Modern Languages with Translation

BA (Hons)

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 3 years or 4 years with a placement year

Part time: 6 years or 7 years with a placement year




School of English and Modern Languages


Our Modern Languages with Translation degree is designed for all language learners and you can choose from two routes: beginners, or intermediate.

You can join with no previous language study, choosing from French, Spanish, Mandarin or Japanese. We’ll support you to go from beginner to fluent during your course.

If you already have language skills and want to advance your language proficiency we’ll support you to achieve an advanced level (C1) in your chosen language (French, Spanish and EFL) and you can add a second language too (Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish).

Alongside your modern language studies you’ll gain key skills for working and living globally. You’ll explore global identities, customs and even humour. You’ll also gain translation skills valued by businesses worldwide. You can study modules from Business, International Relations, Politics and Education, including Marketing Management and Violence, Militarism and Terrorism.

You can choose to study or work abroad for a year, or you can finish your degree in 3 years and leave travel and work until after you graduate.

Specific entry requirements

You can study the beginners route with no language A level, but our intermediate programme requires an A level in French, Spanish or English as a Foreign Language.

Applications are also welcomed for consideration from applicants with European qualifications, international qualifications or recognised foundation courses. For advice on eligibility please contact Admissions: