BA French and Spanish (4 year)

  1. UCAS code:
    RR14
    Duration:
    4yrs Full-time
  2. Typical offer:
    ABB-BBB
  3. 92% Graduate Employment

Course Overview

Our preferred offer is ABB-BBB at A-level but offers are made on review of the application form, predicted/achieved grades and subjects, the reference and personal statement. We will guarantee you an offer based on A-level, tariff points or a range of advanced level qualifications.

Studying French and Spanish develops your knowledge of a world language and culture.

Teaching and Assessment

In order to structure an academically coherent and intellectually rigorous programme, the degree is built around compulsory and optional modules. (Have a look at our module booklet for full information on modules).

The programme is delivered through lectures, tutorials and seminars. You will usually receive nine hours minimum scheduled contact time with your teachers every week. Every degree involves choices, options will be available and if first choices are not secured then the alternative will be as good. Full attendance at lectures, seminars and personal tutorials (personal tutorials are obligatory). All Arts and Humanities programmes include independent learning which requires initiative and hard work. 

We will challenge you with demanding teaching and assessment. Assessment includes essay, coursework and examination, presentations and a dissertation.    

Key Features

  • All of our modules combine intensive language tuition with optional modules relating to a wide variety of aspects of society and culture.
  • Our staff are experts in film, gender studies, medieval and early modern literature, theatre studies, travel writing and translation studies and students benefit from our active research in these areas.
  • Our modules include Latin American literature and culture, contemporary Spanish politics, Twentieth and Twenty-First century Spanish and Catalan literature.
  • A strong Welsh-medium provision is also available.
  • During the third year of study, students spend a year abroad. Students can study at a University, teach in a school or work in a business during the year abroad.
  • Our students have a personal tutor who provides pastoral support and guidance on issues that may affect their well-being, attendance and progress through University.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
French compulsory Modules 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students must select 40 credits at the appropriate Language stream advanced or intermediate level.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MLF210Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10French Translation Workshop 2
MLF260ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20French Language 2A
MLF260AWSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Iaith Ffrangeg 2A
MLF260BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10French Language 2B
MLF260BWSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Iaith Ffrangeg 2B
MLF270ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Intermediate French Language 2A
MLF270AWSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Iaith Ffrangeg Canolradd 2A
MLF270BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Intermediate French Language 2B
MLF270BWSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Iaith Ffrangeg Canolradd 2B
AND
Spanish Compulsory Modules - Selective 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students must select 40 credits at the appropriate Language stream advanced or intermediate level.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MLS210Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Spanish Translation Workshop 2
MLS260ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Spanish Language 2A
MLS260AWSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Iaith Sbaeneg 2A
MLS260BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Spanish Language 2B
MLS260BWSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Iaith Sbaeneg 2B
MLS270ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Intermediate Spanish Language A
MLS270AWSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Iaith Sbaeneg Canolradd 2A
MLS270BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Intermediate Spanish Language B
MLS270BWSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Iaith Sbaeneg Canolradd 2B
AND

Year 4 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules
DISSERTATION PATHWAY 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ML-320Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Modern Languages Dissertation Preparation
ML-321Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Modern Languages Dissertation
AND
Language Compulsory Modules - Selective 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select the appropriate pair of modulePlease take at either the Welsh or English versions of the modules.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MLF330ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10French General Language 3A
MLF330AWSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Iaith Gyffredinol Ffrangeg 3A
MLF330BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10French General Language 3B
MLF330BWSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Iaith Gyffredinol Ffrangeg 3B
MLS300ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Spanish General Language 3A
MLS300BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Spanish General Language 3B
AND
Compulsory Modules - Selective 

Choose Minimum Of 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select at least 1x 20cr in TB1 and 1x 20cr in TB2 (at least 1x 20cr in each language)

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIH300WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Concro'r Byd: Twf a Chwymp Ymerodraethau Prydain a Ffrainc
HUA300Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Rise of Brazil
MLF300Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10French for Professional Purposes 3If you wish to pursue this module you must also select MLF310.
MLF300WSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Ffrangeg at Ddibenion Proffesiynol 3If you wish to pursue this module you must also select MLF310.
MLF307ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Love, Lust and the Meaning of Life: A Theme in French Literature
MLF310Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10French Translation Workshop 3If you wish to pursue this module you must also select MLf300 or MLF300W.
MLF310WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Gweithdy cyfieithu 3
MLF325Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20France and the Second World War: Legacies of the Dark Years
MLF325WSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Ffrainc a'r Ail Ryfel Byd: Hanes yr Oesoedd Tywyll
MLS304Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Spanish for Professional Purposes 3If you wish to pursue this module you must also select MLS310C.
MLS307Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Hispanic Identities
MLS310CSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Translation Workshop (English into Spanish)If you wish to pursue this module you must also select MLS304.
MLT307Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Interpreting - Health Option
MLT320Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Interpreting - Business Option
MLT330Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Interpreting - Local Government Option
OR
NON-DISSERTATION PATHWAY - Language Compulsory Modules - Selective 

Choose Exactly 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select the appropriate pair of modules. Please select either the Welsh or English version of each module.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
MLF330ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10French General Language 3A
MLF330AWSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Iaith Gyffredinol Ffrangeg 3A
MLF330BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10French General Language 3B
MLF330BWSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Iaith Gyffredinol Ffrangeg 3B
MLS300ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Spanish General Language 3A
MLS300AWSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Iaith Gyffredinol Sbaeneg 3A
MLS300BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Spanish General Language 3B
MLS300BWSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Iaith Gyffredinol Sbaeneg 3B
AND
Compulsory Modules - Selective 

Choose Minimum Of 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select at least 1x 20cr module in TB1 and 1x 20cr in TB2 (at least 1x in 20cr in each language)

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
HIH300WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Concro'r Byd: Twf a Chwymp Ymerodraethau Prydain a Ffrainc
HUA300Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20The Rise of Brazil
MLF307ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Love, Lust and the Meaning of Life: A Theme in French Literature
MLF325Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20France and the Second World War: Legacies of the Dark Years
MLF325WSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Ffrainc a'r Ail Ryfel Byd: Hanes yr Oesoedd Tywyll
MLS307Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Hispanic Identities
AND
Optional Modules 

Choose Maximum Of 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select requisite modules to ensure a total of 120 credits.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
ML-305WSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Patagonia Gyfoes
ML-350Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Teaching Modern Foreign Languages to Young Learners 3
MLF300Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10French for Professional Purposes 3If you wish to pursue this module you must also select MLF310.
MLF300WSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Ffrangeg at Ddibenion Proffesiynol 3If you wish to pursue this module you must also select MLF310.
MLF310Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10French Translation Workshop 3If you wish to pursue this module you must also select MLF300 or MLF300W.
MLF310WSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Gweithdy cyfieithu 3
MLS304Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Spanish for Professional Purposes 3If you wish to pursue this module you must also select MLS310C.
MLS310CSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Translation Workshop (English into Spanish)If you wish to pursue this module you must also select MLS304.
MLT307Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Interpreting - Health Option
MLT320Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Interpreting - Business Option
MLT330Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Interpreting - Local Government Option

Description

Students study six modules, three in French and three in Spanish.

Entry Requirements

Offers are made on review of the application form, predicted/achieved grades and subjects, the reference and personal statement. Our preferred offer is ABB-BBB at A-level but we will accept 128-112 tariff points from a range of advanced level qualifications. For Single Honours, Joint Honours with two languages, and Translation and Interpreting we require a B grade or equivalent in the relevant language. For Modern Languages (3 languages) you will need two B grades in A-level languages. For Joint Honours Language with another subject we require a B grade at GCSE in a language.

International students, please visit: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/requirements/ For applicants whose first language is not English, we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0.

 

How To Apply

EU/UK candidates apply here.

International students apply here.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
BA (Hons) Full-time £9,000 £14,050

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

During a sandwich year (e.g. year in industry, year abroad or placement year) a lower fee will apply. For more information visit our tuition fees page.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

There are additional costs for study abroad. Find out more here.

Student Quotes

 

“Swansea University is a wonderful environment for high level study. The University is beautifully situated and is investing heavily for the future. My course offers a wide range of options to study language, culture, society and history, with an emphasis on reading around the subject and the opportunity to pursue special interests. A language degree also offers the unique opportunity to spend a year in a foreign country. I was fortunate to spend a year as a teaching assistant in Nice, living with a local family. I thoroughly enjoyed my year abroad and cannot emphasise enough the benefits to be gained. Studying a foreign language opens the door to a whole world of new possibilities, and their value in the job market shouldn't be underestimated.”

Sophie Williams, BA French and Spanish

Research

The Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH) brings together academics, postgraduates and visiting national and international scholars to create a rich and vibrant research environment geared to international excellence and impact.

Employability and Careers

92.3 per cent* of Modern Languages Single and Joint Honours Graduates from Swansea University  are in work and/or further study six months after graduation. French is ranked 4th for graduate prospects in The Independent Complete University Guide 2016.

Graduating with an internationally recognised degree in French will put you in a great position to succeed in a wide range of careers. You will gain excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats. You will also develop strong research and analytical skills and the ability to problem solve and make informed decisions. Our programmes include various forms of assessment, teamwork through seminars, tutorials and group presentations and an independent study - dissertation module. You will learn to manage your time and workload effectively. All of these skills will ensure you can compete very successfully in the employment market.

Our students have progressed to a broad range of work sectors including education, marketing, human resources, tourism and events management, working for companies such as:

  • Royal Mail Group
  • Superdry
  • Berkeley PR International

Other recent graduates have progressed to postgraduate courses in:

  • MA Professional Translation
  • MA International Relations
  • MA Translation and Interpreting

*First–degree Swansea University graduates of Modern Languages. HESA Performance Indicator sourced from the DLHE survey 2013/14.

Admissions Video

Changes to Centenary Graduate Scholarship awards

As a result of the sweeping changes to PGT funding already implemented for English domiciled students and now proposed for Welsh domiciled students, the College of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University is bringing the Centenary Graduate Scholarship awards to a close.  The scheme will continue to operate as was advertised for students who enrolled on undergraduate schemes up to and including September 2016.  The College intends to promote full details of future PGT funding sources to all students as soon as government policy becomes legislation.