UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)



Take a language module for credit as part of your undergraduate or graduate degree programme. We offer courses in nine modern foreign languages, English for Academic Purposes and British Sign Language.


University College Union industrial action: CLIE language modules and the In-Class Course Assessment

Industrial action is planned by the University and College Union (UCU) from Monday 25 November to Wednesday 04 December 2019. This means that some classes may not take place.

The In-Class Course Assessment was originally scheduled to take place during class-time in the week of 02 December 2019; this will now take place from Thursday 05 December to Wednesday 11 December 2019. 

Find out more about the industrial action and the In-Class Course Assessment.


To enrol on a CLIE language module, you must:

  • be a current undergraduate or graduate student at UCL or another college of the University of London
  • have authorisation from your department to study a module as part of your degree programme
  • be here for the full academic year.

All CLIE modules (15 or 30 credits) start in October and run through to March. See key dates for further information.

MFL student talking with her Japanese teacher

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Languages include: Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish across all levels (15-30 credits).

EAP student reading a text in class

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Modules include: English Language Skills for Academic Purposes, Academic Writing in English for Native or Non-Native Speakers (15 credits).

British Sign Language

British Sign Language (BSL)

Study British Sign Language at level 1 or 2 (15 credits).

Students studying in class with model of human body

Student Selected Components (SSCs)

UCL undergaduate medical students (year 1 and 2) can study SSCs in seven languages.