48 months
19600 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The French and Spanish Language (with a year abroad) (Hons) course from University of York has flexibility in terms of how much French, Spanish and linguistics content you study over the four years. By the end of your studies, you will be equipped for a range of professional roles that call for expertise in language, linguistics and culture.

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Combine the study of French and Spanish with investigations into the nature of language itself. Spend a year abroad studying, working or teaching in Spanish and French-speaking countries, consolidating your language skills.

You'll be taught in French and Spanish, so you'll become confident using your languages as a means of communication, and for critical thinking. You'll gain an understanding of French and Spanish culture and societies which will underpin your abilities as a high-level communicator in both languages.

Your communication skills will be complemented by investigations into the science and structure of language through a range of linguistics modules. 

Careers and skills

Effective communication, critical thinking and project management skills are central to most careers. The study of French and Spanish Language (with a year abroad) (Hons) course from University of York equips you with these skills and others, which translate readily into any work context.

Our graduates have an excellent record of pursuing fulfilling paths after graduation.

  • View the latest statistics on the career destinations of our graduates.

Apart from your knowledge of linguistics, you will leave with the confidence and skills that come from successfully completing a demanding course and participating fully in university life.

  • Hear former students talking about the skills acquired in their degree and how they use them in their current career.

There are specialist careers that lead directly from your degree, after additional postgraduate training, including: clinical linguistics (speech and language therapy), forensic linguistics (forensic speech science), teaching (primary and secondary) teaching English as a foreign language, academic research and higher/further education.

Career opportunities

  • marketing and communications
  • publishing
  • broadcasting and journalism
  • local government and public service
  • business, finance and accountancy
  • teaching
  • translation and interpreting
  • IT and software development

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • French Language and Society 
  • French Grammar
  • Spanish Language and Society 
  • Spanish Grammar
  • The Francophone World
  • Historical Memory in the Spanish-speaking World
  • French Society On-screen
  • Hispanic Culture Through Film

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

A levels

  • AAB including at least one of French or Spanish

Access to Higher Education Diploma

  • Obtain Access to HE Diploma with 36 credits at Distinction and 9 credits at Merit or higher. An additional A Level or equivalent qualification in French or Spanish will be required.

BTEC National Extended Diploma

  • DDD. An additional A Level or equivalent qualification in French or Spanish will be required.

Cambridge Pre-U

  • D3, D3, M2 including French or Spanish

European Baccalaureate

  • 80% overall average including 80% in either French or Spanish.

International Baccalaureate

  • 35 points including 6 in either French or Spanish at Higher Level

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19600 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

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


  • UK government loans
  • UK scholarships and bursaries
  • International scholarships
  • Country-specific funding
  • US loans

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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