Learning Languages at Swansea

One Language

All our modern languages degrees combine both language and cultural learning in the first and second years before spending a year either studying or working abroad in the country of your chosen language.  In your final year you take both language and cultural studies modules.  All students benefit from our dedicated language labs with access to language channels and an extensive archive of foreign language films.  We are currently the only university to offer the chance to study several European languages through the medium of Welsh.   For more information on Single Honours degrees in Modern Languages and UCAS codes, visit our admissions pages.

Modern Languages also offers Languages For All (LFA).  The LFA programme gives you the opportunity to gain invaluable languages skills while you earn credits for your degree, whatever your degree programme.  Swansea University has also been teaching modern languages through the medium of Welsh for 20 years.

Two Languages

There are a variety of two language degree options at Swansea university combining French, German, Spanish, Italian and Welsh.  For all the two language degrees you will take half your modules in one language and half in the other, covering both language skills and cultural learning.  In the third year you will study abroad in the country of one of your chosen languages, before returning for a final fourth year.  For more information on combinations and UCAS codes, visit our admissions pages.

Three Languages

At Swansea University we offer students a unique opportunity to study three languages and position yourself perfectly for the global employment market.  Majoring in two language subjects you can opt to select a third language through our Languages for All module programme which will either introduce you to, or help you improve a third language.  As with our other modern languages programmes you will spend the third year of your four year degree studying or working abroad in the country of one of your two major languages.  For more information on combinations and UCAS codes, visit our admissions pages.

Joint Degrees

Modern languages degrees at Swansea University can be studied in combination with a wide range of other subjects in the College of Arts & Humanities, or with geography, or law.   For more information on combinations and UCAS codes, visit our admissions pages.

Year Abroad

Whether you work or study in your year abroad it will be a chance to gain valuable local experience and language fluency.  We have a range of links with partner universities in Europe and work closely with the British Council to set up work placements.  

Company Partnerships

We work with a variety of employers to set up work experience opportunities and to ensure work place skills are embedded in our teaching.

Student Experience

We have a strong commitment to teaching and student support, supplemented by a vibrant campus and student society culture.


Postgraduate Study in Modern Languages

We have a vibrant cohort of postgraduate taught students in Modern Languages, as well as an MA by Research programme.  In addition we have a strong doctorate community working towards  PhDs in both translation and culture based language topics.  Click here to find out more about postgraduate study in the area of Modern Languages.