The School of Modern Languages is home to a vibrant, multicultural, community of students from across the world.
Our programmes have been designed to reflect this and we take pride in the excellent teaching and personal support we can offer you across our suite of undergraduate degrees, postgraduate taught programmes and PhD pathways.
All our programmes have your employability at their core and are designed to allow you to tailor your studies to suit your specific interests and chosen career path.
Our academics visit various countries throughout the academic cycle, offering information about Cardiff and our courses as well as guest lectures and interactive workshops.
We also offer webinars where you have the chance to meet key course contacts as well as individual virtual sessions which allow you to get to know us better and ask any questions you may have.
For students interested in Translation we have developed a free online taster course entitled ‘Working with Translation: Theory and Practice’ which is designed to introduce you to the basics of translation and interpreting.
Sign up on its welcome page for notifications about the next session and explore the varied roles played by professional and non-professional translators and interpreters in the contemporary world.
International Students choose to study at Cardiff University for many reasons. Our standing as a Russell Group university is one, while the breadth of cultural activity across the city is another.
MA student Guojiao Lis chose Cardiff University because of its academic reputation, the experienced staff and the prospect of classmates from broad spectrum of countries.
Guojiao says, “Cardiff creates a perfect environment for saturating myself into western culture and languages. I enjoy seminars the most, where all students and teachers get involved in discussion and all opinions are respected and valued.”
Nada Al-Mazrooa chose Cardiff as a city because she felt it offered a safe and quiet place for her family to live.
Nada says, “This was very important to me as a studying mother when choosing a place to live. I get to learn a new language, enjoy the countless events the school organises and develop my research and organisation skills.”
Learn more about entry requirements, exhibitions, financial aid and the advisors who can help you. Application information relevant to your country is available to all international students.
Advice and support
We have a dedicated International Officer, Alexa Jones, who can offer bespoke advice and support for you as a prospective international student.
Alexa meets regularly with key Course Directors in the School, as well as with applicants overseas. Contact her if you have any questions about studying at Cardiff University.