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Language Studies (Honours) 

The Open University UK

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36 months
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About

This Language Studies (Honours) course at The Open University UK allows you to study two modern languages – from French, German and Spanish – or to combine one of them with English. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Learning a language and about how languages work (including English) opens doors to other cultures and communities, and gives you experience of the world that goes deeper than the average tourist trip. 

It can also provide a key to the global workplace. By the end of your studies, you’ll understand how language is structured and used in different contexts and be an effective and culturally aware communicator – attributes that are increasingly valuable in today’s global environment.

Key features of the Language Studies (Honours) course at The Open University UK

  • Develops you into a proficient user (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level C1) of at least one modern language
  • Enables you to understand how language is structured and used in different contexts

Skills for career development

By the time you graduate, you’ll be an effective communicator with an awareness of cultural differences and similarities – attributes that are particularly valuable in an environment of increasing international contact. If you learn about English alongside another language, your study of its structure, history, and place in societies and cultures will greatly enrich and develop your understanding of all aspects of communication.

Certain skills flow directly from your studies like translation, fluent communication in more than one language, the ability to compose and analyse a range of texts, and the ability to work well with members of other cultures and communities. You’ll also develop a broad set of employability skills, including the ability to:

  • manage and motivate yourself
  • plan, organise and prioritise your work
  • manage time and work independently and as part of a team
  • evaluate and reflect on your own work
  • set realistic objectives and meet your own goals
  • understand contemporary global issues and appreciate cultural diversity
  • draw together, analyse and critically evaluate information
  • use your knowledge about how language works in a range of settings
  • communicate effectively, clearly and accurately with others
  • put together reasoned arguments and question assumptions
  • use information and communication technology (ICT) effectively
  • analyse data and undertake research using a range of methods.

Career relevance

As a linguist, you’ll enjoy a broad range of career opportunities directly related to your field: teaching; translating; interpreting; the diplomatic service; the media (publishing, journalism and advertising); leisure, tourism and travel; and working in international organisations and government bodies. 

There is also particular demand for language skills in education and more broadly across the economy in client-facing roles.  These range from business development, sales, marketing, logistics, tourism to supporting and managing performance in global markets, and to offering services (from health and social care to driving instruction) in an increasingly diverse UK.  Studying a language can also be your passport to new life abroad.

Other careers

Employers in all fields value applicants who can communicate well, analyse, evaluate and present ideas and arguments effectively. These skills can be used in work where research or written communication plays a major part such as information work, advertising, marketing, journalism, publishing and public relations.

Many graduate-level jobs are open to graduates of any discipline, particularly in business, finance, management consultancy and the public sector. Some careers may require further study, training and/or work experience beyond your degree. Linguists are particularly adept at relating to other people and being open to different points of view which are highly regarded skills in many professional settings. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • French studies 1 (intermediate) 
  • Bon départ: beginners' French
  • Rundblick: beginners' German
  • Portales: beginners' Spanish 
  • Exploring languages and cultures
  • English for academic purposes online

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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More details

It is not possible to register for this qualification at the moment. We expect to open for registrations in March.

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).
5.5
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Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

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).
5.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification.
  • There’s a choice of starting points in your chosen modern language(s) – your choice will depend on your current level of confidence and proficiency.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.

Current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,192.

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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