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Course summary

Expertise in modern languages has never been more important as the UK forges a new relationship with its European partners and seeks to develop its trading and cultural ties throughout the world. With our dedicated teaching staff and our state-of-the-art Multimedia Centre, we offer an outstanding environment in which to study modern languages and develop a valuable skill set that is ideally tailored to the globalised workplace. We offer a flexible degree in which you can choose to study one, two, or three modern European languages. If you are studying one or two languages, you may also have the option to begin Arabic, Catalan, Czech, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin as a non-degree language. In the first year, you gain an introduction to the culture and history of the countries in which your language(s) are spoken. In subsequent years, you choose from a range of units, which may include literature, linguistics, film and visual culture, history, politics, and gender studies. You will spend the third year abroad and you can split your year between different countries, according to the languages you study. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities: The course ensures that you gain transferable skills such as different types of writing, presentation skills, and team work. Assessments may include presentations, essays, commentaries, exams, collaborative projects, podcasts, video essays, and dissertations. Our programmes encourage strong synergy between research and teaching, resulting in a vibrant learning environment as staff incorporate new research into their classes. Course options: One language French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish. These languages are available at beginner level and post-A level (or equivalent). Your degree title will indicate the language, e.g. BA French. Two languages Choose from French, German, Italian, Portuguese (for beginners only), Russian, and Spanish. One of your languages must be at post-A level (or equivalent). Your degree title will list both languages, e.g. BA German and Russian. Three languages Choose from French, German, Italian, Portuguese (for beginners only), Russian, and Spanish. Two of your languages must be at post-A level (or equivalent). Your degree title will be BA Three Modern Languages. If you study Spanish and Portuguese, you can add Catalan in the second year for a degree called BA Hispanic Studies. Language choices are made after you accept an offer to study with us. You can request to change your combination at the beginning of the first year. The school hosts extracurricular activities such as talks, societies, language cafés, student newspapers, and talent shows.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate: 77% overall with 8.0 in a modern language Additional requirements: For degree combinations including French, A-level French is required.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £22200 Year 1
International £22200 Year 1

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Modern Languages at University of Bristol - UCAS