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BA Modern Languages BA (Hons)

University of Bristol

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Expertise in modern languages has never been more important as the UK forges a new relationship with its European partners and seeks to develop its trading and cultural ties throughout the world. With our dedicated teaching staff and our state-of-the-art Multimedia Centre, we offer an outstanding environment in which to study modern languages.We offer a flexible degree in which you can choose to study one, two, or three modern European languages. If you are studying one or two languages, you may have the option in the second year to begin Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, or an additional European language.In the first year, you gain an introduction to the culture and history of the countries in which your languages are spoken. In subsequent years, you choose from a range of units. Units may include literature, linguistics, film and visual culture, gender studies and political and social history. You can also access extracurricular activities such as talks by visiting speakers, societies, language cafés, student newspapers, and talent shows.You will spend the third year abroad as a teaching assistant, as a student at a partner university, or on a work placement. You can split your year between different countries, according to the languages you study.The course ensures that you gain transferable skills such as different types of writing (including non-academic genres such as blogs or newspaper articles), presentation skills (including podcasts or video essays), and group work, which will be attractive to future employers. Course options:**One language**French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish. These languages are available at beginner level and post-A level. Your degree title will indicate the language, e.g. BA French**Two languages**Choose from French, German, Italian, Portuguese (for beginners only), Russian, and Spanish. You can study one language at beginner level. Your degree title will list both languages, e.g. BA German and Russian**Three languages**Choose from French, German, Italian, Portuguese (for beginners only), Russian, and Spanish. One of these languages can be studied at beginner level. Your degree title will be BA Three Modern LanguagesIf you study Spanish and Portuguese, you have the option of adding Catalan in the second year for a degree called BA Hispanic Studies.Language choices are made at the point that you accept an offer to study with us. You can request to change your combination at the beginning of your first year.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : BBC - ABB

Standard offer: ABB including a modern languageContextual offer: BBC including a B in a modern languagePlease visit: for more information about contextual offers.


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University of Bristol

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    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

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