In this BA (Hons) Modern Languages degree course, you'll study one language in-depth, immersing yourself in the culture, history and identity of the communities that speak it. In an increasingly global world, equip yourself with the ability to connect with millions of people in their native language.
You'll have the choice to work towards fluency in one of the following languages:
French – spoken by 267 million people worldwide
German – spoken by 135 million people worldwide
Spanish – spoken by 543 million people worldwide
Mandarin Chinese – spoken by 1,120 million people worldwide
Boost your language and cultural studies with a year abroad on a study or work placement in a country or region that speaks your chosen language. Previous students have experienced life in Germany, Spain, China, Taiwan, Latin America and Senegal.
Wherever you choose, this course and the year abroad will transform your passion for language into practical multilingual skills you can use to build your career in any field – from teaching to international management and finance or media and marketing.
Take a work or study abroad placement in year 3 to fully absorb the history and culture of another country and develop the skills and experience you need to build a career across borders
Put your language skills into practice in simulations, scenario exercises, television broadcasts and debates, so you’re ready to thrive in the wide world of work
Choose to focus on the aspects of other countries that fascinate you – from their history and politics through to economics and business
Choose to mix and match optional modules, or tailor your course by selecting modules specifically within one of four specialisms:
Teaching and Education
Translation and interpreting
Culture and linguistics
Business and industry
Options to customise your degree
Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
You can combine your language studies with teacher training and school teaching placements by taking the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) pathway.
If successful, you'll save an extra year of study, get a £9,000 bursary in your final year of study and get Qualified Teacher Status for teaching jobs in England and Wales.