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Modern Languages (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

 
What will I learn?

Studying Modern Languages will enable you to gain expertise in two languages and cultures, by devoting equal weight to each while also picking up a third language. Choose your two major languages from: French, German, Italian and Hispanic Studies. Your third language is selected from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

75% of your degree will be devoted to language learning and the remaining 25% of your time will be spent studying cultural modules focusing on one or more of your major languages. The full range of modules within the School of Modern Languages and Cultures is open to you.

At what level can I learn each language?

  • 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 beginner’s level.
  • Your third language can be taken at any level (dependent on prior qualifications/experience) if it is French, German, Italian, or Spanish. If it is Mandarin Chinese or Japanese, it can be taken from beginner, intermediate or post A-Level maximum (please note that applicants with Mandarin Chinese or Japanese language ability above this level, including native speakers, would not be able to study this language). If it is Arabic, Portuguese or Russian, it can usually only be taken at beginner’s level; if you have any prior learning of the language, please contact ugadmissions@warwick.ac.uk before applying.

For more information visit the Modern Languages website.

How will I learn?

You will have around 14 hours of contact time per week. We employ a variety of teaching styles, including: lectures; seminars of about 15 students, in which the emphasis is on student participation; and written and spoken language classes in small groups. You will spend the rest of your time studying independently, preparing for classes, reading the primary texts, writing essays and working on your language skills.

How will I be assessed?

We will track your progress through a variety of methods, including language assignments, essays, presentations, portfolio submissions and examinations (written and oral). Throughout your course you will receive detailed, personalised feedback to help you to improve your skills.

What opportunities are there to study abroad?

You will spend one year of your course abroad – usually your second or third year. You can spend your year abroad in one country for the whole year, or you can split your time between two of your three languages. (Vacation time can be used to develop the third language).We offer placements at carefully chosen partner institutions through the University’s study abroad scheme or through independent partnerships. It is also possible to work for the British Council as an English language assistant, or to set up an independent work placement.

  • Entry Requirements

    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 Italian or Spanish from beginners or intermediate (GCSE or AS) level or German from beginners (post-GCSE level maximum).

    Your third language can be taken at any level (dependent on prior qualifications/experience) if it is French, German, Italian, or Spanish. If it is Mandarin Chinese, it can be taken from beginner, intermediate or post A-Level maximum (please note that applicants with Mandarin Chinese language ability above this level, including native speakers, would not be able to study this language). If it is Arabic, Japanese, Portuguese or Russian, it can usually only be taken at beginner’s level; if you have any prior learning of the language, please contact ugadmissions@warwick.ac.uk before applying.

    A level: AAB including grade A in a language

    International Baccalaureate: 36 points including 6 in a Higher Level language

  • Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. Candidates must demonstrate required language skills.

    General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies at A or AS level. Critical Thinking only accepted at AS level.

    Further Information

    Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Interviews Applicants may be invited to interview at the discretion of the Department (usually where non-standard qualifications are involved).

    Departmental Offer Holder Days Offers to applicants will include an invitation to a selection of Departmental Open Days, which are held in the spring term.

    Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

    These are the standard requirements. We may be able to consider alternative qualifications or linguistic experience. If this applies to you, please email Evan Stewart on evan.stewart@warwick.ac.uk.

What modules will I study?

We offer a wide variety of modules exploring modern languages and cultures.

More information about modules and the structure of this course can be found on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures website.

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Recent graduate destinations include:

Our graduates work for organisations including: United Nations, the Ministry of Defence, British Airways, BBC Sussex, Nestle. Job roles include: Lead European marketer, Freelance translator & Editor, German Language Teacher, Project Controller, European Graduate trainee, Events Assistant.

  • Modern Languages and Economics (R9L1)

    Modern Languages and Linguistics (R9Q1)

    Modern Languages with Linguistics (R9Q2)

    French Studies (R120)

    German Studies (R220)

    Hispanic Studies (R400)

    Italian Studies (R300)

Essential information


Entry Requirements

You will need one or two modern foreign languages at A level (or equivalent) and a demonstrated aptitude for language learning.

A level: AAB, including A in a language

IB: 36 points, including 6 in a Higher Level language

UCAS Code
8R73

Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Duration
4 years full time, including a year abroad

Department website
School of Modern Languages

Student blogs

Harry Jervis - Modern Languages

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
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Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.

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This information is applicable for 2018 entry.