Studying Modern Languages in the UK



Everyone understands the importance of English as an international language in the modern world, but it isn’t the only language which connects people and businesses globally.

Five most widely spoken languages in the world

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Arabic (all varieties)

Studying modern languages at a UK university will help you better understand the culture and politics of a country through the fluency of speech.

Demand is currently high in the export, international relation and international business sectors for talented workers in international languages, and a recent survey showed that almost two-third of businesses in the UK require skilled linguists, with many companies currently relying on translators from elsewhere.

Modern Languages at UK universities


An undergraduate degree will generally last four years and students can master two or more languages, or combine with a subject such as business, politics or film. Many courses offer a study year abroad, providing a unique experience to live in the native country of the language they are learning.

Where do you want to study?


A typical Masters in modern languages lasts for four years, consisting of two years study, one year abroad and one year working on a final dissertation.

Top 10 UK universities for Modern Languages

  1. University of Cambridge
  2. University of Oxford
  3. Durham University
  4. University of Southampton
  5. Queen’s University, Belfast
  6. University of Surrey
  7. University of Warwick
  8. University of Leicester
  9. University of St Andrews
  10. University of Leeds

Apply to study Modern Languages

If you are interested in studying modern languages in the UK, arrange a free consultation in London or Manchester today.

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