University of Dundee
Politics with Spanish MA (Hons)
University of Dundee

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in Politics & International Relations

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Politics & International Relations at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24000 £20000 £24000
25-75 percentile range £18000 - £27000 £16500 - £26000 £18500 - £30500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Politics & International Relations

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24606 £24663 £30223
25-75 percentile range £20101 - £28606 £19155 - £31361 £22739 - £40508

Course Description

Increase your Spanish language skills while also studying a wide range of politics topics.

Politics confronts the big issues that affect societies the world over. You’ll get an overview of the British political system as well as examining some of the most complex problems faced by humanity and the ideas that underpin them. The MA degree means you study Politics alongside other subjects from History to Geography, languages to Psychology. At Levels 3 and 4 you will be able to specialise.

During your Politics degree you’ll develop the ability to think critically about outcomes and learn how to locate, analyse, and compare information to support or challenge those outcomes.

We are a small and friendly department, but you can choose from a diverse range of subjects with very few compulsory modules. Each lecturer focuses on teaching specialist areas in which they have an established track record of research.

Our current teaching includes optional modules on Russian, Irish, and Middle Eastern politics, nations and nationalism, political theories, and on human rights and humanitarian intervention. Topics such as illegal drugs, gender and sexuality, environmental sustainability, and surveillance are also covered.

You'll also study one Spanish module per semester in each year, either as a beginner or at intensive level if you have previously studied the language at Higher/A-Level.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Politics with Spanish, MA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Politics with Spanish MA (Hons) at University of Dundee

20% Administrative occupations
15% Sales occupations
10% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Elementary occupations
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Secretarial and related occupations
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals
5% Media Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Politics & International Relations

Qualification requirements

in a relevant subject with B in the Graded Unit

30 points overall with 5, 5, 5 at Higher level A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.

in a relevant subject

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Politics with Spanish, MA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Politics with Spanish MA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £1820 year 1
EU £19500 year 1
International £19500 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Dundee in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Dundee in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #7 
    • #57 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #59 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #401 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #7 
    • #401 
    Social Sciences
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]

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About University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is a publicly funded institution in the small and diverse city of Dundee, Scotland. Particularly well known for their research work in the fields of Health and Climate Change, student researchers here feel that they can make a difference at home and abroad. Students discover a friendly, safe, and welcoming city in Dundee, where inhabitants are able to get to most of their commitments either by bike or even on foot.

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