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.

Year abroad

study abroad
Many of our programmes offer a year abroad in the third year of study and students say this is a highly rewarding, one-of-a-kind experience. Find out about the year abroad.

Our SELCS Society students run a Year Abroad Podcast where they cover all types of placements (study exchange, work placements, British council). The podcast includes questions on how to find accomodation, how to deal with admin, how has Covid affected the Year Abroad, and general advice to students such as "things I wish I would've known before going on my Year Abroad".