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Modern Languages at Southampton has been ranked among the top five in the UK by The Guardian's University Guide for the last eight years.

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Reichstag, Germany

Continue your studies with us for a masters or PhD and benefit from the experience and knowledge of our academics, who are at the leading edge of their fields.

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Cityscape, across the water

As an international student, you will be warmly welcomed by a world-class research institution which values cultural diversity.

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Research in Mexico

Our research crosses many boundaries, between languages, between cultures and between disciplines. We believe that new knowledge and new insights come at the intersections, outside traditional comfort zones.

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  • 2014/03/04

    Global launch of online Masters degree in English Language Teaching

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  • 2014/01/31

    International students invited to sample British history and culture

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Languages at Southampton

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:30:23
Starting in June, sign up to do an intensive language course in French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, or Spanish. All aimed at beginners. Get ready for world travel! Find out more information at the Lifelong Learning Intensive Summer Courses page.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:01:07
A one-day cultural event will be held Saturday 17 May (10am-4pm) exploring some of the ways that contemporary migration and cultural imports impact on Mexico today. This thought provoking and inspiring conference will include a series of short talks led by experts from within Modern Languages at Southampton. For more information see the Mexico Today Study Day Lifelong Learning page.

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:31:52
A new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform for Europe has been launched, which will enable access to MOOCs in different languages, supported by automatic transcription. The product of a partnership between 12 leading European universities and companies, the first EMMA MOOCs will go live in September this year, and will be delivered by universities in Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the UK on a range of different subjects including Social Innovation and Cultural Heritage, Business Management and Climate Change. Visit the EMMA website for further information. The press release for the launch is also available on this website.

Professor Mike Kelly

Professor Mike Kelly, Head of Modern Languages

Professor Mike Kelly

“In Modern Languages, come with us on an exciting journey through languages and cultures across the world, and learn what makes people tick.”

Professor Mike Kelly, Head of Modern Languages

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Caroline Wyatt

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“The most important part of my degree was being taught how to learn and how to research thoroughly. This has been incredibly important. More practically, of course, my qualification in German helped me to get my first posting with the BBC to Berlin.”

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