Combining French with Spanish gives you the opportunity of studying two influential European cultures and their hugely important languages. Studying Spanish and French at Southampton offers you real insights into the cultures and societies of the larger Spanish- and French-speaking worlds, and sharpens your understanding of their commonalities and differences.
At Southampton, the emphasis is on choice. In both languages you will complement your language learning with modules on literature, history, film, cultural studies, linguistics. You can choose to combine these areas of study for a broad-based curriculum, or focus on the area that interests you most. Apart from acquiring linguistic competence in Spanish and French you will build skills that are vital for post-university life and valued by employers. You will learn to absorb, analyse and assess a wide variety of viewpoints, express arguments in oral and written form, and think and work independently and in cooperation with others.
It is also possible to study Spanish ab initio in this joint honours course and with our accelerated language stages you will reach graduate-level language competence. Strong candidates with grade A in French A level but no previous knowledge of Spanish will be considered for accelerated undergraduate-level Spanish language courses.Career opportunities
Employability is embedded into modules from the first year onwards, right from the first lecture. We offer a number of optional employability modules. A year abroad can also give you the chance to achieve something away from education-centred activity, such as gaining relevant work experience to help form your future plans.
With many employers now expecting extracurricular or voluntary experience, this can prove vital.Your specialities in intercultural communication, listening and language will be highly valued by employers.By successfully completing the MLang you will be in a strong position for future PhD study and an academic career.
Years one and two
The MLang French and Spanish in years one and two is broadly the same as the corresponding undergraduate programme but in your second year you are also required to take a module entitled Languages for Academic Study" which is designed to prepare you for studies at the partner university during the year abroad.
Year three - the year abroad
You will select from a range of relevant modules at the partner university and you will take an assessed language module for each language as well as taking two other online modules from Southampton (research skills and one language related content module). Students studying two languages are strongly advised to take up a three month work or study placement in a second country either prior to or following the year abroad. Modules taken at the partner university and online modules from Southampton will all contribute to the final degree classification and marks awarded by the partner university will be translated in accordance with Humanities guidelines.
Preparation and support
You will be carefully prepared both for the year abroad and for higher levels of study. We have well established procedures for supporting you as you prepare for the year abroad and you will receive risk assessment training and will be assigned an academic advisor who will support you in your studies both at Southampton and abroad.
Year 4 - the Masters year
In your final year back in Southampton you will choose modules from Modern Languages Masters programmes and will complete research in an area related to your programme in which you have developed an interest. This will be supervised by a member of academic staff with the relevant research interest. You will write your Masters dissertation in the summer at the end of your fourth year. As an MLang student you are expected to participate in the Humanities research community through Graduate School events and ML research seminars.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
AAA from 3 A levels including A in French and Spanish
General Studies is not accepted.
36 points with 18 at the Higher Level, including 6 at higher level in French and Spanish
Intake: 150 Average applicants per place: 8
UCAS application and one-to-one interview
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Southampton.