By choosing Modern Languages, you are entering an excellent field with almost limitless opportunities and benefits. This course is a flexible route to a degree in modern languages for those without the traditional entry requirements but who want the best of both worlds. With this programme, you have the opportunity to blend the flexible study patterns afforded by The Open University (OU) with the experience of campus life and the chance to spend some time studying or working abroad.
You and The Open University
The launch of the OU changed the landscape of higher education forever. The principles on which it was founded - that the very highest standard of education should be accessible by the many, not the few - still drives everything it does. It's why they're the undisputed experts in online, part-time study with more than 200,000 students. The experiences and support OU students get are first class.
You and the University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham is one of the biggest and most prestigious centres for the study of modern languages in the country. We offer an exceptionally broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Consistently rated highly in the UK teaching and research rankings, we are a leading centre for innovative research. We are a Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence and have lively programmes of national and international experts who come to the Department to give lectures and seminars.
At Birmingham, you’ll benefit from an intellectually challenging and stimulating environment for your undergraduate studies, focused on ensuring you’re a fully supported and active learner. Our unique degrees are designed to provide both academic excellence and vocational development; a balance that’s highly sought after by employers in today's intellectual and creative industries. The courses are also very flexible, allowing you to specialise more and more as you progress, culminating in a final-year dissertation that allows you to carry out in-depth, individually supervised research into topics of your choice.