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Modern Languages (German, Portuguese and Chinese) (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
4 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

Become highly proficient in German, Portuguese and Chinese on this 4 year Modern Languages degree. You'll develop a strong understanding of the cultures and societies you study by spending a year abroad, before graduating prepared for professions in which these languages are a key requirement.

This programme will immerse you in international experiences. This is our broadest range of languages offered, and will prepare you to communicate and work in a range of diverse and multilingual contexts.

You will:

  • develop your knowledge and understanding of key aspects of the cultures and societies you study, enabling you to ‘read’ and interpret different cultural traditions
  • get to know foreign cultures first hand by spending a year abroad, either as a student or in a work placement
  • develop a range of communicative and intercultural competencies, as well as analytical, research and personal skills

German has around 95 million speakers, and is spoken in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It also comes first in terms of first-language speakers in the European Union and the EU.

Portuguese is an increasingly popular choice on our degree programmes at Southampton. It's got over 200 million speakers worldwide, is the sixth most spoken language in the world, and the third most spoken European language after Spanish and English.

Chinese itself is spoken by a quarter of the world’s population, and both a command of the language and an understanding of cultural traditions can help set you apart in the context of global business.

This programme complements your language learning with modules on:

  • history and contemporary society
  • literature and film
  • ethnography and anthropology 
  • linguistic studies

You can choose to combine these areas of study for a broad-based curriculum or focus on the area that interests you most.

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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