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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 event

Friday 5 December 2014

French Occupations, 1914-1944-2014
A day conference hosted by Forum for Modern Language Studies and the Centre for French History and Culture

Further information and programme

Upcoming seminar

27 November 2014
School of Modern Languages Research Seminar
Professor Robert Lethbridge (Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge)
‘Rethinking Zola and Cézanne: Biography, Politics and Art-Criticism’
5.15pm, Buchanan room 216

Complete research seminar programme