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BAFrench / German

Aberystwyth University
United Kingdom, Aberystwyth
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Overview

If you choose to study a language not only will you acquire a high level of linguistic competence (oral, aural, written) but you will also immerse yourself in the study of your language in the wider European social and cultural context. You will spend the third year of study abroad, and during this period your academic study will be reinforced with practical experience. The Department is renowned for the friendly and supportive way it treats its students. On successful completion of your degree you will have developed a range of skills and capabilities sought by employers. Our Languages graduates are often employed as teachers or translators, but high-level language skills are also in demand in the financial sector, in law, the business world and the wider public sector.

To enable you to take the combination of subjects that best suits your interests and requirements, the University offers a wide range of Joint Honours combinations. Joint Honours degrees enable you to study two subjects equally so that you gain a sound knowledge of both. If a language is studied as a Joint Honours subject, the degree is a four-year scheme. Language skills are vital to the UK’s economic, political and strategic interests and languages graduates are in demand by employers. Whilst you will have acquired the same skills as other Arts graduates, you will have one major advantage compared to other students: you will have lived independently in at least one foreign country, and have learnt the important social skill of intercultural communication. Employers value the independence, the social confidence and the high level of linguistic skill acquired.

Career opportunities

Your BA in French and German opens up a range of exciting opportunities for employment and further training. Modern linguists are statistically amongst the most employable graduates. Many of our students go on to teach the languages they themselves have learned and a high proportion of our graduates go into administrative and managerial posts. A degree from the Modern Languages department is a qualification which opens the door to many professions in Britain, such as the Civil Service, tourism, social work, librarianship, publishing and broadcasting, but our degrees also take our students across the world.

Your year abroad will set you apart from the majority of graduates, demonstrating your ability to live in a foreign environment, and immerse yourself in a different culture. Alongside this, the university will offer you a range of initiatives to help improve your employability skills. Paid work and work experience opportunities are available in the university and the town, and the Careers Advisory Service are able to assist you in planning your future, putting together a CV, and looking for work during and after your studies. Furthermore, the University’s Personal Development Portfolio, in which you record and reflect on your academic studies, the development of your skills and your plans for the future is a useful way of tracking your progress through your studies, and can help you to decide what career might be suitable for you.

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