This course starts in 2021

Languages and Intercultural Studies BA (Hons)

Languages and Intercultural Studies BA (Hons)

Key information

Duration:
3 years full time
Typical A-level offer:
ABB-BBB
Contextual A-level offer:
BBB-BBC
UCAS code:
R99X
Start date:
August 2021

“I believe that learning one of the most spoken languages in the world can be of great benefit for both personal and professional development.”

Cathy Wiesan Mandarin Chinese Pathway

How do you build rapport and connect with someone from another culture? How do you ensure that voices from all backgrounds are heard in important decisions?

At Sussex, we believe that for the next generation of global change-makers, language skills and cultural sensitivity are key. That’s why, on this course, you’ll not only become fluent in your chosen language/s, but you’ll gain the knowledge, attitudes and skills to build trust and empathy with people from around the world. You'll be taught by expert linguists and lecturers with first-hand experience of the background cultures of the language/s you study. Our faculty understand transcultural connections and the importance of intercultural communication in professional and personal contexts.

You’ll study your chosen languages in practical and applied ways exploring the societies, literature, cinema and histories of different nations, and how they interconnect. You also have the opportunity to tailor the course to your interests and to enhance your profile by choosing, for example:

  • an English Language Teaching pathway leading to a Trinity CertTESOL professional qualification
  • an Education pathway as a basis to Initial Teacher Education or Training (postgraduate)
  • language-focused work experience to build your professional skills
  • to study abroad for a year.

You choose two languages:

  • one from French, German, Italian or Spanish
  • one from Arabic, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish or English (for those whose first language is not English).

Depending on your language entry levels, you can choose to study a third language as an elective (languages include the ones listed above as well as British Sign Language and Japanese).

Entry requirements

A-level

Typical offer

ABB-BBB

Contextual offer

BBB-BBC

Not everyone has the same support to get to higher education – we help you reach your potential. When we receive applications through UCAS, we consider all factors and will sometimes make contextual offers as part of our Access and Participation Plan

Subjects

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

You might have either an A-level (with at least grade B) or GCSE (with at least grade 7 or grade A) in your chosen language.

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

GCSEs

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

Additional requirements

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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 us

Other UK qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

Typical offer

Pass Diploma with at least 39 level 3 credits at Merit or above including 21-24 credits at Distinction

Subjects

In addition to the Access to HE Diploma, you will also need evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

You might have either an A-level (with at least grade B) or GCSE (with at least grade 7 or grade A) in your chosen language.

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Additional requirements

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

Typical offer

M1 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, M2 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 BB at A-level and M2 in Pre-U.

Subjects

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

You might have either an A-level (with at least grade B) or GCSE (with at least grade 7 or grade A) in your chosen language.

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

GCSEs

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

Additional requirements

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer

30 -32 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

Subjects

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

You might have either taken your chosen language at higher level (with a final grade of 5) or standard level (with a final grade of 7).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Additional requirements

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

 

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and one A-level

Typical offer

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

Subjects

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

You might have either an A-level (with at least grade B) or GCSE (with at least grade 7 or grade A) in your chosen language.

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

GCSEs

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

Additional requirements

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

Typical offer

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

Subjects

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

You might have either an A-level (with at least grade B) or GCSE (with at least grade 7 or grade A) in your chosen language.

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

GCSEs

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

Additional requirements

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

Typical offer

DDM

Subjects

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

You might have either an A-level (with at least grade B) or GCSE (with at least grade 7 or grade A) in your chosen language.

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

 

 

GCSEs

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

Additional requirements

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

Scottish Highers

Typical offer

AABBB-ABBBB 

Subjects

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

You might have either an Higher or Advanced Higher (with at least grade B) in your chosen language.

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

 

Additional requirements

If you are taking Advanced Highers we would normally expect you to have at least BBB.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced

Typical offer

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

Subjects

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

You might have either an A-level (with at least grade B) or GCSE (with at least grade 7 or grade A) in your chosen language.

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

GCSEs

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

Additional requirements

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer

30 -32 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

Subjects

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

You might have either taken your chosen language at higher level (with a final grade of 5) or standard level (with a final grade of 7).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Additional requirements

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

 

European Baccalaureate

Typical offer

Overall result of at least 75% to 77%.

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

You might have taken your chosen language as L1,L2 or L3,L4 (with a score of 8.0).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

 

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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 better.

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

Austria

Typical offer

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

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

Belgium

Typical offer

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

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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).

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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, 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

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

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 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.

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

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

Cyprus

Typical offer

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

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

Czech Republic

Typical offer

Maturita with a good overall average.

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

Finland

Typical offer

Pass Ylioppilastutkinto with overall final result of at least EEMM

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

France

Typical offer

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

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

Germany

Typical offer

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

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

Greece

Typical offer

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

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

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

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

Hungary

Typical offer

Erettsegi/Matura with a good averageof at least 55544.

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

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

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

Iran

Typical offer

High School Diploma and Pre-University Certificate.

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

Israel

Typical offer

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

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

Japan

Typical offer

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

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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.

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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).

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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.

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

Netherlands

Typical offer

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

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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.

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk)..

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

Pakistan

Typical offer

You can apply for direct entry to Year 1 if you are completing at least two years of Bachelor degree studies. 

You'll normally need to complete a Foundation year after taking Intermediate Certificate or the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC).  You might choose one of our International Foundation Years at the International Study Centre on campus.

 

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

Poland

Typical offer

Pass Matura with least 3 Extended level subjects in the 75th percentile.

 

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

Portugal

Typical offer

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

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

Romania

Typical offer

Diploma de Bacalaureat with an overall average of 8.0

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

Singapore

Typical offer

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

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

Slovakia

Typical offer

Pass Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške (Maturita)  with an average grade of 2.0 from 4 subjects

 

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

Slovenia

Typical offer

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

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

South Africa

Typical offer

National Senior Certificate with very good grades. 

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

Sri Lanka

Typical offer

Sri Lankan A-levels.

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

Sweden

Typical offer

Fullstandigt Slutbetyg/Högskoleförberedande Examen with a total of 2,500 credits to include B grades in the majority of subjects.

 

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

Switzerland

Typical offer

Federal Maturity Certificate.

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other European proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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

Turkey

Typical offer

We'll consider students who have taken the Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitirme, with a score of at least 4/5 or 80/100 in their final year, on a case by case basis for direct entry to year 1.

Where direct entry is unsuitable, we'll automatically consider you for one of our Foundation Years. Or you might want to apply to one of our International Foundation Years at the international Study Centre on Campus. Visit isc.sussex.ac.uk/our-courses/international-foundation-year or www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/foundation-years

Additional requirements

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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 3 AP 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

You must have evidence of ability in one of your chosen languages (from French, German, Italian or Spanish).

We will also consider other evidence of language ability from outside your academic studies or other proficiency tests for example DELF, Goethe-Zertifikat, CELI, DELE and many more. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information (email ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk).

If you are applying without a formal language qualification, but otherwise have a strong UCAS application, we will normally ask you to submit evidence of your language proficiency as part of our selection process. You might, for example, be asked to provide a piece of writing in your target language and/or attend an interview (either in person, or online using Skype, Zoom, or similar) to evaluate your language level.

Your second language (from French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin) can be taken from beginner level.

Please note: You cannot study your own first language within our Languages and Intercultural Studies degree. Successful applicants will need to study languages other than their own first language. For students whose first language is not English, this means English can be one of your chosen languages.

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If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our language requirements

Find out more about IELTS

Other English language requirements

Proficiency tests

TOEFL (iBT)

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

Check your TOEFL qualification meets all of our language requirements

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

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 4 or above in GCSE from 2017).

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.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Grades A – C in English

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

We welcome applicants whose first or primary language is not English though please note that it is not normally possible for applicants with CEFR B2+ proficiency to study that language within this degree.

Transfers into Year 2

No

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

For details on any additional costs, check out the Fees and scholarships section.

Modules

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

  • You continue with modules in your two chosen languages.
  • Each term, you choose two options. These can be Linguistics/Applied, Cultural Studies or electives. Find out about electives and pathways

Study abroad (optional)

Apply to study abroad – you’ll develop an international perspective and gain an edge when it comes to your career. Find out where your course could take you

Placement (optional)

A placement is a great way to network and gain practical skills. When you leave Sussex, you’ll benefit from having the experience employers are looking for. Find out more about placements and internships

Please note: If you’re receiving – or applying for – USA federal Direct Loan funds, you can’t transfer to the version of this program with an optional study abroad period in any country or optional placement in the USA. Find out more about American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid

  • You continue with modules in your two languages. The focus will be on translation and interpreting skills (if at C1 level).
  • You choose two more modules in each term. These can be Linguistics/Applied, Cultural Studies or, where available, electives. Find out about electives and pathways
  • Modules range from taught research-led specialist subjects, to supervised independent projects in a target language, to practice-based volunteering. 

This course is currently subject to validation, in line with our procedures for assuring the quality of our degrees. This means that some course detail and content may change as we develop this new course. The validation process will be finished before your course starts. Keep an eye out for exciting developments to this course.

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Fees

Fees are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2021. 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

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Scholarships

We believe in helping students in need of financial support so we continue to attract talented people. Scholarships for 2021/22 entry aren’t available yet, but check back soon for details.

Careers

As a Languages and Intercultural Studies graduate, you’ll have the confidence and communication skills to manage complex transcultural workplace situations. A self-aware, resilient and agile thinker, you'll be able to influence and contribute to commercial, cultural, artistic and political endeavours.

Linguists are highly valued in many fields, including:

  • media and communications
  • international agencies and NGOs
  • international businesses (consultancies, tech companies, trade)
  • international publishing and journalism
  • diplomacy
  • translation and interpreting
  • teaching
  • the cultural industries.

Working while you study

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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