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

UCAS code: R901

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

Our Philosophy and Modern Languages BA offers you an exceptionally wide range of modules in both Philosophy and Modern Languages, covering literature, language, film, history, philosophical thought, political and social theory, as well as philosophy of mind, science and ancient philosophy. Our Department of Philosophy has particular strengths in philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and ancient philosophy. We are also able to offer an extremely wide range of modules, including subjects like Indian philosophy and medieval philosophy. Our language modules support all levels of language competence and conform to the internationally recognised Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Students can take this course either with an A-level (or equivalent) in the degree language, or as a beginner, following a specially-designed ab initio language course. You will attain a high level of proficiency in speaking, writing and reading the language of your degree, whilst developing your knowledge and critical understanding of its culture and society. Our cultural curriculum is innovative and diverse, covering a range of modules in literature, culture, film studies and history, from the medieval period to the contemporary. For more about the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, follow the departmental contact links.

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 Philosophy Department is ranked 4th in Europe and 8th in the world. (QS World Rankings by Subject 2020)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • King's offers an exceptionally wide range of optional Philosophy modules, covering all areas of the history of philosophy and contemporary philosophy, without any gaps from pre-Socrates to the present day.
  • Our Central London location means students can take advantage of leading societies such as the Aristotelian Society and the Royal Institute of Philosophy, as well as a variety of galleries, theatres, specialist libraries and resources.

Now, in my final year, I can go from studying French-Canadian film to reading medieval literature, or from exploring the philosophy of race to understanding the ethics of climate change… There really is nothing you can’t do!

Alexander, Philosophy and 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, and translating.

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, and translating.

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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