• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
This Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies at The Open University UK offers a flexible introduction to the study of languages, introduces you to key concepts in language learning, and develops your study skills. You can choose French, German and Spanish at beginners’ and intermediate levels, or you can increase your knowledge and skills in using English for academic study.
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Overview

Key features of the Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies at The Open University UK

  • Develops you into an independent user (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level B1) of at least one modern language
  • Introduces you to the cultures that use your chosen languages
  • Extends your competence in intercultural communication
  • Builds a solid foundation for studying languages at more advanced levels

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Registration opens in March. 

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      Full time – 1 to 2 years

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Time limit – 7 years

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introducing English language studies
  • Bon départ: beginners' French 
  • Rundblick: beginners' German 
  • Portales: beginners' Spanish 
  • Exploring languages and cultures 
  • English for academic purposes online 
  • Andante: beginners' Italian
  • Beginners' Chinese 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

  • There’s a choice of starting points in your chosen modern language(s) – your choice will depend on your current level of confidence and proficiency. See our guidance on choosing the right modern language level, which includes a self-assessment quiz to help you decide between beginners’ or intermediate French, German and Spanish.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6024 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6024 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6024 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6024 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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