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Modern Languages and Cultures with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

University of Sheffield

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Foundation year:The foundation year provides students with non-standard entry qualifications with a thorough and supportive academic preparation for successful degree level study in the School of Modern Languages. It is carefully designed to build confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide the subject specific knowledge essential for success.This year is taught within the Department for Lifelong Learning, where we have nearly forty years’ experience working with adult learners, helping them to unlock their potential to succeed through offering accessible foundation courses that can lead to full and part-time degree level study.You will be learning alongside other students who are studying for a number of different degrees, typically in small classes, supporting one another to develop and succeed.Modern Languages and Cultures:In this flexible language degree you tailor your language choice to suit your own interests. You can choose to study one, two or three languages from the 10 we offer: Catalan, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. If you study just one language, it will be one of French, German, Russian or Spanish. You don't need to have studied a modern foreign language at A Level, although we look for aptitude and commitment to language study. You can take any language from beginner's level, and you can take French, German, Russian or Spanish post-A Level (or equivalent). You'll develop your communication skills in your chosen language or languages to a high level. Optional modules include linguistics, literature, society and politics, history, philosophy and film studies. We have recommended pathways through the languages and modules to enable you to create combinations that work well together. However, our flexible approach means you are not constrained by those pathways and we'll help you make the choices that are best for you. You'll spend the fourth year of your course abroad, speaking the language and living the culture of either one or two of your chosen languages. We have a wide range of destinations on offer, both within Europe and beyond. You can choose to study at a leading university, carry out an approved work placement, or in some cases take part in exciting volunteering opportunities. When you return to Sheffield for your fourth year, you'll be ready to build on your experience with more advanced language classes and academic modules. A modern languages and cultures degree at Sheffield is a confident step into the wider world and you'll be graduating with skills that are highly valued by employers. You'll learn to communicate fluently and effectively in one, two or three modern languages. You'll also develop a sophisticated understanding of the countries where those languages are spoken.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,050per year

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 :

Students must demonstrate that you meet the University of Sheffield's minimum academic entry requirements for English language (normally demonstrated by GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent). A minimum GCSE grade D/3 in Mathematics (or equivalent) may also be required. A GCSE grade C/4 may be required for some science programmes. You will be asked to complete literacy and numeracy assessments as part of the DLL selection process. The outcome of these tests will be used in admissions decisions.

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University information

University of Sheffield

  • University League Table

    28th

  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

As a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, the university has a global reputation for research and teaching excellence.
Among the world's top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2020) Sheffield offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of subjects.
Located in the centre of the UK in a friendly and affordable city, the university has more than 29,000 students from over 150 different countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 29 2

    12th out of 102 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    150 73%

    10th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    17th

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    145 73%

    18th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    6th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    81st

    12

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