• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

On this Applied Languages (Hons) degree course offered at University of Portsmouth, you'll:
  • Study 2 core languages from French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish or English as a foreign language
  • Apply your foreign language skills to professional fields such as translation, interpreting or initial teacher training
  • Study, teach or work abroad in 2 countries, immersing yourself in the languages you’re learning
  • Put your language skills into practice in our language labs, where you’ll manipulate video, sound and text
  • Use the professional Interpreter Training Suite, the best kit to develop your interpreting skills
You can also:
  • Enhance your degree with an internationally recognised qualification in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Study a 3rd language from Arabic, British Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese or Spanish
  • Do Initial Teacher Training (ITT), which will entitle you to a bursary of £9,000 in the final year of your degree

Whatever career you’re pursuing, from translation to teaching, you’ll develop expertise in at least 2 languages and learn to apply your skills to whatever multilingual field you’re most interested in.

Year abroad

You'll spend your 3rd year studying in 2 countries where your chosen languages are spoken. Our global links mean we have partnerships with universities across the world including:

  • Universities of Granada, Malaga, Murcia, Alcala and Salamanca in Spain
  • University of Santiago in Chile
  • Universities of Lyon, Toulouse, Tours and Strasbourg in France
  • University of Wuhan in China
  • University of Modena in Italy
  • Universities of Bremen, Flensburg, Marburg and Erfurt in Germany

The university has partnerships with the British Senegalese Institute and development organisations in Dakar, which provide opportunities for work placements on your year abroad. You could also become an English Language Assistant abroad, with the British Council.

You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year.

Careers and opportunities

You’ll emerge from this course as a skilled multi-linguist, ready to take on roles across a range of fields. Previous graduates have secured positions in areas such as:

  • translation
  • interpreting
  • teaching
  • marketing
  • customer relations
  • tourism

Whatever career you pursue, the Careers and Employability service will give support and advice for 5 years after you graduate.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      4 years full time with language year abroad

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 2 foreign languages (from Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or English as a Foreign Language)
  • Language Project
  • Language, Learning and Teaching
  • Studying at University
  • Starting Language Research
  • Option to start a 3rd foreign language via the Institution-Wide Language Programme (IWLP), in Arabic, British Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish
  • Language for Professional Communication 
  • Text Analysis and Translation
  • Analysing Media Discourse
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Translation Theory and Practice

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

    StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    169

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    54

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • 96-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, to include 32 points from a Modern Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish, or English as a Foreign Language).
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13200 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Tuition fee may be subject to annual increase.

Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.