1 Structures of the programmes
As indicated in the Programme Specification, the degree consists of 11 courses divided into three levels as follows:
- Level 1 - four courses: including one compulsory core course of practical language work and three introductory courses chosen from a list of options;
- Level 2 - four courses: including one compulsory core course of practical language work and three further courses. The further courses may be chosen from a list of specialized courses and/or one course may be chosen from the list of introductory courses (not previously selected at Level 1).
- Level 3 - three courses including one compulsory core course of practical language work and two further courses chosen from the list of specialized courses not previously selected at Level 2.
Students may not normally attempt Level 2 courses before passing (or gaining accreditation of prior learning from) at least three full courses at Level 1, including the language course.
Students may not normally attempt a course at Level 3 before having completed the equivalent of four full courses at Level 1 and passing the equivalent of at least three full courses at Level 2, including the Level 2 language course.
Some Level 2 and Level 3 specialized courses have prerequisites. Students will not be permitted to enter the assessment for any course that has a prerequisite unless they have already passed the assessment for the prerequisite.
For how to progress through the degree, see section 7.
Applications for credit from students and graduates of the University of London will be considered on a discretionary basis.
Students may apply for accreditation of prior learning from Level 1 courses. It should be noted however, that accreditation of prior learning from the core course of practical language work at Level 1 is not normally permitted (students who demonstrate a native or near-native competence in Spanish at the entrance test will be required to replace the Level 1 core course with either another introductory course, a specialized option or Spanish Language 2).
There is no accreditation of prior learning from Level 2 or Level 3.
Find details on credits and accreditation of prior learning in section 2.
It is a student's responsibility to ensure that their choice of courses complies with the current regulations.
Availability of courses may vary from year to year.
A student may apply to change their choice of a course at any stage in their studies until they enter the examination for the course concerned. An application from a student who has entered the examination for the course concerned will not be considered until after the examination results for that session have been published.
Selection of courses from another modern language degree - With the agreement of the University, students may apply to take suitable courses from another modern language degree for International Programmes Students, up to the value of one full course at Level 1 or one full course at each of Levels 1 and 2. These courses must be chosen from one of the BA degrees in Italian, German or French. Students must comply with the rules regarding the choice of these courses given in the Regulations for the relevant degree.
Find full details in section 11.