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Languages and Contemporary European Studies (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
4 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

This course is now closed and is no longer accepting new applications.

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

  • Chinese

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.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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