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Modern Language

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Access to Humanities & Social Sciences pathway. Other pathways are acceptable, please contact the University directly for further information.

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

120-147

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Modern languages

**Overview**

Would you like to help people, organisations and countries communicate more effectively? On this course, you’ll use exciting contemporary materials, state-of-the-art technology and study with native speakers and translation and intercultural communication experts to transcend language barriers as you develop your chosen language to a high level of competence.

You’ll hone your ability to develop and present sophisticated arguments in English and in your second language (French, Japanese or Spanish), and learn to speak, understand and write with precision, variety, and accuracy. You’ll develop the skills for engaging in debates and supporting your opinions. By the end of your degree, you’ll be able to demonstrate critical thinking, sophisticated expression, and independence in your chosen language. These are key skills for many employers, as are the tremendous flexibility and adaptability that you’ll acquire on your year abroad.

You’ll also discover new perspectives by exploring intercultural communication, translation and other applied language study which will help you to be effective in the communication networks of today’s globalised world.

**About This Course**

Alongside developing your language competence, you’ll take modules that explore the role of language, translation and intercultural communication in today’s global communication networks.

The language-learning element of your degree will involve translation from and to English, reading and listening comprehension, précis and paraphrase work, the study of different styles and registers, lexical exercises, and oral work.

Since presentation skills are vital in the contemporary work environment, you’ll focus on vocal and physical projection, developing poise and managing nerves. You’ll also practise speaking from notes, improvisation, and structuring arguments coherently.

In all of these activities, you’ll use contemporary rather than literary or historical materials.

You can take another language as part of your degree or as a non-credit module with certification. Subject to availability, you can choose from Arabic, British Sign Language, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Russian and Advanced English.

You’ll spend your third year in a country where your degree language is spoken. During this year, you’ll deepen your experience of the language and culture by either studying at a local university, taking up a teaching assistantship or going on a suitable work placement. If you are studying Japanese, you will attend one of our partner universities in Japan.

We have exchange links with many universities in France and Spain, as well as links with universities in Japan, Canada and Latin America, including Mexico, Uruguay and Chile.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£18,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
med
Modern languages

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Others in language and area studies

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

75%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Languages and area studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
48%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

This is a broad subject for a variety of European languages. No matter which you take, the general theme is that some graduates go to that country to work, often as English language teachers, some go into further study, often to train as teachers or translators, but most get jobs in the UK in education - most often as language tutors, unsurprisingly, or translators. Modern language grads can also be in demand in business roles where communication and language skills are particularly useful, such as marketing and PR, and in finance or law. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Languages and area studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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