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Modern Languages: Passport to the world

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Globalisations and human mobility, business and politics have made of linguistic skills one of the most desired talents in the job market today. As the world becomes more interconnected, diminishing the national boundaries and forming something like a global village, multi-lingual professionals become increasingly important and high in demand.

Study Options

Learning a language at degree level can be interesting and enjoyable. Within your course you will not only study the language, you will cover history, art, literature, society, and a lot more, so you can specialise in whichever area you prefer.

Language degrees can work very well combined with other disciplines like International Business, Politics, Modern History or Law which adds to the value of your qualification. There is a wide range of diploma courses for Languages, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Some of the most desired and highly demanded languages today are English, Mandarin and Spanish. You can also complement your studies with an exchange year or Erasmus if you are studying in European countries, as you will be immerse in the local culture and interacting in the local language becomes vital to fit into the social system.

Among the most renowned universities for their languages degrees are University of Birmingham in the UK, University of Melbourne in Australia, Queen Mary, University of London and many more.   

Careers Options

Linguistic skills are high in demand in the world of business, politics and in other multinational organisations. As organisations function overseas and expand in different countries, there is a need for professionals who can understand and communicate in local languages to manage organisations; this is why complimenting your degree with a language skill is beneficial for you.

The professionals with high and diverse linguistic skills are likely to end up with jobs like translators, editors, writers, journalists, field workers and Public Relations officers.

Have a look at this fun infographic of what career paths Linguists can follow.

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Thirdyearabroad.com expands on the list of reasons to study a Language degree, if you are still not persuaded, read more here.

 

 

 

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