You can choose to study one, two or three languages from the following: Catalan, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. If you study just one language, it will be one of French, German, Russian or Spanish. You can take any language from beginner's level, and you can take French, German, Russian or Spanish post-A Level.
We offer language and culture modules that enable you to create combinations of subject areas that work well together and that can build upon your own intellectual interests (for example, visual cultures, literary studies, post-colonialism, language, families) if you want to structure your studies in this way.
You'll spend the third year of your course abroad, speaking the language and living the culture of either one or two of your chosen languages. We have a wide range of destinations on offer, both within Europe and beyond. You can choose to study at a leading university, carry out an approved work placement, or in some cases take part in exciting volunteering opportunities. You can also teach in schools via the British Council's assistantship scheme. Studying in another country will greatly enhance your transferable as well as language skills, making you even more attractive to employers.
When you return to Sheffield for your fourth year, you'll be ready to build on your experience with more advanced language classes and academic modules.
A modern languages and cultures degree at Sheffield is a confident step into the wider world and you'll be graduating with skills that are highly valued by employers. You'll learn to communicate fluently and effectively in one, two or three modern languages. You'll also develop a sophisticated understanding of the countries where those languages are spoken.