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Modern Languages

Bangor University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

About this program

Modern Languages

The BA Modern Languages at Bangor provides you with the unique opportunity to study up to three languages in a friendly, supportive and vibrant environment in one of the most beautiful parts of the United Kingdom. We offer French, Spanish, German, Italian and Chinese at degree level, as well as modules in Dutch and Galician. Our courses are designed to cater for those who have studied one or more languages at A Level as well as offering pathways for those beginning a language from scratch.

You can choose to specialise in one language or broaden your knowledge base by choosing two or three languages. You can carry on with a language you have been learning at school and add one or even two new ones to your skill set. Our courses are designed to equip you with excellent language and communication skills as well as enhancing your understanding of the cultures where they are spoken. Our staff are highly regarded researchers and you will be learning about language, culture and history from real experts.

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Admission requirements

For 2022 Entry

Offers are tariff based, 96-120 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels (including grade C in relevant modern language. No language required for language-beginners' pathway).
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (including grade H5 in relevant modern language. No language required for language-beginners' pathway).
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma*: MMM - DDM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: Case by case**
  • Access**
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
  • T-levels: considhered on a case-by-case basis.

International Candidates: School leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements), more information here.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1 Modules

Compulsory Modules

  • Advanced French 1 or
  • Advanced German 1
  • Advanced Italian 1
  • Advanced Spanish 1 or
  • Advanced French 2 or
  • Advanced German 2
  • Advanced Italian 2
  • Advanced Spanish 2 or
  • Chinese for Beginners 1
  • French for Beginners I or
  • German for Beginners I
  • Italian for Beginners I
  • Spanish Begin./Intermed. 1 or
  • Chinese for Beginners 2
  • French for Beginners II or
  • German for Beginners II
  • Italian for Beginners II
  • Spanish Begin./Intermed. 2 or

Year 2 Modules

Compulsory Modules

  • Chinese Language Skills
  • French Language Skills or
  • Italian Language 1
  • Spanish Language 1 or

Year 4 Modules

Compulsory Modules

  • French Language Skills or
  • Italian Language 2
  • Spanish Language 2 or
  • Advance Chinese Lang Skills
  • French Lang. Skills or
  • Italian Language 2
  • Spanish Language 2 or

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


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Career paths

Our BA Modern Languages equips our students with a broad range of subject-specific and transferrable skills which are highly valued in the workplace. This is reflected in the impressive variety of career paths they end up following. Some are very much focussed on language itself. Many go on to train as language teachers at either primary or secondary school level. Others take advantage of access to specialist training at Bangor to become teachers of English abroad. Some even go on to do postgraduate study with a view to entering the university sector.

Another popular career is that of translator, either freelance or embedded in a company, with opportunities both in the UK and further afield. But languages are also valued in a huge variety of careers. We see students go on to work in professions where languages are key to giving them a competitive edge. Examples include careers as diverse as airline pilot, sports commentator or university international officer. There are also those who have developed their entrepreneurial side to use their languages in setting up their own successful businesses, for example, a bespoke copy writing agency or a multi-million-pound recycling company. Essentially, a degree in languages is the key to opening doors across the world of work, and indeed, across the world itself. A large proportion of our graduates end up working abroad and in high end professional jobs

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Bangor University

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A top 10 university

The Complete University Guide 2021 results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 10 in the country.

World class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. Bangor University is in the top 40 in the UK for research according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first-year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated Top 15 in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2020.

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Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.

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Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

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Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
United Kingdom

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