Modern Languages degrees
Join a global student community at The University of Buckingham and further your passion for other cultures and languages. Studying a modern language degree will put you at the centre of the globalised world and allow you to explore diverse cultures, communities and societies.
The programme will set you up for a career in a range of sectors from business, to non-government organisations (NGOs) and international institutions.
You will study both French and Spanish – and then choose from a wide range of modules from other subjects, enabling you to truly follow your interests and passions.
We also offer the option to take part in our student exchange programme in either France or Spain, where you’ll be able to develop your language skills and apply them on a daily basis.
Why choose Buckingham
Study Modern Languages at Buckingham, the home of the two-year degree, ranked in the top 10 for Graduate Prospects (The Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2022). Students are at the heart of everything we do: our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies. You will love our personalised teaching model, dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus.
Featured Modern Languages courses
“I’ve found it easy to make friends at Buckingham since it provides many opportunities to meet new people in events that the student union provides. Also, the location is very close to the centre. My course is very interactive and the fact that it’s a two-year course, it attracted me.”
Ellora, Modern Languages with Politics
Experience Modern Languages
Meet our lecturers
Carmen Rivera-Gallicia, Senior Lecturer in Spanish
A senior lecturer in Spanish, Ms Rivera-Gallicia is co-ordinator for the Spanish section in the Modern Languages department. Her interests lie in the field of applied linguistics and the use of new technologies for the teaching and learning of languages and the contemporary history of Spain.
Karine Deslandes, Head of Department and Senior Lecturer in French
A senior lecturer in French, Dr Deslandes is the Head of Modern Languages. Her research interest lies in French politics, and more particularly in Franco-Irish/British relations.
Your future career
A Modern Language degree will develop your communication skills – oral, written, editing and research – desirable by employers worldwide. The ability to speak more than one language, with the knowledge of different cultures, is valued in many different industries and sectors. Our Modern Languages students have been recruited in to law firms, international associations and human rights organisations, NGOs (non-government organisations), at the O.E.C.D. in Paris, and at a range of think-tanks, including CIVISMO in Madrid.
We support your employability through a Professional Development Portfolio, in which you write reflectively about the professional skills you acquire and use during your time at university. These skills will help you in your studies as well as being crucial for your future career.
As part of our student exchange programme, we partner with two universities, one in France (Institut Catholique D’Enseignement Supérieur) and the other in Spain (Universidad Camilo José Cela), where you can undertake a 1 month internship. There is also the option to attend a Summer Academy programme at the Institut Catholique D’Enseignement Supérieur.