We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking. Sorry, the entry requirements for the country that you have selected are not available here.
Please select your country page where you'll find this information. Specified component grades are also required for applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK. Other English language qualifications may be acceptable so please contact us for further details. If we accept the English component of an international qualification then it will be included in the information given about the academic levels required. Please note that date restrictions may apply to some English language qualifications.
If you are an international student requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK please see our immigration webpages for the latest Home Office guidance on English language qualifications. Find out more about opportunities available to you at the University of Essex International College.
Structure Example structure We offer a flexible course structure with a mixture of compulsory modules and options chosen from lists. Below is just one example of a combination of modules we offer for the current academic year. Our research-led teaching is continually evolving to address the latest challenges and breakthroughs in the field, therefore all modules listed are subject to change.
The language module that you will study will depend upon your level when you arrive in the department. We are happy to accept students with no previous knowledge of the language unless you major in Portuguese, when an A-level pass or equivalent in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese or first language level fluency in Italian, Romanian or Spanish is required. Please refer to the progression pathway table to find out which modules are suitable for your linguistic profile. In your first, second and fourth year you can choose optional modules from other subject areas if you wish.
Our courses allow you to study up to two, three or four modern languages. The below example structure shows a student studying French and Spanish. See full list of modules.
- Making Magic: Religion, Magic, and Science in the Modern World (Aar Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion Series).
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This module is designed to prepare students wishing to join a degree course in the Department of Language and Linguistics. It is also a suitable choice for students who simply have an interest in language and it similarly provides a sound academic background for the study of subjects which rely extensively on proficient use of the English language such as Literature, History, Sociology, and Philosophy.
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View Introduction to Linguistics on our Module Directory. Britain has experienced unprecedented changes in the last years. What has brought about these changes and how have they affected the Britain of today? Want to study Hamlet? And contemporary works by Angela Carter or Kazuo Ishiguru? Interested in World War One poetry? Study a range of drama, poetry and prose fiction.
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Describe, analyse and reflect on key texts from Shakespeare to the present day. Become familiar with the crucial terms for assessing literature. This introductory module provides a foundation of key concepts relating to languages, language learning and intercultural communication.
It develops language awareness and complements the skills required for language-specific modules.
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View Language Expert 1 on our Module Directory. Building on Language Expert 1 LA this module focuses on language and culture through the analysis of texts, images and film. You will further develop skills of analysis, academic writing and independent research. View Language Expert 2 on our Module Directory.
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Learn the dialogue, structures and tenses needed for everyday situations, and develop the writing skills required for short messages. View Initial Spanish optional on our Module Directory. Want to communicate in Chinese? To understand the Chinese alphabet and tones? Or be able to introduce yourself and talk about your hobbies?
Develop all aspects of your Chinese so that you are able to deal with everyday situations. Learn how to write a postcard or letter using Chinese characters. Gain a thorough overview of key concepts, methods, and theoretical approaches in research on language development throughout the lifespan. Investigate monolingual and bilingual child language acquisition, second language acquisition, language loss, and the attrition of the first language in second language learners, by looking at a broad range of studies, including ongoing studies from the Centre for Language Development throughout the Lifespan LaDeLi , at the University of Essex.
This module introduces you to the production of language sounds and their distribution in words, in particular, but not exclusively, in English. You will study the basic principles of phonology and develop the knowledge required to understand and begin to analyse sound systems. You will also discuss phonological processes and investigate the context and motivation of occurrence. View Sounds optional on our Module Directory.
- Secondary Modern Languages PGCE.
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What are your skills? And how do they fit in with your career plans? Build your employability skills through this non-credit bearing but obligatory module. Attend workshops and events, engage in activities to raise your employability and build your knowledge of the graduate job market. This module brings together the knowledge gained in Language Expert 1 and 2 and further develops your language competence and intercultural awareness. You will also develop research skills which you will need for your final year Capstone Project. View Language Expert 3 on our Module Directory. Are you ready to study abroad?
How will it improve your French? Prepare for your period abroad by examining how your language skills will develop, alongside topics related to French gastronomy, music, and suburban life. Study literature, with a focus on creative writing and participate in assessed filmed role-plays. Have you knowledge of Spanish, Italian or Romanian? Do you want to speak Portuguese too?
Learn to understand short texts, be able to write letters and interact in everyday situations in Portuguese. Want to build your confidence when both speaking and writing in Spanish?
Modern Languages and European Studies (French and Spanish) BA (Hons) including year abroad
Develop your language abilities, expanding your vocabulary and improving your listening and oral skills. Expand your understanding of Spanish and Latin American culture and history through the use of texts, films and conversations with native speakers. View Advanced Spanish on our Module Directory. What fascinates you? Want to undertake independent study on one or more of your languages? Produce a dissertation, in a foreign language, on a topic of your choice. Remember your dissertation could take the form of a treatise, a translation with commentary, or a piece of video subtitling with commentary.
View Language Dissertation on our Module Directory. Want Final Honours level competence in French? Wish to deal quickly and precisely with any written or spoken document? Refine your knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary to near-native level comprehension. Undertake collaborative research into topical issues, and consolidate your understanding of French culture. Want to build your confidence when both speaking and writing in Portuguese?