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Languages and Contemporary European Studies (BA)

Award
Bachelor of Arts
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campus
Avenue
UCAS course code
R900

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 courses 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

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.