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Aberystwyth is one of a handful of universities in the UK that offers students the opportunity to combine the study of three languages, two of which will not require prior knowledge. You can choose from among French, Italian, German and Spanish depending on the pathways you wish to take. In your third year you will undertake a Year Abroad, offering you the opportunity to live, and study or work, in the countries of your main language(s) of study. In the BA Modern Languages degree, you will not only gain practical knowledge of and fluency in three languages, but you will also learn to understand the position of these languages in a wider global context.

Aberystwyth is one of a handful of universities in the UK that offers students the opportunity to combine the study of three languages, two of which will not require prior knowledge. You can choose from among French, Italian, German and Spanish depending on the pathways you wish to take. In your third year you will undertake a Year Abroad, offering you the opportunity to live, and study or...

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During your four years, you will have four weekly hours of language work, which includes:

  • Oral;
  • Written;
  • Aural;
  • Translation.

In addition to your language work, in your first year you can also discover: 

• Introduction to Literary Studies;
• European Film;
• The politics and culture of language across Europe;
• The history and culture of the Spanish speaking world;
• The cultural history of Italy;
• German literature.

In your second year you could explore: 

• Specialised languages modules (Language of Business etc.);
• Spanish American Cinema;
• The Cinema of Spain;
• Modern Literature;
• Prose in German literature;
• Current Issues in French and Francophone Society.

In your third year, you will undertake your year abroad, working or studying in a foreign country relative to your chosen languages.

In your final year you could choose from options such as:

• The Cuban Revolution;
• French Literature;
• Spanish Cinema;
• Spanish Literature;
• German Literature.

During your four years, you will have four weekly hours of language work, which includes: Oral; Written; Aural; Translation. In addition to your language work, in your first year you can also discover:  • Introduction to Literary Studies; • European Film;

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120

A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in a relevant language

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM to include B in a relevant A level language

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in a relevant language at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in a relevant language

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in a relevant language GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM to include B in a relevant A level language International Baccalaureate:

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