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BALanguage Studies

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Language is fundamental to our thought, our relationships, and our civilisations. Through language we transmit knowledge, from inviting someone for coffee, to promoting the latest scientific theory, to settling global political disputes.

On our BA Language Studies, you become proficient in one or more of the modern languages taught at Essex; French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. These languages can be studied alongside a complementary range of cultural and professional skills modules.

For most of our languages, we offer modules in all six different levels recognised by the Common European Framework, enabling you to study from almost any level of expertise. Of the four modules you take in your final year, two must be taken up to at least Proficiency level (C1), and the other two must be taken up to at least Intermediate level (B1).

Each of these languages is widely used in the business world, and so many of our graduates are recruited by international firms looking for language specialists, and go on to develop successful global careers. Others join a teacher-training programme after leaving, and become expert teachers of the language they studied at Essex.

A year abroad is not compulsory on this course; however, you are encouraged to achieve an even higher level of attainment (C2) by taking a summer vacation course in a country where the language is spoken.

If you want a global outlook, are interested in human communication, and want to study for a degree with real-world practical value in a world-class department, welcome to Essex.

Programme structure

Year 1

Advanced French (optional)
Intensive Initial Spanish (Double Module) (optional)
French Professional Skills (optional)
Careers and Employability Skills for Languages and Linguistics

Year 2

Proficiency Level French (optional)
Advanced Spanish (optional)
Lower Intermediate Mandarin Chinese (optional)
Spanish / Italian / Romanian to Portuguese Conversion (optional)
Careers and Employability Skills for Languages and Linguistics

Final year

Mastery Level French (optional)
Proficiency Level Spanish (optional)
Advanced Portuguese (optional)
Spanish and Latin American Art, Film and Music (optional)

Career opportunities

Our graduates become teachers, translators, administrators and journalists. Their valued language skills have enabled them to work in diverse fields including banking, entertainment, media, education and tourism, as well as for a host of UK and international companies.

For example, one of our recent graduates is now a newspaper editor in Spain, while another teaches modern languages in Southampton.

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