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Study Portuguese as part of your Combined Honours degree. Explore Portuguese culture and a combination of practical language study and communication skills.

About the programme

UCAS Code: BA Combined Honours (Y001)

During Stage 1 of your study, your focus will be on communication skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and Portuguese grammar. We encourage self-reflection and independent learning.

In Stage 2 you can further develop your Portuguese with a range of materials to challenge your language skills.

All Combined Honours students studying a language, go abroad for an intercalating year between Stages 2 and 3. You'll be based in a country where the language is spoken, to develop your language knowledge and expertise. 

We have excellent links with other institutions, including the Centro de Língua Portuguesa (Instituto Camões), which is a major regional and national resource supporting the teaching of Portuguese.

After your return in Stage 3, we'll have small-sized classes. We work on building on your knowledge learnt so far and skills gained as part of your intercalating year abroad.

To compliment your study, we offer a few modules about Portuguese and Brazilian histories and cultures.

This subject is available as a joint or minor subject only (not major).


You can study Portuguese for your Combined Honours degree only from beginners' level.

maximum of two language subjects can be taken together, but only one of these can be at beginner's level.

It's not possible to study two language subjects on their own without a third non-language subject.


Find out about our typical modules. Modules are subject to change and could differ on an annual basis.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about choosing this subject as part of your Combined Honours degree, contact us and we'll be more than happy to help. 

Subject adviser

Patricia Oliart - School of Modern Languages

Our address

Combined Honours Centre
9th Level, Henry Daysh Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel: +44 (0)191 208 7479