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Open University BA (Honours) in Language Studies with German and Spanish
Open University

BA (Honours) in Language Studies with German and Spanish

Online United Kingdom

3 Years


Full time, Part time

05 Sep 2024

Oct 2024

GBP 21,816 *

Distance Learning

* total cost; part-time at a rate of 60 credits is £3,636 per year


This is one of several subject combinations in our BA (Honours) Language Studies (Q30). You’ll study a range of aspects relating to German and Spanish language and culture around the world – including history, current affairs and the arts – through a range of interactive materials and practical activities. You’ll also develop transferable academic and digital literacy skills. On completion, you’ll have a high level of modern-language proficiency and intercultural competence, making you an effective global communicator.

Key features of the course

  • Develops you into a proficient user (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level C1) of German and Spanish.
  • Develops advanced knowledge of the cultures where German is used and where Spanish is used.
  • Extends your competence in intercultural communication.


Our qualifications are as accessible as possible, and we have a comprehensive range of support services. Our BA (Honours) Language Studies uses a variety of study materials and includes the following elements:

  • Online study – most modules are online; some have a mix of printed and online material. Online learning resources could include websites, audio/video, and interactive activities
  • Online tutorials
  • Group-work
  • Using and producing diagrams and screenshots
  • Finding external/third-party material online
  • Accessing online catalogues and databases
  • Assessment in the form of short-answer questions, essays, spoken presentations and interactive speaking assessments
  • Feedback – continuous assessment includes feedback from your tutor and using this to improve your performance
  • Pre-determined schedules – we’ll help you to develop your time-management skills
  • Embedded online schools (OU level 2 language modules)

How long it takes

  • Part-time study: 6 years
  • Full-time study: 3 - 4 years
  • Time limit: 16 years

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