Language requirements

Study abroad in a modern language

As part of a four-year degree programme

To study in a modern language as part of a year abroad, you should be enrolled on either:

  • a degree with ‘Study in Continental Europe’ or ‘Study in a Modern Language’ (2021 entry onwards) or
  • a degree within the School of Modern Languages.

If you are enrolled on a degree with ‘Study in Continental Europe’ or ‘Study in a Modern language’, you will need to:

  • have at least a GCSE or equivalent qualification in the modern language. Some departments require you to have at least an A-level or equivalent qualification, and
  • continue studying the modern language during your first and second year at Bristol through the University-Wide Language programme open units.

If you are a native modern language speaker and wish to study abroad in that language, but are not enrolled in the relevant degree, you can e-mail us on go-abroad@bristol.ac.uk to discuss your options.

As part of a three-year degree programme

The option to apply for a semester abroad in the second year of a three-year degree is available to specific degree programmes (based on 2021 entry) in the following academic departments:

Archaeology & Anthropology, Classics & Ancient History, English Literature, History of Art, History, Politics, Social Policy, Sociology, Religion & Theology, Theatre.

If you apply for a semester abroad and wish to study in a modern language, you must:

  • have at least an A-level or equivalent qualification in the modern language
    and
  • arrange a language assessment at the start of your first year at Bristol by e-mailing us on go-abroad@bristol.ac.uk

Contact GO Abroad

For more information about going abroad you can:

Email us: go-abroad@bristol.ac.uk
Call us: +44 (0) 117 39 40205
Visit us: Global Lounge, Senate House, 1st Floor, BS8 1TH
Book an online appointment by clicking here

Office hours:
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

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