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University of Central Lancashire

Modern Languages (Foundation Entry)

UCAS Code: L225

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

Entry requirements


72 UCAS points at A2. Must include a Foreign Language that can be studied in Year 1

72 UCAS points. Must include a Foreign Language that can be studied in Year 1

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication

Pass IB Diploma including 72 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects. Must include a Foreign Language that can be studied in Year 1

72 UCAS points. Must include a Foreign Language that can be studied in Year 1

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DM

Must include a Foreign Language that can be studied in Year 1

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMP

Must include a Foreign Language that can be studied in Year 1

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

DM

Must include a Foreign Language that can be studied in Year 1

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

MMP

Must include a Foreign Language that can be studied in Year 1

72 UCAS points. Must include a Foreign Language that can be studied in Year 1

UCAS Tariff

72

Must include a Foreign Language that can be studied in Year 1

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Modern languages

Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. If you are looking for a course that gives you the ability to communicate freely in European and non-European languages, together with an understanding of cultural, political and economic contexts within foreign countries, the UCLan Modern Languages degree is not only a personally enriching experience but also develops your understanding of the recent history, contemporary society, culture and economy of the foreign countries. Two languages are combined; some languages can be studied from ab-initio level where no prior knowledge of the language is required, but you should have experience in at least one of your languages.

You can choose from a wide variety of languages, levels of entry, combinations and options within each language, which will allow you to tailor the course to your individual interests. All of our Modern Foreign Language courses emphasise the communicative properties of languages, and provide opportunities to develop knowledge of ‘area studies’ associated with your target languages. Each programme is very versatile and can lead to a broad range of exciting careers.

You will be taught about your chosen language and culture including music, current and past politics, history, film and literature. You will also study different types of texts, such as formal and informal language. As a student of Modern Languages, as well as your subject-specific proficiency, you will also develop important transferable skills which will help you long after you have completed your degree.

Modules

Foundation Year modules:

Essential Study Skills for Higher Education, Developing Academic Knowledge, Skills for Language Students, Foundation in TESOL, Introduction to Area Studies.

Optional Modules: Introduction to Literature, Introduction to English Language and Linguistics, Extended Course Essay

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£5,500
per year
England
£5,500
per year
EU
£5,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,500
per year
Scotland
£5,500
per year
Wales
£5,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Language and Global Studies

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Others in language and area studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

20%
UK students
80%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Others in language and area studies

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.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
27%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
10%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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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