German/Russian qualifications for university?

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AxSirlotl
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I want to study History and modern languages. I already have a Spanish A-Level, but I would also like to be able to study either (or both) German and Russian at a post A-Level proficiency since I'm an intermediate self-taught speaker of both languages.

Neither German nor Russian GCSE/A-Level were offered at my school so I would like to know what qualifications I would be able to do to be able to study those languages at university level.

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You can often study a new language within a degree (called 'ab initio' or 'beginers') - you just have to show that you have language ability from another language A level etc.

Exeter - http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduat...story-modlang/
Leeds - https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/i512/mod...and-history-ba
Sheffield - https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergra...es-cultures-ba
Etc.
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(Original post by McGinger)
You can often study a new language within a degree (called 'ab initio' or 'beginers') - you just have to show that you have language ability from another language A level etc.

Exeter - http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduat...story-modlang/
Leeds - https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/i512/mod...and-history-ba
Sheffield - https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergra...es-cultures-ba
Etc.
If I didn't want to have to start from a beginners' level (since I am already quite proficient in both languages but can't prove it really), what qualifications would let me start from a post A-Level difficulty? Would entering myself as a private candidate to a German or Russian A-Level be the best way to do that?
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(Original post by AxSirlotl)
If I didn't want to have to start from a beginners' level (since I am already quite proficient in both languages but can't prove it really), what qualifications would let me start from a post A-Level difficulty? Would entering myself as a private candidate to a German or Russian A-Level be the best way to do that?
Contact the Unis you are interested in and ask them, but its likely that they will want a qualification in that language (maybe even a GCSE?) and wont just take your word for it.
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