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Languages degrees abroad

Languages degrees allow you to develop important skills like translation, interpretation and linguistics. Many universities refer to these programs as modern languages, and you can also learn about the history and culture of different countries and their languages.

As new technologies continue to make the world smaller, the ability to communicate across national and cultural borders becomes more vital. Not only does the study of language improve communication, but it also helps us understand the cultural and historical contexts that influence how we live.

By studying languages abroad you have the opportunity to experience new cultures that could support your studies. Learning to speak the native tongue when studying abroad is an important part of settling into your environment, something that should come naturally to a languages student.

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Languages program structure

Languages and modern language degrees are available to study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in countries all over the world. Most bachelor’s programs let you study up to three languages, and you can earn a BA after three or four years of studying. If you study in the US, you can choose languages as a major subject as part of a liberal arts education.

Some universities offer languages as a single-honors program, or a joint-honors program alongside another subject like cultural studies, business or history. At postgraduate level you can study languages as an MA over two years, or as a PGCE if you want to qualify as a language teacher. You can also earn a doctorate by studying for a PhD in languages.

Many languages programs include a year abroad where you can practice your language skills with native speakers. You will also be taught through group lectures, seminars and workshops, and assessment will be in the form of written and oral exams, translations, assignments and listening tests.

The program content and curriculum will vary from program to program, and also be dependant on which language you choose to study. Here are some of the most common modern language modules and subjects you may study:

  • Beginners French/German/Italian/Spanish/Mandarin
  • Advanced French/German/Italian/Spanish/Mandarin
  • Exploring cultural identity
  • Researching language
  • Linguistics
  • Translation
  • Interpretation
  • World cinema
  • Cultural history

Types of languages degrees

Languages study abroad programs

Languages undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in languages

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    Law and Languages - BCL Maynooth University, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,938 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,000 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    English: Rhetoric, Public Engagement, and Language Studies - BA University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    33,616 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,616 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Francophone Studies And Languages - BA Brandon University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,429 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Interdisciplinary Arts & Science: Languages, Literatures and Civilizations - BSc (Hons) University of Windsor, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,340 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 33,530 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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    International Development and Languages - BA (Hons) University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,547 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,100 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Associate in languages

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    Language Studies - AAOT Lane Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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    Media and Languages - ASc Riverside City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,440 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,440 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
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Diploma in languages

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    Languages - DipLang University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,640 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,000 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Post-Degree Diploma in Languages and Culture (Romance Languages) - DipLang Vancouver Island University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    17,890 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,645 CAD

    Start date
    January
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Languages graduate programs

Master's in languages

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    Languages and Applied Linguistics - MPhil University of Portsmouth, UK
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,152 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,150 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
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    Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature: Linguistics - MA Florida Atlantic University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,456 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,456 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Languages, literatures and cultures - MA University of Calgary, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    5,676 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,819 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Doctorate in languages

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    Languages and Applied Linguistics - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    6 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,152 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,150 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
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Future languages careers

As a languages graduate you will have developed a variety of skills that can apply to a number of careers. Here are some of the most common roles modern language students go into:

  • Translator or interpreter
  • Language teacher
  • Journalist
  • Diplomatic service officer
  • Academic researcher

There are plenty of other sectors like broadcasting and finance that are popular with languages graduates, so don’t limit your job search. If you don’t know exactly what you want to do with your degree after graduation, use the university’s careers service to help you.

You can improve your employability by taking advantage of university clubs and organizations. Studying abroad is also a great way to improve your CV as it shows employers you’re willing to step out of your comfort zone and embrace new experiences.