Taught course

Secondary Modern Foreign Languages

Sheffield Hallam University · Education

Entry requirements

We consider each application on its merits and interviews are part of the selection process for this course. All applicants need GCSE mathematics and English language at grade C or above or equivalent*. We will consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs. You also need an honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) or equivalent, that includes substantial study in at least one modern foreign language. Or you need to be a native speaker of French, Spanish or German with any degree plus evidence of recent language study. If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent. For equivalents see our English language entry requirements web page. You must also successfully complete pre-entry tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. You are encouraged to gain experience of schools through direct observation of teaching and learning and/or by working with young people in modern foreign languages-related or other educational activities. Download our application experience guidelines for more information about experience requirements and interview advice for this course. This document includes important information about your application. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being unsuccessful. As you will work with children, you need to complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms. We welcome applications from people seeking a career change, and we actively encourage applications from those groups under-represented in teacher education, to help ensure that the teaching profession represents the diverse nature of contemporary UK society. * GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are • 12 level 2 credits from an Access course • equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

Months of entry


Course content

Gain qualified teacher status (QTS) as a teacher of French, German or Spanish with experience teaching Key Stages 3 to 5. Modern languages are a priority subject, so this qualification can help you find a good job in both secondary school and college settings after graduating. You may also be eligible for a tax-free bursary.

Key points
• Gain the qualified teacher status (QTS) needed to teach modern foreign languages in secondary education.
• Benefit from the priority subject status of modern languages when looking for a job.
• Increase your teaching skills and confidence through two contrasting placements.
• Apply for a place through the School Direct scheme for a dedicated route into a job after graduation.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

admissions office
0114 225 5555
0114 225 4023