What you will study
There are two ways to start a qualification. You can begin your studies at Stage 1, or, if you haven’t studied for a long time, you can get started by studying an Access module as an additional preparatory stage of your chosen qualification. We know from experience that students who have completed an Access module do better in their subsequent modules, so it could be the vital first step you take to help you succeed in your future studies.
To find out the recommended Access module for this pathway, choose your country in the Fees section below.
You’ll study one compulsory 30-credit French module and one compulsory 30-credit German module at Stage 1.
Ouverture: intermediate French (L120) builds on your existing knowledge of French and further develops your proficiency and confidence in understanding writing and speaking French. You’ll also continue your study of French culture with a look at leisure, traditions, communities, consumerism and working lives. undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q30-11,module,L120,,1
Auftakt: intermediate German (L130) builds on your existing knowledge of German and further develops your proficiency and confidence in understanding, writing and speaking German. You’ll also continue your study of German speaking culture and gain insights into many aspects of life in Germany and Austria and the issues that concern German-speaking people. undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q30-11,module,L130,,1
On completing these modules your language proficiency will be at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference.
You have 60 optional credits in which to study other languages and complete this stage.
You could develop your linguistic skills in other languages such as Spanish and Italian which are available at both beginners’ and intermediate level and will give you communication skills in everyday contexts, while introducing you to the cultures in which these languages are spoken. Alternatively, you could take up Chinese and Welsh at beginners’ level. All language options are 30-credits.
If you wish to develop your academic communication skills in English, you could also study the 30-credit module
English for academic purposes online (L185). undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q30-11,module,L185,,1
You could study
Voices and texts (A150) (30 credits) (now discontinued), which explores language use from various academic perspectives, including creative writing and English language studies. We don’t recommend this is the first module you study towards the degree. undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q30-11,module,A150,,1
Stage 2 comprises one French and one German 60-credit module.
The French module,
Envol: upper intermediate French (L211), will expand your ability to use the language, deepen your cultural knowledge and develop your study skills. It uses an exciting blend of interactive online audio-visual and print resources to give you a structured overview of key aspects of life in the French-speaking world today. You'll study a number of topics including lifestyle, habitat, culture, the environment, politics, science and technology. You’ll also attend a residential school in France (or study an online alternative). undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q30-11,module,L211,,1
The German module,
Motive: upper intermediate German (L203), blends interactive online audio-visual with print resources to give you a structured overview of key aspects of life in the German-speaking world today. Topics include: the world of work, art and the media, faith and belief, and contemporary social history. You’ll also attend a residential school in Germany (or study an online alternative). undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q30-11,module,L203,,1
On completing the modules, your language proficiency will be at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference.
Stage 3 also comprises one French and one German 60-credit module.
The final French module,
Mises au point: advanced French (L310), uses authentic online audio and video resources and print materials to acquaint yourself with everyday genres such as interviews, discussions and reportages. You’ll develop intercultural awareness, analytical skills, the ability to write for an academic audience and become an effective communicator In French. The module themes are: history; multicultural France; the media; the arts; science and technology; and expression and identity in the French-speaking world. undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q30-11,module,L310,,1
The final German module,
Variationen: advanced German (L313), uses authentic print, audio, video and online resources to familiarise you with everyday genres such as interviews and discussions. You’ll develop intercultural awareness and critical and analytical skills, and learn how to write for an academic audience. Topics include: regionalism, migration, key events in German and Austrian history, film and literature. undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q30-11,module,L313,,1
On completing the modules, your language proficiency will be at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference.
Modules quoted in qualification descriptions are those that are currently available for study. As the
structure of our qualifications is reviewed on a regular basis, the University is unable to guarantee that
the same selection of modules will continue to be available in future years.
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