Home of the two-year degree, we are ranked 1st for Teaching Excellence in the UK* and are Europe’s first ever Positive University . Students are at the heart of everything we do: we’ve been 1st in England for Student Satisfaction for three years running (The Complete University Guide). You will love our personalised teaching model (with small class sizes), dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus.


Join a global student community at the University of Buckingham and further your passion for other cultures and languages. Studying a modern language will put you at the centre of the globalised world and allow you to explore diverse cultures, communities and societies in the language of your choice.

The programme will set you up for a career in a range of sectors from business, to non-government organisations (NGOs) and international institutions.

As part of our new Flexible Honour programme, you will be able to pick your subject major – French or Spanish – and then choose from a wide range of modules from other subjects, enabling you to truly follow your interests and passions.

Our Major Modern Language programmes can be combined with Business Management, History of Art, Politics, Journalism or English Language Studies to create a degree personalised to you.

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.


Ellora, Modern Languages with Politics

“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.”


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.


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) to give you the chance to either work there for a year or attend their summer academy programme.

*Teaching Excellence Framework: The Times Higher Education metrics rankings, 2017