Follow your passion for languages and make the most of your time at university by developing a programme of studies perfectly tailored to your strengths in this highly flexible degree.
On this course you will be able to study one, two or three languages in combination. Our four core languages – French, German, Italian and Spanish – can be studied on their own, combined with each other, or with one of our additional languages – Arabic, British Sign Language, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Modern Greek and Russian.
We offer all our core languages from beginner’s, intermediate and advanced levels – and with our accelerated language-learning modules, you can achieve near-native standard by the time you graduate.
You can pick up new languages through our additional languages, which are offered from beginner’s level, and carry them forward through your degree. Additional languages are offered as a less intensive pathway and allow you to reach intermediate level by the end of your course.
We offer a broad choice of research-led culture modules that develop your understanding of the cultures of the countries in which our four core languages are spoken, from their literary, artistic and cinematic traditions to their history and politics. These can be complemented with our comparative modules covering subjects such as translation studies, global literatures and film, as well as contemporary issues including migration, conflict studies and linguistics.
“I was immediately able to tailor my degree for my specific interests, as there is a wide range of modules available.”
Cam Powell, BA Modern Languages (Core French and Italian with additional Japanese)
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Find out about the opportunities and support available to our students for their year abroad
BA Modern Languages (3 years) is available to students who are unable to go abroad in their third year because of demonstrable special circumstances.
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