University-wide Language Programme

Prepare for an international career by learning a language as part of your undergraduate course, or alongside your doctoral research.

Courses designed to develop your practical language skills at different levels are available in French, German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Italian.

The University-wide Language Programme (UWLP) comprises 20-credit modules taught over two semesters. They are available as part of several undergraduate courses, or alongside postgraduate research studies with classes lasting two hours per week over two semesters. We recommend a further hour each week of directed independent study in our excellent Language Resource Centre.

If you are unsure whether your programme offers a language module, ask your programme leader or email

How to enrol

If you are an undergraduate student, you can enquire about the availability of UWLP language courses when you come to making your option choices.

If you have any questions about the scheme please contact us at, or you can download some more information on the languages programme here. You can apply online for the programme now.

Please note the final deadline for enrolling on UWLP or requesting to transfer modules is 4.00pm Friday 10 October 2014.