As a university, our research makes us distinct from other educational institutions offering languages, with expertise in languages, linguistics, culture, education and politics. Our worldwide research is also a reflection of our international focus and in 2013, we launched the only Institute of Korean Studies outside London. The application of our research is one of the things that makes us special. Staff conduct research in the interconnected areas of theoretical and applied linguistics of both spoken and signed languages, area studies, cultural studies, intercultural communication and cultural etiquette.
About the School
Recognised by industry professionals internationally, our courses place strong emphasis on practical and vocational development which help you maximise your learning potential and prospects for the future. Our tutors are active members of Chartered Institute of Linguists and Registered Practitioners/ Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. The British Council and Trinity College are accrediting bodies for several of our courses.
The period abroad available to all students studying a language is a life-changing experience, one in which you can immerse yourself in the language and culture of your chosen field of study – and we offer eight languages from across Europe and Asia, so there’s plenty of choice. As well as studying your chosen language, you are likely to take up a position within an international company, or work as a language tutor. We offer study or work abroad in China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Spain, and Russia and we are partnered with some of the most prestigious universities in these regions.