Language is your key to success
Congratulations on your offer to study Japanese!
Language study at Manchester offers more than fluency – you’ll explore diverse aspects of the culture, society, history, politics and literature of the countries in which your chosen language is spoken.
Ranked sixth in the UK for Modern Languages (QS World University Rankings 2021).
Join one of over 30 international and language-related societies.
Your next steps
Careers and employability
Make your mark at Manchester
Employers actively recruit our graduates for their excellent language and communications skills, and their in-depth intercultural understanding.
Study with us and graduate with skills highly sought-after by employers in a variety of industries.
Learning and support
Your learning experience
Immerse yourself in your chosen culture
Tailor your degree to suit your interests.
Your degree becomes more flexible as you progress, allowing you to choose optional units in literature, film, popular culture, history, politics, linguistics, translation and interpreting.
Japanese in 60 seconds
Hoying Tam, a second-year student, talks about her experiences on BA Modern Language and Business and Management (Japanese).
A welcoming environment
Modern Languages and Cultures at Manchester has an extremely active community that welcomes students from all over the world.
You’ll make friends through your course and society activities, and get support in your studies from older students through our peer-assisted student support scheme.
You probably have concerns about the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on your application and what the next academic year will look like.
The University aims to answer your questions as best we can at this time. We have compiled a set of Frequently Asked Questions to help.
If you have any further questions, you can contact our admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courses within this subject area
Remind yourself how much your course at Manchester has to offer you. There are dozens of single and joint honours course combinations in Modern Languages and Cultures for you to explore.