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History and Modern Languages & Cultures

The University of Sheffield

UCAS Course code RV50

Overview

This degree will develop your language skills and historical awareness. You'll deepen your understanding of cultures and societies in Europe and beyond.

We have a wide choice of optional modules. This means you can design your degree, choosing what interests you most.

In history we investigate past societies, from the ancient world through to the modern period, addressing political, social and cultural themes. The course will give you the analytical and practical skills you need for historical research and a successful future. You'll learn to exercise independent judgement, to be critical of accepted opinion and to present your arguments effectively.

The flexibility of the modern languages part of the degree means you have the option to study either one or two of the 11 different languages we have on offer: Catalan, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

In your first year, you can take any language from beginner's level, and you can take French, German, Polish, Russian or Spanish post-A Level (or equivalent).

You'll develop your communication skills in your chosen language or languages to a high level. Optional modules include linguistics, literature, society and politics, history, philosophy and film studies.

We have recommended pathways through the languages and modules to enable you to create combinations that work well together. However, our flexible approach means you are not constrained by those pathways and we'll help you make the choices that are best for you.

You'll spend the third year of your course abroad. We have a wide range of destinations on offer, both within Europe and beyond. You can choose to study at a leading university, carry out an approved work placement, or in some cases take part in exciting volunteering opportunities.

This degree opens up a wide range of career opportunities, close to home and further afield. You'll get extensive training in analytical writing and techniques, as well as other transferable skills. You'll develop highly valuable language skills and you'll gain a sophisticated understanding of the countries where your chosen language or languages are spoken.

Studying in another country will greatly enhance your transferable as well as language skills, making you even more attractive to employers.

Award: BA
Professional Qualification
3 Years Full Time
Taught in English

Entry requirements

Application through UCAS.

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University Ranking

Times HE UK: 13

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