IPML Italian and Spanish / Overview
Year of entry: 2016
- Degree awarded
- Integrated Professional Master in Languages
- 4, 5 or 6 years
- Typical A-level offer
AAA including both languages to be studied
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
37 points overall
Higher Level requirements - 6,6,6 including both languages to be studied
- How to apply
- Apply through UCAS
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.
Assessment comprises methods including essays, commentaries, presentations and exams. Language courses, taught by native speakers, involve comprehension, translation, grammar and oral work.
- Students develop detailed knowledge of the language and culture of Italy from the medieval period to the present day.
- The range of units offered across all years of the programme combine the study of history, politics, literary, linguistic and visual culture of the peninsula and are taught by specialists in the fields.
- We offer a linguistics pathway through the programme for those interested in the history of the Italian language and its dialects.
- Part of the third year is spent abroad in Italy. Students can choose to complete work placements, teach English in schools through the British Council assistantship scheme, or take advantage of our variety of Erasmus exchanges, which include: Bergamo, Bologna, Cagliari, Ferrara, Macerata, Naples, Palermo, Perugia and Siena.
- The course gives students a thorough grounding in the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Alongside their study of Spanish language, students explore a range of options in visual culture (including film), area-specific history, linguistics and literature.
- 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.
- The range of units offered across all years of the programme combine the study of history, politics, literary, linguistic and visual culture and are taught by specialists in the fields.
The University holds Open Days regularly (usually June, September and October) where you have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about the facilities and courses we offer.
On this day you will find out more about the School and its resources, and meet members of academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.
Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2016 will be £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £15,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.
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