This three-language degree provides the opportunity to study three languages offered by the School of Modern Languages in the following combinations:
For each combination, applicants will need A-level or equivalent in the first two named languages, whilst the third can be studied from beginner level.
You will gain knowledge of the key approaches and concepts for linguistic, literary, cultural and historical analysis. 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 two or more of the countries that are relevant to your chosen languages. On your year abroad, you can explore the culture and society of your host country while studying at a partner institution, teaching English or undertaking a work placement.
All Bristol language departments have an international reputation for research and scholarship, which informs our teaching at all levels. This is supported by professional language teaching provided by experts in both beginners’ and advanced level language acquisition. Our optional units allow you to study a wide range of aspects of the culture, politics and society of the countries in which your chosen languages are spoken.
All courses take four years of which the third is spent abroad. If you are studying two languages, you will usually divide your third year equally between two countries where these languages are spoken. On your year abroad, you may attend a university or other place of higher education in Europe, or arrange a work placement, through the 'Erasmus+' programme. Bristol also has links in Russia, Kazakhstan and Latin America.
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 lively cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You can apply until:
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Bristol's modern languages courses will suit you if you have a fascination for languages and a desire to study within the broader cultural contexts in which those languages are used.
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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