• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Your language classes are taught in your target language to help you achieve fluency. You’ll gain a high level of written and verbal skills with focus on the practical use of the language in an international context.

In the final year you will complete a work placement in a country where your primary language is spoken. We'll support you in choosing a placement that suits you. And you can apply your knowledge from your specialism to become fluent in a foreign language. The Applied Languages (Hons) programme at the Oxford Brookes University will help you to become a top quality linguist prepared for the world of work.

Career prospects

The Applied Languages degree will help you to develop a winning combination of advanced language skills, specialist subject knowledge, and work experience that will make you very attractive to future employers.

International experience is something the majority of employers take into consideration when assessing job applications. The mobility and work experience within this course will enhance your skills in an increasingly international market and make you highly employable.

Applied Languages graduates are well placed for employment in such areas as the media, public relations, business and international organisations. Many employers favour linguists because of their broad academic education, their flexible and creative approach to problem solving and their excellent ability to communicate.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      up to 8 years

  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
    • Partially taught in Spanish
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Culture, Language and Society
  • Main Language
  • Second Language
  • Education in a World of change 
  • Foundations of Business
  • Foundations of Marketing
  • Politics in Comparative Perspective

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

A Level: Grade C or above in Primary Language Choice: French, Spanish or English as a Foreign Language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13900 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oxford

  • 939 - 1530 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Applied Languages (Hons)
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