This course starts in 2018

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

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

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Key information

Duration:
4 years full time
Typical A-level offer:
ABB-BBB
UCAS code:
RR34
Start date:
September 2018
  • 97% of our Sussex Law School 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 Italian 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.

Sussex not only gave me the opportunity to learn new languages, but also to become more adaptable to new cultures and surroundings.”Marie Bidard
Italian and Spanish BA 

Entry requirements

A-level

Typical offer

ABB-BBB

Subjects

A-levels must include Italian or Spanish, at grade B. The second language can be taken from beginner's level, but you must have at least one of the two languages at A-level, grade B.

GCSEs

You should also have a broad range of GCSEs (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 us

Other UK qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

Typical offer

Pass in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 level 3 credits at Merit or above, including 24 at Distinction.

Subjects

You will also need A-level (or equivalent) Italian or Spanish, at grade B. The second language can be taken from beginner's level, but you must have at least one of the two languages at A-level, grade B.

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer

30 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

Subjects

You will need Higher Level Italian or Spanish, with at least grade 5. The second language can be taken from beginner's level, but you must have at least one of the two languages at Higher Level, grade 5.

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) in Italian or Spanish, at least grade B. The second language can be taken from beginner's level, but you must have at least one of the two languages at A-level, grade B.

GCSEs

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

Scottish Highers

Typical offer

ABBBB

Subjects

Highers must include Italian or Spanish, at least grade B. Ideally, applicants will have one language at Advanced Higher, also grade B.

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced

Typical offer

Grade B and BB in two A-levels.

Subjects

A-levels must include Italian or Spanish, grade B. The second language can be taken from beginner's level, but you must have at least one of the two languages at A-level, grade B.

GCSEs

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

International Baccalaureate

Typical offer

30 points overall from the full IB Diploma.

Subjects

You will need Higher Level Italian or Spanish, with at least grade 5. The second language can be taken from beginner's level, but you must have at least one of the two languages at Higher Level, grade 5.

European Baccalaureate

Typical offer

Overall result of at least 75%

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential (normally with a final grade of at least 8.0). You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

Other international qualifications

Australia

Typical offer

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

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

Please note

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 2.2 or better for first-year entry. A result of 2.5 or better would be considered for Foundation Year entry.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

Please note

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. 

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

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 either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

Please note

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

Canada

Typical offer

High School Graduation Diploma. Specific requirements vary between provinces.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

Please note

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 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 either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

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 at least 4-5 depending on your degree choice.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

Please note

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 at least 18 or 19/20 will be considered for first-year entry.

A score of 15/20 in the Apolytirion would be suitable for Foundation Year entry. Find out more about Foundation Years.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

Please note

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.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

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.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

Please note

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

Finland

Typical offer

Finnish Ylioppilastutkinto with an overall average result in the final matriculation examinations of at least 5.5

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. Both languages are available from beginner's level, but successful applicants must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages.

France

Typical offer

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

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential (with a final result of at least 13/20 in one). You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

Germany

Typical offer

German Abitur with an overall result of 2.2 or better.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential (at least 12/15) at a high level.

You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

Greece

Typical offer

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

A score of 15/20 in the Apolytirion would be suitable for Foundation Year entry. Find out more about Foundation Years.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

Please note

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 4,4,3 from three subjects including two electives. 

Additional requirements

Evidence of academic studies to a high level with good results in areas relevant to the degree subject are essential for consideration.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

Please note

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

Hungary

Typical offer

Erettsegi/Matura with a good average.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

Please note

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

India

Typical offer

Standard XII results from Central and Metro Boards with an overall average of 75-80%. 

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

Please note

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.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

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.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential (normally at least grade H1). You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

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 either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

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.

Additional requirements

Spanish can be taken from beginner's level.

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 either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

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 either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

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 either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

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 either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

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). As well as various two or three-year college or polytechnic certificates and diplomas.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

Please note

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.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

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 either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

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 Skole- Pass with an overall average of at least 4.

Additional requirements

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

Pakistan

Typical offer

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

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

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 either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

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 at least 16/20. 

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

Please note

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

Romania

Typical offer

Diploma de Bacalaureat with an overall average of 8.5-9.5 depending on your degree choice.

For Foundation Year entry: Diploma de Bacalaureat with an overall average of  7.5-8.0, depending on the Foundation Year applied for.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

Please note

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

Singapore

Typical offer

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

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

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 either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

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.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

Please note

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

South Africa

Typical offer

National Senior Certificate with very good grades. 

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

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 at least 7.5.

Additional requirements

Italian can be taken from beginner's level.

Sri Lanka

Typical offer

Sri Lankan A-levels.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

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 either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

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 either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

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 either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

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. You must have your high school graduation diploma and we will be interested in your Grade 12 GPA. However, we will also want to see evidence of the external tests you have taken. Each application is looked at individually, but you should normally have one or two of the following:

  • APs (where we would expect at least three subject with 4/5 in each)
  • SAT Reasoning Tests (normally with a combined score of 1300) or ACT grades
  • and/or SAT Subject Tests (where generally we expect you to have scores of 600 or higher). 

We would normally require APs or SAT Subject Tests in areas relevant to your chosen degree course.

 

For Foundation Year entry: APs  - We would be looking for at least 3 subjects with at least 3 in each.

Subject-specific knowledge

Evidence of existing academic ability in either Italian or Spanish is essential. You must have good existing knowledge of one of the languages but the second language can be taken at beginner's level. 

Please note

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

My country is not listed

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

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.

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

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.

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      • customer relations adviser, Kurt Geiger.

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      • teaching and academia‭
      • civil, public and diplomatic services.

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