Comments about BA Languages and Applied English Language Studies (4 years) - At the institution - Manchester - Greater Manchester
Selected entry requirements A level: Grades from AAB-BBB. French/Spanish/German (Minimum of grade B at A level/Scottish Advanced Higher/ILC or grade A at AS level/Scottish Higher) for entry to the French, Spanish or German areas of study. Evidence of competence in general language learning (usually at A-level/Scottish Advanced Higher /ILC) for entry to the Italian, Russian, Greek, Latin, Arabic, Hebrew and Portuguese area of study. You should specify which language you would like to be considered for in the further information section on your UCAS form. There are no additional requirements for entry into the Applied English Language area of study. If you have any queries regarding the suitability of your qualifications for entry to the Applied English Language area of study, please contact our Admissions Secretary. Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes. Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University. International baccalaureate: Contact us for further information. Additional entry requirements Additional entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
BA Languages and Applied English Language Studies
Combined Studies offers you a degree which allows you to study course units from Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and some Sciences. The degree is structured around a range of disciplines, and is therefore able to draw on a wide range of University Schools in order to make a wide selection of courses available to you. The structure of the degree is designed to provide both coherence and flexibility.
The Languages study area enables you to study a Modern Language progressively over three years. In general, there is a balance between studying the language and reading the literature. You will spend at least eight weeks in a country where the language is widely spoken between the second and third years, or if you wish to devote half of your degree to the language you will spend a full year abroad.
The Applied English Language area of study provides an opportunity for international students for whom English is a foreign language (EFL) to study English in the same way as they might study another foreign language, alongside theoretical linguistics and the more professionally oriented `sub-pathways' of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages' (TESOL) and Translation Studies. This area of study is only appropriate for students for whom English is a foreign language. If you are a native speaker of English you should consider the Linguistics and English Language area of study offered as part of a Combined Studies course.
Combine arts, social sciences and some sciences in a single degree programme.
Wide range of courses available.
Year Abroad for those who devote half their degree to a language.
A degree in Combined Studies gives access to numerous possibilities for further study or training, and future employment: our students have become teachers, translators, journalists, social workers; have joined TV companies and multi-national firms; have entered, in fact, all the careers usually open to Arts and Social Science graduates. Many go on to postgraduate study. In our experience many employers look favourably on students who have demonstrated their abilities in more than one field.