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Bachelor's Degree in Modern Languages

Nebrija University
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

Bachelor's Degree in Modern Languages

The Undergraduate Degree in Modern Languages is presented as an innovative alternative to the traditional approach of philology degrees at the Spanish university. The innovation is given by the program's multidisciplinary approach and the education in three foreign languages in which one reaches different levels: in the main or major A language (English for non-native students of this language and Spanish for non-Spanish speakers), the student will reach a level of knowledge similar to native, while in the complementary or minor B language (German, French, English / FL or Spanish /FL), the student will reach a level of proficiency, and in the C language (German, French or Chinese), the student will reach an instrumental level.

The combination of a multilingual education with a multidisciplinary approach enables the student to become an intercultural and linguistic mediator in international organizations, business environments, cultural institutions and educational contexts.

The multidisciplinary element is achieved thanks to the flexibility of a curriculum that allows the choice of the elective subjects of Literature, Economics and business, Language and communication, Humanities (Art, Geography and History, Politics and society) and New technologies.

Admission requirements

The recommended entrance profile for the undergraduate degree in Modern Languages is that of the student of the baccalaureate of Humanities and Social Sciences, with good grades, with a special inclination towards modern languages, literature, the humanities and culture in general. In particular, the student who chooses Modern Languages must have:

  • Interest in knowledge, in general.
  • Respect for culture.
  • Intellectual curiosity for the acquisition of new knowledge.
  • Interest in acquiring international experience and expanding one's vision of the world.
  • Interest and sensitivity for literature, taste for reading.
  • Interest in communicating in several languages and knowing the cultures associated with these languages.
  • Concern and curiosity about the manifestations of contemporary art, literature and culture and, in general, the humanities.
  • Interest in the current socio-economic and political environment.
  • Interest in becoming proficient professionally.
  • Respect for human rights and equality between people.
  • Sensitivity towards people with disabilities.

With respect to the entrance competences, the following will be assessed:

  • A degree of mastery of the main modern language of the chosen specialty (English / Spanish), equivalent, at least, to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for learning, teaching and assessment of languages.
  • Basic skills to express themselves orally and in writing in the language chosen as the main language.
  • Basic knowledge about art and culture in its different manifestations and contexts.
  • Ability for empathy and acceptance of cultural diversity.
  • Ability to appreciate linguistic and cultural diversity.
  • Sensibility towards humanities in general.
  • Conceptual, linguistic and perceptive abilities and capacities linked to this area of knowledge.
  • Ability to acquire new knowledge, not limited only to that related to the subjects of this degree.
  • Ability to integrate into teams, to collaborate in different projects with other people, as well as to interact in different linguistic and cultural contexts.

In addition, at Nebrija University it is necessary to pass the specific Admission Tests of each degree, whose content and specific procedure will be described in section 4.2. "Access requirements and admission criteria."

With respect to the entrance of non-native students of Spanish, the same profile as that of Spanish speakers will be required, and they must also demonstrate their communicative competence in oral and written Spanish language of a B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for teaching, learning and evaluation of languages.

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Program content

First Year

First Semester

  • Uses and Functions I Language A
  • Oral and Written Communication Strategies I, Language A
  • Language BI: Spanish / Language BI: German / Language BI: French)
  • Development of participative and solidarity spirit
  • Optative 1

Second Semester

  • Uses and Functions II Language A
  • Oral and Written Communication Strategies II Language A
  • Language BII (German or French)
  • Competence Development Seminar I
  • Optative 2

Second Year

First Semester

  • Contemporary World
  • Language BIII (Spanish, German or French)
  • Advanced Grammar Language A
  • Language CI (German, French, Chinese)
  • Optative 3

Second Semester

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Language BIV (German o French)
  • Language for Professional Purposes
  • Language CII (German, French, Chinese)
  • Optative 4

Third Year

First Semester

  • Introduction to Linguistic Studies
  • Language CIII (German, French y Chinese)
  • Language and Literature Language A
  • Optative 5
  • Optative 6

Second Semester

  • Studies of Language A
  • Introduction to Literary Theory
  • Competence Development Seminar II
  • Literary Genres Language A
  • Optative 7

Fourth Year

First Semester

  • Teaching of Second Languages
  • Competence Development Seminar III
  • Optative 8
  • Optative 9

Second Semester

  • Eval. of Development of Company Competences
  • Final Research Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the school's website for more information.

Tuition fees

Cost of tuition: € 6,985 per year


  • Ability to make use of intellectual work skills (understanding, synthesizing, outlining, explaining, exposing, organizing).
  • Ability to use a basic methodology for researching sources: analysis, interpretation and synthesis.
  • Ability to manage information.
  • Ability to clearly explain, orally and in writing, complex problems and projects within their field of study.
  • Ability for learning and working individually.
  • Ability to work as a team, to be integrated into multidisciplinary groups and collaborate with professionals from other fields.
  • Ability for self-initiative, self-motivation and perseverance.
  • Heuristic and speculation ability in order to solve problems in a creative and innovative way.
  • Ability to carry out new projects and action strategies in real situations and in different areas of application, from a humanistic perspective.
  • Ability for interpersonal communication, awareness of one's own capabilities and resources.
  • Ability to adapt to new situations.
  • Ability to recognize diversity and respect multiculturalism.
  • Sensitivity towards environmental issues and towards cultural and linguistic heritage.
  • Ability to document one's own culture and acquire the knowledge and ability to communicate with other cultures.
  • Ability to acquire and fulfill a professional ethical commitment.
  • Ability to integrate, through critical reflection, what has been learned in its theoretical and practical dimensions and apply it to mediation in intercultural conflicts and multilinguistic spaces.
  • Ability to use new information and knowledge technologies for the organization, planning and development of academic and professional activities.
  • Ability to use self-evaluation and co-evaluation.
  • Have the necessary training base to continue postgraduate studies (Master's degrees), nationally or internationally.
  • Knowledge and respect for fundamental rights and equality between men and women.
  • Respect for the principles of equal opportunities, non-discrimination and universal accessibility for people with disabilities.

Career opportunities

The profile that the Degree in Modern Languages intends to train is that of a bilingual professional with multilingual communicative competence, to work in business and institutional environments, specialized in international relations, communication, tourism, management and marketing, or as a teacher for those who have the vocation to teach.

  • Linguistic advisor
  • Multilingual editor
  • Style corrector
  • Multilingual mediator
  • Editor and proofreader
  • Foreign Trade Specialist
  • International Project Manager
  • Marketing and Communication Advisor
  • Cultural Management
  • Advisor to the International Relations Department
  • Coordinators of international cooperation programs
  • Language teacher
  • Professor in University Teaching

About this institute

Nebrija University

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Nebrija University

C. de Sta. Cruz de Marcenado, 27
28015 Madrid

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