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Language Studies with French and Spanish (Q30-FS) BA (Hons)
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Key Course Facts

Course Description

This is one of several subject combinations available in our BA (Honours) Language Studies (Q30). You’ll study a range of aspects relating to French and Spanish language and culture around the world – including history, current affairs and the arts – through a range of interactive materials and practical activities. You’ll also develop transferable academic and digital-literacy skills. On completion, you’ll have a high level of modern-language proficiency and intercultural competence, making you an effective global communicator.

Key features of the course

  • Develops you into a proficient user (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level C1) of French and Spanish

  • Develops advanced knowledge of the cultures where French is used and where Spanish is used

  • Extends your competence in intercultural communication

  • Offers the option of a week in France and a week in Spain (or online alternative)

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Language Studies with French and Spanish (Q30-FS), BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


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.

University Rankings

Positions of The Open University in top UK and global rankings.

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About The Open University

The Open University was established in 1969 in Milton Keynes, and is the largest university in the UK for undergraduate education. The OU is among the most prestigious distance-learning institutions in the United Kingdom, enjoying numerous awards and accreditations, including Triple Crown status for their Business School.

Student composition of The Open University

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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Where is this programme taught

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