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Language degrees

The Open University offers opportunities to study languages at degree level, such as English, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Why study languages with The Open University?

Language studies are taught by the Faculty of Education and Language Studies. This is an exciting multi-disciplinary faculty with a reputation for innovation and flexibility. The faculty strives to make its studies relevant to the professional world.

In recent years the faculty had almost 30,000 registered students annually, around half of whom were studying languages, linguistics and English language.

The Open University pioneered distance learning. Think of us as the university that comes to you.

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Career prospects

In today’s global economy, a languages degree is widely perceived as an asset that will set you apart in any professional sector. Being fluent in a language opens up global opportunities, too.

The Open University language courses are excellent.

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