BA Modern Languages and Cultures with Foundation Year

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Foundation year

The foundation year of this programme provides students with non-standard entry qualifications a thorough and supportive academic preparation for successful degree level study in the School of Languages and Cultures. The foundation year to this degree is carefully designed to build your confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide the subject specific knowledge essential for success.

The foundation year is taught within the Department for Lifelong Learning, where we have nearly forty years’ experience working with adult learners, helping them to unlock their potential to succeed through offering accessible foundation courses that can lead to full and part-time degree level study. During this year, you'll be learning alongside other students who are studying for a number of different degrees, typically in small classes, supporting one another to develop and succeed.

Progression to The School of Languages and Cultures

Students will progress to The School of Languages and Cultures after completing their foundation year, subject to meeting progression thresholds which differ across courses and departments. These will be discussed with applicants at interview. These thresholds can also be found by searching for the relevant degree course within the University's Programme Regulations Finder and viewing information relating to 'Year 0'.

To find out more about this course please visit the BA Modern Languages and Cultures web-page.

Attendance and Length of Programme

Foundation Year: 1 year full-time within the Department for Lifelong Learning

Levels 1-4: 4 years full time within the School of Languages and Cultures, you will spend the third year of your course abroad,see here for further details.  

Teaching and Learning Methods

During the course a number of teaching methods may be used, including:

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Problem solving classes
  • Field studies
  • Independent study
  • Skills and subject-based tutorials
  • Group work
  • On-line activities.
  • Revision workshops
  • Laboratory sessions

Programme Details

The links below will take you to more detailed information:

About the programme structure

About the higher levels of study of this degree programme

About the School of Languages and Cultures

UCAS code: T901

To apply for this course

As this is a full-time course you will need to apply for admission through UCAS, using the course code: T901

Before you apply please carefully read: