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Applied Languages (Hons) 

University of Portsmouth

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About

The world’s more connected than ever, so speaking multiple languages unlocks opportunities across a number of fields. This practical BA (Hons) Applied Languages degree course harnesses your talent for learning languages and turns it into professional skills for an exciting career in multilingual communication.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

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.

What you’ll experience

On this Applied Languages degree course, you'll:

  • Study two languages, choosing between:

A: Two core languages at advanced level (chosen from French, German, Spanish and English as a foreign language)

B: One  language at advanced level (chosen from French, German, Spanish or English as a foreign language) plus a different language at beginner’s level (chosen from French, German, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish.)  

  • 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 our professional Interpreter Training Suite, the best kit to develop your interpreting skills

You can also:

  • Enhance your degree with an internationally recognised qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: the Trinity College London Cert TESOL. This opportunity is conditional on a successful performance in an entry test and interview, as places are limited
  • 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

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job using your language skills, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies and use your skills.

Programme Assessment

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • one-on-one tutorials
  • a year abroad studying or a work placement

You can access all teaching resources on Moodle, our virtual learning environment, from anywhere with a Web connection.

You’ll be assessed through:

  • oral presentations
  • language portfolio
  • written essays and reports
  • case studies
  • book reviews
  • blogs
  • translations
  • commentaries
  • interviews
  • magazine production
  • group and individual projects

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

  • Year 1 students: 23% by written exams, 16% by practical exams and 61% by coursework
  • Year 2 students: 38% by written exams, 7% by practical exams and 55% by coursework
  • Year 3 students: 100% by coursework
  • Year 4 students: 7% by written exams, 3% by practical exams and 90% by coursework

Student Destinations

What can you do with an Applied Languages degree?

You’ll emerge from this Applied Languages degree 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, our Careers and Employability service will give support and advice for 5 years after you graduate.

Programme Structure

Each module on this Applied Languages degree course is worth a certain number of credits.

In years 1, 2 and 4, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Year 1 

Core modules in this year include:

  • 2 foreign languages (from Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or English as a Foreign Language)
  • Language Project
  • Language, Learning and Teaching
  • Researching Language And Professional Practice
  • 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

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic 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. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic 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. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 104-120 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).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14300 GBP/year
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  • National

    9250 GBP/year
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*Tuition fee may be subject to annual increase.

**Tuition fee is subject to annual increase.

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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