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University of Bath

On Track to Bath: Languages Track

A free one-year curriculum enhancement programme for students considering a joint or single course in Modern Foreign Languages.


The On Track to Bath Languages Track is for students considering studying a Language-based course at university. This track can be taken in French, German or Spanish.

Share your love of your chosen language with our distinguished academic staff and current undergraduates. With ample opportunity to practise your target language in both formal and informal settings, you will enjoy the exploration of film and culture in your chosen language using our world-class facilities.

By joining our Languages Track you will enhance the key skills required in your A level exams including essay writing and oral presentations. You will hear first-hand accounts of what it’s like to experience a placement year abroad, find out about the fantastic range of degrees that are available to language students at university and strengthen your UCAS application by demonstrating a clear development in key language skills.

What you can expect from this track

You will attend a programme of nine sessions during which you will have the opportunity to:

  • find out about studying languages courses at Bath
  • enhance crucial A level language skills and knowledge
  • develop communication skills through an exploration of film and culture
  • discover the range of language degrees and placement opportunities available at university

Academic research project

Through undertaking an academic research project you will develop essential skills and practices for studying at university level and enhance your understanding of languages.

The research project will be based on a film taken from the suggested films list of the A level specifications and you can choose a topic of research that interests you.

The project will also help those students who want to go on and take the Extended Project at AS level.

Is this track suitable for you?

This track is suitable for those considering taking a degree in subjects such as International Management and Modern Languages, Language and Politics, Modern Languages and European Studies. Please see our course information for full details.

To be eligible you will need to be academically-able to access courses at the University of Bath in your chosen subject (you need a minimum of six GCSEs at grades A* to B or 9 to 6 with English and Maths grades at least C or 4). You should also meet one or more of our Widening Participation criteria. For the Languages Track you must be studying the language you opt for at A level.

Please be aware that each degree involving languages at the University of Bath requires specific languages to be taken at A level and will require specific GCSE grades.

Apply to this track

To find out more about applying for a place on this track please go to our dedicated applications page or click Apply Now below.