Language is humanity’s greatest invention and at the heart of all communication. It’s easy to take language for granted, but the ability to communicate effectively in different scenarios – to explain, inspire, persuade and effect change – is an uncommon skill highly valued by every employer, whatever career you have in mind.
You will be joining the School of Humanities and will become a part of a creative and vibrant community. The great thing about Humanities is that it’s incredibly flexible, allowing you to build a degree that suits your interests and strengths.
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Languages open doors, break barriers and change lives. They’re transformational, highly sought-after by employers and a powerful way to gain a competitive advantage in an increasingly multilingual world. Choose your route, immerse yourself in culture, history, politics and the world of business and shape a future full of exciting opportunities, right across the globe.
Through an exciting range of innovative modules shaped and taught by supportive, research-active staff, you’ll explore and analyse our fascinating language. From tutorials and group work to eye-opening psycholinguistic experiments, we use a range of engaging, student-centred teaching methods. You’ll dive into real-life data, get involved in research and learn from guest experts. There’s even the opportunity to put your communication skills into practice by studying abroad for a year or working for the student newspaper or radio station.
At Hertfordshire, languages aren’t just about skills, they’re about an intellectual experience that makes you a more confident, capable, culturally aware graduate. In fact, just the kind of candidate businesses and organisations all over the world are looking for. Languages are an opportunity to do something completely new, or build on skills you’ve learnt at school.
We offer three european language options, at three ability levels and, whichever language you choose, you’ll add it to your degree title, gaining an immediate international edge. You’ll learn in small, supportive groups and even have the option of studying abroad – an incredibly valuable, unforgettable experience.
Our graduates have an excellent record of securing roles in a range of industries including the media, publishing, teaching and information management. Many graduates go on to higher levels of study, engaging in research in their chosen fields. Whatever your future career plans, what’s important to your potential employers is the range of intellectual, transferable, personal skills and experiences you can demonstrate.
Many graduates go on to higher levels of study, engaging in research in their chosen fields. Our graduates have an excellent record of securing roles in a range of industries including the media, publishing, teaching and information management. Whatever your future career plans, what’s important to your potential employers is the range of intellectual, transferable, personal skills and experiences you can demonstrate.
Gain invaluable career experience with a work placement. All Humanities students are able to take a year out from their course and either take a year studying abroad (see 'Study Abroad' below) or take a work placement.
Benefits of work placements for students include:
Students can go on a work placement between their second and third year of study at the University. When you return, you'll resume your studies in your final year before graduating. Whilst you're on your study abroad year, you'll have contact with a tutor who will ensure that your placement is running smoothly, and you'll participate in several academic 'back to studying' workshops in the lead up to your final year of study at the University.
As part of your Humanities degree, you'll have the opportunity to take a year studying abroad as part of your course. We have partnerships with over 160 different institutions across the globe and we have students studying in places as part flung as Hawaii and Japan! Wherever you choose to study, your classes will be in English even if that's not the language widely spoken in the country you're travelling to. We even have special partnerships available for languages students who want to travel to a country where the language they are learning is predominantly spoken.
One of the most exciting aspects of your study abroad year is that we freeze your tuition fees whilst you're abroad meaning that you wouldn't pay us or your partner institution any tuition fees for this year! Most students will travel after completing their second year of study at the University of Hertfordshire and resume their final year of study with us a year later.
*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.
The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.
72 - 168 UCAS points
IB – 72 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above. Find out more about international application requirements.
GCSE Maths grade 4 (D) and English Language grade 4 (C) or above.
The University of Hertfordshire is committed to welcoming students with a wide range of qualifications and levels of experience. The entry requirements listed on the course pages provide a guide to the minimum level of qualifications needed to study each course. However, we have a flexible approach to admissions and each application will be considered on an individual basis.
All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.
If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.
For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page.