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Chinese Studies
East Asian Studies
Japanese Studies
Middle Eastern Studies
  • One of the top five modern languages departments in the UK

    QS World University Ranking, 2019

  • A range of bursaries and maintenance grants to support your studies and residence abroad activity such as the RWS Brode Scholarship

  • Some courses offer vocational study options such as business language and translation and interpreting

Why study Modern Languages at Manchester?

Study a foreign language with us and you’ll gain more than linguistic fluency. You’ll also explore culture, society, history and politics relevant to your chosen language(s), helping you to develop intercultural awareness and communication skills– highly valued by employers.

We offer nine languages at degree level: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. You can also learn Catalan and Portuguese as part of our Spanish degrees, and Polish as part of the Russian ones. There is also an opportunity to learn Korean with us (subject to programme approval).

Through our East Asian Studies and Middle Eastern Studies degrees you can acquire in‑depth knowledge and understanding of these cultural areas without having to learn a local language.