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Programme Specification for the 2023/4 academic year

BA (Hons) Communications and Modern Languages (3-year)

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) Communications and Modern Languages (3-year) Programme codeUFA3EGLSML08
Study mode(s) Academic year2023/4
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

The BA (Hons) Communications and Modern Languages (3-year) programme is not available for direct application. In exceptional circumstances only, subject to the agreement of the relevant Director of Education, it is possible to transfer onto this alternative 3-year BA Modern Languages programme.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme.

Stage 1


60 credits of compulsory Communications modules, 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language, 30 credits of optional Modern Languages modules

Compulsory Modules

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

select 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CMM1001 Perspectives on Communications 30No
CMM1002 Communications Challenges 30No
MLX S1 Compulsory Language Modules 2023-4 [See note a above]
MLF1001 French Language 30 No
MLF1052 French Language for Beginners 30 No
MLG1001 German Language 30 No
MLG1052 German Language for Beginners 30 No
MLI1001 Italian Language 30 No
MLI1052 Italian Language for Beginners 30 No
MLM1052 Beginners Chinese 30 No
MLP1052 Portuguese Language for Beginners 30 No
MLR1001 Contemporary Russian Written and Oral 30 No
MLR1030 Russian Language for Beginners 30 No
MLS1001 Spanish Language 30 No
MLS1056 Spanish Language for Beginners 30 No

Optional Modules

select 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language; on the Modern Languages side of your programme, you may select a maximum of 15 credits of either the SML- or HUM-coded modules for the year. Please note that certain modules may only be available to students on Single Honours programmes, or to students who have taken a particular language module. This information will be given in the pre-requisites or co-requisites section of the relevant module descriptor. Please note for students of Modern Languages Portuguese (Single Honours or Combined Honours) MLP1002 is compulsory. For FLC students or other non-Modern Language students, it remains optional.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
MLX S1 Chinese Option Modules 2023-4 [See note b above]
MLM1010 China of the Senses: Approaching Chinese Culture and Environments 15 No
MLM1013 A Brief History of Modern China (1861-Present) 15 No
MLX S1 French Option Modules 2023-4 [See note b above]
MLF1017 The Making of Modern France 15 No
MLF1103 The French Language, Present and Past 15 No
MLF1105 An Introduction to French Thought 15 No
MLF1121 French Visual History 15 No
MLF1018 The Devil is in the Detail: An Introduction to the Short Story in French 15 No
MLX S1 German Option Modules 2023-4 [See note b above]
MLG1014 A Nation Remembers: Issues in German Cultural Memory 15 No
MLG1017 Turning Points in German History 1200 - 2000 15 No
MLG1021 Outside In: An Introduction to Outcasts and Outsiders in German-language Literature and Film 15 No
MLX S1 Italian Option Modules 2023-4 [See note b above]
MLI1016 Italy Inside Out: Popular Visual Narratives about Italy 15 No
MLI1121 A Thousand Faces: Cultures and History in 19th-Century Italy 15 No
MLX S1 Portuguese Option Modules 2023-4 [See note b above]
MLP1002 Introduction to the Lusophone World 15 No
MLX S1 Russian Option Modules 2023-4 [See note b above]
MLR1023 Russia: Empire and Identity 15 No
MLR1006 An Emotional Experience: Russian Literature and the Expression of Feeling 15 No
MLX S1 Spanish Option Modules 2023-4 [See note b above]
MLS1067 Ideology in the Hispanic World 15 No
SML1067 Ideology in the Hispanic World 15 No
MLS1068 An Introduction to the Literature and Film of Spain 15 No
MLS1064 An Introduction to the Hispanic World: Texts in Context 15 No
MLS1066 The Making of Modern Latin America: History Through Literature and Culture 15 No
MLS1164 A Journey of Discovery: Hispanic Global Culture 15 No
MLX S1 Neutral Option Modules 2023-4 [See note b above]
SML1207 Introduction to Film 15 No
SML1208 Language, Culture, and International Relations 15 No
SML1002 Constructing Nature: Stories we Live By 15 No
SML1018 The Devil Is in the Detail: An Introduction to the Short Story in French 15 No

Stage 2


30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language and 30 credits of core for Communications.
60 credits of optional modules (30 credits of Communications options, and 30 credits of Modern Languages options).

Compulsory Modules

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

CMM2008 is a pre-requisite for taking either CMM3002 Communications Dissertation or CMM3003 Communications Practical Research Project in final year. In addition you also choose 30 credits of Communications options.

d Select 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CMM2008 Communications Research Methods [See note c above]30No
MLX S2 Compulsory Language Modules 2023-4 [See note d above]
MLF2001 French Language, Written and Oral 30 No
MLF2152 Intermediate French 30 No
MLG2001 German Language, Written and Oral 30 No
MLG2052 Intermediate German 30 No
MLI2001 Italian Language, Written and Oral 30 No
MLI2051 Italian Language 30 No
MLM2052 Intermediate Chinese (One) 30 No
MLP2052 Intermediate Portuguese 30 No
MLR2001 Contemporary Russian Written and Oral I 30 No
MLR2030 Intermediate Russian 30 No
MLS2001 Spanish Language, Written and Oral 30 No
MLS2156 Spanish Language (ex-beginners) 30 No

Optional Modules

e Select 60 credits of Communications option modules (You may only choose one communications in the Workplace module)

f Select 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
COMMS S2 BA CH opt 2023-4 [See note e above]
ANT2090 Sound and Society 15 No
CMM2001 Communications in the Workplace 15 No
CMM2002 Communications in the Workplace 30 No
CMM2008 Communications Research Methods 30 No
EAF2510 Adaptation: Text, Image, Culture 30 No
EAS2090 Humanities after the Human: Further Adventures in Critical Theory 30 No
HUM2004 Making a Career in Publishing 15 No
PHL2125 Ethics of Emerging Technologies 15 No
POL2100 Political Conflicts in Europe 15 No
SML2244 Multilingualism in Society 15 No
SML2246 Intercultural Communication 15 No
SOC2030 Sociology of Art and Culture 15 No
SOC2034 Gender and Society 1 15 No
SOC2096 Cyborg Studies 15 No
SOC2115 Deception 15 No
THE2043 Religious Literacy, Communication and Media 30 No
CMM2013 Introduction to Games Studies 30 No
CMM2010 Professional Writing 30 No
CMM2011 History of Communications 30 No
CMM2012 Communications and the Climate Crisis 30 No
CMM2009 Communications in the 21st Century 30 No
MLX S2 Chinese Option Modules 2023-4 [See note f above]
MLM2002 Politics of Contemporary China 15 No
MLM2003 Chinoiserie and Europeenerie: Artistic and cultural exchanges between China and Europe 15 No
MLX S2 French Option Modules 2023-4 [See note f above]
MLF2076 Subversive Texts: Baudelaire and Rachilde 15 No
MLF2005 Classical myth in French and francophone cinema 15 No
MLF2069 East is East? Cross-Cultural Encounters in Medieval French Literature 15 No
SML2209 Music in Medieval Europe 15 No
MLF2070 Violence and Virtue: Early Modern French Theatre 15 No
MLF2074 Translating Exile: Contemporary Francophone Women Writers 15 No
MLF2029 Varieties of French 15 No
MLF2056 Provoking Thoughts - French Literature and Philosophy from the Renaissance to the 20th Century 15 No
MLX S2 German Option Modules 2023-4 [See note f above]
MLG2003 Youth and Age: Generations in German Fiction and Film 15 No
MLG2019 Gender, Race and Migration in 20th and 21st-century German Literature 15 No
MLG2018 Berlin - Culture, History and Politics 15 No
MLX S2 Italian Option Modules 2023-4 [See note f above]
AHV2208 Ideal Cities? Urban Cultures of Renaissance Italy 15 No
MLI2019 Italian(s) in the World 15 No
MLI2018 Love (and Marriage?) in Contemporary Italian Film Comedy 15 No
MLX S2 Portuguese Option Modules 2023-4 [See note f above]
SML2004 Contemporary Latin American Cinema 15 No
SML2002 Cultural Connections in Southern Africa: Literature and Film 15 No
MLP2002 Portuguese as a Global Language 15 No
MLX S2 Russian Option Modules 2023-4 [See note f above]
MLR2021 Understanding Russia 15 No
MLR2024 Exploring Revolution: The Making of Soviet Society and Culture in the 1920s 15 No
MLX S2 Spanish Option Modules 2023-4 [See note f above]
MLS2070 Catalonia Is Not Spain? Modern Catalan Culture in Context 15 No
MLS2158 "What is Love? And Do I Need It?" An Introduction to Spanish Renaissance Love Poetry 15 No
MLS2072 Place and Identity in Contemporary Venezuelan Culture 15 No
SML2004 Contemporary Latin American Cinema 15 No
MLS2061 The Latin American Short Story 15 No
MLS2045 Federico Garcia Lorca: Theatre and Poetry 15 No
MLS2073 Literary Non-Fiction in Argentina: When Writing Meets the Real 15 No
MLX S2 Neutral Option Modules 2023-4 [See note f above]
HUM2005 Tales of Freedom, Necessity and Providence 15 No
SML2246 Intercultural Communication 15 No
SML2244 Multilingualism in Society 15 No
SML2003 Research Skills in Languages and Cultures 15 No

Stage 3


30 credits of compulsory dissertation, 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language , 60 credits of optional modules, including 30 credits of Communications modules and 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language.

Compulsory Modules

Subject to choosing 120 credits in the stage overall, you must:

Select a Dissertation in either Communications or Modern Languages: CMM3002 or CMM3003 or SML3030 (you cannot choose more than one module from this group).

Select 30 credits of compulsory modules in your chosen language.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CMM3002 Communications: Dissertation [See note h above]30No
CMM3003 Communications: Practical Research Project [See note h above]30No
SML3030 Extended Dissertation [See note h above]30No
MLX Final Stage Compulsory Language Modules 2023-4 [See note i above]
MLM3111 Advanced Chinese Language Skills 30 No
MLF3111 Advanced French Language Skills 30 No
MLG3111 Advanced German Language Skills 30 No
MLI3111 Advanced Italian Language Skills 30 No
MLP3111 Advanced Portuguese Language Skills 30 No
MLR3111 Advanced Russian Language Skills 30 No
MLS3111 Advanced Spanish Language Skills 30 No

Optional Modules

Select 0 - 30 credits of optional modules consisting of content related to your chosen language (depending on which dissertation chosen).

Select 30 - 60 credits of optional Communications modules (depending on which dissertation chosen).

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
COMMS SF BA CH opt 2023-4 [See note j above]
DRA3050 Creative Industries Management 30 No
EAF3515 Something to See: War and Visual Media 30 No
HIH3617 News, Media and Communication 30 No
POL3000 Deadly Words: The Language of Political Violence 15 No
POL3051 The Media in Europe 30 No
SML3009 Intercultural Communication in a Global World 15 No
CMM3004 Social Media and Society 30 No
MLX Final Stage Chinese Option Modules 2023-4 [See note k above]
MLM3009 China through the Lens: Cultural Translation and Self-Presentation 15 No
MLM3008 Introduction to Modern Chinese Literature 15 No
MLM3011 China and the Third World: Foreign Relations and Nation Building in China in the Cold War Era 15 No
HUM3002 Aliens Abroad: Science Fiction in Global Literature 15 No
HUM3015 The Place of Meaning: Gardens in Britain and China 15 No
MLX Final Stage French Option Modules 2023-4 [See note k above]
MLF3034 Sociolinguistics of French 15 No
MLF3078 Philosophers, Prophets, and Mystics in French Culture 15 No
MLF3050 Music, Poetry, and Society at the Late Medieval French Court 15 No
MLF3079 Sex, Subversion and Censorship: Libertine Literature in Seventeenth-Century France 15 No
MLF3080 Les Miserables from the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day 15 No
MLF3046 Dialectology in France 15 No
MLF3075 First-Person Outsiders in Modern French Literature 15 No
MLF3081 Sexual Politics: Gender Dynamics in Early Modern France 15 No
EAF3520 Beyond Sex and the City: Becoming a Woman in Contemporary Western Cinema 15 No
MLX Final Stage German Option Modules 2023-4 [See note k above]
MLG3036 Dictatorships on Display: History Exhibitions in Germany and Austria 15 No
MLG3037 Coping with Catastrophe: German Culture, Literature and Politics in the Interwar Years 15 No
MLG3040 Sex, Sciences and the Arts 15 No
MLX Final Stage Italian Option Modules 2023-4 [See note k above]
MLI3199 Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend 15 No
AHV3002 Understanding Space in Renaissance Italy 15 No
MLI3033 Multicultural Italy 15 No
HUM3002 Aliens Abroad: Science Fiction in Global Literature 15 No
EAF3520 Beyond Sex and the City: Becoming a Woman in Contemporary Western Cinema 15 No
MLX Final Stage Portuguese Option Modules 2023-4 [See note k above]
MLP3009 Afro-Brazil: Transatlantic Identities in Culture 15 No
SML3014 Socialist Thought and Practice in Latin America and Africa 15 No
MLX Final Stage Russian Option Modules 2023-4 [See note k above]
MLR3027 The Making of Underground Russia, 1825-1917 15 No
MLR3026 The Deceptive City: The Creation of St Petersburg in Russian Literature 15 No
HUM3002 Aliens Abroad: Science Fiction in Global Literature 15 No
MLX Final Stage Spanish Option Modules 2023-4 [See note k above]
MLS3037 Women and Feminism in 20th Century Spain 15 No
MLS3057 Cross Currents: Memory, Myth and Modernity in Latin America 15 No
MLS3112 Spanish Modernists: Narratives of Identity, Gender and Nation 15 No
MLS3071 The Chilean Road to Socialism (1970-1973): What Happened and Why? Elements for a Debate 15 No
MLS3067 "Monster of Nature and Phoenix of Wits." An Introduction to the Work of Lope de Vega 15 No
SML3031 Advanced Translation Skills 15 No
MLS3066 Almodovar's Spain: Cinema and Society 15 No
SML3014 Socialist Thought and Practice in Latin America and Africa 15 No
HUM3002 Aliens Abroad: Science Fiction in Global Literature 15 No
MLX Final Stage Neutral Option Modules 2023-4 [See note k above]
SML3013 Through the Language Lens: the Relationship between Language, Culture and the Mind 15 No
SML3015 Dissertation 15 No
SML3043 Migration and Multilingualism 15 No
SML3041 Green Matters in Modern Languages and Cultures 15 No
SML3042 Transcultural Devon: Creating, Analysing and Subtitling Interviews in the Context of Migration 15 No
SML3009 Intercultural Communication in a Global World 15 No
SML3030 Extended Dissertation 30 No

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of the historical development of a range of communication technologies.
2. Identify, evaluate, and appreciate a variety of methodological approaches and critical traditions within communication studies.
3. Apply a range of critical theories to the study of communication technologies and media texts.
4. Interrogate and analyse media texts within their particular contexts of production, dissemination, and reception.
5. Position debates about communications within a wider context of cultural and intellectual history.
6. Apply critical terminology and, where appropriate, methodological, linguistic, stylistic, and/or formal terminology to an understanding of communication technologies and media texts; utilise appropriate bibliographical style.
7. Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and fluency in the production and comprehension of your chosen language/s, both orally and in writing.
8. Communicate effectively and appropriately with native and other competent speakers of your chosen language/s in an academic context, both orally and in writing.
9. Understand and analyse the structures and registers of your chosen language/s.
10. Show detailed knowledge of aspects of history and culture in the parts of the world where your chosen language/s is/are spoken, and evaluate them critically, using appropriate methodologies.
11. Analyse and interpret texts in your chosen language/s (including non-literary texts and other media, e.g. film) in relation to their cultural, historical and generic contexts, and articulate your understanding orally and in writing.

ILOs 1-6 are acquired through lectures, seminars, workshops, study groups, tutorials and other learning activities throughout the programme. The degree of specialisation of subject knowledge increases during the programme, culminating in the dissertation. Modules at stage 3 are most closely related to the research specialism of the staff teaching the module. The precise method of teaching varies according to each module. On team-taught modules you will normally engage in both lectures and seminar groups. In smaller options you will normally spend most of your contact time in seminar groups and workshops.

Your learning is further developed through engagement with assessments, following guidance from tutors and lecturers and through feedback on work submitted.

Core language modules at Stage 1 include an introduction to language-learning strategies, with subsequent stages requiring you to make systematic use of the self-access material available in the library, in the Language Centre, and via web-based resources. Language modules at each stage use authentic materials in the chosen language/s, both written (texts in a variety of styles and registers) and spoken (oral classes with native speakers, together with use of TV and the electronic media). These forms of target-language material are used in a variety of ways, including reading or listening comprehension, translation, and production of related material in the chosen language/s through exercises such as summarising, essay-writing and oral presentations. Instruction is reinforced by regular formative assessment. Formal grammar is usually taught, both in seminars and through guided study of a textbook, at a level appropriate to each stage of the programmes and to level of achievement at the outset of the programme.

The assessment of these skills is through a combination of presentations and participation in seminars, annotated bibliographies, web-based assessments, audio-visual and written essays, exams, other written reports/projects, and a dissertation or large-scale practical project. Essays, exams, and presentations are especially significant within the programme because they assess each of the skills in ILOs 1-11.

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

12. Apply critical skills in the analysis of communication technologies and media texts.
13. Articulate knowledge and understanding of relevant concepts and theories relating to communication and media.
14. Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data in order to frame questions and answer questions relevant to academic study and the graduate workplace.
15. Demonstrate the ability to sustain fluent arguments and analysis in writing and in presenting ideas to others.
16. Apply bibliographic skills appropriate to the discipline, including accurate citation of sources and consistent use of conventions in the presentation of scholarly work.
17. Demonstrate understanding of the linguistic principles required to assimilate and analyse the structure of a foreign language.
18. Examine critically any form of discourse arising from the close reading and analysis of texts.
19. Examine critically any form of discourse arising from the close reading and analysis of texts.
20. Show understanding of the variety of approaches to research in the field of languages and related studies, and of the reasons why such approaches may change.
21. Demonstrate receptiveness to foreign cultures and ability to see the relativity of one's own cultural perspective.

These skills are developed throughout the programme in all modules, with the emphasis becoming more complex as you move from stage to stage. They are developed through lectures and seminars, written work, and oral work (both in presentation and seminar discussion), and reinforced through the range of modules across all four stages. They will culminate in the substantial and independent research skills demonstrated within the dissertation and special subject modules.

The assessment of these skills is through a combination of presentations and participation in seminars, log-books, web-based assessments, essays, oral and written exams, other written reports/projects, and (if chosen) a dissertation.

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

22. Apply advanced literacy and communication skills in appropriate contexts including the ability to present sustained and persuasive written and oral arguments.
23. Analyse and critically examine diverse forms of material, both textual and visual.
24. Acquire and interrelate substantial quantities of complex information of diverse kinds, in a structured and systematic way, and involving the use of the distinctive methodological and interpretative skills of the subject areas.
25. Apply research skills for the retrieval of historical material, and develop the ability to gather, sift and organise this material independently and critically, evaluating its significance.
26. Interrogate and apply a variety of theoretical positions, and weigh the importance of alternative perspectives in a critical and self-reflective manner.
27. Exercise independent thought and judgment.
28. Exercise independent thought and judgment.
29. Plan and execute written and other forms of project-work over both short and long timescales.
30. Complete tasks under time-constrained conditions and effectively manage deadlines and targets

Personal and key skills are delivered through all modules, and developed in lectures, workshops, study groups, tutorials, work experience and other learning activities throughout the programme.

The assessment of these skills is through a combination of presentations and participation in seminars, annotated bibliographies, web-based assessments, essays, exams, other written reports/projects, and a dissertation or large-scale practical project.

ILOs 22-27 are also strongly developed over the course of the portfolio of assessed essays and other audio-visual and/or written work produced through the programme. These assessments work on the principle of offering formative feedback to support the development of your work within as well as between modules. Feedback on one assignment is intended to inform the next piece of work you undertake on the module; the next piece of work on the programme, or the future learning of graduates.

ILO 28 is associated especially with the range of group presentations taking place in modules during the programme. Group presentation assessment brings into focus an important range of skills for students, including sharing workloads, responsibility for tasks, team working, collaborative and communicative skills. Individual contributions to group work are also assessed individually, most often in the form of a reflective presentation report.

ILOs 29-30 are also accomplished during the course of ‘real-time’ formal assessments such as presentations and end of module exams, which occur through the programme.

7. Programme Regulations

Programme-specific Award Rules

You will enter initially to study the BA (Hons) Communications and Modern Languages, but your final degree title will reflect the languages you have studied. Languages studied in equal or near-equal proportion at the second and final stages are placed in alphabetical order and separated by the conjunction 'and', eg ‘French and German’, or ‘French, German and Italian’. Equal or near equal proportion means, for a two-language degree, ratios such as 150:120 or 165:105 credits, or for a three-language degree, a ratio such as 60:90:120. A language studied for 60 or 90 credits would normally be included in the degree title after the conjunction ‘with’. However, the languages in the three-language degree represent an exception to this practice; all 270 credits must be spread across the three languages (i.e. no modularity is allowed), and a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 120 credits are allowed for each of the three languages. This is because the emphasis in this particular degree is on language acquisition (i.e. all three language disciplines are taken as compulsory language modules at the final stage (NQF level 6)) and the degree title reflects this qualitative difference. When two languages are studied alongside a 30-credit non-Modern Languages subject at the second and final stages (NQF levels 5 and 6) (120 – Language A; 90 – Language B; 60 – subject outside Modern Languages), the title will be ‘French with German’, but the non-Modern Languages subject will appear on the transcript. A language may not stand in the title alone (i.e. BA German) or with the conjunction ‘and’ (i.e. BA French and German), unless the final credits include 30 credits of the compulsory language module from the final stage (NQF level 6). In addition, in order to graduate in a single language discipline, you must have at least 180 credits in that language discipline from the second and final stages (NQF levels 5 and 6). In order to graduate in two language disciplines with ‘and’ in your degree title, you must have studied at least 105 credits in each language discipline, counting credits from both the second and final stages (NQF levels 5 and 6). A language can normally only be mentioned in a degree title if it is studied for at least 60 credits, within either of the second and final years or spread across both (e.g. 30 credits in each year). Such minor languages are placed at the end of a degree title after the word 'with' (the three-language degree constitutes a special exception to this rule – see note above).

An example using French would be:

  • "... with French" – minimum of 60 credits, comprising 30 credits of French language at stage 2 (NQF level 5) and a further 30 credits either of French language, or relevant French option modules at stage 2 (NQF level 5 or higher).
  • "... with French Studies" – minimum of 60 credits of relevant option modules from the second and final stages (NQF level 5 or higher), which do not include language modules.
  • "with proficiency in French" – 60 credits of French language modules studied over stages 1 and 2 (NQF levels 4 and 5), or a language studied for 60 credits outside the seven Modern Languages’ languages, may be included in the title with the addition of 'with, for example, proficiency in French' or 'with proficiency in Portuguese'.
  • "with proficiency in advanced French" – 60 credits of French language modules studied at advanced level/post A-level over stages 1 and 2 (NQF levels 4 and 5), or a language studied at advanced level/post A-level for 60 credits outside the seven Modern Languages’ languages, may be included in the title with the addition of 'with, for example, proficiency in advanced French' or 'with proficiency in advanced Portuguese'.
  • The only non-language subject which may appear in a degree title conferred by Modern Languages is TESOL, which will be awarded after “with”, e.g. “French with TESOL”, when 60 credits of TESOL modules (ELC2800 and ELC3800) have been studied.

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for all taught programmes can be found in the TQA Manual, specifically in the Credit and Qualifications Framework, and the Assessment, Progression and Awarding: Taught Programmes Handbook. Additional information, including Generic Marking Criteria, can be found in the Learning and Teaching Support Handbook.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Please refer to the University Academic Policy and Standards guidelines regarding support for students and students' learning.

10. Admissions Criteria

Undergraduate applicants must satisfy the Undergraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Postgraduate applicants must satisfy the Postgraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Specific requirements required to enrol on this programme are available at the respective Undergraduate or Postgraduate Study Site webpages.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

(Quality Review Framework.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

BA (Hons) Communications and Modern Languages (3-year)

19. UCAS Code

Not applicable to this programme.

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits ECTS credits

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

23. Dates

Origin Date

07/01/2020

Date of last revision

09/02/2023