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BA (Hons)

Modern Languages

3 Years
September 2022
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Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

Prepare yourself for success in this truly global age, by learning two (or even three) modern languages – opening the doors to a world of opportunities for your future. Choose from Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish.

Our BA (Hons) Modern Languages course gives you the chance to study two languages – with an optional third later on. You’ll work on both formal and informal skills, not only developing academic knowledge of your chosen languages but also a practical understanding of how they’re used in real life – including in translation and interpretation.

The units you’ll study will help you look beyond the mechanics of language, by focusing on the social and cultural contexts – debating history, politics, film, literature and more. And, while a language is the ultimate transferrable skill, you’ll also have the chance to develop skills that will serve you well in professional life, from time management to team working.

You’ll learn in small groups, offering maximum interaction with your lecturers and plenty of opportunity to practise with our language assistants and your fellow students. And, whichever languages you choose to study, you’ll be part of a community of Modern Foreign Language students that studies, socialises and succeeds together.

Why study with us

  • You’ll have the opportunity to work or study abroad for a short time to enhance your language skills, improve your confidence and experience a different culture.
  • You can make the most of our Worldwise Learning Centre, with free access to Rosetta Stone for your guided study time. Open all year, the Centre also offers advice to anyone interested in languages, cultures, travelling, working or studying abroad.
  • Our classrooms offer all the audio-visual facilities you’ll need, and we are also home to professional-grade interpreting suites where you can hone your skills.

Lynn Everson gives her advice to language students

What you'll do

  • Study two languages from Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish - with the chance to pick a third later in your course.
  • You’ll have the chance to learn through total immersion, by working or studying abroad – honing your skills, improving your confidence and experiencing a different culture.
  • Cultural diversity is one of our distinguishing features: you’ll learn from an experienced team of languages scholars that includes 20 different nationalities.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


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.

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Future careers

Studying our BA (Hons) Modern Languages course can open the doors to a wide range of career options, whether at home and abroad – from finance and tourism, to teaching and government work.

When you graduate from this course you’ll leave us with the skills and understanding that would make you a valuable asset to a variety of employers. You could work in the UK, for an embassy, chamber of commerce, the Foreign Office or even the security services, as well as a host of private sector organisations, in tourism, fashion, public relations, international finance and more.

There will be just as many career opportunities overseas. Many of our languages graduates have gone abroad to work in teaching, translating and interpreting, and journalism, among others.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
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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