To register for this postgraduate study, you should normally hold a UK honours degree or recognised equivalent from another country. You should be aware that a degree classification of at least 2:1 or equivalent will greatly increase your chances of successfully completing the MA. If you do not hold a bachelors degree, please contact us for advice before registering on a module.
You can study French, German, Italian, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese, in combination with English. An Arabic specialism – also in combination with English – is planned for June 2019. To successfully pass this module one of your languages (English or your other language) needs to be at a native or near-native level of proficiency (level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR), whilst the other must be at least at level C1 (Proficient user) of the CEFR. The Europass website can assist with assessing your European language proficiency. You are strongly advised that you should have the required linguistic competence in the two languages at the start of your study.
If your main language is English and you have successfully studied an OU level 3 language module, your language level should be appropriate, as the exit level of our OU level 3 language modules Mises au point: advanced French (L310), Variationen: advanced German (L313) and A buen puerto: advanced Spanish (L314) is C1.