This is a joint honours degree designed for students who wish to explore both a Modern Language (French/Italian/Spanish) and English to degree level, with the course divided equally between both subjects. You will have the chance to combine study of the language and cultures with the study of English literature and critical theory. Leicester is one of the top ten places in the UK to study Modern Languages (The Guardian University Guide 2021), with 96% employability after graduating, and we tend to rank high for student satisfaction in the annual National Student Survey. You can study your chosen foreign language at Beginners or Advanced level. If you have already taken an A-level in either French/Italian/Spanish you would start at Advanced Level. If you have an A-level in another foreign language then you can begin studying your chosen modern language at Beginners Level. Throughout the course you will develop your writing skills in the target language through the production of short pieces of creative writing and other activities such as online language learning and the use of materials taken from television and radio, with oral teaching conducted in small groups, mostly by native speakers. Developing your foreign language skills gives you a powerful advantage in business and opens up a wide and exciting range of careers. You will be able to immerse yourself in a rich culture of learning-led experience in a supportive and tailored learning environment, and you will be supported by our team of personal tutors to help you make the best of your time here. As part of the course, you will study abroad for a year, where you can live as a student or work as a teaching assistant with tutors on hand to help throughout the year. We have links with several universities in France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Latin America. Alternatively, you can take up an approved work placement, in a French/Italian/Spanish speaking country. In addition, at the end of your first year, you will attend one of our fully funded special summer schools so that you can immerse yourself in the language and culture that you are studying. Here at the University of Leicester, we offer a rich and diverse learning experience, with great facilities, knowledgeable staff who are experts in their fields, and a unique chance to study abroad and build your international communication skills. You will be able to immerse yourself in a rich culture of research-led experience in a supportive and tailored learning environment.
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How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Contact the Admissions Team at [email protected] with details of the course you are studying including modules taken, previous qualifications obtained with grades (at GCSE and A level or equivalent), the reason for your transfer request.
You can choose to study and focus on just one language only; either at Advanced level or Beginner level. For Advanced level study you should have an A-level (or equivalent) in your chosen language (French or Spanish or Italian). For Beginners level study you should have an A-level (or equivalent) in a foreign language. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information and eligibility: [email protected]. When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|