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Languages 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. 

You’ll learn how to be a confident communicator in your chosen language and get to grips with a range of business topics, from marketing to management, on specific courses. With integrated placements throughout these programmes, not to mention a semester abroad, you’ll have the chance to put both your business knowledge and language skills to the test while building valuable experience. 

Learn within a truly international environment – our experienced team of languages scholars includes 20 different nationalities.

We’re home to the only Institute of Korean Studies outside London, together with the Northern England Policy Centre for the Asia Pacific, the Northern Institute of Taiwan Studies and the Centre for Austronesian Studies. 

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Modern Languages in Today’s World

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Monthly Staff Spotlight - Moises de Souza

Moises was an international student in Taiwan during the period of his postgraduate studies (masters and PhD), and so he knows first-hand the challenges that students face when they are away from home. Sometimes this includes not even speaking the local language well as you are trying to adjust to the new weather, a new academic environment.

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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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Future Careers and Opportunities

You could enter a variety of occupations such as translation/interpreting, journalism, travel and tourism, working for international airlines, facilitating business between international and English-speaking contacts; work for local governments, in international business, consultancy, translation/interpreting, or worldwide teaching.

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