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University of Southampton

Languages and Contemporary European Studies

UCAS Code: R900
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Others in European languages, literature & related subjects
Student score
72% LOW
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Typical Offer: AAB including Grade A in one language EPQ Offer: ABB including A in one languages and Grade A in the EPQ Contextual Offer: ABB including Grade A in one language General Studies is excluded for entry.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

34 points with 17 at Higher Level including 6 Higher Level points in one language. International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP): The University of Southampton accepts the IBCP for entry to their degree programmes, recognising the value of combining academic skills with practical skills, providing a solid preparation for university level work. Offers will be made on the individual components of the IBCP. Applicants not taking the full IBCP but presenting with a combination of a Level 3 vocational qualification and IB Certificates may still be considered. Applicants are advised to contact the Faculty of Humanities Admissions Team at UGapply.FH@southampton.ac.uk for more information.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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Course description

This innovative programme is one of the few European studies courses based in a modern languages programme. It combines many of the attractions of a modern languages degree with a wide range of social and cultural studies. You will study the history and politics of European integration, with a particular focus on political, legal and economic structures and major themes related to society, ideology and culture. In addition, you will study two languages from French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. You will need an A level in one language; the other can be started from scratch. You will normally spend your third year abroad in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal or China. There is also the possibility of spending the year in China or Latin America. Modern languages and linguistics at Southampton is consistently ranked in the top five in the UK by The Guardian University Guide and we are ranked fifth in the UK for the quality of our research (REF 2014). Teaching and learning is supported by three research centres, Transnational Studies, Global Englishes and Applied Language Research. You will be able to learn another language such as Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish from scratch, and reach graduate level in French, Spanish, Italian, German and Portuguese.


Political Systems; Academic skills for Modern Language students; Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité ; German History, Politics and Society; History and Politics of the Hispanic World.

University of Southampton

The campus

The University of Southampton is a place of transformation. Through education and research, innovation and enterprise, we unlock creative potential and provide opportunities that transform the lives of our students, our community, society and the economy. Did you know...Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, is Chair of Computer Science here.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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