Major in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Bachelor of Arts

BA in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

General Information

Final degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
Extent: *120 Credits / *30 credits a year
Start of studies: Fall semester 2019
Length of studies: 4 years
Language of instruction: English and various other languages (depending on focus)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department: Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
Application Deadline: See Faculty of Arts page


At the end of the program, you will have the following skills

- Language proficiency in (at least) one foreign language: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Arabic, American Sign Language, Irish

- Critical and Analytical Thinking
- Oral and Written Communication Skills
- Research Skills
- Cross-cultural knowledge
- Teamwork and Organizational Skills

You can ...

- evaluate and interpret linguistic and cultural production, such as

Literary texts
Political and Historical documents

- integrate your language skills, cultural literacy and your knowledge from community-based learning to analyze diverse perspectives

Key benefits

You can choose your path! Create your individual course programme with only 9 credits in general requirements and 24 credit options with different areas of emphasis. You can choose between two routes:

language studies
crosscultural studies

Routes special features:

  • Experience abroad or in Francophone areas of Canada;  OR
  • Significant experiential learning components related to the language(s) studied or appropiate to the area of study. 

You will formally select your chosen route no later than the end of the third year.


 Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Major

What can I do with a MLCS degree?

I could be a ... foreign service officer, translator, journalist, community outreach co-ordinator, project manager, language teacher, researcher.

or work in ... education, foreign service, business, translation, journalism, law, international organizations, tourism, government.


Enhance your degree

Add a certificate in:
MLCS Certificate in Translation Studies, Computer Game Development, European Studies, International Learning, Community Engagement and Service-Learning.

Minor in:
Central and East European Studies, Italian Studies, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Comparative Literature, and more.


Our degree is unique; there is no comparable department in Canada offering a major in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies.


Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Program Overview

BA MLCS Degree Guide

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