Undergraduate Study in the Department of Modern Languages

Birmingham’s fusion of language and culture places employability at its heart, preparing you to live and work as an engaged citizen of the world. A flexible approach to learning allows you to tailor your degree: choose one, two or three languages in various weightings, including starting a new language from scratch. You will also complement your studies with a  year abroad and an understanding of the working world, in areas which can include translation, language teaching, legal cultures, business and enterprise.  With expertise in languages including French, Hispanic/ Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese/ Mandarin, Japanese as well as Translation, you will be studying in one of the top 100 Modern Language departments in the world (QS 2022). 


The degree course understands how being digitally aware is essential for the workplace in today’s society. They do this by moving away from essays and exams, instead creating assessments such as writing blog posts, creating comic strips or creating a radio interview – all in different languages.