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Global Studies and Language Studies (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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UCAS CODE: R105

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

What are the challenges facing the world today? How can nations work together to tackle contemporary issues? How do language barriers hinder relationships between states? Is globalisation an opportunity or a threat?Global Studies and Languages Studies at Essex explores the complex modern world in which we live. You will examine how the problems and developments of today are profoundly international in character. Globalisation has led to a shrinking of borders as travel has increased and information technology has developed rapidly. Yet, the borders constituted by language communities continue to exert a strong influence on the character of the globalised world and effective inter-language communication remains as essential as ever.This course allows you to choose modules from many academic disciplines, including history, sociology, philosophy and politics, in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the complex problems in the modern world. Language is fundamental to our thought, our relationships, and our civilisations. Alongside your Global Studies modules, you will also become fluent in your choice of one or more modern languages.By studying within our Interdisciplinary Studies Centre (ISC), you will have access to expertise in modern languages, literature, film, history of art, history, politics and sociology, and more, with contributions from experienced staff from around the University.Our Department of Language and Linguistics is ranked 13th in the UK in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 .This course includes a Foundation Year which is the first year of a 4 year integrated undergraduate degree. It is designed to improve your academic skills and subject-specific knowledge, and fully prepare you for undergraduate study and life at university.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,850per 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 : DDD

Our standard offer is 72 UCAS tariff points from at least two full A-levels, or equivalent. Examples of the above tariff may include: A-levels: DDD; BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: MMP. To study Portuguese as your major language, you need an A-level pass (or equivalent) in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese or fluency in Italian, Romanian or Spanish.

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 29 5

    27th out of 102 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    111 54%

    22nd

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    23rd

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    113 57%

    59th

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    50th

    26

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