Modern Languages and Cultures BA

You can choose to study one, two or three languages from the following: Catalan, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. If you study just one language, it will be one of French, German, Russian or Spanish. You can take any language from beginner's level, and you can take French, German, Russian or Spanish post-A Level.

We offer language and culture modules that enable you to create combinations of subject areas that work well together and that can build upon your own intellectual interests (for example, visual cultures, literary studies, post-colonialism, language, families) if you want to structure your studies in this way.

You'll spend the third year of your course abroad, speaking the language and living the culture of either one or two of your chosen languages. We have a wide range of destinations on offer, both within Europe and beyond. You can choose to study at a leading university, carry out an approved work placement, or in some cases take part in exciting volunteering opportunities. You can also teach in schools via the British Council's assistantship scheme. Studying in another country will greatly enhance your transferable as well as language skills, making you even more attractive to employers.

When you return to Sheffield for your fourth year, you'll be ready to build on your experience with more advanced language classes and academic modules.

A modern languages and cultures degree at Sheffield is a confident step into the wider world and you'll be graduating with skills that are highly valued by employers. You'll learn to communicate fluently and effectively in one, two or three modern languages. You'll also develop a sophisticated understanding of the countries where those languages are spoken.

BA Award
Full-time Study Mode
4 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

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Standard offer

Access Sheffield offer

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

ABB

typically including a modern foreign language

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

BBB

typically including a modern foreign language

A Levels + additional qualifications

| BBB, typically including a modern foreign language + B in the EPQ

International Baccalaureate

| 33, typically with 5 in a Higher Level modern foreign language

32, typically with 5 in a Higher Level modern foreign language

BTEC

| DDD in a relevant subject

DDM in a relevant subject

Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher

| AABBB + B typically in a modern foreign language

ABBBB + B typically in a modern foreign language

Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels

| B + AB, typically including a modern foreign language

B + BB, typically including a modern foreign language

Access to HE Diploma

| 60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit

60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit

Mature students - explore other routes for mature students

English language requirements | You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

Equivalent English language qualifications

Visa and immigration requirements

Other requirements

If you are not studying a modern foreign language, the department will consider other evidence of aptitude for language learning (such as a languages GCSE at grade 4/C or, for non-native speakers of English, an English language qualification)

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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