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Course summary

This interdisciplinary degree course offers you a combination of modules in ethnography, cultural studies, sociolinguistics, and digital and non-digital communication, which will help you to tackle today's challenges in language, culture and communication. You can choose to study 1 or 2 languages from scratch – including Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic, Italian, Japanese and Russian. If you’re an international student who fulfils the English Language requirements of the university, you can also opt to take English Language stages as one of your languages to become even more proficient in English. Your career opportunities include working in education, language teaching, information technology, management, the mass media, creative arts, social work, counselling, and more! The optional year abroad, or in employment, is a great way to develop your understanding of other cultures and your communication skills. You’ll be ideally placed to get to know the people, make lasting friendships, and learn more about the target language and society.

Modules

You must study the following modules: Introduction to Language, Culture and Communication One / two languages Introduction to German/French/Spanish/Portuguese studies corresponding to languages studied Language, ideologies and attitudes Understanding Culture Academic Skills for Modern Languages and Linguistics Students Learning about Culture: Introduction to Ethnography Research Methods in Language, Culture and Communication Modern Languages Dissertation For further information please visit the website.

Assessment method

The different types of assessment will involve essays, oral presentations, data analysis tasks, group projects, seminar discussions, and writing blogs. These aim to assess your knowledge and understanding of the content of the module but also provide variety to suit all different types of learners.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Q332
Institution code:
S27
Campus name:
Main Site - Highfield Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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

TestGradeAdditional details
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.

Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

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

Additional fee information

Please see our website for further details and updates : www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/fees-funding.page
Language, Culture and Communication with Year Abroad at University of Southampton - UCAS