School of Languages and Area Studies

Courses

Undergraduate courses

American Studies

BA (Hons)

Enhance your understanding of the Americas in a global context – their nation-states, people, diverse cultures and shared past and present.

Study mode: full time

Applied Languages

BA (Hons)

This course enables you to develop specialist knowledge and communication skills in a number of languages including French, Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin).

Study mode: full time

Applied Languages

MLang

Gain an integrated Master's qualification in four years with this intensive and enriching course. Develop specialist knowledge and communication skills in a number of languages including French, Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin).

Study mode: full time

Communication and English Studies

BA (Hons)

Study practical, theoretical and business-related aspects of communication as you improve and refine your English language skills.

Study mode: full time

English Language and Linguistics

BA (Hons)

Get a greater understanding of the English language as well as insights into the theory and practice of its use in a range of real-life contexts.

Study mode: full time

International Business Communication

BA (Hons)

This course for non-native speakers prepares you for a career in international business and improve your English language skills.

Study mode: full time

International Development Studies

BA (Hons)

This course encompasses the complex issues surrounding developing countries in a globalised world and offers an insight into current transnational concerns.

Study mode: full time

International Development Studies and Languages

BA (Hons)

This course helps you understand international development in the context of learning a related language to support cultural awareness.

Study mode: full time

International Relations and Languages

BA (Hons)

Learn the language of international relations, its national and transnational economic and political forces, and how to express these in a foreign language.

Study mode: full time

International Trade and Business Communication

BA (Hons)

For non-native speakers of English, this course improves language and business skills in an English-speaking environment as preparation for a career in the global economy.

Study mode: full time

International Trade, Logistics and Business Communication (Top-up)

BA (Hons)

For non-native speakers, study the fundamentals of logistics and international trade while improving your English language skills.

Study mode: full time

Modern Languages

BA (Hons)

Study one or two languages and combine this with wide-ranging units, from history to literature.

Study mode: full time

Postgraduate courses

Applied Linguistics and TESOL

MA

Ideal if you are a practising ELT/EFL/TESOL teacher, develop your understanding of the issues bearing on learning and teaching English as a foreign language on this course.

Study mode: full time | part time | distance learning

Communication and Applied Linguistics

MA

Combining the theory and professional practice of communication for modern business, commerce and the media, this course has a distinctive vocational orientation.

Study mode: full time | part time | distance learning

International Development Studies

MSc

Gain an in-depth understanding of contemporary issues in development studies, based in history, theory, data analysis and your own research into a project of your choice.

Study mode: distance learning

International Development Studies

PgCert

Introduce yourself to the history, theory and data analysis tools used to understand and work in international development.

Study mode: distance learning

International Development Studies

PgDip

Investigate contemporary issues in international development through a flexible course of study that unites a range of options with core historical, theoretical and analytical skills.

Study mode: distance learning

MRes Humanities and Social Sciences

MRes

The MRes is a Master in Research degree in Humanities and Social Sciences. It can be studied as a campus-based or distance learning course.

Study mode: full time | part time | distance learning

TESOL, Leadership and Management (Distance Learning)

MA

This flexible course develops your leadership skills as a practising ELT/EFL/TESOL teacher.

Study mode: distance learning

Translation Studies

MA

MA Translation Studies is a flexible Master's course leading to an accredited translation qualification for language graduates and practising translators.

Study mode: full time | part time

Professional / Flexible courses

International Development Studies

MSc

Gain an in-depth understanding of contemporary issues in development studies, based in history, theory, data analysis and your own research into a project of your choice.

Study mode: distance learning

International Development Studies

PgCert

Introduce yourself to the history, theory and data analysis tools used to understand and work in international development.

Study mode: distance learning

International Development Studies

PgDip

Investigate contemporary issues in international development through a flexible course of study that unites a range of options with core historical, theoretical and analytical skills.

Study mode: distance learning

TESOL, Leadership and Management (Distance Learning)

MA

This flexible course develops your leadership skills as a practising ELT/EFL/TESOL teacher.

Study mode: distance learning

Additional courses

Language courses at Portsmouth

In addition to our degree programmes, we also co-ordinate these courses:

  • Pre-sessional English
    improve your English language skills before beginning your degree at Portsmouth
  • English for Academic Purposes
    polish your English language skills during your degree
  • Institution-wide Language Programme
    learn a European language, for credit or interest

Postgraduate Research

The School offers PhD research opportunities through the Centre for European and International Studies Research. These offer the chance to explore your field and develop your thesis in a dynamic environment, with expert supervision, guidance on research techniques and interpretation, and space to share your findings with fellow doctoral students. For more information, visit the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences PhD pages.