Modern Languages

Who we are

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Distinctive degree programmes and world-leading research

We are one of the leading centres for modern languages in the UK, with a fresh approach to language study and academics who are actively involved in research.

The latest Research Assessment Exercise (2008) acknowledged the exceptional quality of our research. It ranked Modern Languages at Southampton in the top two UK universities for European Studies in recognition of the high proportion of our staff carrying out 'world-leading' research.

In addition, we are among the top three in The Guardian's University Guide 2009 for undergraduate teaching quality, staff-student ratios and job prospects.

Teaching informed by research

We promote an interdisciplinary approach and our cutting-edge research feeds into our academic programmes.

Achieving the highest standards

The University of Southampton is one of the top 15 UK research universities.

Outstanding academics

Our academics' wide range of interests means we can offer a rich and varied curriculum.

Sharing experiences

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