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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 1.35k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12.9k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    This distinctive four-year degree programme combines the study of either Spanish, French or Japanese honours language with international development studies, specialising in social analysis, development economics, geography or natural resources and environment of the developing world. You can begin your degree-level study if you have A level or GCSE in these languages. For Japanese or Spanish you can also start from beginners level.

    The programme, jointly taught with the School of International Development, enables you to split your time between the study of your chosen language, related cultural studies and international development studies. It is designed to provide coherence and focus around core elements in relation to your main interests. Modules are careful sequenced, from a range of introductory modules in the first year, to greater specialisation, and sophistication of approach in subsequent years.

    The programme is flexible, and a wide choice of modules is available for the pursuit of individual interests. The modules in development studies offer you in-depth study of topical and regional matters to complement your language skills. The topical modules will build on the cultural element studied through the language, providing a broader and more politicised perspective on your language studies.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee
    • GBP 1350 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 12900 Year (International)
    Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

    Course Content

    Course Structure

    This four year degree programme combines the study of French, Spanish or Japanese with international development. The third year will be spent abroad. You will take compulsory modules giving you a sound base in international development and language studies, with optional modules so you can tailor your studies to you own interests. The Course Profile tab lists all the compulsory and optional modules currently available for each year of your study.

    Year 1

    In year 1 core study of the Japanese, Spanish or French language is combined with cultural studies relevant to students interested in Japanese or Spanish or French speaking countries. As most students are new to development studies, the first semester provides an introductory module, explaining historical and contemporary themes linked to global change: environmental, political, social, geographical and economic.

    You also choose one area of specialist study in development studies: Social Anthropology for Development, Economics for Development, Geography for Development or Natural Resources for Development.

    Year 2

    In year two you continue both your study of Japanese, Spanish or French language and the specialist area of development studies you chose in year one. In addition, about one third of the programme is chosen from a range of options in language and culture. This includes the chance to take a subsidiary language.

    Year 3 (Year Abroad)

    The third year is spent working or studying abroad. Besides the normal range of possibilities in Japan, France and Spain, there are development work experience opportunities in Spanish and French-speaking countries, for example in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru. The year abroad is a closely monitored period of study, part of which involves documentary research on a topic relevant to the country of residence. This helps you to focus on the academic aspect of your year abroad and to prepare for the final year back at the University.

    Year 4

    In the final year, your language work continues at a higher level, and is accompanied by modules chosen from a range of options from both disciplines in the areas of language, culture, media and development. Example modules for the international development element may include ‘Education and International Development’, ‘Gender and Development’, ‘Public Policy and Welfare’, ‘Development in Practice’, ‘Globalisation and Economic Development ‘and ‘Wars, Humanitarian Crises and Aid’.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 88

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    Entry Requirements: 2015 Entry

    • Qualification: BA (Hons)
    • A Level: ABB
    • International Baccalaureate: 32 overall
    • Scottish Highers: At least one Advanced Higher preferred in addition to Highers
    • Scottish Advanced Highers: ABB
    • Irish Leaving Certificate: AABBBB
    • Access Course: Please contact the University for further information
    • BTEC: DDM
    • European Baccalaureate: 75% overall

    It is generally expected that you should have at least Grade B at A-Level, or its equivalent, in the language that you intend to take at honours level.
    In the case of Spanish or Japanese studied from Beginners' level, or Spanish, French or Japanese from post-GCSE level, we require evidence of foreign language learning ability, such as a good grade in a foreign language at GCSE.

    Alternative Qualifications

    We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirement. Please contact our Admissions team for details.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of East Anglia.


    50th Anniversary Scholarships

    We recently celebrated our 50th anniversary and to mark this we want to give our international undergraduate students an exciting opportunity. Once you have an offer from UEA for September 2014, you can apply for our anniversary scholarship.

    We will award 20 undergraduate students with scholarships covering 50% of the first year’s tuition fee.

    Home/EU - The University of East Anglia offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships.

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