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Humanities Modern languages

At Strathclyde, modern languages are taught in a friendly environment where you’ll have the chance to become a fluent linguist, engage with other cultures and even study abroad as part of your degree.

Undergraduate study

French

French is a major international language. It's the first language of more than 100 million people across the world, while more than 60 million people speak French as a second language.

French can be combined with a wide variety of subjects, such as: Law, Business (IBML), History, English and, of course other languages.

Find out on the combinations within the BA in French

Spanish

Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. If you can speak Spanish, you can communicate with the 528 million people across the world who also speak Spanish.

You can combine Spanish at Strathclyde with other modern languages or subjects including business, law and marketing. In addition to language skills, you'll learn about Spanish and Latin American literature, history, film and culture, delivered by teaching staff who specialise in these subjects. 

Read further about the options available for studying a BA in Spanish

Postgraduate research study

You can study an MPhil or MRes over the course of a year or a PhD over three years. Our research degrees are available in French, Italian or Spanish. 

Find our more about our PhD, MPhil, MRes in modern languages

Research

Our research in modern languages (French, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin) investigates questions of representations, interpretations and transmissions in film, fiction, journalism, opera, print media, theatre, philosophy and translation.

Our main areas of research include:

Find out more about our modern languages research

Continuing Professional Development

DELE Examination Centre

The University is a centre for the examination in the Spanish Government's official Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE - Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera).

Read further on the DELE exams.

Certificate of Continuing Education in Italian (CCEd)

This evening degree programme will comprise undergraduate level modules in the language at first, second and third-year levels.

Read more about our Certificate of Continuing Education in Italian.

Certificate of Continuing Education in Spanish (CCEd)

This evening degree programme will comprise undergraduate level modules in the language at first, second and third-year levels.

Read more about our Certificate of Continuing Education in Spanish.

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