About our courses
The School offers one of the largest ranges of single and joint honours undergraduate degree courses involving language-based disciplines in the UK.
Whether you choose to continue studying your current language/s, learn a new language from scratch or study a language with another discipline, you will be encouraged to refine and broaden your skills in an intellectually vibrant, engaging environment.
At the University of Manchester we offer courses in English Language, Linguistics, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese. We also have a dedicated suite of Middle Eastern Studies courses including Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew, Modern Middle Eastern History and Persian studies which may be studied separately or combined with another language.
About our Courses
The School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures has the largest concentration of high quality languages-related research and teaching in the UK and is also home to the University Language Centre, a major resource for languages students. Our staff are not only committed teachers but are renowned either internationally or nationally in their fields of research, meaning that our high quality teaching is enhanced by cutting edge specialist research.
We continuously strive to build on this advantage through the development of new and existing areas of teaching and research. In this respect, we are delighted to host the second Confucius Institute in the UK as part of the development of East Asian studies. The School also has strong collaborative links with the Instituto Cervantes, the Alliance Française and the Goethe Institute (the latter based at the University) as well as with other languages-related cultural agencies and initiatives in Manchester.
The School is home to one of the largest centres for Middle Eastern Studies in the UK. Teaching in this discipline is shaped by the diverse research activity of the staff and includes Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish as well as Modern Middle Eastern History (with an optional language element), Middle Eastern literature, society and religious traditions.
The Linguistics and English Language group within the School is one of the largest and most distinguished in the UK with a diverse portfolio of teaching and research activities in language-based studies, including minority and endangered languages. A combination of core modules and optional elements mean that you can tailor your degree to your areas of interest.
The School is also home to one of Britain's largest, most diverse modern language groupings, covering Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Latin American and Portuguese studies. Courses are taught by international and national experts in the field, with a high proportion of native language speakers among academic and language teaching staff. The learning environment is enhanced by frequent international visiting speakers, conferences, workshops and pedagogically innovative developments to the curriculum drawing on the latest technology.
The City's multicultural population and communities make Manchester a perfect place to study Languages, Linguistics and Cultures.
Many of our courses are available as single honours or in combination as joint honours. Please see the full course listings for more information.