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Modern Languages and Economics (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

What will I learn?

This joint degree enables you to acquire an in-depth knowledge of two languages while developing your ability as an analyst of international economic phenomena. 50% of your degree will be in Economics where you will study the choices of consumers, corporations, governments, networks and nations, developing a deep knowledge of global and local economic trends, institutions and policies.

The other 50% of your degree will be in the School of Modern Languages. Each language represents 25% of the degree. Your first language must be post A level (or equivalent) in French, German, Italian or Spanish. Your second language is selected from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

You can spend your year abroad either in one country for the whole year, or you can split your time between your two languages.

How will I learn?

You will have around 15 hours of contact time per week. We employ a variety of teaching styles, including: lectures; seminars of about 15 students, in which the emphasis is on student participation; and written and spoken language classes in small groups. You will spend the rest of your time studying independently, preparing for classes, reading the primary texts, writing essays and working on your language skills.

How will I be assessed?

We will track your progress through language assignments, essays, presentations, portfolio submissions and examinations (written and oral). Throughout your course you will receive detailed, personalised feedback to help you to improve your skills.

What opportunities are there to study abroad?

You will spend a year of your course abroad, normally in year 3. We offer placements at carefully chosen partner institutions through the University’s study abroad scheme or through independent partnerships. It is also possible to work for the British Council as an English language assistant, or to set up an independent work placement.

  • Entry Requirements
  • A level AAB, to include to include A in a language. You must possess an A level in your choice of first language (French/German/Italian/Spanish), and GCSE Maths Grade A/grade 7 or equivalent.

  • International Baccalaureate 36 points, to include 6 at Higher Level in a language. You must possess a Higher Level in your choice of first language (French/German/Italian/Spanish) and either GCSE Maths Grade A/grade 7 or 5 in Higher Level/6 in Standard Level Maths.

  • These offers normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

  • Contextual data and differential offers Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

  • Access courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. You must meet essential subject requirements.

  • Essential subjects A Level/IB HL in the language chosen as Language 1 (from French/German/Italian/Spanish with grade A/HL6 if only one language is being taken and grades A/HL6, B/HL5 if two languages are being taken, and GCSE Mathematics grade A or equivalent.

    Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and
    conditions visit Warwick IFP for more information.

    We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.

    Further Information

    Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.

    Interviews We do not normally interview candidates for any of our degree courses but may do so if we receive an application from someone with ‘non-standard’ qualifications.

    Department offer holder days Candidates will be invited to one of four departmental offer-holder Open Days once they have been offered a place. Open Days take place during the spring term. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

What modules will I study?

We offer a wide variety of modules exploring modern languages and cultures.

More information about modules and the structure of this course can be found on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures website.

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Recent graduate destinations include:

Our graduates work for organisations including: United Nations, the Ministry of Defence, British Airways, BBC Sussex, Nestle. Job roles include: Lead European marketer, Freelance translator & Editor, German Language Teacher, Project Controller, European Graduate trainee, Events Assistant.

Essential information

Entry Requirements

A level AAB, AAB, including A in a language. You must possess an A level in your choice of first language (French/German/Italian/Spanish) and GCSE Mathematics grade A/grade 7 or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate 36 points including 6 at Higher Level in a language. You must possess a Higher Level in your choice of first language (French/German/Italian/Spanish) and either GCSE Mathematics grade A/grade 7 or 5 in Higher Level/6 in Standard Level Maths.


Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

4 years full time, including a year abroad

Department website
School of Modern Languages

Student blogs

Harry Jervis - Modern Languages

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
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Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.

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This information is applicable for 2018 entry.