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BA Modern Languages (R900)

Course overview

BA Modern Languages (R900)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: ABB

A-level contextual offer: BBC

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

4 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS


£9,250 per year, home students

£23,900 per year, international students

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.


Clifton campus, Placements

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 and develop a valuable skill set that is ideally tailored to the globalised workplace.

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 also have the option to begin Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Japanese, Korean or Mandarin as a non-degree language.

In the first year, you gain an introduction to the culture and history of the countries in which your language(s) are spoken. In subsequent years, you choose from a range of units which may include literature, linguistics, film and visual culture, history, politics and gender studies.

You will spend the third year abroad and you can split your year between different countries, according to the languages you study. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Centre for Study Abroad.

The course ensures that you gain transferable skills such as different types of writing, presentation skills, and team work. Assessments may include presentations, essays, commentaries, exams, collaborative projects, podcasts, video essays, and dissertations.

Our programmes encourage strong synergy between research and teaching, resulting in a vibrant learning environment as staff incorporate new research into their classes.

Course options:

One language
French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish. These languages are available at beginner level and post-A level (or equivalent). 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. One of your languages must be at post-A level (or equivalent). 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. Two of your languages must be at post-A level (or equivalent). Your degree title will be BA Three Modern Languages.

If you study Spanish and Portuguese, you can add Catalan in the second year for a degree called BA Hispanic Studies.

Language choices are made after you accept an offer to study with us. You can request to change your combination at the beginning of the first year.

The school hosts extracurricular activities such as talks, societies, language cafes, student newspapers, and talent shows.

Course structure

The link below takes you to our Programme Catalogue. To view relevant units, search by typing in your chosen language preceded by an asterisk. Within the programme catalogue, search by your language of interest.

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

No specific subjects required.

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels

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Selection process

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