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Modern Languages and LinguisticsPart of HumanitiesUndergraduate study

Integrated Masters Programmes

Reach postgraduate level in 4 years with our groundbreaking Integrated Masters in Languages (MLang) at Southampton.

Programme structure

Years one and two
The MLang in years one and two is broadly the same as the corresponding undergraduate programme but in your second year you are also required to take a module entitled “Languages for Academic Study" which is designed to prepare you for studies at the partner university during the year abroad.

Year three - the year abroad
You will select from a range of relevant modules at the partner university and you will take an assessed language module for each language as well as taking two other online modules from Southampton (research skills and one language related content module). Students studying two languages are strongly advised to take up a three month work or study placement in a second country either prior to or following the year abroad. Modules taken at the partner university and online modules from Southampton will all contribute to the final degree classification and marks awarded by the partner university will be translated in accordance with Humanities guidelines.

Preparation and support
You will be carefully prepared both for the year abroad and for higher levels of study. We have well established procedures for supporting you as you prepare for the year abroad and you will receive risk assessment training and will be assigned an academic advisor who will support you in your studies both at Southampton and abroad.

Year 4 - the Masters year
In your final year back in Southampton you will choose modules from Modern Languages Masters programmes and will complete research in an area related to your programme in which you have developed an interest. This will be supervised by a member of academic staff with the relevant research interest. You will write your Masters dissertation in the summer at the end of your fourth year. As an MLang student you are expected to participate in the Humanities research community through Graduate School events and ML research seminars.

Language Learning

Language learning is organised as a series of language stages which operate independently from your year of study. This means that in your first year you begin at the stage most appropriate for you. At each stage the courses are designed to develop your skills in spoken and written language and to enable you to make steady and rapid progress.

You will have regular discussion classes with native speakers, as well as classes based on the use of written materials. In addition, you will use our excellent facilities, including individual TV and video viewing, CD ROMs and the internet.

Key facts

  • We welcome the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and are able to provide students with a reduced offer on all Humanities courses in exchange for an A in the EPQ. Click here for further information.

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