Master's degree in Politics/IR with a BA in Modern Languages?

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Would it be possible to do a Master's degree in an area such as politics, international relations, or international development with a BA in Modern Languages? Or do Master's and undergraduate degrees have to be directly related?
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IR, European Studies, MPP and DEV are inter-disciplinary courses. You can enter with a Mod Lang degree. For subject master's (Econ, Law), you need prior BA credits.
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(Original post by ~Amaranta~)
Would it be possible to do a Master's degree in an area such as politics, international relations, or international development with a BA in Modern Languages? Or do Master's and undergraduate degrees have to be directly related?
Depends on the uni. Some politics/IR programmes insist on a politics or social science background, others will be more accommodating of wider academic backgrounds.
Not sure about development.
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Depends on your research topic, Uni and work experience.

If you wanted to research, for example, social movements in the Arab Spring, I think a background in Arabic is more valuable than Democracy 101; or researching voting behaviour of German MEPs in the European Parliament would be better with fluent German. You get my point.

Increasingly, lots of courses are requiring a background in social statistics and/or research methods, though, so you best look closely at the requirements.
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