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BA (Hons)

Modern Languages (Foundation Entry)

5 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

With our Modern Languages Foundation Entry course you can learn how to communicate freely in a choice of European and non-European languages as well as immersing yourself in the culture, politics and economics of those countries.

You’ll have the chance to explore two languages. You should have some experience in at least one of your chosen languages, while some of our language options can be studied from ab-initio level, where no prior knowledge is required. We offer Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish language options.

Our Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an Honours programme. It’s a great stepping stone to a full degree.

Our programme is not only a personally enriching experience, but it also develops your understanding of the recent history, contemporary society, culture and economy of other countries.

Why study with us

  • You’ll get opportunities to spend time studying abroad to enhance your language skills, improve your confidence and experience a different culture.
  • You’ll be supported by our Worldwise Learning Centre which offers you the opportunity to learn one of 30 different languages, with access to Rosetta Stone software.
  • Asian Studies at the University is 2nd in the North West and in the UK top 10 for teaching quality - National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.

Lynn Everson gives her advice to language students

What you'll do

  • You’ll be able to access our Confucius Institute (a partnership between ourselves, Beijing International Studies University and Hanban) which celebrates Chinese culture. Get involved in a wide range of cultural and social events.
  • In 2004, we launched The International Institute of Korean Studies – it’s one of the top three societies in the University and hosts regular events.
  • Your third year is usually spent abroad in the country of your main target language on a work placement, study placement or partner institution.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Visit us on a university Open Day

Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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Future careers

Modern Languages Foundation Entry could lead to a successful career in international business, consultancy, translation or interpreting, or worldwide teaching. Our graduates are enjoying careers in many international organisations including Merill Lynch, Reuters and diplomatic embassies.

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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