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BA English Language and Portuguese
Gain specialist skills in two languages for a career focused on Portuguese culture and economy.

BA English Language and Portuguese / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
BA
Duration
4 years
Typical A-level offer

ABB including English Language at A2 or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (grade B)

Typical International Baccalaureate offer

34 points overall (core points accepted), including higher level grades 6,5,5 including English Language at HL or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (grade B)

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS
Apply through UCAS
UCAS course code
RQ53
UCAS institution code
M20

Course description

In this course you will investigate the sounds, words and grammar of the English language. You will discover where English comes from, how it developed over time, how it varies across the UK and further afield, and how it is used in different situations.

You will acquire the skills required for analytical language study alongside the means to apply those skills to the study of historical and present-day English. In addition, you will practise key transferable skills, such as essay writing and how to give a presentation.

Students may apply to spend one semester studying abroad during the second year of their degree. Exchange partners are offered through the Worldwide Exchange scheme. For more information about the Study Abroad Programme please consult the following: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/studyabroad/

The course gives students a thorough grounding in the languages and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world.

Students study both European and Brazilian Portuguese.

They also explore a range of options in areas such as contemporary culture, colonialism, literature and cinema from Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique and Angola.

Year 3 is spent in a Portuguese-speaking country (on university exchange, work placement, or teaching as an English-language assistant).

Open days

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.

Fees

Fees for entry in 2017 have not yet been set. For entry in 2016 the tuition fees were £9,000 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2017 entry.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Telephone
+44 (0) 161 275 3211
Facsimile
+44 (0) 161 275 3031
Email
Website
http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk
Academic department overview

See: About us

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