You will take 120 credits of modules. Depending on the languages taken you will take certain mandatory modules and then choose from optional modules relating to that language.
The split between mandatory and optional modules depends on whether you are:
- studying two languages post-A level or IB or
- studying a language from beginner or GCSE level
Mandatory language modules
- Post-A level or IB mandatory language modules: 20 credits
- Beginner/GCSE mandatory language modules (French; German; Russian; Spanish): 40 credits
- Beginner/GCSE mandatory language modules (Portuguese; Serbian/Croatian): 20 credits
Language combination restrictions
If you choose to study Spanish at post-A level/IB level you will take Hispanic Studies which includes at least one year of Portuguese.
Portuguese is only available as a beginners' language and may not be combined with Russian.
Serbian/Croatian is only available as a beginner's language and may only be studied alongside Russian.
Mandatory introductory modules
Depending on your language combination, you may be required to take mandatory modules that introduce you to the literature, history and society of your chosen languages.
Your remaining credits allow you to choose additional modules that reflect your particular interests in your chosen languages.
You must pass year one, but it does not count towards your final degree classification.