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University of East Anglia (UEA), BA, Modern Language (3 year option)

 

Study mode Start date Duration Fee international Fee UK/ EU Fee study period Year of study
Full-time Sep years: 3 £14800 £9250 Academic year 2017 - 2018

This programme allows you to study French, Japanese or Spanish to a high level of competence. This three-year variant is for those who have obtained A grade at A level or its equivalent in the language. To complement your core language learning, you can choose to study translation issues, or the way language itself works in society and the media. Alternatively, you can take the opportunity to acquire or enhance a subsidiary language.

The language learning element of your degree will involve translation from and into English, reading and listening comprehension, précis and paraphrase work, the study of different styles and registers, lexical exercises and oral work.

Since presentation skills are vital in the contemporary work environment, you will also focus on vocal and physical projection, developing poise and managing nerves. You will also develop the skills of speaking from notes, improvisation, and being able to structure arguments coherently.

In all of these activities, the materials we use are contemporary rather than literary or historical. Alongside developing language competence, you will learn about the role of language and translation in today’s global communication networks.

The spring semester of your second year is spent abroad at a university in a country where your honours language is spoken.

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The University of East Anglia is based in the vibrant city of Norwich, located in the east of England. The city is less than two hours by train from London and is a unique blend of historic English architecture and modern design, which creates a dynamic and unforgettable atmosphere.

Norwich is home to eight theatres, five museums, four cinemas, two cathedrals, four music venues and a castle. There are 300 pubs, restaurants and bars,1500 historic buildings as well as modern developments such as The Forum, which is the home of the regional BBC studio and the award-winning Millennium Library.

As a base for exploring Britain, Norwich is just a short journey from Cambridge and other key cities with coaches and trains conveniently connecting you with the rest of the UK. International students are also able to take advantage of Norwich International Airport which is conveniently located 15 minutes from campus.