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French and German and Spanish (year abroad) MA (Hons)

UK

What will I learn?

French - French will develop language and communications skills to a high level of proficiency. You will have the opportunity to engage with a number of specialist topics including French language, literature, culture, history, politics and film. During your third year, you have the opportunity to study abroad in France at one of the University’s Erasmus+ partners. Students who spend a year abroad not only gain valuable work experience as teachers and tutors, but also develop their linguistic skills, intercultural competence, and self-confidence.

German – This course will develop language and communications skills to a high level of proficiency. By studying German at St Andrews, you have scope to follow your own particular interests by choosing from a broad range of course options that reflect and explore the rich cultural heritage of the German-speaking lands, including: medieval studies, film, intellectual history, and literature and society from the 18th century to the present day. The MA (Hons) in German at St Andrews uses a specially designed language teaching programme that caters both for students who have already studied German as a main subject at school and for beginners.

Spanish – Spanish will develop language and communications skills to a high level of proficiency. You will be able to choose from a broad range of course options that reflect and explore the rich cultural heritage of Spain and Latin America, including: literature from the Golden Age to the present day, history, linguistics, film and translation.

Which department am I in?

Interdepartmental

Study options

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
£23,960.00 (US$ 28,904) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved
Start date

4 September 2023

Venue

Main Site

16 St Katharine's West,

St Andrews,

KY16 9AX, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

We look for grades of A or B in honours level courses on your high school record, or three AP subjects with scores of 4+, or SAT Subject tests with minimum scores of 650+. Competitive applicants will have taken: a rigorous curriculum at high school, which should include a college preparatory curriculum grades of A or B in honours level courses on your high school record (or equivalent), or Advanced Placement (AP) classes (or equivalent), or SAT Subject tests with minimum scores of 650+. Many of our courses require you to have a particular background in the subject(s). This is known as ‘pre requisite’ knowledge. Pre-requisite qualifications, if required, will be listed on our subject pages. Examples of pre-requisite knowledge requirements are: Evidence of top grades across honours classes taken in the required subject, including the most challenging options in the school curriculum. For example, “Honors English IV – Literature” (or equivalent) for entry to study English AP scores of 5 on subject tests. For example, “AP Calculus BC” (or equivalent) for entry to study Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science programmes. SAT Subject Test scores of 700+. For example, “SAT Subject Test French” (or equivalent) for entry to study French. SAT and ACT test optional for the application cycle 2020-2021 (September 2021 entry). Due to the cancellation of SAT and ACT testing dates, we are making a definitive statement that we will not penalize students for the absence of a standardized test score. Most applicants are likely to have taken at least one type of standardised test (AP, SAT subject test, SAT or ACT), but we will consider applicants without testing. You should clearly state in your Personal Statement on your application why you were unable to take either the SAT or ACT. If you do submit scores, we look for the following: ACT: score of 28+ (writing optional). Applicants are welcome to submit all of their ACT test scores. We will consider the highest scores submitted for each section across multiple testing dates. SAT: score of 1320+ (essay optional). We will assess the SAT total score out of 1600 and will focus on individual sub-scores in a holistic manner and within the context of the overall application. We will superscore the SAT. AP and SAT Subject Test scores will be used for admissions purposes only and no credits for advanced entry or exemptions will be awarded.Academic IELTS Overall score required: 5.5. Component scores required: Listening: 5.0; Reading: 5.0; Writing: 5.0; Speaking: 5.0.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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