At Newcastle you can study a striking range of languages, countries and cultures, in flexible combinations to match your interests.
You'll also spend a year abroad, immersed in the culture and societies of the countries that fascinate you.
You will develop near-native fluency in your chosen language(s) and gain an in-depth insight into the countries where your languages are spoken.
We take a multidisciplinary approach to teaching, including cinema, culture, history, politics, society, linguistics and literature.
We've been teaching modern languages for over 100 years at Newcastle, and our long history is testament to the quality of our teaching and research.
Our Modern Languages degree is the most flexible way of combining your languages. You can study one, two or three languages from a choice of:
The degree is designed for students with A level (or equivalent) in one or more of the languages we teach, although you can also choose to study one language at beginners’ level alongside your more advanced study.
Please note that although this degree is very flexible, there are some restrictions.
Modern Languages at Newcastle is highly regarded, ranking in the top ten in the UK for French, German and Spanish in The Compete University Guide 2015 and The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.
We also rank in the top 150 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014.
All of our modern languages degrees include a compulsory year abroad.
Students studying a European language can:
Students of Chinese or Japanese spend the whole year studying at one of our partner institutions in China or Japan.
If you’re studying more than one language you usually divide the year between the two countries relating to your chosen languages, although it may be possible to spend the whole year in one country.
If you are studying three languages we encourage you to spend some time during the summer vacation in the country of your third language.
We offer lots of help to prepare you for your year abroad, including:
Our team of Year Abroad Officers will keep in close touch with you while you are abroad, and you will communicate regularly with your personal tutor via the web-based e-portfolio.
You will join the School of Modern Languages at Newcastle. We have been teaching languages at Newcastle for over 100 years. This mark of quality and heritage is reflected in the reputation that the School holds.
I chose Newcastle University because it has everything that I was looking for; a reputable course, a high profile within the national and global academic field and most importantly, a stimulating, supportive and fun environment to work in.