Studying a Politics and Spanish degree allows you to explore political theory in the context of local, national, European and global politics, alongside a deep study of Spanish language, culture and fiction. During a year abroad in Spain, you will either study at a university, teach in a school or work in a business.
The year abroad will enrich your student experience and boost your career prospects. Later studies are shaped by modules around your specific political and linguistic interests, as well as a substantial dissertation project. A number of work placement programmes are available to help you prepare for graduate life.
WHY POLITICS AND SPANISH AT SWANSEA?
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, Politics is ranked:
- Top-10 for teaching experience (Times and Sunday Times 2018)
- Top-20 in the Guardian University Guide 2018
- Top-20 for career prospects (Guardian University Guide 2018)
YOUR POLITICS AND SPANISH EXPERIENCE
Politics and Spanish students typically develop oral and writing skills through presenting ideas in different formats, supported by strong research and rigorous analysis. Assessment is conducted through essays, coursework, examination, presentations and a dissertation.
Teaching is informed by a vibrant and supportive research environment that unites academics, postgraduates and visiting scholars around shared subject matter and international impact.
POLITICS AND SPANISH EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates with a strong understanding of international relations are critical to all our futures. Our four-year degree helps to provide a wealth of inspiring career opportunities thanks to numerous transferable skills which are highly valued by employers.
Graduates have advanced to careers in sectors such as politics, education, business, the media and humanitarian services. Employers have included the Labour Party, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Superdry, Berkeley PR International and Westminster Forum Projects.