Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

German and Spanish (Dual Languages)

Undergraduate                  BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

In each year, you’ll undertake two core language modules in each of your chosen languages, at either beginners/improvers or advanced level. You’ll also study two optional modules, covering topics such as culture, history and society, translation, TESOL, linguistics and independent research skills.

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • German Language 1 – Beginners and Improvers

  • German Language 1 – Advanced

  • German Language 2 – Beginners and Improvers

  • German Language 2 – Advanced

  • Spanish Language 1 – Beginners and Improvers

  • Spanish Language 1 – Advanced

  • Spanish Language 2 – Beginners and Improvers

  • Spanish Language 2 – Advanced

Optional modules

  • Spotlight on Language

  • Skills for Communicating Cultures

  • Ideas and Identities

  • Passport Languages

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • German Language 3

  • German Language 4

  • Spanish Language 3

  • Spanish Language 4

Optional modules

  • Narrating the Past

  • Constituting the Contemporary

  • Understanding Languages in Context

  • Languages Guided Research Project

  • Introduction to Language Teaching

  • Language and the Mind

  • Trinity CertTESOL 1

  • Translation and Digital Culture

  • Passport Languages

Year abroad

* Modules are subject to availability

In the third year, you'll enhance your language skills further and gain real world experience living, and either working or studying abroad in the countries your languages are spoken.

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • German Language 5

  • German Language 6

  • Spanish Language 5

  • Spanish Language 6

Optional modules

  • Languages and Cultures Dissertation

  • Popular Cultures

  • Trinity CertTESOL 2

  • Becoming a Professional Translator

  • Engagement and Resistance

  • Language Learning and Teaching

  • Introduction to Subtitling

  • Discourse and Political Practice

  • Passport Languages

“I found that Hull really offered a wide variety of different languages, so I thought it’d be perfect for what I wanted to do.”

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More about this course

Explore two linguistic and cultural worlds by combining German and Spanish. Alongside the language and linguistics, you’ll study topics such as the culture, history and society of the countries speaking your two languages. You’ll experience living and either working or studying in the different countries in Year 3. As a result, your high-level language and intercultural skills are essential in a global job market after graduation.

Hull offers excellent language learning facilities, with a dedicated space for languages students. Our team of Language Learning Advisors offer extra one-to-one support to help you with your studies, as well as a partnership scheme which allows you to practise your chosen languages with native speakers. While studying for your degree, you have the opportunity to gain a recognised teaching qualification in Trinity CertTESOL (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). If you don’t have the qualifications to enter the programme directly, we offer a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.

Teaching and Learning

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You don't just become fluent in another language at Hull - you immerse yourself in the culture of the people who speak it.

Spend an unforgettable year abroad, studying at a partner university or working, in a country where your chosen language is spoken.

One-to-one support from our team of language learning advisors in the Shoosmith Language Learning Centre which is open 24/7.

Find out more about our facilities

Study for a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) qualification, enabling you to teach English anywhere in the world.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from 

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications
  • Applicants should have an A level in a foreign language at Grade C or above.

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £13,500

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

Graduates in languages have the highest employability rates of all humanities graduates, and graduates of the University of Hull have a very good record of finding employment after graduation. With competence in three or more languages, you will be well equipped for a range of careers including translation and interpreting, journalism, teaching, the service industries and the commercial sector.

Hull graduates are rated highly by employers and are to be found in both the public and the private sector: They are civil servants, diplomats, teachers, bankers, journalists, industrialists, and members of the police force and the armed services.

A few examples of careers chosen by recent graduates show the range of opportunities: international customer liaison at Harrod’s; business analyst; United Biscuits; Customs and Excise executive office; English teaching assistant in Japan; lecturers teaching English at universities in Dijon and Reims, and at the Sorbonne in Paris; translator, Netherlands National Press Bureau; International Officer at Lloyds Bank, Intelligence Officer with RAF.