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Undergraduate study

Our degree courses will equip you with sought-after proficiency in languages and a deep understanding of the societies and cultures associated with the languages of your choice.


Master's study

Gain a firm understanding of the social, cultural, and linguistic issues surrounding migration and develop your language skills with our MA in Migration and Intercultural Studies.

Image credit: Luca Prestia from Beyond the Border

Studying modern languages at Reading

At Reading, we enable our language students to become multilingual, multicultural and inspiring graduates. 

Those with linguistic skills and intercultural knowledge are in high demand as employers look for candidates with languages as an additional asset to other professional skills.


PhD study

Contribute to the Department's interdisciplinary research culture, and benefit from the mentoring provided by an integrated and supportive research community.



100% of our research is of international standing (REF 2021, combining 4*, 3* and 2* submissions – Modern Languages and Linguistics).


Meet the team

The academic excellence of our staff, and their impactful, interdisciplinary research, directly informs our teaching.


We carry out a number of outreach activities throughout the academic year for both school pupils and teachers.



Our staff and students have incredible stories to tell. Read about their experiences in the Department of Languages and Cultures.