Modern Languages (One Language) and Philosophy at University of Southampton - UCAS

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Course summary

Develop your French or German and your analytical and critical thinking skills with this modern language and philosophy degree. Spend a year of this 4 year degree abroad on a workplace, teaching or university placement. Develop your language skills while learning about the French or German speaking world's history and thought. Engage with fundamental issues in ethics, metaphysics and political philosophy and apply philosophical thought to practical questions. You can choose a language 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 language you choose, you'll: develop your analytical abilities as you engage with philosophical questions become immersed in the language and familiar with how it is spoken gain the skills to understand ways of thinking and engage in debates study a society or cultures that the language is spoken in Choose topics and gain expertise in areas that interest you most, including: contemporary society literature and film anthropology history


You will study both philosophy and your chosen language of French, German or Spanish throughout your degree. You can choose what to focus on for both parts of your degree. Some of the modules you may study include: Ethics Mind and World Reason and Argument Appearance and Reality Faith and Reason Political Philosophy Language Acquisition Globalisation: Culture, Language and the Nation State Understanding Culture Sound and Voice Intercultural Communications in a Global World Audiovisual Translation For further module information visit:

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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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 (One Language) and Philosophy at University of Southampton - UCAS