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Modern Language Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #242 (QS) Leicester, United Kingdom
Studying Modern Languages at the University of Leicester has that rare ability of making the world both a little closer and a lot bigger. On this degree, you’ll hone your linguistic skills in French, Italian and Spanish, whist exploring the fascinating cultures from around the world that are expressed through these languages.
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Overview

Programme Aims

This Modern Language Studies BA offered at the University of Leicester is designed to allow you to study up to three languages, from French, Italian, and Spanish. It is a highly flexible course, allowing you to tailor your degree according to your interests. You can either study three languages in your first and second years and then focus on just two of these languages in your final year, or study three languages throughout the duration of your degree.

Of the two or three languages that you will study during this course, only one can be studied at Beginners level. When you study a language at Beginners level you will receive an intensive language course that brings you up to post-GCSE standard within a year.

In all language classes special attention is paid to contemporary language, both written and spoken. Your writing skills will be developed through creating short pieces of creative writing and other activities, including online language learning. Oral classes in each language are conducted in small groups predominantly by native speakers. You will also take cultural studies modules on topics related to historical and contemporary societies, literature, film and the visual arts and cultural histories.

Developing your foreign language skills gives you a powerful advantage in business and opens up a wide and exciting range of careers. You will be able to immerse yourself in a rich culture of learning-led experience in a supportive and tailored learning environment and you will be supported by our team of personal tutors to help you make the best of your time here.

As part of the course you will study abroad for a year, where you can live as a student or work as a teaching assistant, with tutors on hand to help. We have links with several universities in Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Canada and Latin America. Alternatively, you can take up an approved work placement.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to French Studies
  • Introduction to Italian Studies (Post-Unification)
  • Introduction to Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • Authors and Genres
  • Latin American Literature and Film
  • Introduction to Spanish Literature and Film

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A/AS-levels: ABB including at least two relevant languages from French or Spanish or Italian. Two AS-levels may be considered in place of one A-level. General Studies is accepted
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBB including at least two relevant languages from French or Spanish or Italian + EPQ at grade B
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass Diploma with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at distinction. Plus grade B in two A-levels (or equivalent) from French or Spanish or Italian
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points including grade 6 in two Higher Level languages from French or Spanish or Italian.
  • BTEC Nationals

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17450 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    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 Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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