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Modern Languages (French, German and Spanish) (BA)

University of Southampton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    BA - Bachelor of Arts

  • Location

    Avenue

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

This programme will immerse you in international experiences. This is our broadest range of languages offered, and will prepare you to communicate and work in a range of diverse and multilingual contexts.

You will:

  • become highly proficient in French, German and Spanish
  • develop your knowledge and understanding of key aspects of the cultures and societies you study, enabling you to ‘read’ and interpret different cultural traditions
  • get to know foreign cultures first hand by spending a year abroad, either as a student or in a work placement
  • develop a range of communicative and intercultural competencies, as well as analytical, research and personal skills

Knowing a range of languages opens up many opportunities in today's globally interconnected economy. French is native to France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and the French Caribbean, and it’s an official language in much of Africa and Asia.

Spanish is the second most spoken language by native speakers in the world, with over 400 million speakers in 21 countries. Proficiency here can give you an insider's view of Spanish and Latin American cultures, whilst also setting you apart when doing business with emerging economies in the Americas.

This programme complements your language learning with modules on:

  • history and contemporary society
  • literature and film
  • ethnography and anthropology
  • linguistic studies

You can choose to combine these areas of study for a broad-based curriculum or focus on the area that interests you most.

Careers

As a Modern Languages graduate, you can choose from a wide variety of employment options. These will make the most of your skills in:

  • gathering and interpreting information
  • working with and leading teams
  • understanding and adapting to different cultures

Previous graduates have gone on to careers with languages including:

  • translation
  • interpreting
  • teaching
  • marketing
  • publishing
  • international development
  • advertising, film and television

Many of our graduates go on to further study. Subjects taken include interpreting and translating, law, accountancy, management and international relations.

We put a great focus on developing employability skills throughout your time with us; this includes a compulsory employability module for all first-year students in the faculty.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,300per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level :

A Level or AS Level English Language or English Language and Literature: Grade C or above. Hong Kong (HKALE) A Level - Use of English: Grade C or above. For applicants whose first language is not English, we accept a variety of English language tests (e.g. IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 or above) may require one grade higher.) and they are listed on our?International Entry Requirements page.

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University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 8,200 EU and international students.
Southampton’s Students Union has over 40 cultural and international groups to connect international communities in a social setting.
Specialist careers support and paid year in employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 49 12

    25th out of 39 17

    21st out of 49 15

    13th out of 33 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    177 83%

    11th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%

    38th

    29
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    3rd

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    161 84%

    12th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%

    33rd

    21
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    5th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    160 75%

    14th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%

    32nd

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    8th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    147 72%

    12th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    6th

    3

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