BA Modern Languages (RR01)

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UCAS code RR01
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 40

About BA Modern Languages

Expertise in modern languages has never been more important as the United Kingdom forges a new relationship with its European partners and seeks to develop its trading and cultural ties throughout the world.

This degree provides the opportunity to study three languages in the following combinations:

  • French, Spanish and Portuguese
  • French, Spanish and Italian
  • French, Spanish and German
  • French, German and Russian
  • French, German and Italian
  • French, German and Czech
  • German, Russian and Czech.

For each combination applicants will need A-level or equivalent in the first two named languages, while the third can be studied from beginner level.

You will gain knowledge of key approaches and concepts for linguistic, literary, cultural and historical analysis.

In language classes you will develop speaking, listening, reading, writing and translation skills using a range of textbooks, media and internet resources.

You will divide your third year between countries relevant to your chosen languages, exploring the culture and society while studying at a partner institution, teaching English or undertaking a work placement.

More about Modern Languages

Find out more about studying Modern Languages at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First Year

  • Language A (post-A-level) plus a relevant culture unit
  • Language B (post-A-level) plus a relevant culture unit
  • Language C (ab initio)

Second Year

  • Language A plus a relevant culture unit
  • Language B plus a relevant culture unit
  • Language C plus a relevant culture unit

Third Year

Year abroad

Fourth Year

  • Language A plus a relevant culture unit or school unit
  • Language B plus a relevant culture unit or school unit
  • Language C plus a relevant culture unit or school unit (School units include Linguistics, Translation and Interpreting Practice and Theory and Comparative Literature)
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Modern Languages

Typical offer for BA Modern Languages - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including grade A in two of the languages to be studied
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABC including grades AB in two of the languages to be studied
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in two of the languages to be studied
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in two of the languages to be studied
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Distinctions may be required in certain units. All applicants must demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning, usually with a B at A-level in one of the languages to be studied
BTEC offer DDD plus A-levels AA in two of the languages to be studied
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB including two of the languages to be studied, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall with 8.5 in two of the languages to be studied
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Additional requirementsFor degree combinations including French, A-level French is required

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

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