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Explore cultures and societies across the world, while focusing on the countries where your languages of choice are spoken.

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Modern Languages

Studying with us

Your practical language modules will teach you to speak and write to an advanced level, whilst your time abroad gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself within a new culture — allowing you to develop valuable personal and professional skills.

You’ll also study cultures, societies, religions, literatures, histories, politics, economies and international relations and much more to ensure your degree is suited to your interests.

The University's Language Zone has a range of resources, including books, magazines, audio and video resources and provides opportunities to practice your language skills through workshops, language exchanges and language groups.

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Elizabeth Wilder
“I studied French and Japanese because I wanted to pursue my love of languages further and have the chance to live in two countries very different to each other and to my own. It gave me the chance to learn about two completely different societies.”