Degrees in Modern Language

Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures

This degree is designed, in principle, for students who are not native speakers of the language in which they are specialising.

Except for French (which starts at A2.1) and English (which starts at B1.3), the other languages start at A1; therefore, Erasmus and visiting students do not need previous knowledge of these languages if they only intend to take the basic language level subjects.

Part of the subjects on literature and culture in this degree are taught in Spanish. The minimum level recommended is C1 in Spanish in the four skills, but for certain subjects the professor may require a C2 level for Erasmus and visiting students. Exceptionally, students with a proven level of B2 in the four skills will be accepted, provided the level is a "consolidated" or "completed" B2 (i.e. B2.1 will not be accepted). Such exceptions do not apply to highly popular subjects or to those whose level of specialisation require a C1 or C2.

There are subjects in English, Italian and German literature and/or culture that are taught in their respective languages. French literature and/or culture classes are always taught in French. The required language level for registering for these subjects varies between B and C, depending on the professor and the course offering the subject. Students of French, English, German and Italian are usually expected to reach level C in the fourth year.

Specific information on language requirements for this degree is available on the Faculty of Philology website.

These requirements have been approved by the Commission for Coordination of Modern Language and Literature Degrees on 3 June, 2015. The commission will regularly review language requirements for this degree for Erasmus and visiting students.

Degree in Spanish and German Studies

The minimum level of German required for this degree is A2. For the rest of the modern language and literature subjects in the degree the requirements are the same as those for the Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures.

Part of the subjects on literature and culture in this degree are taught in Spanish. The minimum level recommended is C1 in Spanish in the four skills, but for certain subjects the professor may require a C2 level for Erasmus and visiting students. Exceptionally, students with a proven level of B2 in the four skills will be accepted, provided the level is a "consolidated" or "completed" B2 (i.e. B2.1 will not be accepted). Such exceptions do not apply to highly popular subjects or to those whose level of specialisation require a C1 or C2.

Master in Literary Studies. Required level: C1 in Spanish.

Master in Applied French Language (Spanish-French Master in conjunction with Univ. Sorbonnne-París IV). Required level: French: B2; Spanish: B2.

Doctorate in French Studies. Required level: C1 in French.

Doctorate in Literary Studies. Required level: C1 in Spanish.