Languages BA (Hons)

The Languages degree programme at York St John is innovative, distinctive and entrepreneurial. It takes account of the changing face of languages in the UK against the backdrop of a diverse and international marketplace. Here you will find a flexible and applied approach to language learning, emphasising communication, transferable skills and the opportunity to acquire competence in more than one language, as well as to build on prior linguistic experience.

Location
York St John University
Course fees
2017 - 2018: Home & EU students: £9,250 per annum, International (non EU) students: £10,000 per annum
Duration
3 years full-time | 6 years part-time
Study Abroad
Yes - see our study abroad web pages for more information
Start date
September 2017 | September 2018

Course overview

We are keen to encourage you to think about taking Languages as part of your degree, as we know that graduates who can communicate in other languages besides English generally command excellent job prospects. We also believe that spending a period of time abroad as part of your degree will be one of the best things you can do at University. You will become more self-confident and independent, able to work as part of a team, and aware of a wider world, where you can operate in another culture and through another language. The acquisition of language skills will enhance all areas of your degree study.

Dr Rachel Wicaksono - Head of School, Languages & Linguistics

Course structure

Level 1

This degree provides the opportunity for you to develop invaluable language and intercultural skills and knowledge, making you more self-confident and aware of a wider world, where you can operate in another culture and through another language.

As well as acquiring practical skills, in your language(s) you will also explore aspects of the culture, communities and societies of the language.

Modules may include:

  • Language Carousel
  • Languages Modules

Level 2

Modules may include:

  • Study Abroad
  • Languages Modules
  • Languages in the Workplace
  • Sociolinguistic of British Sign Language

Level 3

Modules may include:

  • Languages Research Project
  • Advanced Language & Culture
  • Proficiency Languages modules
  • Professional Linguist

Programme specification

Further information on this course is available in the programme specification. Please note that the programme specification relates to course content that is currently being studied by students at the University. For new programmes, the programme specification will be made available online prior to the start of the course.

Learning support

York St John University works hard to create an inclusive environment for all our students. We offer a range of learning support services to assist students throughout their studies.

Entry requirements

Qualifications

The minimum entry requirements for this course are:

96-112 UCAS Tariff points

3 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language 

For your primary language of study we normally expect you to have also achieved the following in that language:

  • French: A-level or equivalent in French
  • German: A-level or equivalent in German
  • Spanish: A GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in a language other than English (preference will be given to applicants who also hold an AS qualification or higher in any foreign language).
  • Japanese: A GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in a language other than English (preference will be given to applicants who also hold an AS qualification or higher in any foreign language).
  • British Sign Language: no foreign language GCSE requirement
  • The languages programme is only suitable for non-native speakers and those who are not already fluent. For BSL, the programme is not suitable if you already have Signature Level 2 or higher.

For 2017 entry UCAS has altered how its tariff points are calculated. Calculate your tariff points.

Personal statement

Essential criteria

As well as a strong standard of written English, we also look for the ability to demonstrate knowledge and commitment to the subject. This can be done in a variety of ways, for example, through previous language study (e.g. A Level, GCSE, evening course, self-taught) and wider reading.

Valued criteria

Candidates can demonstrate a real enthusiasm for the subject that goes beyond achieving good grades in exams. Examples of this include relevant work experience, school exchanges/trips, gap year travel, career plans and transferrable skills. Other extra-curricular activities could include attendance at lectures, membership of appropriate clubs/societies and community work (e.g. Duke of Edinburgh Awards).

Terms and conditions

Our terms and conditions, policies and procedures contain important information about studying at York St John University. These can be accessed through our Admissions webpages.

Fees and funding

To study for an undergraduate degree with us, you will need to pay tuition fees for your course. How much you pay will depend on whether you're a UK & EU student or an international (non-EU) student. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course.

Tuition fees for 2018 / 19 entry have not yet been confirmed.

There may also be some additional costs to take into account throughout your studies, including the cost of accommodation.

Tuition fees

UK & EU 2016 / 17

The York St John University tuition fee for the 2017 entry to Foundation Degree, BA and BSc, PGCE Primary and Secondary and UG Health Programme degrees is £9,250 per year for UK/EU, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

Fees & Funding

Overseas 2016 / 17

The York St John University tuition fee for the 2017 entry to Foundation Degree, BA and BSc, PGCE degrees is £10,000 per year for international students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

International Fees & Funding

Additional costs and financial support

Course-related costs

Whilst studying for your degree, there may be additional costs related to your course. This may include purchasing personal equipment and stationery, books and optional field trips.

Accommodation and living costs

View our accommodation webpages for detailed information on accommodation and living costs.

Study abroad

For more information on tuition fee reductions and additional costs for studying abroad, please visit our study abroad webpages.

Financial help and support

Help and advice on funding your studies at York St John is available through our Money Advice service.

International students

We welcome international students from all over the world at York St John University and have a vibrant international community. You can find out more on our International Pages about how you can study with us and what it’s like to live and learn in York, one of the UK’s most historic cities.

Ask a question

Do you have a question about this course? Fill out our form to send a question to our Admissions team. Alternatively, you can call us on 01904 876922.