UCAS code: RR14
The typical offer is likely to be:
SQA Highers: BBBB, or more if two sittings, including at least one of the two languages chosen. Standard Grades: French at Grade 2 if beginners’ French required, English at Grade 3 and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade 3.
GCE A Levels: BBB, including at least one of the two languages chosen. GCSEs: French at Grade B if beginner’s French required, English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.
IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 555 in Higher Level subjects including at least one of the two languages chosen. Standard Level: French at 4 if beginner’s French required, English at 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.
All applicants must also meet our general university entry requirements - including SQA, GCSE, or equivalent English language requirements.
The normal residence requirement for a European language is 30 weeks in the relevant country or countries. Some students of French, German, Spanish or Italian may apply for posts as English language assistants in schools, for which a salary is paid.
Costs vary according to destinations: capital cities are more expensive than provincial towns. For EU countries, a number of ERASMUS/SOCRATES places are available, which include a small grant from European Commission funds.
Students studying more than one language must complete a minimum period of eight weeks in each country. Some limited government funding may be available from the University to assist with the cost of study abroad during the summer vacation.
In your first year you will study two languages and can choose a third course from a different area of the University. You will develop your spoken and written language skills and will study aspects of literature and culture.
In your second year you will build on the language skills you developed in your first year and will choose a third course from a range, including Introduction to European Cinema, Introduction to European Theatre, Literature and Culture in Medieval Europe, Politics and Institutions of Contemporary France and Prose Fiction in Comparative Perspective and cultural topics.
You will spend most of your third year abroad either studying or working as a language assistant in a school.
In your final year you will choose courses on topics such as film and literature, history, politics or language. You will also complete a dissertation.
Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.
Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.
Find out more about the tuition fees for this programme.
This article was published on Jun 29, 2012