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Students from every discipline and year, including postgraduates, are welcome to study our 20-credit language modules. Even if you don’t have the credits available to take one of our modules, there is still an option to take our modules non-credit for a small fee.

Attendance is paramount for successful language learning, so, regrettably, we may have to turn down applicants with unavoidable timetable clashes.

Note: IWLP modules are only available to those currently studying or working at the University. We do not have provision for the general public.

Credit students

To study a language as one of your optional 20-credit modules, select the module through online module selection via RISIS, either in September (Part 1 or postgraduate taught) or in the Spring term (Parts 2, 3 and 4). They will be listed as LA1XX + the letter of the language. If you have any prior knowledge of the language, you must complete a placement test so that you can be placed in the right class. The placement tests are on the individual language pages.

If the online module selection window has closed, contact us ASAP at and we can advise further.

Note: doctoral students cannot take an IWLP module as a credit module.

Non-credit students

If you have no optional credits available, you can still take our modules alongside your credit modules for a small fee, just like taking a language course. You attend the same classes as credit students. Visit the webpage for the language you wish to study and complete the non-credit online application form. If you have any prior knowledge of the language, you must also complete the placement test, which can be found on the individual language pages.

Note: non-credit applications open at the beginning of September.

Non-credit fee

There is no fee for IWLP modules if you are a current undergraduate or postgraduate-taught student taking the module as part of your 120 or 180 credits for the year.

For non-credit students, the fee is currently £340 for the year. This will be billed to your student account in the Autumn term.


  • Doctoral students: if your School is going to fund your IWLP module, get the PGR Agreement Form signed by your School Director of Teaching and Learning and email it to Those not being funded will be charged to their student account in the Autumn term.
  • Staff: all staff are required to pay for their IWLP module; however, if your School or Department is willing to fund your module, please complete the IWLP Staff Agreement Form and email it to


We hope you will enjoy your IWLP module. If, however, there is a reason you need to withdraw, you will need to complete the IWLP Withdrawal Form and email it to We cannot remove you from our records until we have received this form, even if you have told your home department or your academic tutor.

If you are taking your IWLP module non-credit, you can withdraw before Friday of Week 4 in the Autumn term. For any non-credit withdrawal after this date, you will need to pay the full £340.