University of East Anglia

=190 th
World University Rankings 2019
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Modern Language Single Honours

As well as developing your language competence, you’ll take modules that explore the role of language and communication across cultures in today’s global communication networks.     You’ll combine degree level learning of your chosen language with the option to study a broad range of topics such as translation issues, intercultural communication, applied linguistics, and language-specific culture modules.     The language-learning element of your degree will involve translation from and to 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’ll focus on vocal and physical projection, developing poise and managing nerves. You’ll also practice speaking from notes, improvisation, and being able to structure arguments coherently.    In all of these activities, you’ll use contemporary rather than literary or historical materials.    You’ll also have the opportunity to take another language as part of your degree or as a non-credit module with certification at no extra cost. You can choose from Arabic, British Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Advanced English.    You’ll spend your third year in a country where your honours language is spoken. During this year you’ll deepen your experience of the language and culture by either studying at a local university, taking up a teaching assistantship or going on a suitable work placement. If you are studying Japanese, you will attend one of our partner universities in Japan.     We have exchange links with many universities in France and Spain, as well as links with universities in Japan, Canada and Latin America, including Mexico, Uruguay and Chile.      **Course Structure**  **Year 1**  With a combination of compulsory and optional modules you’ll be introduced to key themes in the study of language, culture, and intercultural communication. You’ll also investigate language and culture with topics related to your chosen language.    **Year 2**  At this stage of your course you’ll begin the process of specialisation. There are no compulsory modules so you’ll be able to develop expertise in the areas that interest you most. At the same time you’ll hone your skills of academic enquiry and argumentation. You’ll choose from topics such as subtitling and dubbing; the French language today, reinterpreting 21st century Spain, Japanese popular culture, and contemporary Japanese society.     **Year 3**  You’ll spend your third year aboard in a country where your chosen language is spoken, on a study or work placement. This will greatly develop and enhance both your linguistic and cultural confidence, allowing you to think more as a native speaker.  **Year 4**  At this stage you’ll be able to choose translation, intercultural communication, applied linguistics, or culture modules not taken in your second year, or spend a semester researching a topic of your choice in a dissertation.    **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-23
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300