Recognised by industry professionals internationally, our courses deliver a strong emphasis on practical and vocational development which help students maximise their learning potential and provides our graduates with excellent employability skills. Across the School, we have a great history in teaching our subjects: we are still leading the way with innovative courses and we started the first and only Institute of Korean Studies outside London and our Worldwise Learning Centre is an excellent resource that provides you with international experiences and support for your global aspirations.
Studying Languages and International Studies at UCLan opens a world of opportunities. We’ll help you develop excellent communication skills in your target language, and give you a thorough understanding of the wider social, cultural and political context of the regions where it is spoken. Combine this with related topics – in business, politics, social and cultural studies, or teaching English – and your career horizons are broadened considerably.
In our School, you can study over twenty combinations of European and non-European languages, including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish, together with an understanding of global cultural, political and economic contexts.
Our degree programme in Asia Pacific Studies brings together different fields of expertise including language, either Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Russian, which can be studied from beginners to advanced, and also specialisms in international business studies, regional histories and global politics.
The School also offers a series of programmes in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), which gives you the chance to gain an internationally recognised professional teaching qualification alongside your degree studies.
It is also possible to study Languages for International Business and we offer, as well, a distinctive course in Business management and Chinese, combining the study of business with Chinese language and culture and includes a compulsory overseas internship.
If your first language is not English and you want to develop your professional skills in English across a wide range of business-related subjects, you might like to consider our popular and highly career-oriented programmes in International Business and Corporate Communication.
In most of our degree programmes you have the opportunity to study abroad for a year in the country/countries of your main target language(s), on a work placement, a study placement at a partner institution, or as a Foreign Language Assistant in a school. This will enable you to enhance your language skills and improve your confidence when communicating in the language in the international environment.