Undergraduate courses

The School of Modern Languages teaches single and joint honours degrees via our five departments.


  • ‌BA Modern Languages
    One single honours degree available, four years full-time
  • Czech
    Six BA honours degree
  • French
    Thirteen BA honours degrees and one LLB honours degree
  • German
    Thirteen BA honours degrees and one LLB honours degree
  • Italian
    Thirteen BA honours degrees
  • Portuguese
    Eleven BA honours degrees
  • Russian
    Nine BA honours degrees
  • Spanish
    Twelve BA honours degrees

Apart from French, each language can be studied from beginners’ level (ab initio) in most degree combinations.

Liberal Arts

The school also contributes to the following multidisciplinary courses:

Year abroad

Spend your third year living and studying abroad in a country relevant to your degree (or two countries if you intend to undertake a joint-honours course).

Multimedia Centre

The school's Multimedia Centre provides our students with dedicated, state-of-the-art facilities to enhance their studies.

One of the best things about the School of Modern Languages is that the tutors and lecturers all get to know you on a personal basis because the class and lecture sizes are so small. Each tutor knows my name, my strengths, what interests me and will genuinely go out of their way to help me.

Anna, BA German and Spanish (2015)

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