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 2022).
Join one of over 30 international and language-related societies.
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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.
A week in the life
BA Japanese Studies student Lascell details what a week of studying at Manchester looks like.
Take advantage of purpose-built rooms, resources and access to Manchester's internationally renowned cultural assets.
Most of our foreign languages students spend their third year abroad.
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.
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.
Meet our alumni
Miriam is a trainee sports journalist at the BBC. Find out how English Literature and French set Miriam on the path to sports journalism.
Most of our courses offer you the chance to apply your subject-specific knowledge in a real-world context in the form of a placement in your third year of study.
Find out more : about work placement opportunities in your third year of study
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.
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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.
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