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Engage with the language or literature of both the English-speaking world and that of another European modern language of your choosing (French, German, Italian, Russian or Spanish). This naturally complementary pairing is a popular combination. Benefit from internationally renowned research and teaching, as well as unparalleled resources - including those for the study of Shakespeare through our world-leading Shakespeare Institute and collaboration with the RSC.
First-year modules cover a broad base of the subject and are designed to introduce you to ways of studying at university. By the final year the modules you take will become more specialised and reflect the research expertise of the academic staff. More detailed module information can be found on the ‘Course detail’ tab on the University of Birmingham’s coursefinder web pages.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
You normally require an A Level grade B or above in the advanced modern language you wish to study. If you do not have the relevant foreign language A Level, please feel free to contact us to discuss your options.
Spanish, German, Italian and Russian can be taken at beginners level. To take a language from beginners level, evidence of language learning ability is required such as a grade A in a Modern Language at GCSE.
For the English Literature pathway, A level English Literature or English Language and Literature at grade A is required.
For the English Language pathway either English Language, English Language and Literature or English Literature is desirable but not essential; if taken it will be required at grade A. We also consider other candidates who demonstrate an interest in and aptitude for the study of language. In this case, an A level in a modern language would be an advantage.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma are all considered on a case by case basis.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Accepted in place of A levels with the following grade equivalencies: D2 = A*; D3 = A; M2 = B. Combinations of A levels and Principle subjects are accepted. NB required subjects must be offered (see A level Section)|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||6,6,5 in Higher Level subjects. You normally require a Higher Level language at 5 or above in the advanced modern language you wish to study. You will also require Literature or Language and Literature at Higher Level if taking the Literature pathway.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted in place of a non-required A level with the equivalent grade.|
Please note: we cannot offer English Language with German for timetabling reasons.
Fees and funding
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.