In this section we hear from real students about their experiences of studying languages at university. They discuss some of their favourite modules - when you study for a degree in modern languages, you don't just get to study that language.
Languages at uni: what you study
You will also have the opportunity to follow a range of content modules which will help develop your understanding of the culture and society where your chosen language is spoken. Content modules are hugely varied -you can choose to specialise in society, history, politics, literature and culture, film, linguistics and so on. You could also do European Studies, Latin American Studies etc.
Have a look at what students themselves have to say… There's also information for those of you interested in studying a joint degree (languages alongside another subject).
- 700 words on... why we do small talk
- 700 words on... how languages change
- 700 words on... why we write the way we do
Literature and culture
History, politics and European studies
- 700 words on... understanding a country’s past
- 700 words on... getting to grips with EU politics
- 700 words on... what globalisation’s about
- Q&A with Kelsey
Experiencing language study
- Q&A with Jack W
- Q&A with Kate
- Q&A with Holly learning Chinese from scratch
- Q&A with Jack M learning Spanish from scratch