Throughout Semester 1-4, you will study the language (written and spoken) alongside cultural texts (films, novels, poetry, etc). Our aim is to ensure that both languages are understood in a global context with a range of historical periods and geographical areas, and are placed at the heart of our courses. We also run courses in the early semesters for students who have never studied a language before, and who will benefit from intensive language tuition from our dedicated team of Language Coordinators and native Language Assistants in order to ensure the rapid development of University-level language skills. During Year 2, both streams merge and students can graduate at the end of four years with full language skills.
Modern Languages and Business
This degree combines the study of French or Spanish with management. At the end of Year 2, you will continue to specialise in Business Studies, as well as continuing the study of two languages.
International Management Studies with European Languages and Society
All students undertaking this degree follow two pathways, namely French or Spanish and either Business or Marketing. The third strand is chosen from one of Economics, Finance, Business Law, Politics or a second language, depending on where your interest lies. You will study modules with an international or European content.
International Management and Intercultural Studies
This almost unique degree course leads to the award of a double degree with either the Ecole de Management in Strasbourg, France (EMS), or the University of Passau in Germany (the latter for native speakers of German only). The Strasbourg version involves French, and the option of taking Spanish too, as well as Business or Marketing, while the Passau version for German native speakers involves the study of French or Spanish, Politics, History, and Business. An extra year is required to complete the double degree, with students spending Semester 6 in France or Spain, and one year at the partner institution. The Strasbourg strand is open to students from across the EU, including Germany, France and Spain.
European Languages and Psychology
This distinctive combination allows the study of French or Spanish with Psychology. Teaching is supported by the renowned research experience of Stirling’s Psychology department.
French with Spanish/French and Education
The University offers Combined Honours degrees in Modern Languages and Education, which allows graduates to teach at secondary education level. Unusually, the qualifications are taught concurrently, meaning that the academic subjects are taught alongside the teaching qualification.
International Politics and Modern Languages
This combination builds on the importance of European Politics together with either French or Spanish. Graduating students are well placed for jobs in Europe or Britain, with the added advantage of a European language.
European Film and Media
This course combines film and media, placing it in a European context, with the mastery of either French or Spanish. As the course continues, you can concentrate on either European Media or European Film, always closely linked with the European language studied.
Teaching and assessment
Teaching is by a mixture of lectures, tutorials and small group language classes. In addition, the use of information technology and native language assistants encourages rapid progress. Assessment focuses on a variety of skills gained across the modules studied and ranges from translations to essays, from grammar tests to oral exams. We use both continuous assessment and final examinations.