Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £9,250 *
International Fees £12,750 *
Duration 3 or 4 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

We offer French and Spanish on this classic Modern Languages degree. The course enables you to achieve a good or high level of linguistic competence in these languages in all four skill areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking), and demonstrate a good or high degree of proficiency in mediating between these languages and English.

You will be able to function in different cultural situations and acquire qualities and skills in areas such as interpersonal communication and organisational skills, flexibility and tolerance, analysis and argument, autonomy and team working, and team management.

You must have studied at least one of your chosen languages to A Level standard or equivalent. We accept students at three different entry points for these awards – beginner, intermediate and proficient.

In both your languages you will study an integrated curriculum with a focus on applied language skills and cultural studies, supported by a rigorous development of your foreign language skills in all areas. You can also study an elective module from across the University in each year.

Teaching and learning takes place through a combination of formal lectures, seminars and practical workshops; guided self-study and preparation; and exposure to professionally relevant simulations and real-work environments.

Much of your learning will take place during independent study, individually and in groups, in the well-resourced and recently refurbished library, at home and via the online learning provision.

Assessment methods include in-class coursework, essays and projects, presentations, and oral and unseen written exams.

Course structure

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Subjects of study include:

  • Intercultural Communication: an Introduction
  • Introduction to the Study of Language and Culture
  • Objects and Meaning: World Cultures in London Galleries and Museums
  • The French World and the Word
  • The Spanish World and the Word

Credit Level 4

Subjects of study include:

  • Culture(s) and Conflict(s): Representations of War, Conflict and Revolution across World Cultures
  • Expressions of French Culture
  • Expressions of Spanish Culture
  • Language, Power and Institutions: Decoding Dominant Narratives
  • Screening Memory through Food, Music and Childhood
  • Transposing Current Affairs through Multilingual e-Collaboration
  • Work Placement/Work Shadowing Experience in a Language/Culture Setting

Credit Level 5

Subjects of study include:

  • Developing Career Competences for Linguists
  • Dissertation/Professional Project
  • Dreaming the Same Dream? Concepts of Happiness across Cultures
  • Gender Matters: Femininities, Masculinities and Trans-Cultural Practice
  • Narrating the Other: Politics and Literature
  • People and Things on the Move: Identity, Place and Memory in and across Diasporic Spaces
  • Themes in Contemporary French and Francophone Studies
  • Themes in Contemporary Hispanic Studies

Credit Level 6

Westminster Plus Electives

 
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As part of your course you may be able to take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

Find out about Westminster Plus Electives.

Entry Requirements

Typical offer

One of the following (or an equivalent qualification):

  • A Levels – BCC – one A Level should be in either French or Spanish
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points including a minimum of 4 points in French or Spanish at Higher Level
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma – DMM with evidence of successful modern foreign language learning in French or Spanish
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma – D*D* with evidence of successful modern foreign language learning in French or Spanish
  • Access to HE Diploma – Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

In addition to one of the above, you should have:

  • Minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English and evidence of successful modern foreign language learning in French or Spanish

Mixed qualifications: We consider applications that reflect a mixture of Level 3 qualifications as long as they are equivalent to our standard entry requirements.

We may need to test you to ascertain your language level if you are not doing an A Level in French or Spanish.

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process

Typical offer

  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points including a minimum of 4 points in French or Spanish at Higher Level

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Pre-sessional English programmes

Need to improve your English before starting your course? We offer summer pre-sessional English programmes to help develop your English language skills.

Find out more about our pre-sessional English programmes.

Careers

Possible career paths include:

  • Education
  • Tourism
  • Translation and Interpreting
  • NGOs
  • Publishing
  • Journalism
  • Event management

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

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Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

International tuition fee: £12,750 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

Course Location

Our Regent Campus is composed of three sites all situated on and around one of the most famous and vibrant streets in London. The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities is based at 309 Regent Street and includes recently refurbished social spaces and gym facilities. Students in the faculty are also taught at our Wells Street site. Westminster Law School resides at Little Titchfield Street. Alongside a full mock courtroom, hi-tech learning spaces and a pro-bono clinic, it also houses our state-of-the-art, 382-seat lecture theatre. For more details, visit our locations page.

Contact us

Call our dedicated team on:

+44 (0)20 7915 5511

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