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Modern Languages with History of Art and Visual Culture

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Modern Languages with History of Art and Visual Culture

BA
  • UCAS code R9W6
  • Option 4 years full time
  • Year of entry 2018

The course

This course offers you the opportunity to combine study of Modern Languages (75% of the course) with History of Art and Visual Culture (25%) and to spend your third year abroad.

As a joint honours Modern Languages student you will gain fluency in the language of your choice - French, German, Italian or Spanish. Whether you start at beginners’, advanced or native-speaker levels, you will study the core language components for your chosen language, gaining skills in writing, reading, speaking and listening. All our teaching is led by native speakers.

The remainder of your modern languages study will give you an opportunity to explore the literature, art, culture and history of the language area you are studying, from seventeenth-century French theatre to representations of childhood and youth in German culture, and from Italian fashion and design to visual arts from all the corners of the Spanish-speaking world. As a modern linguist, you will develop excellent communication and research skills, and combine linguistic proficiency with cross-cultural perspectives.

In your third year you will have the opportunity to spend a year working, teaching or studying abroad, where you will immerse yourself in another language and culture, truly broadening your horizons in the process.

  • On graduation you will have language and analytical skills in a modern language together with additional knowledge of culture, society and history, culture and society that will give you a valuable competitive edge in an increasingly globalised world.
  • Our research staff are engaged in research at the highest level internationally; we are in the top 10 of UK Modern Language departments for research quality and the top in London (Research Assessment Exercise 2014).

If you have a passion for the visual arts, History of Art and Visual Culture will give you the skills to read, interpret and analyse images and artefacts across cultures. You will benefit from the research expertise of staff in the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, engaging in the key phases in the development of the history of art and visual culture of Europe and Latin America, equipping you with the skills You can take courses on key historical skills and take options that combine the study of art history with that of photography, film and other media, ranging from medieval times to contemporary visual culture.

  • Make use of Royal Holloway’s exceptional collection of Victorian Art housed in the Founder’s Picture Gallery
  • Choose options in Visual Culture from across the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
95%

of students agree staff are good at explaining things (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures)

Source: NSS, 2017

Number 1

for student to staff ratio (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures)

Source: Guardian University League Table, 2018

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