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Modern LanguagesPart of Humanities


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.


Reasons to Love Southampton, a Global University

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“My degree programme has opened plenty of fantastic opportunities I never thought of before. Gaining linguistics abilities, a trip to Mexico, taking up Italian, writing for the students' magazine, meeting amazing people from varied backgrounds... I even tried ballet! It's been a priceless experience.”

Monika Komar - BA Modern Languages

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