• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The students in BA Modern Languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian And Spanish) (Hons) at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) also debate a range of topics, including history (current and past), politics, social and cultural issues, film and music, literature and area studies. The course will develop many other transferrable skills, such as time management and organisation; cultural understanding; working both independently and as part of a team.

There will also be ample opportunities for students from the different languages represented on our various programmes to meet both academically and socially. This means that, whatever their particular course of study, students will quickly feel part of a wider group of Modern Foreign Language students in the School.

All of our Modern Foreign Language courses emphasise the communicative properties of languages, and provide opportunities to develop knowledge of ‘area studies’ associated with target languages. 

Each programme is very versatile and can lead to a broad range of exciting careers. Assessment varies from presentations to essays to written, oral and aural exams. Students will be taught in small groups enabling good interaction with the lecturers and other students. Furthermore, tutorials are given once weekly by language assistants.


On completion of a language degree there will be opportunities to work nationally at various embassies, Chambers of Commerce, security services and the Foreign Office, British Aerospace, tourism, teaching and academia, finance, PR and international relations. At international level, graduates could work in finance, tourism, media and journalism, fashion, translation and interpreting, teaching and many other avenues. Our recent graduates have worked as teachers (UK and abroad), in the media, security services and business. Some have also continued to pursue further studies at postgraduate level.


Lectures and seminars will be in a classroom with video and audio facilities, including the standard teaching equipment and with full internet access allowing use of digital materials on the web.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      three or four years (including year abroad)

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Arabic Language and Society 
  • Dialects of the Middle East
  • Chinese Language and Society
  • Intermediate Chinese Literacy
  • French Language and Society
  • The Short Story in German-speaking Countries
  • Background to Japan
  • Structure, Variation and Change in the Korean Language
  • Spanish for Business
  • Russian Language and Society

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Arabic and French:

  • Our typical offer is 104 - 112 UCAS Points, including French. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit & A2 French
  • BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction - Distinction*, Distinction* & A2 French
  • Pass Access Course: 106 - 112 UCAS Points & A2 French
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 104 - 112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects & A2 French
  • IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
  • GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
  • Students with non-traditional qualifications or evidence of previous learning may also be admitted subject to interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12700 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Preston

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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