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Languages and Contemporary European Studies (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

With this degree, you’ll develop advanced skills in 2 languages and gain a comprehensive understanding of the history and politics of European integration. You’ll also spend a year living and working abroad, building your fluency and boosting your employment prospects.

This is one of the few European studies courses to be embedded with a Modern Languages degree. It focuses on the political, legal and economic structures of Europe and major themes related to society, ideology and culture.

Using our language development system, we’ll make sure you start at a level that matches your ability in your chosen languages. This means you can start one of these languages from scratch - and make rapid progress in both.

The languages offered are:

  • French

  • German

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • Italian

  • Russian

  • Chinese

  • Japanese

  • Arabic

You’ll also have the freedom to tailor your degree to areas that interest you. You could, for instance, take modules from other subject areas, go deeper into Linguistics, or explore more about European and Latin American history and culture.

You’ll have excellent resources to support you. The Centre for Language Study has everything you need.

In your year abroad you can choose to:

  • work as an English assistant in a school

  • study at a university

  • take a work placement

Where you go will depend on the languages you choose. We have partner universities across Europe, but also further afield in Canada, Brazil, Mexico and China.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 328.12 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Avenue campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.