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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

BA Modern Languages enables you to become fluent in your chosen language(s) and to hone your intercultural skills.

Our flexible BA Modern Languages gives you the opportunity to either specialise in one core language, or to combine two or three languages. You can decide to study one, two or three core languages, choosing from:

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Our programme also allows you to combine up to two core languages with our additional languages. Choose from Arabic, British Sign Language, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Modern Greek or Russian (subject to availability). The study of additional languages focuses on developing your linguistic proficiency, and you will reach independent-user competency by the time you graduate.


Overall, 94% of our students are in work or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2016/17).

Recent graduates have found careers in translation, teaching, business and finance, the arts, and marketing. Recent employers include Sony Europe, the Civil Service, Oxford University Press, BNP Paribas, Dow Jones, Vodafone and PwC.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,320per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Reading

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  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 29 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    133 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%



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