaching, business and journalism. Other employment options include roles as translators, language assistants, export assistants and proof-readers.

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