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

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Overview

At King’s, we believe studying a modern foreign language can unlock the world, and our courses are designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become the next generation of leading European and global citizens. As well as achieving fluency in your chosen language(s), you will also explore the culture and society of countries where those languages are spoken through our exceptionally wide choice of modules – with opportunities to cover everything from politics, literature, and film, to history and cultural studies.

You can choose to study a single language or two languages from a choice of French, German, Spanish or Portuguese for your Modern Languages degree.    

Our Departments offer you a lively and intellectually stimulating home in heart of London where you will be taught by leading experts. You will also study, teach or work in a French-, German-, Portuguese- or Spanish-speaking country on your Year Abroad, putting your learning into practice. Students on degree programmes combining two languages may take one at ab initio (beginners) level.

Key benefits:

  • 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
  • Our language departments are consistently voted among the best in the UK and offer our graduates excellent career prospects
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 a number of partner universities in Europe, as well as North and South America
  • Personal attention is given to each student, creating an intellectually stimulating and warm environment that is reflected in consistently excellent student satisfaction ratings

Key information

UCAS code R900

Duration 4 years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Joint honours

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Description

Teaching

Modules are taught by leading academics through a combination of lectures, small seminars or tutorials, and expert one-to-one supervision. Language classes involve in-depth work with different kinds of media, literary and academic texts. Teaching is in both English and the language(s) studied, according to the subject area. Our teaching style is interactive; you will participate informally in small group discussions, in seminars or online discussion platforms, and formally through seminar presentations and oral assessments.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

You will encounter a variety of methods of summative (for credit) assessments during your studies, which may typically include coursework and assessed essays; language assignments (written, oral, aural); individual or group-based presentations; year abroad project work; examinations; and a dissertation. You will also have a variety of formative assessments (not for credit) throughout your programme. The feedback you receive will be key to provide guidance and inform the assignments you go on to do subsequently. 

Location

This course is taught on our King’s College London Strand Campus, located in the heart of London.

Our Modern Language Departments can draw on unparalleled print, audio-visual and online resources, including the King’s Maughan Library and Senate House Library, the Institute of Modern Languages Research, the British Film Institute and the British Library. All are within easy walking distance of the Strand Building. The Goethe-Institut, Austrian Cultural Forum, Institut français, Camoes Centre , Instituto Cervantes, and Canning House also have extensive media and library holdings, and run lively courses including films, readings, seminars and exhibitions which complement our Departments’ internal film screenings, open seminars, exhibitions, and annual departmental play.

London is also a city of music and arts. You will have easy access to London’s endless live music performances at the South Bank arts complex, at the Barbican Centre, at London opera houses. West End Theatres, Cinemas, Art Galleries are all a short walk away.

Structure

Year 1

Required Modules

 You are required to take the following module:

  • Cultural Transformations: An Introduction to Modern Languages (15 credits)

French pathway

  • French Core Language (First Year) (30 credits)
  • Critical Reading and its Pleasures: Approaching French Literature and Film (15 credits)

German pathway

Non-native German speakers

  • German Language and Culture I (30 credits)
  • Texts and Contexts (15 credits)

Native German speakers

  • Translation from and into German (15 credits)
  • Texts and Contexts (15 credits)

Spanish pathway

  • Spanish Language I (30 credits)
  • Global Iberias: Perspectives - An Introduction to the Spanish and Portuguese Speaking Worlds (15 credits)
  • Global Iberias: Themes - Rethinking the Spanish and Portuguese Speaking Worlds (15 credits)

French and German pathway

Post-A Level French

  • French Core Language (First Year) (30 credits)
  • Critical Reading and its Pleasures: Approaching French Literature and Film (15 credits)

Ab initio French

  • Introductory French (30 credits)
  • Critical Reading and its Pleasures: Approaching French Literature and Film for ab initio (15 credits)

Non-native German speakers

  • German Language and Culture I (30 credits)
  • Texts and Contexts (15 credits)

Native German speakers

  • Translation from and into German (15 credits)
  • Texts and Contexts (15 credits)

Ab initio German

  • Introductory German (30 credits)
  • Texts and Contexts for ab initio (15 credits)

French and Portuguese pathway

Post-A Level French

  • French Core Language (First Year) (30 credits)
  • Critical Reading and its Pleasures: Approaching French Literature and Film (15 credits)

Ab initio French

  • Introductory French (30 credits)
  • Critical Reading and its Pleasures: Approaching French Literature and Film for ab initio (15 credits)

Post-A Level Portuguese

  • Portuguese Language 1A (30 credits)
  • Global Iberias: Perspectives - Introduction to the Spanish and Portuguese Speaking Worlds (15 credits)

Ab initio Portuguese

  • Introductory Portuguese (30 credits)
  • Global Iberias: Perspectives - Introduction to the Spanish and Portuguese Speaking Worlds (15 credits)

French and Spanish pathway

Post-A Level French

  • French Core Language (First Year) (30 credits)
  • Critical Reading and its Pleasures: Approaching French Literature and Film (15 credits)

Ab initio French

  • Introductory French (30 credits)
  • Critical Reading and its Pleasures: Approaching French Literature and Film for ab initio (15 credits)

Post-A Level Spanish

  • Spanish Language I (30 credits)
  • Global Iberias: Perspectives - An Introduction to the Spanish and Portuguese Speaking Worlds (15 credits)

Ab initio Spanish

  • Introductory Spanish (30 credits)
  • Global Iberias: Perspectives - An Introduction to the Spanish and Portuguese Speaking Worlds (15 credits)

German and Portuguese pathway

Non-native German speakers

  • German Language and Culture I (30 credits)
  • Texts and Contexts (15 credits)

Native German speakers

  • Translation from and into German (15 credits)
  • Texts and Contexts (15 credits)

Ab initio German

  • Introductory German (30 credits)
  • Texts and Contexts for ab initio (15 credits)

Post-A Level Portuguese

  • Portuguese Language 1A (30 credits)
  • Global Iberias: Perspectives - Introduction to the Spanish and Portuguese Speaking Worlds (15 credits)

Ab initio Portuguese

  • Introductory Portuguese (30 credits)
  • Global Iberias: Perspectives - Introduction to the Spanish and Portuguese Speaking Worlds (15 credits)

German and Spanish pathway

Non-native German speakers

  • German Language and Culture I (30 credits)
  • Texts and Contexts (15 credits)

Native German speakers

  • Translation from and into German (15 credits)
  • Texts and Contexts (15 credits)

Ab initio German students

  • Introductory German (30 credits)
  • Texts and Contexts for ab initio (15 credits)

Post-A Level Spanish

  • Spanish Language I (30 credits)
  • Global Iberias: Perspectives - An Introduction to the Spanish and Portuguese Speaking Worlds (15 credits)

Ab initio Spanish

  • Introductory Spanish (30 credits)
  • Global Iberias: Perspectives - An Introduction to the Spanish and Portuguese Speaking Worlds (15 credits)

Spanish and Portuguese pathway

  • Global Iberias: Perspectives - An Introduction to the Spanish and Portuguese Speaking Worlds (15 credits)
  • Global Iberias: Themes - Rethinking the Spanish and Portuguese Speaking Worlds (15 credits)

Post-A Level Portuguese

  • Portuguese Language 1A (30 credits)

Ab initio Portuguese

  • Introductory Portuguese (30 credits)

Post-A Level Spanish

  • Spanish Language I (30 credits)

Ab initio Spanish

  • Introductory Spanish (30 credits)
Optional Modules

French pathway

You will then select further French Department modules to bring your total credits to 120 for the year from a range of optional modules, that may typically include:

  • Narrative in French Literature and Film (15 credits)
  • Revolution and Reaction in Modern France: an introduction to Modern French History (15 credits)
  • French Political Thought (15 credits)
  • Text and Performance: an introduction to French and Francophone Theatre and Film (15 credits)
  • You may replace one 15-credit optional module with a module in the Modern Language Centre in another language at credit level 4.
  • You may also, with approval, select 15 credits at credit level 4 from outside the Department of French.

German pathway

You will then select further German Department modules to bring your total credits to 120 for the year from a range of optional modules, that may typically include:

  • Medieval Germany: Language, Literature & Society (15 credits)
  • Milestones of German History (15 credits)
  • One Hundred and Twenty Years of German Cinema (15 credits)
  • An Introduction to German Politics (15 credits)
  • You may replace one 15-credit optional module with a module in the Modern Language Centre in another language at credit level 4.
  • You may also, with approval, select 15 credits at credit level 4 from outside the Department of German.

Spanish pathway

You will then select further Spanish modules in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies to bring your total credits to 120 for the year from a range of optional modules, that may typically include:

  • Image: Visual Culture in the Global Iberias (15 credits)
  • Music of the Lusophone & Hispanic Worlds (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Modern Hispanic Culture (15 credits)
  • From Frontier to Empire: Cultures in Contact in the Medieval & Early Modern Iberian Worlds (15 credits)
  • You may replace one 15-credit optional module with a module in the Modern Language Centre in another language at credit level 4.
  • You may also, with approval, select 15 credits at credit level 4 from outside the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.

French and German pathway

Native German speakers

You will select a further module in the German Department from a range of optional modules, that may typically include:

  • Medieval Germany: Language, Literature & Society (15 credits)
  • Milestones of German History (15 credits)
  • One Hundred and Twenty Years of German Cinema (15 credits)
  • An Introduction to German Politics (15 credits)

 

All students on pathway

You will then select a further module to bring your total credits to 120 for the year from a range of optional modules, that may typically include:

  • Narrative in French Literature and Film (15 credits)
  • Revolution and Reaction in Modern France: an introduction to Modern French History (15 credits)
  • French Political Thought (15 credits)
  • Text and Performance: an introduction to French and Francophone Theatre and Film (15 credits)
  • Medieval Germany: Language, Literature & Society (15 credits)
  • Milestones of German History (15 credits)
  • One Hundred and Twenty Years of German Cinema (15 credits)
  • An Introduction to German Politics (15 credits)
  • A module in the Modern Language Centre in another language at credit level 4.

French and Portuguese pathway

You will then select a further module to bring your total credits to 120 for the year from a range of optional modules, that may typically include:

  • Narrative in French Literature and Film (15 credits)
  • Revolution and Reaction in Modern France: an introduction to Modern French History (15 credits)
  • French Political Thought (15 credits)
  • Text and Performance: an introduction to French and Francophone Theatre and Film (15 credits)
  • Image: Visual Culture in the Global Iberias (15 credits)
  • Music of the Lusophone & Hispanic Worlds (15 credits)
  • From Frontier to Empire: Cultures in Contact in the Medieval & Early Modern Iberian Worlds (15 credits)
  • A module in the Modern Language Centre in another language at credit level 4.

French and Spanish pathway

You will then select a further module to bring your total credits to 120 for the year from a range of optional modules, that may typically include:

  • Narrative in French Literature and Film (15 credits)
  • Revolution and Reaction in Modern France: an introduction to Modern French History (15 credits)
  • French Political Thought (15 credits)
  • Text and Performance: an introduction to French and Francophone Theatre and Film (15 credits)
  • Image: Visual Culture in the Global Iberias (15 credits)
  • Music of the Lusophone & Hispanic Worlds (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Modern Hispanic Culture (15 credits)
  • From Frontier to Empire: Cultures in Contact in the Medieval & Early Modern Iberian Worlds (15 credits)
  • A module in the Modern Language Centre in another language at credit level 4.

German and Portuguese pathway

Native German speakers

You will select a further module in the German Department from a range of optional modules, that may typically include:

  • Medieval Germany: Language, Literature & Society (15 credits)
  • Milestones of German History (15 credits)
  • One Hundred and Twenty Years of German Cinema (15 credits)
  • An Introduction to German Politics (15 credits)

All students on pathway

You will then select a further module to bring your total credits to 120 for the year from a range of optional modules, that may typically include:

  • Medieval Germany: Language, Literature & Society (15 credits)
  • Milestones of German History (15 credits)
  • One Hundred and Twenty Years of German Cinema (15 credits)
  • An Introduction to German Politics (15 credits)
  • Image: Visual Culture in the Global Iberias (15 credits)
  • Music of the Lusophone & Hispanic Worlds (15 credits)
  • From Frontier to Empire: Cultures in Contact in the Medieval & Early Modern Iberian Worlds (15 credits)
  • A module in the Modern Language Centre in another language at credit level 4.

German and Spanish pathway

Native German speakers

You will select a further module in the German Department from a range of optional modules, that may typically include:

  • Medieval Germany: Language, Literature & Society (15 credits)
  • Milestones of German History (15 credits)
  • One Hundred and Twenty Years of German Cinema (15 credits)
  • An Introduction to German Politics (15 credits)

All students on pathway

You will then select a further module to bring your total credits to 120 for the year from a range of optional modules, that may typically include:

  • Medieval Germany: Language, Literature & Society (15 credits)
  • Milestones of German History (15 credits)
  • One Hundred and Twenty Years of German Cinema (15 credits)
  • An Introduction to German Politics (15 credits)
  • Image: Visual Culture in the Global Iberias (15 credits)
  • Music of the Lusophone & Hispanic Worlds (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Modern Hispanic Culture (15 credits)
  • From Frontier to Empire: Cultures in Contact in the Medieval & Early Modern Iberian Worlds (15 credits)
  • A module in the Modern Language Centre in another language at credit level 4.

Spanish and Portuguese pathway

You will then select a further module to bring your total credits to 120 for the year from a range of optional modules, that may typically include:

  • Image: Visual Culture in the Global Iberias (15 credits)
  • Music of the Lusophone & Hispanic Worlds (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Modern Hispanic Culture (15 credits)
  • From Frontier to Empire: Cultures in Contact in the Medieval & Early Modern Iberian Worlds (15 credits)
  • A module in the Modern Language Centre in another language at credit level 4.

Year 2

Required Modules

French pathway

  • Core Language (Second Year) (15 credits)
  • The Practice of Translation (15 credits)

German pathway

Non-native German speakers

  • German Language and Culture II (15 credits)
  • Translation from and into German II (15 credits)

Native German speakers

  • Translation from and into German II (15 credits)

Spanish pathway

  • Spanish Language 2 (30 credits)

 

French and German pathway

Post-A Level French

  • Core Language (Second Year) (15 credits)
  • The Practice of Translation (15 credits)

Ab initio French

  • Intermediate French (30 credits)

Non-native German speakers

  • German Language and Culture II (15 credits)
  • Translation from and into German II (15 credits)

Native German speakers

  • Translation from and into German II (15 credits)

Ab initio German students

  • Intermediate German (30 credits)

 

French and Portuguese pathway

Post-A Level French

  • Core Language (Second Year) (15 credits)
  • The Practice of Translation (15 credits)

Ab initio French

  • Intermediate French (30 credits)

Post-A Level Portuguese

  • Portuguese Language 2 (30 credits)

Ab initio Portuguese

  • Intermediate Portuguese (30 credits)

 

French and Spanish pathway

Post-A Level French

  • Core Language (Second Year) (15 credits)
  • The Practice of Translation (15 credits)

Ab initio French

  • Intermediate French (30 credits)

Post-A Level Spanish

  • Spanish Language 2 (30 credits)

Ab initio Spanish

  • Intermediate Spanish (30 credits)

 

German and Portuguese pathway

Non-native German speakers

  • German Language and Culture II (15 credits)
  • Translation from and into German II (15 credits)

Native German speakers

  • Translation from and into German II (15 credits)

Ab initio German students

  • Intermediate German (30 credits)

Post-A Level Portuguese

  • Portuguese Language 2 (30 credits)

Ab initio Portuguese

  • Intermediate Portuguese (30 credits)

 

German and Spanish pathway

Non-native German speakers

  • German Language and Culture II (15 credits)
  • Translation from and into German II (15 credits)

Native German speakers

  • Translation from and into German II (15 credits)

Ab initio German students

  • Intermediate German (30 credits)

Post-A Level Spanish

  • Spanish Language 2 (30 credits)

Ab initio Spanish

  • Intermediate Spanish (30 credits)

 

Spanish and Portuguese pathway

Post-A Level Spanish

  • Spanish Language 2 (30 credits)

Ab initio Spanish

  • Intermediate Spanish (30 credits)

Post-A Level Portuguese

  • Portuguese Language 2 (30 credits)

Ab initio Portuguese

  • Intermediate Portuguese (30 credits)
Optional Modules

French pathway

You are required to take at least two early / transhistorical modules in the Department  of French from a range that may typically include:

  • The Idea of France (15 credits)
  • Death & Desire: Love in French literature before 1700 (15 credits)
  • Obscenity and Civility in Pre- and Early-Modern French Literature (15 credits)

You then take a further 60 credits from a range of French Department optional modules, that may typically include:

  • The early / transhistorical modules listed above
  • Modern French History (15 credits)
  • The French Novel after 1700 (15 credits)
  • French Poetry after 1800 (15 credits
  • Writing the Self in French Literature since 1700 (15 credits)
  • Marketing the Margins: Case Studies in the Literary Marketplace (15 credits)
  • Modernity and the City (15 credits)
  • French Political Thought II (15 credits)
  • French Cinema and its Others (15 credits)
  • You may replace one 15-credit optional module with a module in the Modern Language Centre in another language at credit level 5.
  • You may also, with approval, select 15 credits at credit level 5 from outside the Department of French.

 

German pathway

You are required to take at least one German Department module with pre-modern content from a range that may typically include:

  • Gender and Identity in Arthurian Romance (15 credits)
  • The German Reformation (15 credits)
  • 18th-Century German Thought: The Education of Humanity (15 credits)

You will then select further German Department modules to bring your total credits to 120 for the year from a range of optional modules, that may typically include:

  • The pre-modern modules listed above
  • Politics and Culture in Cold War Germany since 1870 (15 credits)
  • The Weimar Republic: Culture and Crisis (15 credits)
  • A Year in the Life of German-Language Film (15 credits)
  • Marketing the Margins: Case Studies in the Literary Marketplace (15 credits)
  • Talking Back: Voices of Protest in German Culture (15 credits)
  • Society, Politics and Popular Culture in Germany since 1870 (15 credits)
  • Berlin Past and Present: The Reconstruction of a Capital City (15 credits)
  • You may replace one 15-credit optional module with a module in the Modern Language Centre in another language at credit level 5.
  • You may also, with approval, select 15 credits at credit level 5 from outside the Department of German.

 

Spanish pathway

You take 90 credits from a range of Spanish optional modules from the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, that may typically include:

  • Memory in Modern Spanish Culture (15 credits)
  • Language Acts and Worldmaking in Medieval and Early Modern Spain (15 credits)
  • Introduction to the Study of Language with Special Reference to Spanish and Portuguese (15 credits)
  • Imperial Visions in Iberian Literature (15 credits)
  • Marketing the Margins: Case Studies in the Literary Marketplace (15 credits)
  • The Study of Gender in Spanish American Literature and Culture (15 credits)
  • Visuality, Literature and Modern Life in Latin America (15 credits)
  • Fatherlands: Spain and Portugal under the Dictators (15 credits)
  • Catalan Language & Culture (15 credits)
  • Spain in the World (15 credits)
  • Nationalism in Spain (15 credits)
  • You may replace one 15-credit optional module with a module in the Modern Language Centre in another language at credit level 5.
  • You may also, with approval, select 15 credits at credit level 5 from outside the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.
  • Alternatively, you may replace up to 30 credits of Spanish modules with Portuguese modules offered by the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.

 

French and German pathway

French

You take 30 credits from a range of optional French Department modules, that may typically include:

  • The Idea of France (15 credits)
  • Death & Desire: Love in French literature before 1700 (15 credits)
  • Obscenity and Civility in Pre- and Early-Modern French Literature (15 credits)
  • Modern French History (15 credits)
  • The French Novel after 1700 (15 credits)
  • French Poetry after 1800 (15 credits
  • Writing the Self in French Literature since 1700 (15 credits)
  • Marketing the Margins: Case Studies in the Literary Marketplace (15 credits)
  • Modernity and the City (15 credits)
  • French Political Thought II (15 credits)
  • French Cinema and its Others (15 credits)

 

German

You are required to take at least one German Department module with pre-modern content from a range, that may typically include:

  • Gender and Identity in Arthurian Romance (15 credits)
  • The German Reformation (15 credits)
  • 18th-Century German Thought (15 credits)

You will then select further German Department modules to bring your total German credits to 60 for the year from a range of optional modules, that may typically include:

  • The pre-modern modules listed above
  • Politics and Culture in Cold War Germany since 1870 (15 credits)
  • The Weimar Republic: Culture and Crisis (15 credits)
  • A Year in the Life of German-Language Film (15 credits)
  • Marketing the Margins: Case Studies in the Literary Marketplace (15 credits)
  • Talking Back: Voices of Protest in German Culture (15 credits)
  • Society, Politics and Popular Culture in Germany since 1870 (15 credits)
  • Berlin Past and Present: The Reconstruction of a Capital City (15 credits)

Students who studied an additional language in the Modern Language Centre in Year 1 may continue to study this additional language in the Modern Language Centre instead of 1 x 15-credit optional module from either of their main pathway languages.

 

French and Portuguese pathway

French

You take 30 credits of  French Department optional modules from a range that may typically include:

  • The Idea of France (15 credits)
  • Death & Desire: Love in French literature before 1700 (15 credits)
  • Obscenity and Civility in Pre- and Early-Modern French Literature (15 credits)
  • Modern French History (15 credits)
  • The French Novel after 1700 (15 credits)
  • French Poetry after 1800 (15 credits
  • Writing the Self in French Literature since 1700 (15 credits)
  • Marketing the Margins: Case Studies in the Literary Marketplace (15 credits)
  • Modernity and the City (15 credits)
  • French Political Thought II (15 credits)
  • French Cinema and its Others (15 credits)

Portuguese

You take 30 credits of Portuguese optional modules in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies from a range that may typically include:

  • Nineteenth Century Fiction in Brazil and Portugal (15 credits)
  • Visuality, Literature and Modern Life in Latin America (15 credits)
  • Fatherlands: Spain and Portugal under the Dictators (15 credits)
  • Imperial Visions in Iberian Literature (15 credits)
  • Introduction to the Study of Language with Special Reference to Spanish and Portuguese (15 credits)

Students who studied an additional language in the Modern Language Centre in Year 1 may continue to study this additional language in the Modern Language Centre instead of 1 x 15-credit optional module from either of their main pathway languages.

 

 

French and Spanish pathway

French

You take 30 credits of French Department optional modules from a range that may typically include:

  • The Idea of France (15 credits)
  • Death & Desire: Love in French literature before 1700 (15 credits)
  • Obscenity and Civility in Pre- and Early-Modern French Literature (15 credits)
  • Modern French History (15 credits)
  • The French Novel after 1700 (15 credits)
  • French Poetry after 1800 (15 credits
  • Writing the Self in French Literature since 1700 (15 credits)
  • Marketing the Margins: Case Studies in the Literary Marketplace (15 credits)
  • Modernity and the City (15 credits)
  • French Political Thought II (15 credits)
  • French Cinema and its Others (15 credits)

 

Spanish

You take 30 credits of Spanish optional modules in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies from a range that may typically include:

  • Memory in Modern Spanish Culture (15 credits)
  • Language Acts and Worldmaking in Medieval and Early Modern Spain (15 credits)
  • Introduction to the Study of Language with Special Reference to Spanish and Portuguese (15 credits)
  • Imperial Visions in Iberian Literature (15 credits)
  • Marketing the Margins: Case Studies in the Literary Marketplace (15 credits)
  • The Study of Gender in Spanish American Literature and Culture (15 credits)
  • Visuality, Literature and Modern Life in Latin America (15 credits)
  • Fatherlands: Spain and Portugal under the Dictators (15 credits)
  • Catalan Language & Culture (15 credits)

Students who studied an additional language in the Modern Language Centre in Year 1 may continue to study this additional language in the Modern Language Centre instead of 1 x 15-credit optional module from either of their main pathway languages.

 

German and Portuguese pathway

German

You are required to take at least one German Department module with pre-modern content from a range, that may typically include:

  • Gender and Identity in Arthurian Romance (15 credits)
  • The German Reformation (15 credits)
  • 18th-Century German Thought (15 credits)

You will then select further German Department modules to bring your total German credits to 60 for the year from a range of optional modules, that may typically include:

  • The pre-modern modules listed above
  • Politics and Culture in Cold War Germany since 1870 (15 credits)
  • The Weimar Republic: Culture and Crisis (15 credits)
  • A Year in the Life of German-Language Film (15 credits)
  • Marketing the Margins: Case Studies in the Literary Marketplace (15 credits)
  • Talking Back: Voices of Protest in German Culture (15 credits)
  • Society, Politics and Popular Culture in Germany since 1870 (15 credits)
  • Berlin Past and Present: The Reconstruction of a Capital City (15 credits)

 

Portuguese

You take 30 credits of Portuguese optional modules in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies from a range that may typically include:

  • Nineteenth Century Fiction in Brazil and Portugal (15 credits)
  • Visuality, Literature and Modern Life in Latin America (15 credits)
  • Fatherlands: Spain and Portugal under the Dictators (15 credits)
  • Imperial Visions in Iberian Literature (15 credits)
  • Introduction to the Study of Language with Special Reference to Spanish and Portuguese (15 credits)

Students who studied an additional language in the Modern Language Centre in Year 1 may continue to study this additional language in the Modern Language Centre instead of 1 x 15-credit optional module from either of their main pathway languages.

 

 

German and Spanish pathway

German

You are required to take at least one German Department module with pre-modern content from a range, that may typically include:

  • Gender and Identity in Arthurian Romance (15 credits)
  • The German Reformation (15 credits)
  • 18th-Century German Thought (15 credits)

You will then select further German Department modules to bring your total German credits to 60 for the year from a range of optional modules, that may typically include:

  • The pre-modern modules listed above
  • Politics and Culture in Cold War Germany since 1870 (15 credits)
  • The Weimar Republic: Culture and Crisis (15 credits)
  • A Year in the Life of German-Language Film (15 credits)
  • Marketing the Margins: Case Studies in the Literary Marketplace (15 credits)
  • Talking Back: Voices of Protest in German Culture (15 credits)
  • Society, Politics and Popular Culture in Germany since 1870 (15 credits)
  • Berlin Past and Present: The Reconstruction of a Capital City (15 credits)

Spanish

You take 30 credits of Spanish optional modules in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies from a range that may typically include:

  • Memory in Modern Spanish Culture (15 credits)
  • Language Acts and Worldmaking in Medieval and Early Modern Spain (15 credits)
  • Introduction to the Study of Language with Special Reference to Spanish and Portuguese (15 credits)
  • Imperial Visions in Iberian Literature (15 credits)
  • Marketing the Margins: Case Studies in the Literary Marketplace (15 credits)
  • The Study of Gender in Spanish American Literature and Culture (15 credits)
  • Visuality, Literature and Modern Life in Latin America (15 credits)
  • Fatherlands: Spain and Portugal under the Dictators (15 credits)
  • Catalan Language & Culture (15 credits)

Students who studied an additional language in the Modern Language Centre in Year 1 may continue to study this additional language in the Modern Language Centre instead of 1 x 15-credit optional module from either of their main pathway languages.

 

Spanish and Portuguese pathway

You take 60 credits of Spanish and/or Portuguese optional modules in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies from a range that may typically include:

  • Memory in Modern Spanish Culture (15 credits)
  • Nineteenth Century Fiction in Brazil and Portugal (15 credits)
  • Language Acts and Worldmaking in Medieval and Early Modern Spain (15 credits)
  • Introduction to the Study of Language with Special Reference to Spanish and Portuguese (15 credits)
  • Imperial Visions in Iberian Literature (15 credits)
  • Marketing the Margins: Case Studies in the Literary Marketplace (15 credits)
  • The Study of Gender in Spanish American Literature and Culture (15 credits)
  • Visuality, Literature and Modern Life in Latin America (15 credits)
  • Fatherlands: Spain and Portugal under the Dictators (15 credits)
  • Catalan Language & Culture (15 credits)

Students who studied an additional language in the Modern Language Centre in Year 1 may continue to study this additional language in the Modern Language Centre instead of 1 x 15-credit optional module from either of their main pathway languages.

Year 3

Assessment for this year will depend on whether you choose to split the year between two countries, or spend the entire year in one. It will also depend on how you opt to spend your year: as an exchange student at a university, a language assistant teaching English, or on an approved work placement.
Required Modules

Partner Institutions for the French semester currently include:

  • Université Lumière Lyon II 
  • Université Paris-Sorbonne 
  • Université Paris-Nanterre  
  • Aix-Marseille Université 
  • Université des Antilles et de la Guyane (Martinique) 
  • École Normale Supérieure (Paris) 
  • École Normale Supérieure (Lyon) 
  • Sciences Po (Paris) 
  • Sciences Po (Lyon)  
  • Université de Montréal  
  • Université Laval  
  • Université de Strasbourg 

 

Partners for the German semester abroad currently include: 

  • Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität , Frankfurt am Main 
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munchen 
  • Universität Wien 
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg 
  • Universität Mannheim 

 

Partners for the Portuguese semester abroad currently include:

  • Universidade de Lisboa - Portugal
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Portugal
  • Universidade de Coimbra - Portugal
  • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Brazil
  • Universidade Federal da Bahia - Brazil
  • Universidade de São Paulo - Brazil
  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

 

Partners for the Spanish semester abroad currently include:

  • Universidad de Alicante - Spain
  • Universidad de Cádiz - Spain
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Spain
  • Universidad de Córdoba - Spain
  • Universidad del País Vasco - Spain
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Spain
  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Lugo Campus) – Spain
  • Universidad de Salamanca - Spain
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) - Chile
  • Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (TEC), Campus Querétaro - Mexico
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) - Mexico
  • Universidad del Pacífico – Peru
Universidad San Francisco de Quito – Ecuador
Optional Modules
There are no optional modules for Year 3.

Year 4

Required Modules

French pathway

  • French Language (15 credits)
  • The Stylistics of Translation (15 credits)

 

German pathway

Non-native German speakers

  • German Language and Culture III (15 credits)
  • Translation from and into German III (15 credits)

Native German speakers

  • Translation from and into German III (15 credits)

 

Spanish pathway

  • Spanish Language 4 (30 credits)

 

French and German pathway

French

  • French Language (15 credits)

Non-native German speakers

  • German Language and Culture III (15 credits)
  • Translation from and into German III (15 credits)

Native German speakers

  • Translation from and into German III (15 credits)

 

French and Portuguese pathway

French

  • French Language (15 credits)

Portuguese

  • Portuguese Language 4 (30 credits)

 

French and Spanish pathway

French

  • French Language (15 credits)

Spanish

  • Spanish Language 4 (30 credits)

 

 

German and Portuguese pathway

Non-native German speakers

  • German Language and Culture III (15 credits)
  • Translation from and into German III (15 credits)

Native German speakers

  • Translation from and into German III (15 credits)

Portuguese

  • Portuguese Language 4 (30 credits)

 

German and Spanish pathway

Non-native German speakers

  • German Language and Culture III (15 credits)
  • Translation from and into German III (15 credits)

Native German speakers

  • Translation from and into German III (15 credits)

Spanish

  • Spanish Language 4 (30 credits)

 

Spanish and Portuguese pathway

Spanish

  • Spanish Language 4 (30 credits)

Portuguese

  • Portuguese Language 4 (30 credits)
Optional Modules

French pathway

You are required to take at least one non-language French Department module which concerns pre-1800 French literature and culture from a list that may typically include:

  • Old French Romance (15 credits)
  • Sixteenth-century Encounters with the ‘New World’ (15 credits)
  • Shadows of Enlightenment (15 credits)

 

You take a further 75 credits from a range of French Department optional modules, that may typically include:

  • The pre-1800 modules listed above
  • Citizenship and Exclusion: Republicanism and its Discontents (15 credits)
  • French Anticolonial Thought (15 credits)
  • Enquiring Minds: Murder Mysteries in French Literature from Realism to Post-Modernism (15 credits)
  • Politics and the Moving Image in post-1968 France (15 credits)
  • Comparing Romance Languages (Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies) (15 credits)
  • Recent French Thought (15 credits)
  • Contemporary Women’s Writing in France (15 credits)
  • Images of Algeria (15 credits)
  • Québeçois Fiction & Film across the Canadian Bicultural Divide (15 credits)
  • Maximising Performance: Brecht, Boal and Big Business (15 credits)
  • The French Revolution Effect: Italy, France, Germany (Department of Comparative Literature) (15 credits)
  • You may replace one 15-credit optional module with a module in the Modern Language Centre in another language at credit level 6.
  • You may also, with approval, select 15 credits at credit level 6 from outside the Department of French.

 

German pathway

You are required to take at least one German Department module which with pre-modern content from a list that may typically include:

  • Goethe’s Poems (15 credits)
  • Religion, Sex and Politics: German Literature of the 16th and 17th Centuries (15 credits)
  • Death & the Afterlife in Medieval & Modern German Literature (15 credits)

 

You will then select further German Department modules to bring your total credits to 120 for the year from a range of optional modules, that may typically include:

  • The pre-modern modules listed above
  • Dissertation (15 credits)
  • Aspects of Post-1945 German Culture (15 credits)
  • Afro-German Moving Images: Postcolonial Perspectives on German-Language Film (15 credits)
  • Contemporary German Politics (15 credits)
  • Writings in Tongues: Literature and Migration in the Modern German Context (15 credits)
  • Germany in Motion: Migration, Integration and Political Transformation 1945-2015 (15 credits)
  • Maximising Performance: Brecht, Boal and Big Business (15 credits)
  • You may replace one 15-credit optional module with a module in the Modern Language Centre in another language at credit level 6.
  • You may also, with approval, select 15 credits at credit level 6 from outside the Department of German.

 

Spanish pathway

You take a further 90 credits from a range of Spanish optional modules in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, that may typically include:

  • Advanced Topics in Applied Linguistics (15 credits)
  • Myth & Archive: 19th & 20th Century Rewritings on Colonial Latin America (15 credits)
  • Images of Spain: Stereotypes in Spanish Cinema (15 credits)
  • The Writer and the Public: Journalism in Spain (15 credits)
  • Key Terms and Points of View in Latin American Visual Arts
  • Cross-Cultural Exchanges between Africa and the Americas, 16th-20th Centuries (15 credits)
  • History & Imagination in 19th Century Spanish Narrative (15 credits)
  • Comparing Romance Languages: Historical Evolution and Linguistic Interference (15 credits)
  • Sefarad: The Jews of Medieval Spain in Literary History and Cultural Memory (15 credits)
  • Catalan Culture (15 credits)
  • Advanced Catalan Language (15 credits)
  • EU and Southern Europe: Spain, Portugal, Greece (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (15 credits)
  • You may replace one 15-credit optional module with a module in the Modern Language Centre in another language at credit level 6.
  • You may also, with approval, select 15 credits at credit level 6 from outside the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.

 

Alternatively, you may replace up to 30 credits of Spanish modules with Portuguese modules offered by the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, which may typically include:

  • Brazilian Poetry and Song: 1958 to the present (15 credits)
  • Topics in Afro-Brazilian Culture (15 credits)
  • Peripheral Europeans: Modernity, Traditionalism and National Identity (15 credits)
  • Maximising Performance: Brecht, Boal and Big Business (15 credits)
  • Composition in Portuguese (15 credits)

 

French and German pathway

French

You take 45 credits of French Department optional modules from a range that may typically include:

  • Old French Romance (15 credits)
  • Sixteenth-century Encounters with the ‘New World’ (15 credits)
  • Shadows of Enlightenment (15 credits)
  • Citizenship and Exclusion: Republicanism and its Discontents (15 credits)
  • French Anticolonial Thought (15 credits)
  • Enquiring Minds: Murder Mysteries in French Literature from Realism to Post-Modernism (15 credits)
  • Politics and the Moving Image in post-1968 France (15 credits)
  • Comparing Romance Languages (Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies) (15 credits)
  • Recent French Thought (15 credits)
  • Contemporary Women’s Writing in France (15 credits)
  • Images of Algeria (15 credits)
  • Québeçois Fiction & Film across the Canadian Bicultural Divide (15 credits)
  • Maximising Performance: Brecht, Boal and Big Business (15 credits)
  • The French Revolution Effect: Italy, France, Germany (Department of Comparative Literature) (15 credits)

 

German

You take further German Department modules to bring your total German credits to 60 for the year from a range that may typically include:

  • Dissertation (15 credits)
  • Goethe’s Poems (15 credits)
  • Religion, Sex and Politics: German Literature of the 16th and 17th Centuries (15 credits)
  • Death & the Afterlife in Medieval & Modern German Literature (15 credits)
  • Women’s Writing: Then and Now (15 credits)
  • The pre-modern modules listed above
  • Dissertation (15 credits)
  • Aspects of Post-1945 German Culture (15 credits)
  • Afro-German Moving Images: Postcolonial Perspectives on German-Language Film (15 credits)
  • Contemporary German Politics (15 credits)
  • Writings in Tongues: Literature and Migration in the Modern German Context (15 credits)
  • Germany in Motion: Migration, Integration and Political Transformation 1945-2015 (15 credits)
  • Maximising Performance: Brecht, Boal and Big Business (15 credits)

Students who studied an additional language in the Modern Language Centre in Years 1 and 2 may continue to study this additional language in the Modern Language Centre instead of 1 x 15-credit optional module from either of their main pathway languages.

 

French and Portuguese pathway

French

You take 45 credits of French Department optional modules from a range that may typically include:

  • Old French Romance (15 credits)
  • Sixteenth-century Encounters with the ‘New World’ (15 credits)
  • Shadows of Enlightenment (15 credits)
  • Citizenship and Exclusion: Republicanism and its Discontents (15 credits)
  • French Anticolonial Thought (15 credits)
  • Enquiring Minds: Murder Mysteries in French Literature from Realism to Post-Modernism (15 credits)
  • Politics and the Moving Image in post-1968 France (15 credits)
  • Comparing Romance Languages (Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies) (15 credits)
  • Recent French Thought (15 credits)
  • Contemporary Women’s Writing in France (15 credits)
  • Images of Algeria (15 credits)
  • Québeçois Fiction & Film across the Canadian Bicultural Divide (15 credits)
  • Maximising Performance: Brecht, Boal and Big Business (15 credits)
  • The French Revolution Effect: Italy, France, Germany (Department of Comparative Literature) (15 credits)

Portuguese

You take 30 credits of optional Portuguese modules in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies from a range that may typically include:

  • Brazilian Poetry and Song: 1958 to the present (15 credits)
  • Topics in Afro-Brazilian Culture (15 credits)
  • Cross-Cultural Exchanges between Africa and the Americas, 16th-20th Centuries (15 credits)
  • Comparing Romance Languages: Historical Evolution and Linguistic Interference (15 credits)
  • Peripheral Europeans: Modernity, Traditionalism and National Identity (15 credits)
  • Maximising Performance: Brecht, Boal and Big Business (15 credits)
  • EU and Southern Europe: Spain, Portugal, Greece (15 credits)
  • Composition in Portuguese (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (15 credits)

Students who studied an additional language in the Modern Language Centre in Years 1 and 2 may continue to study this additional language in the Modern Language Centre instead of 1 x 15-credit optional module from either of their main pathway languages.

 

French and Spanish pathway

French

You take 45 credits of French Department optional modules from a range that may typically include:

  • Old French Romance (15 credits)
  • Sixteenth-century Encounters with the ‘New World’ (15 credits)
  • Shadows of Enlightenment (15 credits)
  • Citizenship and Exclusion: Republicanism and its Discontents (15 credits)
  • French Anticolonial Thought (15 credits)
  • Enquiring Minds: Murder Mysteries in French Literature from Realism to Post-Modernism (15 credits)
  • Politics and the Moving Image in post-1968 France (15 credits)
  • Comparing Romance Languages (Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies) (15 credits)
  • Recent French Thought (15 credits)
  • Contemporary Women’s Writing in France (15 credits)
  • Images of Algeria (15 credits)
  • Québeçois Fiction & Film across the Canadian Bicultural Divide (15 credits)
  • Maximising Performance: Brecht, Boal and Big Business (15 credits)
  • The French Revolution Effect: Italy, France, Germany (Department of Comparative Literature) (15 credits)

Spanish

You take 30 credits of Spanish optional modules in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies from a range that may typically include:

  • Advanced Topics in Applied Linguistics (15 credits)
  • Myth & Archive: 19th & 20th Century Rewritings on Colonial Latin America (15 credits)
  • Images of Spain: Stereotypes in Spanish Cinema (15 credits)
  • The Writer and the Public: Journalism in Spain (15 credits)
  • Key Terms and Points of View in Latin American Visual Arts (15 credits)
  • Cross-Cultural Exchanges between Africa and the Americas, 16th-20th Centuries (15 credits)
  • History & Imagination in 19th Century Spanish Narrative (15 credits)
  • Comparing Romance Languages: Historical Evolution and Linguistic Interference (15 credits)
  • Sefarad: The Jews of Medieval Spain in Literary History and Cultural Memory (15 credits)
  • Catalan Culture (15 credits)
  • Advanced Catalan Language (15 credits)
  • EU and Southern Europe: Spain, Portugal, Greece (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (15 credits)

Students who studied an additional language in the Modern Language Centre in Years 1 and 2 may continue to study this additional language in the Modern Language Centre instead of 1 x 15-credit optional module from either of their main pathway languages.

 

German and Portuguese pathway

German

You take further German Department modules to bring your total German credits to 60 for the year from a range that may typically include:

  • Dissertation (15 credits)
  • Goethe’s Poems (15 credits)
  • Religion, Sex and Politics: German Literature of the 16th and 17th Centuries (15 credits)
  • Death & the Afterlife in Medieval & Modern German Literature (15 credits)
  • Women’s Writing: Then and Now (15 credits)
  • The pre-modern modules listed above
  • Dissertation (15 credits)
  • Aspects of Post-1945 German Culture (15 credits)
  • Afro-German Moving Images: Postcolonial Perspectives on German-Language Film (15 credits)
  • Contemporary German Politics (15 credits)
  • Writings in Tongues: Literature and Migration in the Modern German Context (15 credits)
  • Germany in Motion: Migration, Integration and Political Transformation 1945-2015 (15 credits)
  • Maximising Performance: Brecht, Boal and Big Business (15 credits)

 

Portuguese

You take 30 credits of Portuguese optional modules in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies from a range that may typically include:

  • Brazilian Poetry and Song: 1958 to the present (15 credits)
  • Topics in Afro-Brazilian Culture (15 credits)
  • Cross-Cultural Exchanges between Africa and the Americas, 16th-20th Centuries (15 credits)
  • Comparing Romance Languages: Historical Evolution and Linguistic Interference (15 credits)
  • Peripheral Europeans: Modernity, Traditionalism and National Identity (15 credits)
  • Maximising Performance: Brecht, Boal and Big Business (15 credits)
  • EU and Southern Europe: Spain, Portugal, Greece (15 credits)
  • Composition in Portuguese (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (15 credits)

 

Students who studied an additional language in the Modern Language Centre in Years 1 and 2 may continue to study this additional language in the Modern Language Centre instead of 1 x 15-credit optional module from either of their main pathway languages.

 

German and Spanish pathway

German

You take further German Department modules to bring your total German credits to 60 for the year from a range that may typically include:

  • Dissertation (15 credits)
  • Goethe’s Poems (15 credits)
  • Religion, Sex and Politics: German Literature of the 16th and 17th Centuries (15 credits)
  • Death & the Afterlife in Medieval & Modern German Literature (15 credits)
  • Women’s Writing: Then and Now (15 credits)
  • The pre-modern modules listed above
  • Dissertation (15 credits)
  • Aspects of Post-1945 German Culture (15 credits)
  • Afro-German Moving Images: Postcolonial Perspectives on German-Language Film (15 credits)
  • Contemporary German Politics (15 credits)
  • Writings in Tongues: Literature and Migration in the Modern German Context (15 credits)
  • Germany in Motion: Migration, Integration and Political Transformation 1945-2015 (15 credits)
  • Maximising Performance: Brecht, Boal and Big Business (15 credits)

 

Spanish

You take 30 credits of Spanish optional modules in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies from a range that may typically include:

  • Advanced Topics in Applied Linguistics (15 credits)
  • Myth & Archive: 19th & 20th Century Rewritings on Colonial Latin America (15 credits)
  • Images of Spain: Stereotypes in Spanish Cinema (15 credits)
  • The Writer and the Public: Journalism in Spain (15 credits)
  • Key Terms and Points of View in Latin American Visual Arts (15 credits)
  • Cross-Cultural Exchanges between Africa and the Americas, 16th-20th Centuries (15 credits)
  • History & Imagination in 19th Century Spanish Narrative (15 credits)
  • Comparing Romance Languages: Historical Evolution and Linguistic Interference (15 credits)
  • Sefarad: The Jews of Medieval Spain in Literary History and Cultural Memory (15 credits)
  • Catalan Culture (15 credits)
  • Advanced Catalan Language (15 credits)
  • EU and Southern Europe: Spain, Portugal, Greece (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (15 credits)

 

Students who studied an additional language in the Modern Language Centre in Years 1 and 2 may continue to study this additional language in the Modern Language Centre instead of 1 x 15-credit optional module from either of their main pathway languages.

 

Spanish and Portuguese pathway

Spanish

You take 30 credits of Spanish optional modules in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies from a range that may typically include:

  • Advanced Topics in Applied Linguistics (15 credits)
  • Myth & Archive: 19th & 20th Century Rewritings on Colonial Latin America (15 credits)
  • Images of Spain: Stereotypes in Spanish Cinema (15 credits)
  • The Writer and the Public: Journalism in Spain (15 credits)
  • Key Terms and Points of View in Latin American Visual Arts (15 credits)
  • Cross-Cultural Exchanges between Africa and the Americas, 16th-20th Centuries (15 credits)
  • History & Imagination in 19th Century Spanish Narrative (15 credits)
  • Comparing Romance Languages: Historical Evolution and Linguistic Interference (15 credits)
  • Sefarad: The Jews of Medieval Spain in Literary History and Cultural Memory (15 credits)
  • Catalan Culture (15 credits)
  • Advanced Catalan Language (15 credits)
  • EU and Southern Europe: Spain, Portugal, Greece (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (15 credits)

 

Portuguese

You take 30 credits of Portuguese optional modules in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies from a range that may typically include:

  • Brazilian Poetry and Song: 1958 to the present (15 credits)
  • Topics in Afro-Brazilian Culture (15 credits)
  • Cross-Cultural Exchanges between Africa and the Americas, 16th-20th Centuries (15 credits)
  • Comparing Romance Languages: Historical Evolution and Linguistic Interference (15 credits)
  • Peripheral Europeans: Modernity, Traditionalism and National Identity (15 credits)
  • Maximising Performance: Brecht, Boal and Big Business (15 credits)
  • EU and Southern Europe: Spain, Portugal, Greece (15 credits)
  • Composition in Portuguese (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (15 credits)
Students who studied an additional language in the Modern Language Centre in Years 1 and 2 may continue to study this additional language in the Modern Language Centre instead of 1 x 15-credit optional module from either of their main pathway languages.

Entry requirements

 

Required subjects

None

Preferred subjects

None

Further information and other requirements

Entry requirements

A-Level 

AAB 

AAB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

Access to HE Diploma 

D: 33 credits

M: 12 credits

P: 0 credits

Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.

Cambridge Pre-U

D3 D3 M2

Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)

 

DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010)

 

DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010)

 

D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers

AAB at Highers

and

AB at Advanced Highers

AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject)

International Baccalaureate

35 points

Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665.

Other International Qualifications

 

Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements.

English Language requirements

Band B

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: 15th January 2020

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees EU:

Students starting their programme in 2020/21 (September 2020) who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2021/22.

The UK tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year is £19,800 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

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

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