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UCAS course code
RRC4
UCAS institution code
M20
Degree awarded
Integrated Professional Master in Languages
Duration
4,5 or 6 years
Typical A-level offer
AAA including both languages to be studied

Full entry requirements

Typical International Baccalaureate offer

37 points overall

Higher Level Requirements - 6,6,6 including both subjects to be studied

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course description

The Integrated Professional Master in Languages (IPML) involves four years of full-time study in Manchester of two of the languages offered by the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. Both languages are studied at an advanced level (post-A-level or equivalent) and the final year of study is taught and assessed at Master's level. The student's time in Manchester is combined with a minimum of two compulsory periods of residence abroad. Depending on the pathway and the residence abroad options chosen by the student, the IPML may be completed as a four-, five- or six-year programme.

  French

  • French courses at Manchester give students a firm grounding in French language and the chance to explore in depth French culture, linguistics, film, art, history and literature. They equip students with the skills needed to thrive in French-speaking environments.
  • Throughout the course students are trained in modern spoken and written French by following a high-level core language course. From Year One, students discover how the language really works by learning about its morphology, syntax, phonology and phonetics.
  • Students thoroughly develop their French language skills by working with a variety of oral and written French texts and engaging in discussions in French (most of this language instruction takes place in French and is predominantly taught by native speakers).
  • Core language courses at all levels of study are complemented by a variety of other Francophone-related topic areas and by a period spent in a French-speaking country, such as at our popular university exchange partners in Brussels, Geneva, Martinique, La Réunion and Quebec.  Our students also teach English in schools across the world as part of the British Council's assistantship scheme, and many complete work placements across Europe, Africa and North America.
  • Independent, monitored self-study reinforces students' knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.
  • Students may also take a set of broad-based content courses that provide essential grounding in key areas of French and Francophone culture (especially visual studies), society, linguistics, history and literature.  Some of the content teaching on these courses is in English, so that students can focus fully on the new concepts introduced to them and can hone not only their French language skills, but also their expression and accuracy in English: key transferable skills for the workplace following graduation.

Spanish

  • The course gives students a thorough grounding in the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world.
  • The course immerses students in Spanish language and Hispanic culture. It also provides in-depth knowledge on Latin America and the opportunity to learn Catalan.

Open days

  • The University hold open days twice a year (usually June and October) where you have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about the facilities and courses we offer.
  • If your application is successful you will be invited to a visit day specifically for your area of study.  On this day you will find out more about the School and its resources, meet members of staff and current students and discuss study aims and qualifications with admissions staff.
  • We do not normally interview applicants.  We make offers after carefully considering your UCAS application.

Fees

Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2015 will be approximately £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £14,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate fees pages.

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This course is delivered by:

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Telephone
0161 275 3211
Facsimile
0161 275 3031
Email
Website
www.alc.manchester.ac.uk
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