Modern Languages Joint Honours
Modern Languages at NTU
Our Modern Languages Joint Honours degrees provide you with the opportunity to explore languages, countries and cultures in a lively environment.
Studying a language degree will enable you to develop a high level of verbal and written communication skills in one or more foreign languages. You will gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the countries in which they are spoken.
You can study two languages or combine one language with many of our Humanities Joint Honours subjects.
What can I study?
You'll study the French language, country and culture through a range of lively options, including modules that examine cinema and literature.
This course is designed for students who have already studied French at A-level and have achieved A-level French at grade C or above.
You'll look at all aspects of the German language and life in Germany, with the chance to focus on history, society and politics.
This course is designed for students who have already studied German at A-level and have achieved A-level German at grade C or above.
This is an exciting programme of study designed to ensure rapid progress in the Italian language and in-depth knowledge of the societies and cultures in which it is spoken. Italian can be taken from beginner, GCSE or post A-level.
This is an exciting course designed to ensure rapid progress in the Mandarin Chinese language and in-depth knowledge of the societies and cultures in which it is spoken.
Mandarin Chinese can be studied at beginner or GCSE level, which means that you won't necessarily need any prior knowledge of the language. If you wish to study this at post A-level you will need A-level Mandarin Chinese.
This is an exciting course designed to ensure rapid progress in the Spanish language and in-depth knowledge of the societies and cultures in which it is spoken. Spanish can be taken from beginner, GCSE or post A-level.
This is an ideal degree if you are interested in teaching English language to foreign learners. Our TESOL course will open up many new and exciting possibilities for you by giving you the opportunity to teach English internationally.
Increase your foreign language fluency, understanding of other cultures and employability by working or studying at one of our partner universities. If you study a language you can take a year abroad in Year Three developing your communication skills, maturity and self-confidence.
The University has built strong links with partners in several countries including France, Spain, Italy, Germany, China and Chile. On successful completion of your year overseas you'll be awarded a Placement Diploma in Language Study Abroad.
Our courses will broaden your mind and help you develop the transferable skills employers are looking for. We work with employers and industry partners to ensure your learning has real-life application.
Work experience opportunities are embedded in all of our courses. A distinctive feature of studying modern languages at NTU is the work we do with the local community. We have a close relationship with a number of schools as well as the Nottingham-based charity: Education for the Children (EFTC). These links have enabled students to gain valuable work experience that will impress graduate employers.
Your future career
Language graduates are extremely sought after and go onto a wide range of careers. Students with language skills and international experience and knowledge are valuable employees for multinational companies, national organisations, and governments. Language skills put graduates ahead of their peers when competing for international or international-facing jobs.
The European Parliament, the United Nations, international charities, and many blue-chip companies are just some of the organisations that our language graduates now work in.
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