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Coventry University

Languages for Global Communication

UCAS Code: N1R9

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Applicants without A2 level English require GCSE English at grade 6 / B.

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English at grade 6 / B or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English. Applicants without A2 level English require GCSE English at grade 6 / B or above.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

UCAS Tariff

112

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Modern languages

Several of the other key languages on the CBI list (including German, Italian and Japanese) are also available to students through the Add+Vantage Programme of employability enhancement modules. Students whose first Language (L1) is something other than English will have an opportunity to learn English as a Second Language. Students will also have the chance to acquire a foundation in the study of how languages themselves are learned and taught which will inform their current and future engagement in language learning.

The BA (Hons) Languages for Global Communication will also offer further opportunities for students to acquire an additional accredited qualification that is recognised worldwide, be this through DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française), DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera), HSK (Hàny? Shu?píng K?oshì), AP(L)T (Arabic Proficiency Language Test) or CAE (Cambridge Advanced English).

A final-year optional module, entitled ‘Professional Qualifications Preparation’, aims to directly prepare students for these examinations. Formative and summative assessments will be designed to enable students to become familiar with the format of the official examinations. The module assessments will be a combination of formative and summative in-class tests. After finishing the module, students will then have the opportunity to take the official qualifications (typically in May).

Students will also have the option of gaining free Student Affiliate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL). For the Affiliate Membership, which is annually renewable, students can apply when they show they are taking a language specialist degree.

After graduation, students can then apply for full Membership (which includes benefits such as access to CPD webinars and participation in events with CIOL members from specialist divisions: ‘Business, Professions and Government Division’ (BPG), ‘Interpreting Division’ (ID) and ‘Translation Division’ (TD)).

Modules

The course will explore international business, international relations and global culture through studies and active assessments thematically linked to intensive language-learning activity. The engaged, cohesive and outward-looking curriculum will allow students to develop attributes that will complement their language translation skills enabling them to go on to become adaptable and multilingual professionals with a global intercultural perspective.

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Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Humanities

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Languages, linguistics and classics

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


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Languages, linguistics and classics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,250
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Teaching and educational professionals
17%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
15%
Other administrative occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a broad subject for a variety of European languages. No matter which you take, the general theme is that some graduates go to that country to work, often as English language teachers, some go into further study, often to train as teachers or translators, but most get jobs in the UK in education - most often as language tutors, unsurprisingly, or translators. Modern language grads can also be in demand in business roles where communication and language skills are particularly useful, such as marketing and PR, and in finance or law. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

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