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Modern Languages (Triple Subject) BA (Hons)

University of Liverpool
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
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Modern Languages (Triple Subject) BA (Hons)

Students following Modern Languages (Triple Subject) study at least two languages from advanced level, plus a third language from beginners’ or advanced level, or they study one language from advanced level and two languages from beginners’ level. You also have the option to start a new beginners’ language in Year Two.

In this programme, you may study French, German, Spanish, Chinese and Italian from beginners’ or A level; and Catalan, Basque and Portuguese can be taken from beginners’ level.* You will learn to speak, listen, read, write and translate to a high level in your chosen languages. There is an emphasis on languages in the context of contemporary culture and society and on their social and professional relevance. In each year of your studies, you will take six language modules (two per language), and choose two optional modules from different language areas.

Admission requirements

A level requirements

ABB (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.

Subject requirements

Minimum one relevant language at grade A.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

Applications encouraged. We evaluate each BTEC application on its merits..

International Baccalaureate

33 including 6 at higher level in French, German, Spanish or Italian, with no score less than 4

Irish Leaving Certificate

H1, H1, H2, H2 including H1 in one language

Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher

Scottish Highers at AABBB plus Scottish Advanced Highers at grade A (in relevant language) for entry to Advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ language), combinations are also welcome.

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced

Accepted, including 2 A levels at AB, with one in a modern language Access Not acceptable without a language A Level

Extended Project Qualification

Applicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ.

Please note that Humanities and Social Sciences Honours Select programmes which have a Management, Law or Sociology component will not accept the EPQ.

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the school.

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Program content

Modules include:

  • Introduction to French Studies I
  • Introduction to French Studies II
  • Introduction to German Studies I
  • Introduction to German Studies II
  • Introduction to Iberian and Latin American Studies I
  • Introduction to Iberian and Latin American Studies II
  • Introduction to Italian Studies I
  • Introduction to Italian Studies II]
  • Introduction to Chinese Studies I
  • Introduction to Chinese Studies II
  • An Introduction to French Linguistics
  • Weimar Film and Literature: the City and Modernity
  • "does the Nation Matter?" the Basques' Will to Persist in the Global Culture
  • German Cinema From the Expressionism to the Present
  • Globalisation and Development in Latin America
  • Introduction to French Cinema
  • Decolonial Perspectives On Italy, Africa and the Mediterranean
  • Language Teaching: Theory and Practice
  • Latin America in Its Literature
  • Living the Global Eighteenth Century
  • Manger! Food and French Culture
  • Multilingual Liverpool: Reading the City
  • Paris: Capital Cultures?
  • Propaganda and Censorship
  • Spain is Not Spain: Nationalisms & Identities in Spanish Literature
  • Spanish and Latin American Cinemas: An Introduction
  • The Cinematic City
  • The German Democratic Republic: Politics, Culture, Memory
  • The Italian Cinema
  • Between the Lines: Translating Modern and Contemporary China
  • Cinema and Narratives of French Society
  • Classical Chinese Philosophy
  • Comics and Graphic Novels: Memory and Transcultural Mobility
  • Digital Cultures in the Americas
  • Dissertation


Home (UK) Undergraduates: £9,250 per academic year

Career paths

We are justifiably proud of our excellent record on graduate employment. Our graduates go on to careers in all sectors worldwide. These include the media, industry and commerce, finance, local and central government, administration, translation, interpreting and teaching in schools and universities.

Many of our students also undertakepostgraduate study, either in our own department or for example, on a PGCE translation or law conversion course. All students have the opportunity to gain employability skills and work experience and we work closely with Careers & Employability to ensure that the curriculum delivers the skills that graduate employers are looking for.

The Year Abroad also offers an excellent opportunity to develop these skills. Employers really value graduates who have an international experience as part of their degree studies and this is demonstrated by the wide range of local, national and international employers that our graduates work for. Sessions that our students have taken part in this year include commercial and business awareness, networking skills, how to make the most of careers fairs and employability workshops that include meetings with employers and language graduates.

In partnership with Careers & Employability, we hold an annual Languages Careers Fair, which is attended by some 20 language-related employers who are always keen to meet with our students. The event is always highly regarded by those who attend. The European Commission visits annually to talk to students about translating and interpreting careers within the EU.

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University of Liverpool

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