Canterbury Christ Church University
Modern Languages and Linguistics BA (Hons)
Canterbury Christ Church University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

An effective use of language is the basis for success in virtually every domain of human activity, from politics, to business, even to personal and family life. Despite the global predominance of English, an ability to learn and use other languages in their cultural contexts remains a crucial skill, often in short supply.

In a degree that makes strong links between language and communication, you will learn how these function at interpersonal, group, public and intercultural levels. You will develop competence in a major language (French or Spanish), alongside studying another minor language (currently a European language or Mandarin Chinese). To complement these, you will take modules in linguistic analysis and communication, as well as specialist modules relating to your major language on issues such as the influence of cultural context on interpretation/translation.

The degree also includes elements related to the working world, such as a work placement module and the ‘CELTA’ course, which leads to an internationally recognised professional qualification for teaching English as a foreign language.

  • how the mechanics of language relate to forms of communication in everyday life

  • how communication works, or fails, across cultural boundaries

  • language use in specific contexts such as social media or politics

  • how to research language use and communication in real-world contexts the learning and teaching of English.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 5.0
    • International Foundation
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
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Tuition Fees Modern Languages and Linguistics BA (Hons)

Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
EU £14500 year 1
International £14500 year 1

Additional fee information

The fees above are for the 2022/23 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government approved by Parliament regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2022/23.

In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website.

International Tuition Fees including EU fees:

Undergraduate tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees.

The University’s 2022/23 Overseas tuition fees for International students, and information about any mid-course increases, will be published on each course webpage. More details about International student fees and funding and any Scholarships which are available can be found on the following weblink which will be updated for 2022/23 entrants in due course:

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

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About Canterbury Christ Church University

Founded in 1962, Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) has two campuses for Undergraduates, with one being located in the urban setting of the town of Canterbury, Kent and the other in Medway. Students come from afar to take this university’s STEM courses in the subjects of Medicine and Engineering, as well as their more than 200 Undergraduate courses on a wide variety of subjects.

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Where is this programme taught

Main Site - North Holmes Road
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