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BAGlobal Studies and Modern Languages (Including Year Abroad)

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

What are the challenges facing the world today? How can nations work together to tackle contemporary issues? How do language barriers hinder relationships between states? Is globalisation an opportunity or a threat?

Global Studies and Modern Languages at Essex explores the complex modern world in which we live. You will examine how the problems and developments of today are profoundly international in character. Globalisation has led to a shrinking of borders as travel has increased and information technology has developed rapidly. Yet, the borders constituted by language communities continue to exert a strong influence on the character of the globalised world and effective inter-language communication remains as essential as ever.

This course allows you to choose modules from many academic disciplines, including history, sociology, philosophy and politics, in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the complex problems in the modern world.

Programme structure

Year 1

Skills for University Studies
Introduction to International Relations
The Making of the Modern World since 1750
Space, Place and Locality (optional)
Initial German (optional)
Initial Spanish (optional)

Year 2

Social Entrepreneurs, Sustainability and Community Action
The World in Question: the Social, Political and Psychological Legacies of the Enlightenment
America: Centres and Margins, Borders and Boundaries (optional)
Art in Latin America (optional)
Politics of the Middle East (optional)
Intensive Initial Italian 1 (optional)

Year abroad

On your year abroad, you have the opportunity to experience other cultures and languages, to broaden your degree socially and academically, and to demonstrate to employers that you are mature, adaptable, and organised.

Final year

Dangerous Ideas: Essays and Manifestos as Social Criticism
Final Year Dissertation
Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling Skills (optional)
Mastery Level French (optional)

Career opportunities

Our graduates are well-placed to address the complex issues which confront the modern world. You can gain a diverse set of skills as well as a wide-ranging knowledge of the world’s most current and significant problems.

Our course provides you with an excellent basis for going on to a career in media, education, politics, the Civil Service, international organisations such as the UN and NATO or non-governmental organisations, and many other fields. Additionally, companies and organisations in the UK and abroad are struggling to find university graduates who are fluent in at least one other language, apart from English – making you even more employable as a graduate fluent in your chosen language.

Our Centre’s graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of desirable roles including an events co-ordinator for Age UK, a business provision manager for BT, an accountant in London, and an account executive for Bluesky PR.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States