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BALiterature and Modern Languages

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Beginning with an overview of literary works in your first year, from the Bard to the present day, the literature component of this course offers a great deal of flexibility for you to concentrate on the areas of the subject that interest you. You are able to explore topics such as:

- Modernist cityscapes in literature
- Translating novels for the screen
- Writing of the U.S. South
- Victorian literary realism

You also study up to two of French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese, completing at least one language to Mastery level. Each of these languages is widely used in the business world, and can take you to a level of near-fluency, and so many of our graduates go on to develop successful global careers with international firms looking for language specialists.

We are one of the largest and most prestigious language and linguistics departments in the world, a place where talented students become part of an academic community in which the majority of research is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, placing us firmly within the top 10 departments in the UK (REF 2014).

Meanwhile, our Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies is ranked Top 20 in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2015).

Our Department of Language and Linguistics is ranked among the top 150 departments on the planet and our Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies is ranked among the top 200 departments on the planet, according to the QS World [University] Rankings [2016].

Programme structure

Year 1

Close Reading Skills (optional)
Literature: Origins and Transformations
Introduction to United States Literature
Intensive Initial Spanish (Double Module) (optional)
Careers and Employability Skills for Languages and Linguistics

Year 2

Early Modern Literature (optional)
Versions of Modernity
Approaches to Text (optional)
Advanced Spanish (optional)
Careers and Employability Skills for Languages and Linguistics

Final year

Proficiency Level Spanish (optional)
Mastery Level Spanish (optional)
The Story and Myth of the West (optional)
Understanding and Writing Science Fiction (optional)
Romanticism: Poetry and Prose (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. In particular, a degree in modern languages lends itself to a career in education, translation, interpretation, trade, PR, communications, immigration or diplomacy.

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