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University of Sheffield

Modern Languages and Cultures

UCAS Code: T900

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

typically including a modern foreign language

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

60 credits overall with Distinctions in 30 Level 3 credits, plus Merits in 15 Level 3 credits.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

typically including a modern foreign language

Extended Project

B

plus BBB typically including a modern foreign language

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

typically with 5 in Higher Level in a modern foreign language

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

typically including a modern foreign language

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

DD

in a relevant subject plus grade B at A Level typically in an appropriate modern foreign language

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

DDD

in a relevant subject

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

plus B typically including a modern foreign language

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

plus AB typically including a modern foreign language

UCAS Tariff

128-147

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Modern languages

Learn one, two or three languages with this highly flexible degree. Choose from French, German, Spanish, Russian, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, Italian, Luxembourgish and Portuguese, combining the practicalities of language learning with modules that explore the literature, linguistics, politics, history, philosophy and film studies of your chosen languages.* You’ll also spend your third year studying or working abroad in one or two countries, immersing yourself in the culture and honing your language skills by living alongside native speakers.

The School of Languages and Cultures is a leading centre for research, learning and teaching in modern languages and cultures. At Sheffield, you’ll find a dynamic and vibrant international community of experts in literary studies, cultural history, visual cultures, film and performance. Our students are involved in extracurricular activities ranging from research projects, language mentoring in schools, active department student societies and our modern languages drama festival.

This degree will equip you for a variety of careers within an increasingly interconnected, multilingual and multicultural world. Our graduates are excellent communicators, adaptable and culturally aware. They have gone on to careers in a wide variety of fields, including international development, business and banking, translating and interpreting, journalism, teaching, publishing, international sales, and marketing and communications.

You don't need to have studied a modern foreign language at A Level to apply for this course - we welcome applications from anyone who can demonstrate an aptitude and passion for languages and other cultures.

*If you choose to study just one language, you will choose from French, German, Spanish or Russian. Italian is available as a second language option only, and we do not offer a year abroad in Italy. Luxembourgish is available to study from second year.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£18,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. You may also be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your postcode and grades. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your eligibility for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. If you're a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. The University also offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check what funding your could be eligible for - www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding/calculator. Further information - www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-funding

The Uni


Course location:

University of Sheffield

Department:

School of Modern Languages

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Modern languages

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in language and area studies

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

82%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

65%
UK students
35%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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.

£18,800
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
39%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
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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