University of Westminster

Course Introduction

The Department of Modern and Applied Languages at the University of Westminster offers an exciting range of opportunities to study languages, based in the heart of a vibrant, multicultural city where more than 300 languages are spoken. Our courses are taught in small classes, and all of our lecturers are professional linguists or specialists in their academic discipline who have used their language and intercultural skills in the real world. And where better to study international relations than in the heart of England's capital, and the home of Parliament? You will be encouraged to take part in events and activities in the capital and beyond, participate in international conferences and present papers at research events, and learn inside and outside the classroom on stimulating modules. Study abroad opportunities are available, as are work placements and internships, both in Britain and overseas. We aim to train competent linguists and global citizens, ready to enter the workplace.

Course Modules

Depending on their particular combination or degree students study modules in 1 or both languages from 1 or more of the following strands: Language development (teaching of the 4 skills by native and non'native speakers), languages in action (focus on professional context and communication skills in and out of the target language and English) and area studies (cultural context).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 - 6 years
Part Time Day
BA (Hons)
4 years
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BCC
  • SQA Higher BBCCC
  • International Baccalaureate 30
  • SQA Advanced Higher BCC
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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100% Go on to work and/or study

25% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 27%

Total Coursework: 68%

Total Practical: 5%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation