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Modern Language Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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On this Modern Language Studies degree at the University of Nottingham you will choose from optional modules relating to the history, culture, politics, literature, film or linguistics of your chosen languages.

If you are studying a beginners’ language, you may take fewer optional modules in the first year, so that you can concentrate on intensive language acquisition.

The exciting experience of the year abroad develops your communication skills, builds your confidence and helps you stand out to future employers. You have three options: teaching English in a school; studying at one of our partner universities; or working anywhere your chosen language is spoken. We also have dedicated year abroad team.


You will have a high level of expertise in three languages and will be able to use them in professional and other contexts.

You will have acquired knowledge of the history, culture and literature of the countries you have studied and skills in communication and independent study.

Your time spent abroad will prove to employers that you are adaptable and independent. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

      4 years full-time (year 3 abroad)

  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literature and Politics in Modern France
  • Huit Tableaux: Art and Politics in Nineteenth-Century France (1799-1871)
  • Contemporary Francophone Cinema and Social Issues
  • Art and Contemporary Visual Culture in France
  • French Cinema: The New Wave

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • 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

  • A level offer: ABB 
  • At least two of French, German, Russian or Spanish at A level
  • IB score: 32 (5 at Higher Level or 6 at Standard Level (B programme) in at least two of French, German, Russian or Spanish

Tuition Fee

  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 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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