|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
A Level grade B in German
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
This is a diverse programme allowing you to combine the study of German with International Relations. International Relations covers such topics as politics, economics and the diplomatic history of the 20th century. Combined with the opportunity to study at a European university, the International Relations with German course offers a unique opportunity to learn in a truly international and interdisciplinary way.
Students applying for this degree at Birmingham will join the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), a department that scores high in the National Student Survey (NSS) and is consistently viewed as one of the best departments in the country.
Our students particularly enjoy the opportunities to hear from influential guest speakers about their lives in politics. Recent speakers have included Alistair Darling, David Miliband and John Bercow. Learn more about your student experience.
Modules in the first year
This year consists of introductory modules in international relations and your chosen language.
Introduction to International Relations
German Language 1
In addition to these modules you will also have the opportunity to take three optional modules of your choice from within POLSIS.
List of optional first year modules
Modules in the second year
The second year is designed to permit specialisation in areas of particular interest while deepening your language skills.
International Relations Theory
Diplmatic History Post-1945
German Language 2
In addition, you will be able to choose three optional modules from the extensive list of modules that we offer.
List of optional second year modules
Modules in the final year
When you return to Birmingham for your fourth year you study advanced courses in your language and in international affairs.
If you want to take advantage of a unique opportunity to be supported with a work placement opportunity as part of your final year, this course includes the opportunity to undertake a ‘Professional Development’ module as part of your optional module choices.
Problems in World Politics (Independent Study)
German Language 4
Four optional modules (open choice from departments)
List of final year optional modules for POLSIS
German Language 4
Three optional modules (open choice from departments)
Your Birmingham degree is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment. Employers target Birmingham students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, their team-working abilities and cultural awareness, and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends. If you make the most of the wide range of services you will be able to develop your career from the moment you arrive.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.