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BA in Modern Languages (R900)

Study three languages to degree level with the University of Warwick's BA in Modern Languages.

Love languages? Already studied one or two languages to A-level and keen to try something new? This exciting degree programme could be for you. Choose your first two languages from two European languages: French, German, Italian and Hispanic Studies. Your third language 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 post A-level French, German, Italian or Spanish.

Your second language may be French, German, Italian, or Spanish, (entry at a variety of levels, including both post A-level and beginners).

Your third language can be taken at any level if it is French, German, Italian, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese. If it is Arabic, Japanese, Portuguese or Russian, it will 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 take three language modules and one culture module. This can be either a European Culture Module or a culture module from either your first or your second language of French, German, Italian or Hispanic Studies, or LN102 Translation: Methods and Practice.

Year Two/Three/Four

In all years of the degree, you will take three core language modules. You will also select cultural modules, in your first and/or second language. Culture is also taught through the language modules.

Where you spend your year abroad is flexible. If you take a language ab initio we recommend you spend at least four months in that country. 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 each country where their language is spoken, using vacation periods as well as the academic year abroad.


For more details contact course director Dr David Lees, Director of Undergraduate Studies, SMLC.