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One Major Language

Year One

60 credits in language department (of which a 15 credit minimum is normally literature)
30 credits Introduction to History, Law, Philosophy and Politics
30 credits in humanities or social science specialism

Year Two
45 credits in language department
75 credits in humanities or social science specialism

Year Three
Year abroad

Final Year
30 credits in language department
30 credits ESPS Dissertation
60 creidts in humanities or social science specialism

Notes:

  • Students taking a full Economics specialism will be required to take courses to the value of 45 credits in the department of their major language and courses to the value of 45 credits in the Department of Economics in their first year.
  • An A grade at A level (or equivalent qualification) in the appropriate language is required for students wishing to major in French, or Spanish. Dutch, German, Italian, Scandinavian languages and Russian and other SSEES languages that may be taken are offered as major languages with no prior knowledge.

Breakdown of Courses taken in the Department of the Major Language (First Year)


Dutch

DUTC0001 - Dutch Language 1 (30 credits)
DUTC0004 - Modern Dutch Literary Texts (15 credits)
Additional module to the value of 15 credits

French

FREN0002 - Use of French (15 credits)
FREN0065 - French Oral (15 credits)*
FREN0005 - The Making of Modern France (15 credits)
FREN0006 - Reading French Texts (15 credits)

*Francophone students may not take FREN0065

German

Post-A level

GERM0001 - Modern German Language (30 credits)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

No Prior Knowledge

GERM0002 - Modern German Language: German for Beginners (30 credits)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Italian

ITAL0001 - First Year Italian Language (30 credits)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Russian

Post-A level
SERS0003 - Comprehension of Russian (Year 1) (15 credits)
SERS0005 - Use of Russian (Year 1) (15 credits)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

No Prior Knowledge
SERS0001 - Comprehension of Russian (Year 1A) (15 credits)
SERS0002 - Use of Russian (Year 1A) (15 credits)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Scandinavian Studies

Danish
SCAN0001 - Basic Danish (30 credits)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Icelandic
SCAN0007 - Basic Modern Icelandic (30 credits)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Norwegian
SCAN0005 - Basic Norwegian (30 credits)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Swedish
SCAN0003 - Basic Swedish (30 credits)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

School of Slavonic and East European Studies

Bulgarian
SEEB0001 - Bulgarian Language Level 1 (30)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Czech
SEEC0001 - Czech Language Level 1 (30)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Finnish
SEEF0001 - Finnish Language Level 1 (30)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Hungarian
SEEH0001 - Hungarian Language Level 1 (30)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Polish
SEEP0001 - Polish Language Level 1 (30)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Romanian
SEER0001 - Romanian Language Level 1 (30)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Serbian/Croatian
SEEY0001 - Serbian and Croatian Language Level 1 (30)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Ukrainian
SEEU0001 - Ukrainian Language Level 1 (30)
​​​​​​​Additional modules to the value of 30 credits

Spanish

SPAN0001 - Spanish Language I (30 credits)
Additional modules to the value of 30 credits