BA (Hons), Full-time With Time Abroad (English And Italian)
, Duration: 4 Years
The worldâs more connected than ever, so speaking multiple languages unlocks opportunities across a number of fields.
This practical BA (Hons) Applied Languages degree course harnesses your talent for learning languages and turns it into professional skills for an exciting career in multilingual communication.
Whatever career youâre pursuing, from translation to teaching, youâll develop expertise in at least 2 languages and learn to apply your skills to whatever multilingual field youâre most interested in.
95% Graduates in work or further study (DLHE, 2017); 95% Overall student satisfaction (NSS, 2018)
**What you'll experience**
On this Applied Languages degree course, you'll:
- Study 2 core languages from French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish or English as a foreign language
- Apply your foreign language skills to professional fields such as translation, interpreting or initial teacher training
- Study, teach or work abroad in 2 countries, immersing yourself in the languages youâre learning
- Put your language skills into practice in our language labs, where youâll manipulate video, sound and text
- Use our professional Interpreter Training Suite, the best kit to develop your interpreting skills
You can also:
- Enhance your degree with an internationally recognised qualification in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
- Study a 3rd language from Arabic, British Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese or Spanish
- Do Initial Teacher Training (ITT), which will entitle you to a bursary of Â£9,000 in the final year of your degree
**Careers and opportunities**
What can you do with an Applied Languages degree? Youâll emerge from this Applied Languages degree course as a skilled multi-linguist, ready to take on roles across a range of fields. Previous graduates have secured positions in areas such as:
- customer relations
Whatever career you pursue, our Careers and Employability service will give support and advice for 5 years after you graduate.
What you'll study on this BA (Hons) Applied Languages degree
Each module on this Applied Languages degree course is worth a certain number of credits.
In years 1, 2 and 4, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.
Core modules in this year include:
2 foreign languages (from Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or English as a Foreign Language)
Language, Learning and Teaching
Studying at University
Researching Language And Professional Practice
Option to start a 3rd foreign language via the Institution-Wide Language Programme (IWLP), in Arabic, British Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish
Optional modules in this year currently include:
Analysing Media Discourse
Intercultural Perspectives On Communication
Introduction To Teaching
Introduction To Translation
A third foreign language via IWLP (Arabic, British Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish)
Language For Professional Communication 1
Learning From Experience / Teaching Placement
Managing Across Cultures
Second Language Acquisition
TESOL (Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages)
On this degree course, you'll spend your third year in 2 countries where your chosen languages are spoken.
Optional modules in this year currently include:
Creative Activities in the Language Classroom
Gender, Language and Sexuality
Learning from Experience
Professional Development: Recruiters and Candidates
Professional Practice in MFL Teaching & Research Project
Translation Theory & Practice
Writing to Persuade
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesnât run, weâll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
The way youâre assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:
Year 1 students: 23% by written exams, 16% by practical exams and 61% by coursework
Year 2 students: 38% by written exams, 7% by practical exams and 55% by coursework
Year 3 students: 100% by coursework
Year 4 students: 7% by written exams, 3% by practical exams and 90% by coursework
Application deadline details:
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