Everyone understands the importance of English as an international language in the modern world, but it isn’t the only language which connects people and businesses globally.
Demand is currently high in the export, international relation and international business sectors for talented workers in multiple international languages, and a recent survey showed that almost two-thirds of businesses in the UK requires language skills, with many companies currently relying on translators from elsewhere.
Learning other international languages can be key in the world of international business. Other popular languages of business include:
- Arabic (all varieties)
Modern Languages at UK universities
An undergraduate degree will generally last four years and students can master two or more languages, or combine them with a subject such as business, politics or film. Many courses offer a study year abroad, providing a unique experience to live in the native country of the language they are learning.
A typical Masters in Modern Languages lasts for four years, consisting of two years of study, one year abroad and one year working on a final dissertation.
Top 10 UK Universities for Modern Languages
- University of Cambridge
- University of Oxford
- Durham University
- University of Southampton
- Queen’s University, Belfast
- University of Surrey
- University of Warwick
- University of Leicester
- University of St Andrews
- University of Leeds