Spanish is the second most widely spoken European language in the world, while the modern Czech Republic is at the heart of the expanded European Union and a key strategic and trading partner of the UK.
You take units in both languages in year one, and choose from a range of options in years two and four, combining cultural, historical and sociological approaches in units ranging from South American politics to Czech literature and cinema.
In language classes, you will develop speaking, listening, reading, writing and translation skills, using a range of textbooks, media and internet resources.
You will divide your third year between the Czech Republic and a Spanish-speaking country, either at university or on a work placement.
Bristol is one of very few UK universities to offer a full Czech linguistic and cultural degree, including literature, history, cinema and contemporary society, studied with another modern language.
At Bristol you study the language intensively in small groups, with close attention from expert teachers who are native speakers. Our students regularly achieve excellent, graduate-level fluency after four years.
Our options are designed to allow you to explore contemporary priorities and concerns of modern Czech society alongside Czech history and culture. Literature classes boost language learning with close reading of original texts in small groups.
Final-year students have the opportunity of writing an extended project on an aspect of Czech history, culture or society, and can take up the closely related Slovak language.
Bristol is a very exciting place to study arts and humanities, with a thriving cultural life, several art cinemas, concert halls and theatres and a vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
6-7 year(s) part-time Part-time study over six or seven years with daytime, weekday teaching plus a period of residence abroad
Studying Czech will give you the opportunity to study the political, social and cultural history of the continent from the perspective of a country that has never been a major imperial power, making it very different from many other modern language studies.
As neighbour to the closely related Slavonic languages, Czech will appeal to anyone who is intellectually curious and interested in language and who wishes to draw comparisons between their own culture and contrasting intellectual, ideological and artistic environments.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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.Schedule IELTS
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Minimum required score (Grade B):
C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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