This course starts in 2019

French and Spanish (with a study abroad year) BA (Hons)

French and Spanish (with a study abroad year) BA (Hons)

Key information

Duration:
4 years full time
Typical A-level offer:
ABB-BBB
UCAS code:
RR14
Start date:
September 2019
  • 100% of our SCLS graduates were in work or further study six months after graduating (HESA EPI, Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016)

At Sussex, you don’t just learn to speak French and Spanish, you become immersed in their cultures.

You learn from experienced tutors and gain critical insights into relevant societies and their history, literature and film. As we aim for you to reach a high level of fluency, we teach almost all content in the language itself. Our Language Learning Centre has state-of-the-art technologies and resources, as well as dedicated study areas.

You can tailor your degree to your interests by studying other subjects such as international business, international education, international relations, legal studies or politics. Or, you could study a third language (Arabic, British Sign Language, Chinese, French, German or Japanese) or English Language Teaching.

The experience of a year spent working or studying abroad also gives you the excellent communication skills, cultural awareness and international perspective valued by employers.

My year abroad was fantastic. Perfecting a language is all about practice and Sussex makes that easy.”Cristina Vina
French and Spanish BA 

Entry requirements

A-level

Typical offer

ABB-BBB

Subjects

A-levels must include French, at grade B. For applicants with only French at A-level, Spanish can be taken from beginner's level, but you will need A-level French (grade B).

GCSEs

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Extended Project Qualification

We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer. We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ. If you wish to discuss this further please contact Admissions at ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Other UK qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

Typical offer

Pass with 45 level 3 credits at Merit or above of which 21 - 24 credits must be at Distinction.

Additional requirements

You will also need A-level French (or equivalent), at grade B. For applicants with only French at A-level, Spanish can be taken from beginner's level, but you will need A-level standard French (grade B).

Cambridge Pre-U Principle Subjects (including A-level mixes)

Typical offer

D3 M2 M2

If you have one A-level and two Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects we would expect you to have grade B at A-level and, D3 and M2 in two Pre-Us. 

If you have two A-levels and a Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subject we would normally expect you to have grades AB at A-level and M2 in Pre-U.

Subjects

You must either have A-level French or French as one of the Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects. For applicants with only French at A-level, Spanish can be taken from beginner's level but all successful applicants will need A-level French (grade B).

GCSEs

You should also have a range of GCSEs at grade 9 to 4 (A* to C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer

30-32 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

Subjects

You will need Higher Level French, with at least grade 5. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level, but you must have prior knowledge of French to Higher Level (grade 5).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-level

Typical offer

Grade B in A-level, plus DM in Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma.

Subjects

A-level must include French, at grade B. For applicants with only French at A-level, Spanish can be taken from beginner's level but all successful applicants will need A-level French (grade B).

GCSEs

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels

Typical offer

Grades BB in A-levels plus Distinction in BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate.

Subjects

A-levels must include French, at grade B. For applicants with only French at A-level, Spanish can be taken from beginner's level but all successful applicants will need A-level French (grade B).

GCSEs

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma)

Typical offer

DDM

Subjects

In addition to the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma, you will also need A-level (or equivalent) French, grade B. For applicants with only French at A-level, Spanish can be taken from beginner's level, but you will need A-level standard French (grade B).

GCSEs

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Scottish Highers

Typical offer

AABBB-ABBBB

Subjects

Highers must include French, at least grade B. Ideally, applicants will have French at Advanced Higher, also grade B. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level, but you need at least Higher French (grade B).

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced

Typical offer

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-level grades ABB – BBB

Subjects

A-levels must include French, grade B. For applicants with only French at A-level, Spanish can be taken from beginner's level, but at least A-level French is essential.

GCSEs

You should have a broad range of GCSEs A*-C (9-4), including good grades in relevant subjects.

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer

30-32 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

Subjects

You will need Higher Level French, with at least grade 5. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level, but you must have prior knowledge of French to Higher Level (grade 5).

European Baccalaureate

Typical offer

Overall result of at least 75%-77%

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, all successful applicants will need to have a good prior knowledge of French (normally with a final grade of at least 8.0).

 

 

Other international qualifications

Australia

Typical offer

Relevant state (Year 12) High School Certificate, and between 88% to 85% in the ATAR or UAI/TER/ENTER. Or a Queensland OP of 4 to 5 or below.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. 

Austria

Typical offer

Reifeprüfung or Matura with an overall result of beween 2.0- 2.2 or better for first-year entry.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. 

Belgium

Typical offer

Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS) or Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs with a good overall average. 

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bulgaria

Typical offer

Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with excellent final-year scores (normally 5.5 overall with 6 in key subjects).

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Typical offer

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 70%-75% from 6 grade 12), U/C or M courses.

British Columbia Certificate of Graduation AABBB to BBBBB from 5 grade 12 courses.

We also recognise the High School Diploma from other provinces -including Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick- where we look for strong performance in grade 12 subjects, and the Diplome d'Etudes Collegiales (DEC) from Quebec.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. 

China

Typical offer

We usually do not accept Senior High School Graduation for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

However, we may consider you if you have studied one year or more of Higher Education in China at a recognised degree awarding institution, or if you are following a recognised International Foundation Year.

If you want to apply for a business-related course which requires an academic ability in Mathematics, you normally also need a grade B in Mathematics from the Huikao or a score of 90 in Mathematics from the Gaokao.

If you have the Senior High School Graduation, you may be eligible to apply for our International Foundation Year. If you successfully complete an International Foundation Year, you can progress on to a relevant undergraduate course at Sussex.

Check which qualifications the International Study Centre accepts for the International Foundation Year.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Croatia

Typical offer

Maturatna Svjedodžba with an overall score of between 4.2 and 4.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. 

Cyprus

Typical offer

Apolytirion of Lykeion with an overall average of between 18.5 /20 and 18 /20.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. 

Czech Republic

Typical offer

Maturita with a good overall average.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Denmark

Typical offer

Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) or studentereksamen with an overall average of at least 7 on the new grading scale.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. 

Finland

Typical offer

Finnish Ylioppilastutkinto with overall final result of at least 5.25-5.5 in the final matriculation examinations.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

France

Typical offer

French Baccalauréat with an overall final result of at least 13/20.

Germany

Typical offer

German Abitur with an overall result of between 2.0 - 2.2 or better.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French (at least 12/15) at a high level.

 

 

 

Greece

Typical offer

Apolytirion with an overall average of at least 18 or 19/20 will be considered for first-year entry.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. 

Hong Kong

Typical offer

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with grades of 5,4,4 from three subjects including two electives. 

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. 

Hungary

Typical offer

Erettsegi/Matura with a good averageof at least 55544.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. 

India

Typical offer

Standard XII results

75% - 80% from ISC Indian School certificate of Education (CISCE)
80% from SSC All India Senior School Certificate Examination (CBSE)
80% HSC higher Secondary Certificate ( Maharashtra )

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. 

Iran

Typical offer

High School Diploma and Pre-University Certificate.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ireland

Typical offer

Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level) at H1 H2 H2 H3 H3 to H2 H2 H2 H3 H3.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Israel

Typical offer

Bagrut, with at least 8/10 in at least six subjects, including one five-unit subject.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Typical offer

Italian Diploma di Maturità or Diploma Pass di Esame di Stato with a Final Diploma mark of at least 78/100 to 81/100.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French (normally at least grade B in Higher French) is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Japan

Typical offer

Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate is suitable for entry to our Foundation Years. Find out more about Foundation Years.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Latvia

Typical offer

Atestats par Visparejo videjo Izglitibu with very good grades in state exams.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lithuania

Typical offer

Brandos Atestatas including scores of 80-90% in at least three state examinations (other than English).

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Luxembourg

Typical offer

Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Typical offer

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with grades of  ABB-BBB, Matriculation with a least a grade of between 3 to 3.5 or UEC with an overall average grade B3 (75%).

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. 

Netherlands

Typical offer

Voorereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO), normally with an average of at least 7.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Typical offer

You are expected to have one of the following:

  • Higher National Diploma
  • One year at a recognised Nigerian University
  • Professional Diploma (Part IV) from the Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology of Nigeria
  • Advanced Diploma

You must also have a score of C6 or above in WAEC/SSC English.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Typical offer

Norwegian Vitnemal Fra Den Videregaende Opplaering - Pass with an overall average of 4.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Pakistan

Typical offer

Bachelor (Pass) degree in arts, commerce or science.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Poland

Typical offer

Matura with three extended-level written examinations, normally scored within the 7th stanine.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Portugal

Typical offer

Diploma de Ensino Secundario normally with an overall mark of between 17/20 and 16/20.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. 

Romania

Typical offer

Diploma de Bacalaureat with an overall average of beween 8.7 and 8.5.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. 

Singapore

Typical offer

A-levels, as well as certain certificates and diplomas.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Slovakia

Typical offer

Maturitna Skuska or Maturita with honours, normally including scores of 1 in at least three subjects.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Slovenia

Typical offer

Secondary School Leaving Diploma or Matura with at least 23 points overall.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. 

South Africa

Typical offer

National Senior Certificate with very good grades. 

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Typical offer

Spanish Título de Bachillerato (LOGSE) with an overall average result of between 7.5 and 8.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential.

Sri Lanka

Typical offer

Sri Lankan A-levels.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sweden

Typical offer

Fullstandigt Slutbetyg with good grades.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Typical offer

Federal Maturity Certificate.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Typical offer

Devlet Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitirme is normally only suitable for Foundation Years, but very strong applicants may be considered for first year entry. Find out more about Foundation Years.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. However, you will need to have a good prior knowledge of French.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Typical offer

We look at your full profile taking into account everything you are studying, including the high school graduation diploma, Grade 12 GPA, SAT tests and subject tests and/or ACT grades We are particularly interested in AP tests and would ideally like to see 3 good AP scores.

Advanced Placement Tests with scores of between 5,4,4 to 4,4,4 in three subjects.

If you have taken the SAT reasoning tests we'd normally expect a combined score of at least 1300 and will look for around 600 in relevant subject tests.

If you've taken the ACT we'd expect to see a composite score of at least 26.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in French is essential. Spanish can be taken from beginner's level for those without prior experience. 

My country is not listed

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, email ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component

IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test.

If you are applying for degree-level study we can consider your IELTS test from any test centre, but if you require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for an English language or pre-sessional English course (not combined with a degree) the test must be taken at a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)-approved IELTS test centre.

Find out more about IELTS

Other English language requirements

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

For tests taken before January 2015: Grade B or above

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

For tests taken before January 2015: grade C or above

For tests taken after January 2015: 176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency.

Pearson (PTE Academic)

62 overall, including at least 56 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic).

TOEFL (iBT)

88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT).

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English

French Baccalaureat

A score of 12 or above in English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language.

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-5 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades 1-6 in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Country exceptions

Select to see the list of exempt English-speaking countries

If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirements. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before starting your course at Sussex. If the qualification was obtained earlier than this we would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have maintained a good level of English, for example by living in an English-speaking country or working in an occupation that required you to use English regularly and to a high level.

Please note that this list is determined by the UK’s Home Office, not by the University of Sussex.

List of exempt countries

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada**
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

** Canada: you must be a national of Canada; other nationals not on this list who have a degree from a Canadian institution will not normally be exempt from needing to provide evidence of English.

Admissions information for applicants

Language choice

It is not normally possible for native (or near-native) speakers to study their native language within this degree.

Transfers into Year 2

Yes. Find out more about transferring into Year 2 of this course. We don’t accept transfers into the third or final year.

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, email ug.enquiries@sussex.ac.uk

Modules

Find out about our types of undergraduate degrees, their structure, modules and credits

Core modules

    Autumn teaching
    Spring teaching

    Options

      Autumn teaching
      Spring teaching

      These modules are running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


      Customise your course

      At Sussex, you can choose to customise your course to build the sort of degree that will give you the knowledge, skills and experience that could take you in any direction you choose.

      Explore subjects different to your course – electives and pathways allow you to complement your main subject. Find out what opportunities your course offers

      Core modules

        Autumn teaching
        Spring teaching

        Options

          Autumn teaching
          Spring teaching

          These modules are running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


          Customise your course

          At Sussex, you can choose to customise your course to build the sort of degree that will give you the knowledge, skills and experience that could take you in any direction you choose.

          Explore subjects different to your course – electives and pathways allow you to complement your main subject. Find out what opportunities your course offers

          You spend your third year abroad:

          • studying at one of our partner universities
          • as a teaching assistant in a school
          • on a combination of a study term followed by a work placement.

          Studying abroad is a great way to explore the world, meet new people and gain valuable experience to enhance your life skills and career prospects. Employers value graduates who have negotiated their way in the world, experienced different cultures and developed an international perspective.

          Find out where your course could take you.

          “I taught English at a French school, which gave me the opportunity to see the acquisition of language from a teacher’s point of view.” Cristina VinaFrench and Spanish (with a study abroad year) BA

          Please note: Programs with a study abroad year are not eligible for USA federal Direct Loan funds. Find out more about American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid

          Core modules

            Autumn teaching
            Spring teaching

            Options

              Autumn teaching
              Spring teaching

              These modules are running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

              Life as an undergraduate student

              Language degrees at Sussex

              Our staff

              Fees

              Fees are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2019. Note that your fees, once they’re set, may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

              Find out about typical living costs for studying at Sussex

              Find out about our terms and conditions

              Scholarships

              Our goal is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to regardless of financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique people.

              Details of our scholarships are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2019.

              Careers

              Graduate destinations

              Recent Languages graduates have gone on to jobs including:

              • events assistant, Brand Finance
              • office co-ordinator, Portobello Studios
              • customer relations adviser, Kurt Geiger.

              (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016)

              Your future career

              ‭Studying a language develops key skills in communication, ‭organisation and cultural awareness. Employers value these skills and you’ll be ‭equipped for a range of career pathways including:  ‭

              • business, marketing, commerce and finance
              • media, communications and politics
              • teaching and academia‭
              • civil, public and diplomatic services.

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              Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

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              languages@sussex.ac.uk

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              +44 (0)1273 678416
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