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Modern Languages

BA
  • UCAS code R900
  • Option 4 years full time
  • Year of entry 2019

The course

If you want to focus on gaining fluency in one, two or three modern languages, our BA Modern Languages degree is for you. You will combine language study with translation and cultural courses in a ratio which suits you and your ambitions. Choose to study French, German, Italian and / or Spanish at beginners', advanced or native speaker level, gaining skills in writing, reading, speaking and listening. You will study the core language components for each of the languages you have chosen, being taught by native speakers.

The remainder of your course will give you an opportunity to explore the literature, art, culture and history of the language areas 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 proficiency in multiple languages 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. You also have the choice to combine experiences in up to three different countries.

  • Choose beginners’, advanced or native-speaker level French, German, Spanish or Italian.
  • Spend a year abroad working, studying or teaching.
  • Specialise in translation, visual culture or literature.
  • Core language skills alongside cultural options.
  • Gain skills in writing, reading, speaking and listening.
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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