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

UCAS code: R903

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 History and Modern Languages in the heart of London. From medieval to modern History modules, take a comparative approach to your studies, looking at the connections and contrasts between different eras of history from around the globe. 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.

Key benefits

  • 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).
  • 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 best history departments in the world, ranked 4th in Europe by The QS World University Rankings by Subject (2021).
  • Graduates get top jobs in a wide range of sectors, including law, business, government, heritage, finance and teaching.
  • A wider range of periods and places than most history degrees, from medieval Europe to modern India.
  • Broad range of specialist modules in French, German, Portuguese and Hispanic Studies, from medieval to contemporary literature as well as politics, history, cultural studies, and film.
  • The central London location offers students easy access to world-class museums, collections and libraries.
Lillith

This course is really flexible and allows you to focus on whatever topic you’re most interested in, whether that’s medieval history and literature, or contemporary politics.

Lillith, History & Modern Languages (German) - BA - Alumna

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.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • By encouraging critical reflection on both the past and the present contexts of the French, German
  • Studies of graduate employability repeatedly stress the career value of language degrees, which provide graduates with international experience and enhancing cultural awareness

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.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • By encouraging critical reflection on both the past and the present contexts of the French, German
  • Studies of graduate employability repeatedly stress the career value of language degrees, which provide graduates with international experience and enhancing cultural awareness

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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