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Pathway to a degree in Modern Languages

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This part-time Pathway has been developed to help you to translate your love of languages into a degree level qualification.

The Pathway to a Degree in Modern Languages is a collaboration between Continuing and Professional Education and the School of Modern Languages at Cardiff University. It combines our vast experience of supporting adult learners with the School’s exciting teaching and research expertise. Pathway modules are taught by people who have expert
subject knowledge and the ability to support, inspire and share their learning with you.

The Pathway to a Degree in Modern Languages is made up of 60 credits of study. It is therefore equivalent to 50% of the first year of a degree and is intended to provide you with the linguistic skills and intellectual preparation needed to study for a degree in Modern Languages at Cardiff University.

You have the choice: to focus on one language (Single Honours) or study two languages (Joint Honours). The four languages you can choose from are: French, German, Italian and Spanish.

For a Single Honours degree, depending on your level of proficiency, you would need to obtain Stages E and F or Stages F and G. If you are thinking about a degree which focuses on two languages (Joint Honours) then you would need to take 30 credits in your stronger language at Stage F or G and another 30 credits in your other language at Stage E or higher.

It usually takes a little under a year to complete 30 credits, so under normal circumstances you would finish the pathway in two years, although there may be opportunities to complete it more quickly. Indeed you may have already studied some of the modules you are required to complete – the Pathway Co-ordinator can give you further advice in this area. However, we know that sometimes other things in life can get in the way of study so you can take up to three years to complete the pathway if you need to.

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To find out more about the pathway, email pathways@cardiff.ac.uk or ring 029 20870000. To find out more about the courses that make up the pathway, email languages@cardiff.ac.uk or ring 029 2087 4183.