University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Modern Languages (French and Spanish)

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Course summary

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Course overview

  • Our BA (Hons) Modern Languages course gives you the chance to study two languages – with an optional third later on. You’ll work on both formal and informal skills, not only developing academic knowledge of your chosen languages but also a practical understanding of how they’re used in real life – including in translation and interpretation.
  • The units you’ll study will help you look beyond the mechanics of language, by focusing on the social and cultural contexts – debating history, politics, film, literature and more. And, while a language is the ultimate transferrable skill, you’ll also have the chance to develop skills that will serve you well in professional life, from time management to team working.
  • You’ll learn in small groups, offering maximum interaction with your lecturers and plenty of opportunity to practise with our language assistants and your fellow students. And, whichever languages you choose to study, you’ll be part of a community of Modern Foreign Language students that studies, socialises and succeeds together.
Why study this course If you are looking for a course that gives you the ability to communicate freely in European and non-European languages, together with an understanding of cultural, political and economic contexts within foreign countries, the UCLan Modern Languages degree is not only a personally enriching experience but also develops your understanding of the recent history, contemporary society, culture and economy of the foreign countries. Two languages are combined; some languages can be studied from ab-initio level where no prior knowledge of the language is required, but you should have experience in at least one of your languages. For this language combination, A Level French or equivalent is required, and Spanish can be studied from ab initio level or Post A-Level. You could move on to a variety of successful careers in international business, consultancy, translation/interpreting, or worldwide teaching. Our graduates are enjoying careers in many international organisations including Merill Lynch, Reuters and diplomatic embassies. If studied over four years, your third year is normally spent abroad in the country/countries of the main target language on a work placement, a study placement at a partner institution or as a Foreign Language Assistant in a school. This will enable you to greatly enhance your language skills and improve your confidence when communicating in the language in the international environment.

Course details

Modules

French (Please note that it is possible that not all modules will run in any given year) Year 1: Introduction to French Studies Year 2: French Language and Society, Introduction to French Cinema, Introduction to Theory and Techniques of Translation Period Abroad (four-year course) Final Year: French Language, French Existentialist Thought and Literature, Translation Project (French-English), Techniques and Practice of Interpreting (French), French Dissertation Spanish Year 1: Spanish Language, Background to Hispanic Studies Year 2: Spanish Language, Contemporary Spanish Studies, Spanish Language and Society, Introduction to Latin America, Introduction to Theory and Techniques of Translation Period Abroad (four-year course) Final Year: Spanish Language, Translation Project in a Foreign Language, Key Themes in Contemporary Latin America, Techniques and Practice of Interpreting


How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Unistats information

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75%
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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

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Modern Languages (French and Spanish) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS