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The ethos of the School of Languages and Social Sciences is to produce graduates with an international outlook. All courses in the School include an integrated professional placement year, enhancing your career prospects and enabling you to apply your skills in highly relevant environments. A lot of our students take placements abroad, developing their language skills and building their international profile.

Teaching conducted by research experts

The School of Languages and Social Sciences has 100% of its REF submission for Modern Languages and Linguistics rated at 4* or 3* for research environment, ranking Aston joint 1st in the UK. Our belief is that research should always be practical, relevant and feedback into your education. By always focusing on the latest and most impactful research, we produce a fresh and industry informed curriculum that prepares you for the job market.

The following BSc courses all include a year abroad or period of study abroad. See individual course pages for details.

The following BSc programmes are all 4 year full-time with an integrated placement year / 3 years full-time (unless marked otherwise): 

English with Modern Languages

French and English Language   QR31 (compulsory year abroad)

German and English Language   QR32 (compulsory year abroad)

Spanish and English Language   QR34 (compulsory year abroad)

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

The following BSc programmes are all 4 year full-time with an integrated placement year / year abroad.

BSc English Language and TESOL


BSc French and TESOL 

BSc German and TESOL

BSc Spanish and TESOL

The following BSc programmes are all 4 year full-time with an integrated placement year / year abroad.

 

The following BSc programmes are all 4 year full-time with a compulsory year abroad/ placement year:

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