Languages

Languages

You don't just become fluent in another language at Hull - you immerse yourself in the culture of the people who speak it. Languages is part of the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures, which sits in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education.

COURSES

We offer Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, English Language, Linguistics and Cultures with a broad choice of complementary subjects.

Undergraduate students spend an unforgettable year abroad, studying at a partner university or working in a school or in industry, in a country where your chosen language (or languages) is spoken.

Foundation year Year abroad Industrial placement

Undergraduate

  • American Studies with a Modern Language

    The US is the second largest Spanish-speaking community, with a large number of citizens with Chinese, Italian, French or German as their first language.

  • Chinese and French (Dual Languages)

    Become a truly global communicator by immersing yourself in two of the world's most culturally rich and business-critical languages.

  • Chinese and German (Dual Languages)

    Get ready for a global career by mastering the most widely-spoken language in the world, alongside Europe's most influential business language.

  • Chinese and Italian (Dual Languages)

    Be influential in today's competitive job market by mastering two languages of growing global economic importance.

  • Chinese and Spanish (Dual Languages)

    Master the two most widely-spoken languages around the globe, delving into broad spread of cultural differences and similarities.

  • Chinese Studies

    Develop your language skills and cultural insights to engage with one the world's oldest and richest cultures.

  • Combined Three Languages

    Become a languages expert and combine any three languages from Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

  • Digital Design with a Modern Language

    Combine our hands-on digital design degree with the opportunity to learn another language.

  • Drama with a Modern Language

    This programme allows you to develop your talents as a performer, critic, writer, technician or designer – alongside learning another language.

  • Dual Languages

    Dual Languages BA Hons undergraduate course at the University of Hull.

  • English Language, Linguistics and Cultures

    English is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world. You'll study language issues from various perspectives and cultural contexts.

  • English with a Modern Language

    Combine the study of English language and literature with the opportunity to learn another language. Choose from French, German, Italian or Spanish.

  • Film Studies with a Modern Language

    Combine your passion for film with the opportunity to learn another language and you'll graduate with the skills to open up a wide range of career options.

  • French and German (Dual Languages)

    Boost your business potential. German, the 2nd most sought after language in industry and 49% of UK companies say French would be useful in their business.

  • French and Italian (Dual Languages)

    Immerse yourself in the languages and cultures of two of the most influential European countries in terms of art, music and food.

  • French and Spanish (Dual Languages)

    Become an adaptable global communicator and effective cultural mediator, as you explore two of the world's most influential languages.

  • French Studies

    The official language of many international organisations, and almost half of UK businesses identify French as useful within their organisation.

  • Game and Entertainment Design with a Modern Language

    Choose to study any language from French, German, Italian and Spanish while developing the creative skills to succeed as an innovative designer.

  • German and Italian (Dual Languages)

    Master two languages with a familiar feel – many German and Italian words have a similar root to English, so you can start speaking from day 1.

  • German and Spanish (Dual Languages)

    Combine the language of a leading political and economic powerhouse at the heart of Europe with the second most widely spoken language in the world.

  • German Studies

    Combine the study of German language and its associated cultures as a gateway to understanding the German-speaking world.

  • History with a Modern Language

    Our varied History programme combined with the opportunity to learn a new language will give you a competitive edge in today's job market.

  • Italian and Spanish (Dual Languages)

    Master two languages which share a common Latin origin, as you delve beneath the cultural stereotypes to modern identities and applications.

  • Italian Studies

    Italian is one of the top 10 most important languages for the UK's future. Prepare for the world of work and for life in today's global economy.

  • Law with a Modern Language

    Study the skills required for a career in Law while also learning a language.

  • Music with a Modern Language

    Our all-round, hands-on music degree combined with the opportunity to learn a new language. Choose from French, German, Italian and Spanish.

  • Spanish and Latin American Studies

    Combine the study of Hispanic language, history, literature, art, and film from both European and Latin American perspectives.

Postgraduate Taught

  • MA in TESOL

    Ideal for language graduates, or those with teaching experience to gain in-depth knowledge of English and how to teach it to speakers of other languages.

  • MA in TESOL with Translation Studies

    This course focuses on English and how to teach it speakers of other languages, but also looks at translation theories and practice.

  • MA in Translation Studies

    Learn the skills to deliver success in areas such as international business, trade, and legal affairs, to name just a few.

  • MA in Translation Studies with TESOL

    This degree focuses on translation theories and practice, but is also suitable if you have an interest in English and how to teach it.


Postgraduate Research

  • Languages research degrees

    We offer supervision in four European languages and cultures – French, German, Italian and Hispanic studies – as well as Chinese studies.

Modern Languages Ba German Isabel Jezierska UNI-3119

The year abroad was a fantastic experience. It completely opened my mind to a whole new culture.

Isobel Jezierska
BA (Hons), German Studies

WHY STUDY AT HULL?

Become fluent in another language and immerse yourself in the history, literature, art, films, music, media and politics of the culture.

We offer Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish, with the option to study one, two or three of the languages, and the chance to take an intensive course if you want to start a language from scratch.

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While studying for a degree, you can also choose to gain a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) qualification, enabling you to teach English anywhere in the world.

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Our dedicated team of Language Learning Advisors can give you extra one-to-one support. They can help you start a self-study programme, monitor your progress, and give you advice on strategies and techniques.

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To help improve your language skills, we run a tandem scheme to pair you up with a native speaker, plus you’ll benefit from lots of contact with native speaker tutors.

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FACILITIES

You'll have access to our dedicated Shoosmith Language Learning Centre, which is open 24/7 in the library at the heart of the campus. The team of Language Learning Advisors will be able to help you get the most out of the excellent facilities available.

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CAREERS

As a languages graduate, you’ll have theskills to make a difference to any organisation. This could be directly around your ability as a linguist or working in any sector in which communication plays an important part. This includes business, politics and journalism to name just a few.

*Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)

97%of students in this subject area are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating*

 

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OUR RESEARCH

Research in Modern Languages cuts across traditional language-centred boundaries and covers a spectrum of topics including popular culture, sexuality, politics and applied linguistics.

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STUDY ABROAD

You will also spend an unforgettable year abroad, studying at a partner university or working in a school or in industry in a country where your chosen language is spoken. And if you study two or three languages, you can split your year to spend valuable time in more than one location.

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A year aroad gives you the high-level linguistic and intercultural skills to stand out in the global job market

 

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