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BALanguages and Contemporary European Studies (English) (International applicants only)

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

This innovative programme is one of the few European studies courses based in a modern languages programme. This program is available for EU and international students who wish to learn about British culture, society and the English language, with advanced English as the first language. In addition, you will study a second European language (which you can start from scratch) from a range including French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

The language levels available vary from year to year, depending on students’ requirements. To check which language levels are available for a particular language, please contact the Recruitment and Admissions Team.

Alongside your language study, in the BA Languages and Contemporary European Studies degree you will explore the history and politics of European integration, with a particular focus on political, legal and economic structures and major themes related to society, ideology and culture. You will also have the opportunity to take modules studying the cultural, social, historical and linguistic issues that are related to languages you are studying and the areas of the world in which they are spoken. The degree is responsive to changes in the field of European studies and the needs of students and employers, enabling you to develop analytical, research and personal skills relevant to a range of careers and professions, and especially those which have a strong European dimension.

Programme structure

For each language, you will be allocated to a stage of language proficiency in our unique system of seven language levels. This is designed to place you at the stage most appropriate to develop your spoken and written skills, enabling you to make rapid progress. In all years of study you will benefit from our wide range of resources. You will use the excellent facilities in the Centre for Language Study and in our Language Resources Rooms, including extensive multimedia facilities and online resources.

In each year of your degree, you will take a language module in both of your languages. You will also take modules which offer a range of different perspectives on the major social, political, cultural and economic developments within Europe. This includes modules run in different faculties of the university, including Social and Human Sciences (“Transformations of the Modern World”) and Business and Law (“The European Business Environment”). You will also select further module options from a broad range of choices relating to topics in linguistics, social, political and legal studies, contemporary society, literature, or film. Some of these modules may be related to the languages you are studying, while others will deal with issues in modern languages and contemporary Europe more generally, which are not specific to the study of a particular language. You also have the option of taking free elective modules from outside modern languages. In the final year you will also have the opportunity to prepare a dissertation as a double module, under the guidance of an appropriate supervisor.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States