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Modern Languages and Cultures

International opportunities

All of our Modern Language degrees offer the opportunity to study and/or work for up to a year in a country or countries relevant to your chosen language(s).

Understanding that each student comes to Manchester with their own unique career aspirations, we offer one of the most flexible residence abroad programmes of any university in the UK. More than half of our language students choose to work abroad for residence abroad, whether for a summer, a single semester or an entire academic year.

Whether you want to become a Language Assistant with the British Council, gain experience at a fashion house in Paris, or a top Spanish football club, you will be supported to find the right placement for you.

The School has links with an impressive selection of universities worldwide: from Hong Kong to Hamburg, São Paulo to Siena, you’ll improve your communicative language skills through focused learning in a native-speaker environment, and develop a first-hand understanding of the history and culture of your host country or countries.

Our Flexible Honours scheme also offers non-languages students the opportunity to study a language as a Minor subject, offering a grant of between £600 to £1000 to support a summer residence abroad placement.

Whichever route you choose, a period of Residence Abroad can strengthen languages skills and employability in many ways, and provide a valuable and inspirational life experience.