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9 reasons to study Modern Languages and Cultures at Warwick


You'll be highly employable, with advanced linguistic skills, intercultural awareness and the adaptability gained on a year abroad. Warwick is ranked 1st in UK Universities targeted by the largest number of the UK's top employers in 2016-17 (The Graduate Market in 2017 Highfliers)


Warwick is 6th in the Guardian's University League tables for Modern Languages and Cultures for 2019.

Flexible degrees

Choose from a wide range of major/minor and joint degrees to combine your study of language and culture with other subjects including politics and international studies, English, economics, sociology, film, history, theatre studies, classics and history of art.

BA in Modern Languages

You can study three languages to degree level. Choose two major languages from French, German, Italian or Spanish, and your minor language from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

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We have a reputation as a friendly and welcoming place with high-quality teaching. The School's average rating for satisfaction with teaching was 97% in the National Student Survey 2016.


In the REF (Research Excellence Framework) 2014, our research outputs were ranked 5th in the UK, with 79.7% of our work ranked at 4* or 3*.

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Modern Languages and Cultures at Warwick are ranked 50th in the world (QS World Rankings by Subject 2017).

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Exclusive access to the Transnational Resources Centre, with a large DVD library, live and recorded satellite tv broadcasts, a cinema room and study room.

Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava in Venice

Travel is part of the course! Spend a full year abroad working as a language assistant teaching English, on a work placement or studying at one of our carefully-chosen partner universities. Our students regularly undertake placements across Europe, North and South America, and even the Caribbean!

I decided on Warwick because I loved the diversity of the course. The modules had a huge range of things you could study.

Jack Mercer – 2nd Year, French and History