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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Do you have an interest in languages and the desire to develop your linguistic skills to a professional level? Do you want to spend a year abroad, learning more about the culture and languages of another country?This BA (Hons) Modern Languages degree course immerses you in 1-3 languages of your choice, while imparting the cultural knowledge and vocational skills that will make you a sought after professional in multiple countries.Whether you’re experienced in speaking multiple languages or need to learn your chosen language from scratch, we’ll take your enthusiasm and mould you into a confident linguistic expert.**What you'll experience**On this Modern Languages course, you'll:- study 1 language from French, German or Spanishor:- study 2 languages from French, German, Spanish, Italian (beginners level only) or Mandarin (beginners level only)To study 2 languages, you'll need to have taken French, German or Spanish at A level and continue studying your A level language.You can also:- Use our professional-grade conference interpreting suite and language labs, where you can manipulate video, sound, text and Internet sources- Immerse yourself in the cultures of the countries where your chosen languages are spoken – in the classroom and on your work or study placement abroad in year 3- Test your language skills in simulations, scenario exercises, television broadcasts and debates- Fast-track to a teaching career with an optional Initial Teacher Training pathway, which includes a £9,000 bursary Qualified Teacher Status on completion of the final year of your degree**Careers and opportunities**When you finish the course, our careers and employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.What can you do with a Modern Languages degree?With language skills continuing to be in high demand in many industries, previous students have gone on to work in fields such as:- translation and interpreting- marketing- journalism and the media- international management- teaching- tourism- financeWhat jobs can you do with a Modern Languages degree?Roles our graduates have taken on include:- bilingual consultant- multilingual project coordinator translator- teacher- translator/interpreter- diplomat- journalist- tourist guide- market analystOther graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.After you graduate, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career."I had the most fantastic experience on this course. I went to study abroad as past of the Erasmus+ scheme, which completed my course perfectly and initiated the path into my career. It was the most perfect opportunity." – Lauren Cooper , BA Hons Combined Modern Languages student

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,500per year

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

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 4,000 of the university’s 25,000 students come from 150 countries around the world, and the Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

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