Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

Undergraduate study

Come and study at one of the UK’s largest modern language departments, where learning a language is just the beginning. 

Undergraduate modern languages courses 

Study one language

French Studies

German Studies

Hispanic (Spanish) Studies*

Russian and Slavonic Studies

*The study of Portuguese is compulsory in Years 1 and 2


Study two or three languages

Study two modern foreign languages

We offer combinations with French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian/Croatian, and Spanish, 

  • choose two post-A level languages, or

  • choose one post-A level language and one beginners’ language.

Modern Languages (with a year abroad)

Modern Languages (without a year abroad)

Study a language with Contemporary Chinese Studies

French and Contemporary Chinese Studies

German and Contemporary Chinese Studies

Russian and Contemporary Chinese Studies

Spanish and Contemporary Chinese Studies

Study two languages with translation studies

You can study one or two languages to degree level while gaining practical experience in translating and interpreting.

Modern Languages with Translation

Study three languages

You can choose three from post-A level French, German, Russian, Portuguese or Spanish, or two post-A level languages along with a beginners' language.

Modern Language Studies


Year Abroad

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"My year abroad gave me the most life skills I think of any year of my education. It was phenomenal" Freddie Field


Learn more about the year abroad

What our students say


Hear more from our students

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Language societies

Two students study in the Monica Partridge building

Employability and personal support


Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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