Our courses are delivered with a strong vocational focus, providing you with opportunities to gain professional experience and study with partner institutions worldwide.

With a range of courses across the disciplines of modern languages, you can also broaden your experience through interdisciplinary learning, and you can tailor your study to meet your interests and aspirations.

Flexible learning meeting your aspirations

We teach a wide range of modern languages within the school, including Arabic, French, German, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, with courses covering all levels from beginners to masters. Some of our courses include English as a foreign language. Alongside individual languages, our courses also reflect our long-standing expertise in linguistics and in translation & interpreting studies. We also run a number of short language courses for staff, students and members of the public who wish to learn a language.

Postgraduate learning that helps you achieve more

Postgraduate taught courses at the School are specifically designed with your professional development in mind.

The curriculum in all our subject areas is informed by the needs of employers and the School enjoys excellent partnerships with with public- and private-sector employers and industries in the UK and abroad.

Our postgraduate students also enjoy excellent employment and further education options upon completing their studies with us.

Research with international impact

The School has earned an excellent reputation for the quality of its research and in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008), more than 75% of our work was deemed to be of international quality.

If you are interested in undertaking postgraduate research as part of a PhD, we offer a wealth of opportunities together with an excellent support structure that has been implemented to help you accomplish your goals.

For more information about our areas of research expertise and opportunities to join our academic community, please see our research homepage.