Modern Languages (Three Languages) at University of Southampton - UCAS

Course summary

Develop your languages skills and broaden your understanding of societies where they're spoken on this 4 year bachelors degree. Study 3 languages from a choice of Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese. Spend a year of this 4 year modern languages degree abroad on a workplace, teaching or university placement in 1 or 2 countries. Develop your language skills and critical thinking while learning about other cultures and societies. You can choose 2 languages you have not studied. You'll get extra hours of teaching and funding for a language course abroad at the end of year 1 to make fast progress. Whichever languages you choose, you'll: become immersed in your chosen languages and familiar with how they are spoken develop the skills to interpret cultures and their beliefs and behaviours study a culture or cultures that speak the languages Choose topics and gain expertise in areas that interest you most, including: translation and interpreting contemporary society literature and film linguistic studies anthropology history


You will study your chosen languages and societies and cultures where they are spoken. You can choose from Chinese, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish. Some of the modules you may study include: Applications of Linguistics Conflicts, Crisis and Indentities in the Francophone Context Language Acquisition Globalisation: Culture, Language and the Nation State Seeing and Being Seen. Period Abroad re-entry Understanding Culture Sound and Voice Intercultural Communications in a Global World Audiovisual Translation Mass Culture: Culture Hybridity and Globalization in Latin America and Spain For full modules details please see:

Assessment method

The learning activities for this course include the following:

  • lectures
  • classes and tutorials
  • coursework
  • individual and group projects
- independent learning (studying on your own)

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We welcome applicants with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate. You will be expected to attain an A level equivalent standard. The University of Southampton requires all applicants to achieve at least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics GCSEs (taken in England) or a Grade C in both subjects (where taken in Northern Ireland or Wales). Some degree subjects stipulate specific additional GCSE minimum grades, which will be specified as part of the individual degree programme entry requirements. For more details on the suitability of your qualifications or foundation programme please contact the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Admissions Team at [email protected]

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5with no component below 6.0

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £22300 Year 1
EU £22300 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Modern Languages (Three Languages) at University of Southampton - UCAS