Modern Languages

Taking part in the Exeter Progression to Modern Languages programme will give you an exciting opportunity to find out what it is like to study a language at university.

You will discover that the study of Modern Languages can introduce you to the study of film, history, literature, linguistics, art, drama, and philosophy.

The study of Modern Languages boosts your employability while also helping you to become a knowledgeable citizen of the world.


6 x 4 hour sessions, to be held on weekdays between January and June, both in and out of term time.

Session 1 Wednesday 16th January 2019 11:00–15:00 Streatham campus
Session 2 Wednesday 20th February 2019 11:00–15:00 Streatham campus
Session 3 Wednesday 13th March 2019 11:00–15:00 Streatham campus
Session 4 Wednesday 24th April 2019 11:00–15:00 Streatham campus
Session 5 Wednesday 15th May 2019 11:00–15:00 Streatham campus
Session 6 Wednesday 19th June 2019 11:00–15:00 Streatham campus

Activity Locations

All subject activity sessions will take place on the University of Exeter Streatham campus.

Meeting point: Streatham campus main reception

Subject Activity Strand Content

Students who join this subject strand will get a taste of what it would be like to take a Modern Languages degree, and also of what it would be like to study particular languages as part of that degree. The focus of this year’s subject strand will be on learning about different cultures (society, history, politics), cultural productions (e.g. literature, film, philosophy, visual arts), and approaches to the study of language (e.g. linguistics, translation). While workshops could focus on French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, or Portuguese cultures, no prior knowledge of any individual language other than English will be needed.

Content will be delivered through six thought-provoking sessions designed to engage and inspire students to become enthusiastic and committed citizens of the world.


This subject activity strand has contributions from the following degree programmes:

  • BA Modern Languages – Opportunity to try ab initio languages
  • BA Art History & Visual Culture
  • MA Global Literature, Culture and Translation

Entry Requirements

In the event of this subject strand being oversubscribed, priority for places will be given to students studying a language at A Level. 

Pass Criteria

A minimum of 5 out of the 6 subject activity sessions must be attended, in addition to the Exeter Scholars Student Conference.