Modern Languages


Modern Languages students in the Language Resources Centre

One of the best places in the UK to study modern languages

Southampton was ranked as the fourth best for Modern Languages in the UK by The Guardian's University Guide 2014, reflecting the quality of our teaching, staff-student ratios and graduates' job prospects.

You can choose single or combined degree programmes in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, European Studies and Linguistics Studies. You can combine your language study with another subject. You can add a new language. And you can now apply for our exciting new undergraduate Masters (M.Lang).

Our unique seven-stage language learning programme is based on your level of language proficiency rather than your year of study, enabling you to make rapid progress in your chosen language. You will have a broad range of options to choose from in your second and final year, and a year abroad in your third year.

Finding the right course for you

Our courses include the option to study modern languages as a single subject or in combination with a variety of other subjects.

Choosing to study here

We have excellent facilities and resources for study and research, and an attractive working environment.

Equipping you for success

Our courses and dedicated career services will help you to develop the skills and support you need whatever your chosen career path.

Sharing experiences

Find out what our students think about living and studying here.

Key facts

Modern Languages at Southampton ranks third in the Russell Group (the UK's 20 leading research-intensive universities) for student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Survey

Our courses include the innovative interdisciplinary Languages and Contemporary European Studies degree.

For students from non English-speaking countries we offer the Languages and Contemporary European Studies (English) and Applied English Language Studies programmes.

We also offer a wide range of language courses at all levels to students across the University, coordinated by the Centre for Language Study.

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