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BA (Hons)French and Spanish and Professional Education (Secondary)

University of Stirling
United Kingdom, Stirling
Tuition fee £17,900 per year
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Overview

Studying a modern language opens up a world of opportunities, and a French degree from the University of Stirling is designed with your future firmly in mind.

They focus on giving you an in-depth knowledge not only of the language, but also the factors that are shaping France and the wider Francophone world today. This contemporary, all-encompassing approach means you’ll graduate with a true grasp of France’s place in the world and a deep understanding of the language’s ongoing evolution and reach.

Choose the BA (Hons) / BSc (Hons) Education (Secondary) degree and learn from world-leading academics and outstanding teachers who have strong partnerships with local schools. This gives you access to cutting-edge practice and research throughout your secondary teaching degree.

Their pioneering approach to professional education gives you time to develop as a secondary school teacher. With their four year teaching degree, you’ll be able to grow in confidence and critically reflect on your skills. The course gives you a more personalised learning experience than the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) route of only one year.

Over 400 million people around the world speak Spanish – which is why learning the language for yourself makes you a powerful asset to employers in an age of global opportunities.

This course offers Spanish for all – from complete beginners to advanced speakers – and equips you to read, write and speak the language to an advanced level appropriate for the demands of today’s job market. You will also have the chance to acquire a critical awareness of the societies and cultures of Spain and Latin America, as well as transferrable skills that can be applied in a number of professional and academic settings.

Programme structure

In Semesters 5-8, you’ll take core language modules in spoken and written French, and choose specialisms in a range of modules. In most degree combinations including French, Semester 6 is a compulsory study abroad period – which is spent at a partner university in France, Switzerland, Morocco or Quebec. Students who do not undertake Semester 6 Abroad will be required to fulfil our minimum residence requirement (usually 4 weeks spent in a French-speaking country, often at a language school). This minimum residence is undertaken at the student’s own expense and during vacation time.

In order to truly immerse yourself in Spanish and Latin American culture, you will spend an extended period studying abroad in either Spain, Mexico, Chile or Argentina. This opportunity to refine your language skills will be bolstered by the research-led teaching you will enjoy in Stirling.

Career opportunities

The French graduates have gone on to a wide variety of careers that span publishing, journalism, television, advertising, translation, law and teaching French or English as a foreign language. Language graduates develop excellent oral and written skills; independence and self-reliance; and confidence in dealing with a variety of people, situations and cultures. Other fields our French graduates currently work in include banking, management, marketing and public relations.

Language skills are highly sought by employers, and open up a wide range of careers. University of Stirling graduates with a degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies have secured jobs teaching in both Spanish and English, translating and interpreting – as well as roles working in finance, the civil service, industry and commerce, marketing, administration, charity work, publishing and public relations.

The majority of Secondary Education graduates enter the Scottish Teacher Induction Scheme (TIS), which guarantees you employment for one year as a newly qualified teacher in a Scottish Local Authority school.*

Your teaching degree will also qualify you to enter into a wide variety of other professions, such as corporate training and development, museum and leisure education, educational psychology, translation or media.

Language skills are highly sought by employers, and open up a wide range of careers. University of Stirling graduates with a degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies have secured jobs teaching in both Spanish and English, translating and interpreting – as well as roles working in finance, the civil service, industry and commerce, marketing, administration, charity work, publishing and public relations.

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