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BA European Studies and a Modern Language (Portuguese)
Examine politics, history, economics, and sociology alongside Portuguese language and culture.

BA European Studies and a Modern Language (Portuguese) / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
4 years
Typical A-level offer
Grades ABB-BBB including English Language at A2 or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (Grade B)
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

32-34 points overall (core points accepted), with higher level grades 6, 5, 5 - 5, 5, 5 including English Language at higher level or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (Grade B)

Full entry requirements

How to apply
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Course description

BA (Hons) European Studies and a Modern Language (Portuguese )

Combines a Languages and Cultures programme in Portuguese with core course units in Politics, focusing in particular on international and comparative politics, and on Europe and the European Union.

European Studies

  • Designed to equip students with strong analytical skills and an informed understanding of contemporary Europe through the range of subjects studied.
  • As well as the core course units in politics, you have a wide choice of courses in politics, economics and economic history, sociology and social anthropology, and history.


  • 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 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
+44 (0)161 275 3211
+44 (0)161 275 3031
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