Modern Languages (English as a Modern Foreign Language) (Hons), B.A. | University of Birmingham | Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Modern Languages (English as a Modern Foreign Language) (Hons)

48 months
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21780 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

At the Modern Languages (English as a Modern Foreign Language) (Hons) programme from the University of Birmingham, you develop your skills with our state-of-the-art Interpreting Suite with Televic interpreting desks and sound proof booths at the same professional standard as the United Nations. 

Overview

Engage with our exciting and dynamic curriculum and develop an applied understanding of English-speaking cultures and peoples.

At Birmingham, undergraduate language is taught through the lens of the target culture's literature, history, politics and society, and through total immersion on the Year Abroad. English as a Modern Foreign Language is for non-native speakers of English and is a pathway within our full BA Modern Languages programme.

English can be combined with Beginners or Advanced French,  German, Spanish,  Russian or Beginners Japanese or Chinese. By taking the Modern Languages (English as a Modern Foreign Language) (Hons) programme from the University of Birmingham, you will also complement your studies with a vocational understanding of the working world, in areas which can include translation, language teaching, legal cultures, business and enterprise.

Career

Global workplace skills are developed our Modern Languages programmes, which will enable you to thrive in a number of professional environments.  90% of our BA Modern Languages graduates are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2021). 

Modern Languages graduates have a wide range of skills that are valued by employers, such as:

  • Strong communication and presentation skills in English and one or more other languages
  • A deep understanding and appreciation of other cultures
  • Critical thinking skills, alongside the ability to research, analyse and interpret information
  • Independence and experience of living abroad
  • Expressing thoughts, feelings and opinions in different registers
  • Leadership, negotiation, debating and teamwork
  • Handling complex information
  • The ability to form concise and articulate arguments
  • Time-management, alongisde the ability to prioritise workload

Programme Structure

  • English as a Modern Foreign Language can be taken to a maximum of 80 credits in year 1 (40 credits of compulsory language modules and 40 credits of departmental optional modules). EMFL is for non-native speakers of English. 
  • Students studying EMFL may not follow modules in their native language. 
  • During your years of study you will take compulsory modules depending on your language proficiency (beginner or advanced). 
  • Depending upon the number of languages you are taking, you will choose amongst a wide range of optional modules to make up your remaining credits.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Number of A levels required: 3
    • Typical offer: AAB
    • Required subjects and grades: A level grade B is required for each advanced language you wish to study. It is also possible to study two beginner (including post-GCSE) languages without taking an advanced language, as long as one of your beginner languages is French or Spanish.
    • General Studies: Accepted.
    • BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM, plus a B at A-level in the required subject/s mentioned above.
    • BTEC Diploma: DD, plus a B at A-level in the required subject/s mentioned above.
    • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma: D, plus AB at A-level, including the required subject/s mentioned above.
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 6,5,5 in Higher level subjects plus 32 points overall. You also require a Higher Level or equivalent in each modern language that you plan to study at Advanced level. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21780 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21780 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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