This is one of the most flexible and successful programmes in the UK. You design your four-year degree. Here’s how to do it:
1. Do you want to be fluent in lots of languages?
Don’t forget you can start a new language from scratch. You’ll learn fast with our award-winning methods and you’ll be fully fluent by final year.
Choose from French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and all of the languages of the Iberian peninsula: Spanish, Portuguese, Basque, Catalan and Galician. Click here for information on Business and Film modules.
Our core Modern Languages BA programme involves the study of either two or three modern languages in various weightings, each being either one third, one half, or two thirds of your total load. You are permitted to shift these weightings from year to year. You have the chance to learn about culture alongside your language: literature, film, politics, society, art. You can also learn translation skills.
Take a look at our student-run publication The Linguist to find out more about student life in the Department of Modern Languages.
2. Would you prefer to specialise in just one Language?
Single Honours. Really understand a culture profoundly, study its literature, cinema, society, politics. You can also add a module from a different subject area that appeals to you across the University (which you choose when you arrive).
3. Instead of pure language, what about language with another subject?
With History, Art, Music, Business, Film, English, Geography, Maths, Politics, and more …
Joint Honours programme
Several of our languages are also available as a minor option in degrees with Chemistry, Economics, Law, International Relations, International Business and Money, Banking and Finance.
And whatever you choose, you’ll be enjoying a year in another country…
Year 3 is your Year abroad. We have University and work placements across Europe, Russia and South America. You can also go to Japan and China. It’s a great time for really enjoying the culture, opening your mind, kick-starting your entrepreneurial ideas, studying at a foreign University or spending the year working in French TV, or as a teacher in South America, or in a classroom in Italy.
Open day talk 2013
Modern Languages Graduation 2013