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What our students think

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I'm surrounded by people who love German as much as I do. The staff in particular have such a clear love for the language that it’s hard not to be inspired!

Imogen Cobden - MLang German, Fourth year
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Linguistics is extremely interesting and a wide subject, offering a wide array of areas to explore. A thoroughly worthwhile endeavour, and one that, if you also use all the opportunities open to you to develop your transferable skills, offers good chances to find employment both within and outside of academia.

Doris Dippold - MPhil/PhD Applied Linguistics
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The staff are extremely approachable, always willing to give up their time and organise extra one-to-one sessions with us if we need help. I think Southampton is unique in terms of student-staff rapport, I have not encountered another university with such a level of friendliness and support.

Ella Dove - BA English and French
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The course was exactly what I wanted - I really wanted to study linguistics alongside my two languages and Southampton is one of the only universities to offer that.

Elizabeth Gardiner - German & Spanish Linguistic Studies
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For me there are three factors which have contributed to a successful and enjoyable first year at university. These are the flexibility of the course, the great staff and the variety within the degree program.

Francesca Gerard - BA French with ab initio Spanish
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Humanities subjects are fascinating because they are so varied, and this variation means that you develop such a wide range of skills, which make you particularly desirable in the working world.

Alice Greenfield - BA German Linguistics
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When I first arrived, I had no idea what to expect. I was so happy to find myself in small seminar groups with very friendly teachers.

Alexandra Heaton - BA Film and French
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I love that my lecturers are experts in their fields and will take time to explain everything to me. The student community is also really welcoming, and it’s so easy to get involved in all aspects of university life.

Isobel Kimber - BA Modern Languages (French, German and Chinese), Fourth year
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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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I think what I enjoyed the most in Southampton University was the diverse student body. Whatever your background, you will find like-minded people in Southampton.

Amel Lamarah - BA Politics, Spanish and Latin American Studies
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I loved being a languages student at Avenue Campus. The campus was a great size, well designed, with a good amount of space to study, read and work. And there were always interesting talks, films and programmes going on.

Tom Price - BA Spanish and Portuguese, MA Transnational Studies
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I’m definitely enjoying the work and appreciate all the support I get from the staff here, it’s very motivating.

Alma Rodriguez-Tsuda - PhD Linguistics
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Southampton has allowed me to explore different interests ranging from literature to linguistics on courses taught by incredibly passionate and inspiring members of staff.

Simon Soares - MLang Spanish and Portuguese
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After just nine months at Southampton it already feels like home, and I feel very grateful that I have found friends who I can really identify with and can imagine staying in contact with for a very long time.

Beth Thomas - BA French and German
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I love my degree programme! The thing I like most about it is the range of different texts which I get to read – no two modules so far have been the same and it’s not always material that I would have read for myself which makes it very interesting.

David Tully - BA English and French
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I love that we get to take a year out, and I am lucky enough to be doing a paid internship in Paris next year! The teaching is brilliant too, and tutors are always on hand and supportive and give a lot of time to you.

Ruth Walker - BA French (Linguistic Studies)
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Modern Languages in School of Humanity is one of the best in the UK. As a student who is majoring in linguistics, I hope to study at this world-class university will help me achieve my career goal in the future.

Yangyu Wang - Mphil/PhD in Modern Languages, 2nd Year
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If you want to work in a small but diverse faculty alongside people conducting innovative research, there are few places that can rival Southampton.

Mike Witcombe - PhD Modern Languages
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Southampton is very highly regarded and respected for modern languages and the staff are among the best.

Xia Yu - PhD Modern Languages
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My course is very interesting and challenging. All the lecturers are very helpful and friendly.

Natalia Zdulska - BA French and Politics
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