BA Modern Languages (RR01)

2019 entry

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UCAS code RR01
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £18,100 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
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

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. The University of Bristol is one of the United Kingdom's leading centres for the study of modern languages and cultures.

You will have the opportunity to study any three of the following languages offered by the School of Modern Languages: French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Russian and Czech.

An A-level is required in two of your chosen languages, while the third is studied from beginners' level. Please note that French cannot be studied as a beginners' language.

This degree offers students the opportunity to gain a high level of proficiency in three foreign languages. In addition to an intensive language programme, you will benefit from Bristol's extensive range of cultural options, all taught by leading academic experts in their fields.

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.

View all our Modern Languages courses

See a list of all Modern Languages degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

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
AAA including two of the languages to be studied
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB including AB in two of the languages to be studied
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6,6 at Higher Level in two of the languages to be studied
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6,5 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 (Humanities) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, and demonstrate proven capacity for language learning, usually through a B at A-level in two of the languages to be studied
BTEC offer DDD plus AB at A-level in two of the languages to be studied
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
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 offer85% 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.
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: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application.

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Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

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