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
We've worked hard to ensure our students have a rich learning experience despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Many of the things that make our Modern Languages and Cultures courses distinctive are still in place, challenging you to explore new ways of thinking.
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.
Adapting our teaching
Here are some of the ways we have adapted our teaching and support without compromising on quality.
Our standard lectures are delivered online, where we use interactive technology such as Padlet and VoiceThread to facilitate interaction between staff and students.
Students across Modern Languages have been able to complete a diverse range of assessment tasks, including video essays, building digital timelines, and curating their own virtual exhibitions mapping the links between different countries.
Where possible, seminars and language classes take place face-to-face in socially distanced arrangements, with masks.
If it is not possible to attend, there is an online alternative that will take the form of a Zoom group discussion.
All students are assigned an Academic Advisor who they are guaranteed 1-2-1 meetings with.
Modern Languages students are also allocated a Peer Mentor in their second or final year that they can meet with or chat online.
All lecturers have weekly office hours where they can be consulted by students online.
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.
Covid-19 and your course
Providing high quality education
We know the last few months have been challenging and uncertain for us all.
Whatever happens next, you can rest assured that we'll adjust to any changes to public health guidelines while still providing a quality learning environment.
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.
- Arabic and a Modern European Language (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian) BA
- Arabic Studies BA
- Chinese Studies BA
- East Asian Studies (3 Years) BA
- Film Studies and East Asian Studies BA
- Film Studies and Middle Eastern Studies (3 years) BA
- French and Chinese BA
- French and German BA
- French and Italian BA
- French and Japanese BA
- French and Portuguese BA
- French and Russian BA
- French and Spanish BA
- French Studies BA
- German and Chinese BA
- German and Italian BA
- German and Japanese BA
- German and Portuguese BA
- German and Russian BA
- German and Spanish BA
- German Studies BA
- Italian and Spanish BA
- Italian Studies BA
- Japanese and Chinese BA
- Japanese Studies BA
- Middle Eastern Studies (3 Years) BA
- Modern Language and Business Management (Arabic) BA
- Modern Language and Business Management (Chinese) BA
- Modern Language and Business Management (French) BA
- Modern Language and Business Management (German) BA
- Modern Language and Business Management (Italian) BA
- Modern Language and Business Management (Japanese) BA
- Modern Language and Business Management (Portuguese) BA
- Modern Language and Business Management (Russian) BA
- Modern Language and Business Management (Spanish) BA
- Russian and Chinese BA
- Russian and Italian BA
- Russian and Japanese BA
- Russian and Spanish BA
- Russian Studies BA
- Spanish and Chinese BA
- Spanish and Japanese BA
- Spanish and Portuguese BA
- Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies BA