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.
Stage 1 comprises a broad range of options in languages and in English. Language modules are carefully designed and paced so that you can develop and build skills in all aspects of speaking and understanding the language, while exploring the life and culture in the countries where those languages are spoken.
Your module choices in this stage will depend largely on your previous level of language study.
For example, if you have little prior experience of studying French you should start your studies with
Bon départ: beginners' French (L192) (30 credits), followed by undergraduate.qualification.pathways.W41-5,module,L192,,1 Ouverture: intermediate French (L120) (30 credits). undergraduate.qualification.pathways.W41-5,module,L120,,1
If you have little prior experience of studying Spanish you should start your studies with
Portales: beginners' Spanish (L194) (30 credits), followed by undergraduate.qualification.pathways.W41-5,module,L194,,1 En rumbo: intermediate Spanish (L140) (30 credits). undergraduate.qualification.pathways.W41-5,module,L140,,1
We strongly recommend all students study the intermediate French and Spanish modules, as these will provide you with the ideal preparation for further French and Spanish study at Stage 2.
As an alternative to beginners’ French and Spanish you may choose to study other languages at beginners’ level (Chinese and Welsh) or to study German or Italian up to intermediate level. These options will enhance your ability to study languages at a distance which will provide invaluable preparation for Level 2 study.
Stage 2 comprises one French and one Spanish 60-credit 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.W41-5,module,L211,,1
Viento en popa: upper intermediate Spanish (L204), you’ll develop your practical language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Drawing on a variety of authentic audio, video and printed materials from Spain and Latin America, you’ll learn how to communicate in situations ranging from everyday conversation to putting forward your point of view in a debate. You’ll also have the opportunity to work on grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary acquisition. Topics include urban life, education, culture, the workplace, history, traditions and beliefs. You’ll also attend a residential school in Spain (or study an online alternative). undergraduate.qualification.pathways.W41-5,module,L204,,1
On completing the modules, your language proficiency will be at level B2 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.
Where will you be resident whilst you study?
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