With a modern language
The joint language degrees involve a programme in which approximately two-thirds of your time is spent studying one of our single honours courses in bioscience. The remainder of your time is spent studying a language (currently French, German Spanish, Italian, Japanese or Mandarin). These four year degree courses include a year spent conducting research in a research institute or university in a country where the language you are studying is spoken. Your placement year will take place between your second year and final year.
Why do a degree with a modern language?
- Improve your language skills
- Gain an advantage in today's competitive jobs market
- See how your subject is applied in the world of work
- Clarify your own career objectives
Who is eligible for these courses?
You must meet our standard entry requirements as well as the additional requirements for your language:
- French, German, Italian or Spanish: an A-level in your chosen language (grade B) or equivalent is required.
- Japanese: an AS Level (grade B) or equivalent is required. If your Japanese is at a higher level than AS Level please contact us. Chemistry AS-level (grade B) is essential.
- Mandarin: No prior knowledge of this language is assumed but evidence of linguistic proficiency is required (eg GCSE A* in a foreign language). Chemistry AS-level (grade B) is essential.
Where could you go on placement?
Placements are available at 25 universities throughout Europe and in China and Japan.
You will be given extensive help by staff in the Faculty of Life Sciences in finding placements and your progress will be actively monitored. Modest grants from the European Union are usually available that provide assistance for the cost of travel. In Japan, competitive scholarships are usually available.
The standard tuition fee for the language placement year is £1,350.
How to apply
Apply through UCAS for the relevant four year degree programme which includes “...with a Modern Language” in the title.