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Modern Languages and Cultures

Outside the Language department at The University of Manchester

About Modern Languages and Cultures at Manchester

Our Modern Languages provision is amongst the broadest and most diverse in the UK, featuring over 100 different subject combinations.

The range and quality of expertise on offer in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures makes it one of the leading centres for languages in the UK. 

With over one hundred academic and language-teaching staff in our eight foreign language departments, we offer twelve languages in a variety of Single and Joint Honours programmes, most of them available at beginner level.

The practical study of the language is at the heart of all these programmes, as our dedicated language-teaching staff work with students to realise their individual potential as language learners.

Built around these core language skills, optional course units explore diverse aspects of the culture, history, and linguistics of the relevant language-speaking areas, helping you to develop the cultural awareness and intellectual skills that are highly valued by employers.

With placement options at partner universities and in professional environments available across the globe, from Latin America to East Asia, the year abroad gives our undergraduate students unforgettable and invaluable personal and professional experience.