University-Wide Language Programme

The University-Wide Language Programme (UWLP) offers all current undergraduate students the opportunity to learn a modern language as part of their course.

The units allow you to start at the right level for you - from beginners to advanced.

UWLP courses are available to any current undergraduate student who has "open units", or the specified option to take UWLP units, as part of their degree.

Some courses are tailored to the needs of students intending to study abroad as a compulsory part of their degree programme (for example, "Study in Continental Europe").

Register for open units

Returning students in 2023/24 must contact their Home School in the first instance to be given access to a registration form.

Registration for new students in 2023/24 will be coordinated by their Home School and will take place before the start of the academic term.

Student Handbook

Further information can be found in the University-Wide language programme student handbook for 2023-24.

For students currently studying UWLP, further information can be found in the University-Wide language programme student handbook for 2022-23 

Timetables for UWLP units for 2022/23

Timetables for all UWLP subjects can be found on our UWLP Timetable 2022/23 (PDF, 191kB) Timetables for UWLP units running in 2023/24 will be available shortly. In the meantime please use the 2022/23 timetables for an indication of what to expect next year.

We offer the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Modern Standard Arabic
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Please note that teaching for UWLP units usually starts from Week 2 each year.

Draft timetables for UWLP units for 2022/23

The draft timetables for 2022/23 can be found on our UWLP Timetable 2022-2023 DRAFT (PDF, 170kB)


See how the levels on offer are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR (PDF, 72kB)


The School of Modern Languages provides tailor-made UWLP units for the following programmes:

Students sitting at a table working together on a laptop in the School Common Room at 17 Woodland Road. Student resources

Computers and learning materials such as foreign magazines are available to UWLP students in the School Common Room, 17 Woodland Road. Two further computer rooms (G95 and G89, 19 Woodland Road) are also accessible to all UWLP students when not being used for teaching.

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