As we move towards a global future, foreign languages and intercultural communicative skills become increasingly important. As well as developing spoken and written language skills, our BA programmes aim to get students ready for an international workplace.
Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature

Enjoy literary and cultural studies, plus study modern or ancient language from an exceptional choice, from Arabic to Swedish.


Comparative Literature with a Year Abroad

Enjoy literary and cultural studies, plus study a modern language with the added benefit of Year 3 abroad.

Graduate Taught

Language and Culture

Explore your interest in linguistics, film, literature and history and study two languages, including a year abroad.

film studies

Language with Film Studies

Immerse yourself in the world of film and study Dutch, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian Studies or Spanish.



Learn the language, culture and history of the Netherlands and Flanders, or study Dutch with another subject.



Develop your knowledge of the French and francophone worlds past and present, or study French with other subjects.



Study the German language and culture from the earliest times to the present day, with combined degree options too.



Enjoy a stimulating programme of Italian language and linguistics, art, history and film, or study Italian with other subjects.

Scandinavian Studies

Scandinavian Studies

Study Scandinavian culture and history, or learn a Scandinavian language along with other languages or subjects.

Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American

Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

Learn to speak Spanish or Portuguese along with the vibrant culture and history of the Latin American world.

Try German Studies before you apply:

UCL has partnered with Springpod, an online platform that provides immersive career and education opportunities. On this platform, you can sign up and log in for free to watch this Subject Spotlight to experience what a course in German is like before you apply. Take a look at the trailer below:

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In this Subject Spotlight, join Associate Professor at UCL, Jeff Bowersox, as he explores the German language with a keen focus on history and literature. Jeff will then consider the development of Germans across history, including an insight into their geography and culture, before taking a look into the foundations of German fairytales, and how the stories of The Brothers Grimm have shaped what we know as ‘Germany’. Jeff ends this Subject Spotlight with an exciting activity, which allows you to explore passages from Rapunzel and identify changes throughout the generations.

Click here to log in to Springpod and take part in the full experience.