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BA in Modern Languages with Linguistics

This degree allows you to study either two or three languages with Linguistics.

Love languages? Already studied one or two languages to A-level and keen to try something new? This exciting new degree programme could be for you. Choose your first language from French, German, Italian and Hispanic Studies. Your second (or third language, where appropriate) is selected from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

Entry requirements

Typical offer: AAB (excluding General Studies); IB 36 points. You will need one or two modern foreign languages at A-level (or equivalent) and a demonstrated aptitude for language learning.

Your first language must be one of post A-level French, German, Italian or Spanish.

If you are taking two languages, (this allows room for both culture and linguistics) your second language can be taken at any level (up to A-level or equivalent) in French, German, Italian, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese.
Arabic, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian will normally be taken at beginner’s or post-GCSE level.

If you are taking three languages, (allowing room only for linguistics) your second and third language can be taken at any level (up to A-level or equivalent) in French, German, Italian, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese. Your third language can also be one of Arabic, Japanese, Portuguese or Russian, normally be taken at beginner’s or post-GCSE level.

These are the normal requirements. If you have alternative qualifications or linguistic experience, there may be some flexibility – just ask!

Course pathways

You will spend three years on campus at Warwick and one year abroad.

Year One

You will either take two language modules, one culture/translation module and one linguistics module OR three languages and one linguistics module.

The culture module can be either a culture module from your first language of French, German, Italian or Hispanic Studies, or LN102 Translation: Methods and Practice.

The Linguistics module is Linguistics: Understanding Language

Year Two

You will take two (or three) core language modules and a Linguistics module (Linguistics: Acquisition and Use)

You will also select cultural modules, (if studying two languages).

Year Three (Spent abroad)

You may opt to spend a full year in one country, or split the year between two countries. We encourage students to spend time in a country where their ab initio language is spoken.

Year Four

You will take two (or three) core language modules and Linguistics modules.
(Linguistics Dissertation or two of the following modules:

Sociolinguistics

English Across Cultures

Organisational Communication in International Business

Evaluating and Planning Research

You will also select cultural modules, (if studying two languages).

Contact

For more details contact course director Evan Stewart, Director of Warwick Language Centre: evan dot stewart at warwick dot ac dot uk.