Language and Global Studies

Our Modern Language and Global Studies courses give you the chance to study at least two languages and develop academic knowledge of your chosen languages alongside a practical understanding of how they’re used in real life.

Develop academic knowledge of your chosen languages but also a practical understanding of how they’re used in real life – including in translation and interpretation. 

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Why choose us?

  • Work or study abroad for a period to enhance your language skills, improve your confidence and experience a different culture.

  • Develop the language skills and knowledge you’ll need to succeed in global business, including interpreting.

  • Make the most of our Worldwise Learning Centre, with free access to Rosetta Stone for your guided study time
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My year abroad in Madrid was amazing! I made so many friends from all over the world and my Spanish improved a lot.
Isabelle Strong
BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics (with Spanish)
United Kingdom

Monthly staff spotlight - Maria Dolores Iglesias Mora

Being a second language learner myself has reinforced the use of the communicative approach. Innovation and creativity can be demonstrated in the materials development that Maria has been involved with all these years. Having a reflective practitioner perspective has enabled her to show a sympathetic approach to the students’ way of learning by mainly focussing on how to enhance classroom dynamics through one-to-one, pair or group work, encouraging the active participation of students in a positive learning environment.

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Modern Languages in Today’s World

What can I do with a degree in languages?

You could enter a variety of occupations after studying a language course. Our graduates work for local governments, in international business, consultancy, translation/interpreting, or worldwide teaching.

A degree in language could lead to a career as a:

  • Interpreter
  • Translator
  • Policy Officer
  • Political Risk Analyst
  • Civil Service Fast Streamer
  • Diplomatic Service Officer

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Study a degree at UCLan

Interested in studying a degree with us? From exploring accommodation to visiting us at an Open Day, find out everything you need to know about life at UCLan.

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Meet the team

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Professor Niki J.P. Alsford
Professor in Asia Pacific Studies
School of Psychology and Humanities

Niki Alsford is a Professor in Asia Pacific Studies. As an anthropologist, Alsford welcomes proposals for doctoral research on society and culture within the Asia Pacific region. He is particularly keen on proposals pertaining to Taiwan and the wider Pacific Ocean. In addition, h…

Dr Moises de Souza
Lecturer in Asia Pacific Studies
School of Psychology and Humanities

Dr. Moises de Souza serves as the Course Leader for the International Relations BA programme and teaches a module in Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA). He is also a lecturer in Asia Pacific Studies at the School of Psychology & Humanities and holds the position of Chair at the Northe…