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Dusk at Louvre, photo by Daniel Oi (c) 2009

Exceptional teaching quality

Modern Language students acquire highly desirable transferable skills and excellent graduate prospects

Placa Reial, photo by Daniel Oi (c) 2009

High ranking

All our departments regularly feature in the top 5 in The Complete University Guide

Red Square at night - photo by Daniel Oi (c) 2008

Top choice for postgraduate studies

Personal supervision and teaching by experts in their fields, a caring and lively scholarly community

Spanish Steps - photo by Daniel Oi (c) 2006

Variety of degrees

Wide and flexible range of degrees in one, two or even three languages, or in one or two languages and a non-language subject

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Sense of community

High level of personal contact and a genuine sense of community, complemented by excellent links to other Schools in the University

Panoramic view of the Umayyad Mosque, in Damascus, Syria, file source Used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Seven Modern Languages

Arabic, French, German, Italian, Persian, Russian and Spanish span the globe

Upcoming events

31 March-8 April 2017
St Andrews Festival of Translation
Programme and further information

Wednesday 5 April 2017
Byre World Film Series
The Wonders (2014) - Alice Rohrwacher
7pm, The Byre Theatre

Thursday 6 April 2017
Valerie Heffernan (National University of Ireland Maynooth)
#RegrettingMotherhood in Germany: Between Societal Taboo and Feminist Protest
5pm, Buchanan room 216

Wednesday 12 April 2017
Centre for Russian, Soviet, Central and Eastern European Studies (CRSCEES)
Andrei Kurkov in conversation with Emily Finer (University of St Andrews)
4.30pm, Byre Theatre

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