Undergraduate courses

Our courses will encourage you to develop your linguistic and cultural skills through exciting and innovative approaches to learning, as well as giving you the opportunity to study and work abroad.

4th in the UK

We are ranked 4th for modern languages and linguistics in the Guardian University Guide 2024

Top 10 in the UK

We are ranked in the top 5 for Literature in English and French studies, and top 10 for Iberian studies for overall satisfaction* in the National Student Survey 2023.

*Measured by % positivity based on Q1-24 for all institutions listed in the Guardian University Guide League Tables.

Graduate outcomes

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The Graduate Outcomes survey 2023 found that 94% of Surrey Literature and Languages undergraduates are in work or further education.*

This is the largest survey of employment and further study outcomes for UK graduates. 

*UK domiciled graduates of full-time, undergraduate qualifications, in full-time employment, from higher education institutions.

Language placements

On our language courses, Professional Training placements are compulsory. Recent students have worked for a host of organisations and companies, including:

French speakers

  • British Council
  • EDF France
  • Havas Group
  • Office du Tourisme
  • RTE International

German speakers

  • British Council
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fork Unstable Media
  • InterNations GmbH
  • Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein
  • Lionshome GmbH

Spanish speakers

  • 1Global Translators (Barcelona)
  • British Council
  • Havas Group
  • Hotel Arts
  • International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Macmillan Iberia
  • Koma
  • Volkswagen
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Scholarships and bursaries

Discover how we may be able to support your studies with a host of bursaries and scholarships directly from the University of Surrey and external providers.

Undergraduate guide

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