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English & Modern Languages (French, German, Portuguese or Spanish) with a year abroad BA

UCAS code: R904

Key information

Course type:
Joint honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Four years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

Study English and Modern Languages in the heart of London. With the Department of English, you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of modules – from medieval literature to modern poetry and women’s writing. You’ll also benefit from the diversity of approaches, from contemporary literary theory to close textual examination and historical scholarship. And, to get the edge when it comes to your career, why not enhance your options by learning French, German, Portuguese or Spanish? Whether you’ve studied the language at A-level or you’re a total beginner, our language modules support all levels of language and conform to the internationally recognised Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). You will reach a high level of verbal, written and comprehension skills through our innovative and diverse cultural curriculum, covering a range of modules in history, literature, culture and film studies. For more about the department of English and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, follow the departmental contact links.

Key benefits

  • The Year abroad in a French, German, Portuguese or Spanish-speaking country offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in culture and society and attain language fluency. We have exchanges with several partner universities in Europe, as well as North and South America.
  • One of the oldest English departments in the country, with an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. French, German and Spanish have been taught at King's since 1831 and Portuguese since the 1860s, making us one of the oldest modern languages programmes in the country.
  • Central location offers access to Shakespeare's Globe, the British Library, and countless other sites and buildings with literary associations.
  • You can study French, German, Spanish or Portuguese language either post A-level (or equivalent) or with no previous knowledge of the language (ab initio).
  • Broad range of specialist modules in both English & Modern languages (French, German, Portuguese and Hispanic Studies), from medieval to contemporary literature as well as politics, history, cultural studies, and film.
  • Based in the heart of London, King’s location offers access to a variety of galleries, theatres, specialist libraries and resources, including the Goethe-Institut and Austrian Cultural Forum, the Institut français, Canning House, Camoes Centre for Portuguese Language and Culture, and the Instituto Cervantes, as well as events organised by embassies and other related cultural institutions.
  • Graduates develop transferable skills making them highly desirable to employers across a range of sectors.
Christina

Studying at King’s has allowed me to explore my subjects in so much more depth. Not only does the course provide a wide array of topics, such as history, philosophy and cinema, but there are countless opportunities available outside of the course, such as writing for the French and German magazines, or participating in the German play.

Christina, Modern Languages with a Year Abroad BA

Employability

By encouraging critical reflection on both the past and the present contexts of the French, German, Portuguese or Spanish -speaking worlds, the programme broadens students’ knowledge base and strengthens their interdisciplinary profile, challenging narrow, monocultural assumptions, thus preparing students for the challenges of multicultural and global realities.

Studies of graduate employability repeatedly stress the career value of language degrees, which provide graduates with international experience and enhancing cultural awareness, helping them to develop flexibility, resilience and resourcefulness. Employers value foreign language ability, not just as a specialist skill, but as a personal quality that develops relationship-building, teamwork, and the capacity to move easily in international contexts. Typical destinations of KCL Modern Languages graduates include international business, the press and media, IT and technology, marketing and public relations, public administration, international development, law, finance, teaching and lecturing, interpreting, translating and others.

Employability

By encouraging critical reflection on both the past and the present contexts of the French, German, Portuguese or Spanish -speaking worlds, the programme broadens students’ knowledge base and strengthens their interdisciplinary profile, challenging narrow, monocultural assumptions, thus preparing students for the challenges of multicultural and global realities.

Studies of graduate employability repeatedly stress the career value of language degrees, which provide graduates with international experience and enhancing cultural awareness, helping them to develop flexibility, resilience and resourcefulness. Employers value foreign language ability, not just as a specialist skill, but as a personal quality that develops relationship-building, teamwork, and the capacity to move easily in international contexts. Typical destinations of KCL Modern Languages graduates include international business, the press and media, IT and technology, marketing and public relations, public administration, international development, law, finance, teaching and lecturing, interpreting, translating and others.

Key information

Course type:
Joint honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Four years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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