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Languages and Contemporary European Studies (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
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4 years
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About this course

Explore European culture and politics, and develop advanced skills in 2 languages. This 4-year course lets you discover the rich history of European society, and study its political, legal and economic structures. You’ll spend a year living and working abroad, where you'll improve your language skills and boost your career prospects.

With our Languages and Contemporary European Studies course, you'll look at the history and politics of European integration. Modules will focus on major themes related to society, ideology and culture.

You'll study 2 modern languages from these options:

  • French

  • German

  • Spanish

  • Portuguese

  • Italian

  • Russian

  • Chinese

  • Japanese

  • Arabic

You can also tailor your degree with modules in areas that interest you, such as linguistics or Latin American culture.

Our language development system means we'll teach you at a level that matches your ability. You can even learn one language as a complete beginner.

This is one of the few European Studies degrees set in a Modern Languages programme, and our Centre for Language Study will support you throughout.

You'll spend your 3rd year abroad and can choose to:

  • work as an English assistant in a school

  • study at a university

  • take a work placement

We have partner universities across Europe, but you can also go to:

  • Canada

  • Brazil

  • Mexico

  • China

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.