English (with a modern language) at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS

Course summary

This course gives you the opportunity to study English in combination with another language. The English department is home to internationally renowned writers and critics, and there’s a strong research culture, creating a learning environment that is both supportive and intellectually challenging. And with our extensive cultural links both in Manchester and further afield, you’ll be in the right place to begin building a creative network for your future. This course takes an innovative, modern approach to literature, focusing on drama, prose, fiction and poetry from the 17th century to the present – balancing the traditional with the modern. Flexibility is key to our approach and as your course progresses you’ll be able to choose course units to suit your own particular interests, such as creative writing, film and cultural theory. Or why not focus geographically and culturally on writing from the USA, Ireland, Africa, India and the Caribbean? In this degree you will also take a number of units relating to your chosen modern language. Adding a modern language to your degree means you can develop as a more effective communicator, acquire linguistic skills and develop a wider cultural awareness. You can choose from French, Spanish, Modern Standard Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese. After your second year you can choose to progress to your final year or take an optional year out going on placement or studying abroad. Both are great options to get more experience. We’ll help you arrange everything and give you all the support you’ll need.* The course has a foundation year available. *Placement and/or study abroad options may be available, potentially extending the duration of study up to 4 years. Study abroad will be subject to any international travel restrictions and/or availability. Features and Benefits

  • Enhance your employability through activities including internships and volunteering - our award-winning ‘Rise at Manchester Met’ programme encourages you to learn career-ready skills beyond the focus of your course and potentially gain extra academic credits towards your degree.
  • We coach practical skills for work including communication skills, presentation skills, essay and report writing, summary skills, interview and questionnaire techniques, and building digital literacy skills for your future employment opportunities.
  • Language expertise - the majority of our 30+ academic, research and support staff are native speakers of French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese. We also have connections with language groups across Manchester.
  • Located in the University’s state of the art Grosvenor East building, you will have access to the Language Resource Centre, providing a range of language learning software and study spaces to practise and interact with languages students from across the programme. We also have a social space for language learners to set up informal language conversation clubs and exchanges.
  • Experience the world - you will have the opportunity to spend your third year studying overseas or on placement.
  • Research expertise - academic staff with research into languages specialisms such as the Film, Languages and Media in Education (FLAME): a pioneering research group dedicated to the development of research and knowledge exchange activity in the areas of languages, film and media.
  • You’ll have access to the many conferences, readings, research programmes, festivals and competitions run by the English department.
  • English staff include award-winning poets and writers, including winners of the Costa First Novel Award and the Ted Hughes Award.
  • We’ll help you build your own network among our many partners within the creative and culturally rich city of Manchester, a UNESCO City of Literature.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
MLE1
Institution code:
M40
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Students study one of the following languages alongside English: French; Japanese; Mandarin Chinese; Modern Standard Arabic; Spanish. Students will confirm their modern language at enrolment. - French is available to beginners and to those with previous study of French up and including A level. - Japanese is available only to beginners with no previous experience of the language. - Mandarin Chinese is available to beginners. Students with previous study of Mandarin Chinese up to GCSE level may be considered. - Modern Standard Arabic is available only to beginners. Students with experience of Koranic Arabic can be considered. - Spanish is available to beginners and to those with previous study of Spanish up and including A level. GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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English (with a modern language) at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS