There are many opportunities to study different topics in a languages degree, even if you do not opt for a Joint Honours programme with another subject you enjoy. In many Modern Languages programmes, your fluency in your target language(s) is complemented by a cultural awareness of your target culture in areas such as; literature, politics, film, history, business, art and gender studies.
At Birmingham, we have our very popular MyChoices webpage which filters over 350 different permutations according to your interests and abilities, so you can create your own flexible programme containing:
- One, two or three languages and their cultures
- One or two languages and their cultures alongside another subject you are interested in as a Joint Honours programme, or alongside a minor (one third of your degree) in translation or business management
- A language as a minor subject alongside a major discipline
What makes Birmingham unique, however, is that teaching in our Modern Languages programmes incorporate cultural elements both in English and through the medium of the target language(s). This way of learning simultaneously develops a sophisticated cultural fluency alongside linguistic fluency. As a result, our students will be able to confidently hold enlightening and engaging conversations on important topics with native-speakers and future employers upon graduation.