University of York

BA (Hons) French and Spanish Language (with a year abroad)

4 years

University of York
Intakes : Sep
Duration : 4 years
Award : University of York

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Entry Requirements


Registration Fee
Resource Fee
Tuition Fee (Home)
MYR 373,370
Estimated Total Fees
MYR 373,370

Course Content

Year 1
You'll take core modules in each language. These modules focus on developing your fluency, accuracy and communication expertise. Examples may include:

  • French Language and Society I
  • French Grammar
  • Spanish Language and Society I
  • Spanish Grammar

If you are taking French or Spanish ab initio, you will follow an intensive, fast-track programme with more language and less linguistics. Examples may include:

  • Ab Initio Spanish Language Skills
  • Ab Initio Spanish Language and Society
  • Ab Initio Spanish Grammar
  • Ab Initio French Language Skills 
  • Ab Initio French Language and Society 
  • Ab Initio French Grammar 

You will take core linguistics modules, examples of which may include:

  • Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology
  • Introduction to Syntax

You will take both modules in Year 1 if you have an A level in both languages. You will take these modules across Years 1 and 2 if you are studying one language ab initio.

Year 2

You'll study core language modules in French and Spanish, examples of which may include:

  • French Language and Cultures: Advanced
  • Spanish Language and Cultures: Advanced

You will also study four option modules. In previous years, options have covered topics such as:

  • The Francophone World
  • Historical Memory in the Spanish-speaking World
  • French Society Onscreen
  • Hispanic Culture Through Film
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language I
  • Intermediate Phonetics and Phonology
  • Intermediate Syntax
  • Introduction to Language Acquisition
  • Linguistics as Data Science

 Year 3

  • Year Abroad (You can divide the year abroad between two locations, a French-speaking country and a Spanish-speaking country, or you can choose to spend the whole year in one location.)

Year 4

You'll study core language modules in your final year. These are designed to consolidate your critical skills through in-depth research and analysis. By this stage in your degree, you'll be able to demonstrate oral and written fluency, as well as accurate language use in its social and cultural contexts. In each of these modules, you will write a research essay of around 3000 words. 

  • French Language and Cultures: Proficient
  • Spanish Language and Cultures: Proficient

You will also study four option modules. In previous years, options have covered topics such as:

  • Translation: Methodology and Practice (French)
  • French Society Onscreen
  • France and the Second World War: Memory, Trauma and Identity
  • Translation: Methodology and Practice (Spanish)
  • Hispanic Culture Through Film
  • Latinos in the USA
  • Independent Study in French
  • Independent Study in Spanish
  • Advanced Topics in Phonetics and Phonology
  • Multimodality: Language and the Body
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Advanced Topics in Psycholinguistics
  • Neurolinguistics: Language and the Brain
  • Psycholinguistic Approaches to Second Language Acquisition
  • English Place-names across Time and Space
  • Bilingualism
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language II

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