The Internationalization Label awarded to the Bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages. Specialism in English Studies, Hispanic Studies, Literary Studies and Linguistic Studiess is accredited by the Agency for Quality of the Basque University System - Unibasq upon request of Higher Education institutions of the Basque University System such as the University of Deusto, in this case.
The Internationalization Label awarded to the degree programmes mentioned above
establishes that the degree programme fulfils the highest level of achievement relating
to the following items:
- Integration of internationalization actions to develop the competencies established in each program.
- The programme’s curricular organization, teaching coordination and assessment allow the curriculum development together with international universities within the European Higher Education Area and other international contexts.
- Accreditation of the faculty’s language competencies to teach in internationally oriented languages of instruction.
- International mobility programmes, range of degree programmes in third languages and the existence of an Internationalization Strategy and Committee.
Therefore, it can be stated that the degree programme meets the European HigherEducation Area (EHEA) requirements and goals, such as training highly skilled humancapital to provide an adequate response to Basque social and economic needs, in linewith the specific features and strengths of the Basque Education System and those ofthe Basque and international society.
Expert knowledge of languages and their cultures
1st and 2nd years: The first two years combine languages with the acquisition of humanistic knowledge relevant for today’s society and required in the profile of linguistic experts for intercultural mediation. The aim is to ensure students develop intercultural competences and become fluent.
3rd year: This year of study concentrates on subjects focusing on translation, technical language or language teaching and learning. In addition, our international mobility programme is a unique opportunity to increase and strengthen your knowledge and skills in a foreign country.
4th year: Study one or two specialisms (English Studies, Hispanic Studies, Linguistics Studies and Literary Studies), and do an internship. In this year you will prepare the Undergraduate Final Year Project.
In fourth year you can choose your specialist area. You must choose 30 ECTS from the range of elective subjects. In this way, you will obtain a specialism that will be included in the European Diploma Supplement where your specialist area will be specified.
- English studies: you will learn the language and culture of English-speaking countries.
- Hispanic Studies: you will gain an in-depth knowledge of Spanish language and culture.
- Linguistics Studies: you will study English and Spanish and their mechanisms.
- Literary Studies: the aim is to study of Spanish and English literature.
You can do a specialism or combine subjects from two different fields to obtain two specialisms. Combinations include the following:
- English studies + Linguistic studies
- English studies + Literary studies
- Hispanic studies + Linguistic studies
- Hispanic studies + Literary studies
Once you have ended your degree, we offer you the possibility of doing another specialism.
What language level do I need?
The 240 ECTS credits are distributed among core subjects, compulsory subjects, electives, internships and the Undergraduate Final Year Project. Subjects are taught in English, Spanish, Basque and a fourth foreign language (German, French, Chinese or Arabic). In addition to the subjects taught in each language, you can also choose between subjects taught in English, Spanish and Basque. The language of instruction is published in the curriculum.
- Spanish and Basque: B2
- English: B1
Level acquired at the end of your studies
- Spanish, Basque and English: C1-C2
The final level that students achieve in the fourth language (German, French, Chinese or Arabic) depends on the chosen language and it will be between A2 and B1.
Exemption from the Basque language requirement: Students from outside the Basque Country, or those who request it for justified reasons, may earn the ECTS credits for Basque Language by studying a General Introduction to Basque language and culture.