University-Wide Language Programme

The University-Wide Language Programme (UWLP) offers all current undergraduate students the opportunity to learn a modern language as part of their course.

The units allow you to start at the right level for you - from beginners to advanced.

UWLP courses are available to any current undergraduate student who has "open units", or the specified option to take UWLP units, as part of their degree.

Some courses are tailored to the needs of students intending to study abroad as a compulsory part of their degree programme (for example, "Study in Continental Europe").

Register for open units

Returning students in 2020/21 must contact their Home School in the first instance.

Registration for new students in 2020/21 will be made available during Welcome Week.

Student Handbook

The UWLP Student Handbook 2020-21 (PDF, 453kB) is now available to view.

The UWLP Student Handbook 2019-20 (PDF, 468kB) is also available.



Timetables for UWLP units for 2020/21 in the following languages are available (all in PDF format):

Please note that for 2020/21, teaching will start from Week 2.

Room locations and tutors are still being finalised.


Timetables for UWLP units for 2019/20 in the following languages are available (all in PDF format):


See how the levels on offer are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR (PDF, 72kB)


The School of Modern Languages provides tailor-made UWLP units for the following programmes:

Our blended approach

All UWLP units blend face-to-face teaching hours with online activities mainly accessible via Blackboard, providing students with a rich and stimulating range of learning opportunities.

Student resources

Computers and learning materials such as foreign magazines are available to UWLP students in the School Common Room, 17 Woodland Road. Two further computer rooms (G95 and G89, 19 Woodland Road) are also accessible to all UWLP students.

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