Modern Languages

Studying Modern Languages provides both practical training in written and spoken language and an extensive introduction to literature and thought written in European languages. As well as learning to write and speak the language(s) fluently, you can study a broad range of literature, or focus your studies on any period from the medieval to the present day. A wide range of other options allow you to explore subjects including linguistics, philology, film or gender studies or (in French and German) advanced translation. 

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Modern Languages at Oxford

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Modern Languages at Oxford


Student snapshot

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Student Snapshot

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Branching out

Learn about our Beginners’ Language courses and Joint degrees, and about studying literature and linguistics in all of our courses.

Branching out: picking up a language from scratch

Joint schools degrees with Modern Languages at Oxford

Modern Languages at Oxford: studying literature

An introduction to linguistics


Discover the possible futures open to you with a Modern Languages degree.