BSc French and Spanish

Aston University
In Birmingham (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham (England)
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

Why choose this course? The Complete University Guide 2014 ranked French at Aston 5th for Graduate Prospects (80%) out of 58 universities
The Complete University Guide 2014 ranked Iberian Languages at Aston joint 2nd for Graduate Prospects (80%) out of 51 universities 2nd (84%) for Graduate Level Destinations six months after graduation, Guardian, 2014 Contemporary and applied focus, with a high level of teaching delivered in French and Spanish

Important information

Requirements: 4 years full-time with integrated year abroad   UCAS Code: RR1K.  Please note this UCAS code applies to applicants who wish to apply for Post A-Level Spanish or for beginners Spanish. Typical Offers: A Levels: ABB - BBB from 3 A-levels, including French and Spanish Grade B.  General Studies accepted. Applicants for beginners Spanish are not required to have any previous experience of language learning but we would anticipate that applicants receiving an offer would demonstrate a clear commitment to studying languages via the AS Personal...

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Starts Location
Flexible
Birmingham
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme


Our French studies course is designed to develop your linguistic skills to near-native proficiency and fluency. We stress the development of your practical command of French, emphasising language as a means of communication and mutual understanding. Our programme is also designed to develop your understanding of French culture and society – its traditions, its complexities, its underlying ideas – and to develop your critical, analytical and collaborative skills. Language classes are supplemented by a series of thematic modules, also taught in French, which focus on contemporary French society, and particularly on French politics, history, sociolinguistics, media, film and literature. You will be taught by research experts with international reputations in their fields, all in a lively, friendly, experienced and enthusiastic department.

Spanish is spoken by more than 400 million people worldwide, so the global market has a huge demand for people with a knowledge of the language and the cultures of the Spanish speaking world. The Spanish programme at Aston is committed to equipping you with the tools, skills and knowledge necessary to operate effectively in this global, multilingual and multicultural world. We are devoted to the study of Spanish in context and therefore we consider the understanding of the diverse cultures and societies of the Spanish-speaking world to play an essential role in understanding the world in which we live. This means that along with near native proficiency in written and spoken Spanish, you will also graduate with an in-depth understanding of the issues that shape contemporary Hispanic cultures and societies.


Sample module options: The modules below are indicative only. When an offer is made, students will receive a detailed programme specification which forms part of our terms and conditions.

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Year 1

Core modules:

French Language Skills I     LF1005
Introduction to French Culture     LF1024
France since the Revolution     LF1025

Spanish Language Skills I     LS1001
Introduction to Spain     LS1015
Introduction to Latin America     LS1019