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BA in Modern Languages (8R73)

Study three languages to degree level with the University of Warwick's BA in Modern Languages.

Love languages? Already studied one or two languages to A-level and keen to try something new? This exciting degree programme could be for you. Choose your major languages from two European languages: French, German, Italian and Hispanic Studies. Your third language is selected from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

Entry requirements

Typical offer: AAB (excluding General Studies); IB 36 points. You will need one or two modern foreign languages at A-level (or equivalent) and a demonstrated aptitude for language learning.

Your first language must be post A-level French, German, Italian or Spanish.

Your second language may be post A-level French, German, Italian, or Spanish, or you can take German, Italian or Spanish from beginners or intermediate level.

Your third language can be taken at any level if it is French, German, Italian, or Spanish. If it is Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese or Russian, it will normally be taken at beginner’s or post-GCSE level.

These are the normal requirements. If you have alternative qualifications or linguistic experience, there may be some flexibility – just ask!

Course pathways

You will spend three years on campus at Warwick and one year abroad.

Year One

You will take three language modules and one culture module. This can be either a European Culture Module or a culture module from your first language of French, German, Italian or Hispanic Studies, or LN102 Translation: Methods and Practice.

Year Two/Three/Four

In all years of the degree, you will take three core language modules. You will also select cultural modules, in your first and/or second language. Culture is also taught through the language modules.

Your year abroad depends on your major languages. If you take a major language ab initio we recommend you spend at last six months in that country. Otherwise, you may opt to spend a full year in one country, or split the year between two countries. We encourage students to spend vacation time in a country where their minor language is spoken.

Contact

For more details contact course director Evan Stewart, Director of Warwick Language Centre: evan dot stewart at warwick dot ac dot uk.