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BAModern Languages

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.

Where most universities will teach you a maximum of three languages, on our course you can study up to four invaluable modern languages, choosing from French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese.

Each of these languages is widely used in the business world, and we take you to a level of near-fluency; so many of our graduates have gone on to develop successful global careers with international firms looking for language specialists.

In addition to the language skills you develop on our course, you also explore a range of modules on global cultures, histories, and politics, so that you can really understand another country, beyond just being able to communicate in the native language. Study topics including:

- World cinema
- Translation, interpretation and subtitling
- Popular music
- Visual history

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

Year 2

Proficiency Level French (optional)
French Cinema and Culture (optional)
Advanced Spanish (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)
Spanish Project (optional)
Advanced Portuguese (optional)
Careers and Employability Skills for Languages and Linguistics

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States