Prospective students

The ability to understand foreign languages and cultures ought to be one of the fundamental principles of the globalised world. Studying foreign languages at university offers the opportunity to understand people, cultures and histories in their original languages. It also provides the chance to contextualise your own language and culture much more broadly.

In the School of Modern Languages, you will study alongside experts in the seven language subjects, as well as Comparative Literature, whose research stretches from the Middle Ages to the present day across a wide range of topics.

Studying at St Andrews

Over the last 600 years, the University of St Andrews has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading research and teaching centres. Today, we offer a flexible degree structure based on your choice of subject specialism or research, creating an environment which nurtures inquisitive minds and a culture of shared learning.