On our new Modern Languages degree with a year abroad, you can study one, two or three languages, helping you to become part of a global community and opening doors to a wide range of careers.
As well as developing your language skills in French, German, Italian, Mandarin or Spanish, you will also study culture, education and translation.
You will also spend a year abroad, either on a paid work placement or studying in one of our partner institutions – an exciting and valuable opportunity, which will further boost your student experience and your employment prospects.
WHY MODERN LANGUAGES AT SWANSEA?
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula:
- You will be taught by research experts who specialize in film, gender studies, medieval and early modern literature, theatre studies and translation;
- You will have an academic mentor who will provide you with any support you may need;
- You can meet exchange students at weekly ‘language cafés’ to chat in the languages you are studying.
- You have the option to study some modules in Welsh;
YOUR MODERN LANGUAGES EXPERIENCE
You can study any of the five languages from beginners’ level. French, German and Spanish can also be taken post-A level (or equivalent), and you can also learn basic Arabic and for Spanish students, Catalan.
You will have intensive language tuition and study optional modules relating to various aspects of society, culture, education and translation and interpreting.
The centrepiece of the degree is the third year spent abroad. You can choose to work as a paid British Council language assistant in France, Germany, Italy or Spain (recommended for all on the Education pathway), or study at a partner university, enabling you to spend one semester in one country and one in another.
You can also take paid work placements or work as a volunteer on approved programmes, and there are opportunities in Latin America for students of Spanish.
MODERN LANGUAGES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
91% of our graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2015).
This degree can open doors to exciting career oportuniites in the UK and internationally.
Our graduates have careers in:
- translation and interpreting
- journalism, media and public relations
- government, politics and humanitarian organisation
- business and commerce
- public services