BA Modern Languages (RR01)

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UCAS code RR01
Application method UCAS
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £20,100 per year
  • International students: £20,100 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
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Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About BA Modern Languages

This degree offers you 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.

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 UK's leading centres for the study of modern languages and cultures, ranked 9th in the UK for modern languages and linguistics in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

You will have the opportunity to study to degree level any three of the following languages offered by the School of Modern Languages: French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Russian and Czech. An A-level or equivalent is required in two of your chosen languages, while the third is studied from a beginner's level. Please note that French cannot be studied as a beginner's language.

You will gain knowledge of the key approaches and concepts for linguistic, literary, cultural and historical analysis. In your 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 that are relevant to your chosen languages, including a language you are studying from a beginner's level. You will explore the culture and society for yourself while studying at a partner institution, teaching English, or undertaking a work placement. Find out more about studying abroad at Global Opportunities.

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.

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

A-level
Standard offer
AAB with AB in two Modern Languages to be studied
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB with BB in two Modern 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 for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Humanities. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above. Plus proven capacity for language learning, usually through a B at A-level in two of the languages to be studied.

Mature students are welcome to contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
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 Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall, with 8.5 in two of the languages to be studied
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International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

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

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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