The Language Show: UK’s top Language Universities


The Language Show is the must-attend event for all members of the public who have a passion for languages, whether they are language professionals, teachers or just love languages.

Held in London between the 13th-15th of October 2017, the HelloUni team had the amazing opportunity to set up their very own stand during these three inspirational days, packed with educational seminars, language classes, live forums and cultural performances. Other than meeting language lovers, teachers and learners, we came across a few Universities around the UK that offer ambitious and competitive language modules and courses open to anyone. Below is a list of the top Universities providing excellent language programs, supported by high-quality teaching.


1. The University of Leeds

As one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK, Leeds offers an extensive range of courses and modules for those interested in learning a new language from scratch or for those who already have some knowledge of any languages, but wish to improve their level. The modules are designed to develop skills in reading, listening, speaking and writing. The language center at the University of Leeds offers modules in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Spanish as well as providing extensive English language programs and in-sessional support for international students. So, whether you are planning to study abroad or you would like to prepare for taking up an international placement, Leeds is definitely worth considering!


2. The University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is a public research university located in the South East of England. Specialised in science, engineering, medicine and business, the University is also well known for offering a wide range of language courses. Ranked in the top ten English departments by the Guardian University Guide 2018, English literature at Surrey is highly recommended and it’s focused on encouraging students to challenge themselves in an ambition but friendly environment. The University of Surrey also offers further top ranking undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs as well as evening language courses for beginners to advanced; these include English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.


3. The University of Kent

Awarded the highest rating in the UK’s Government Teaching Excellent Framework (TEF), Kent University is committed to the transformative power of education and research. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses taught by high-quality, world-leading academics, welcoming students from over 150 nationalities. International communication lies at the very heart of Kent’s internationalisation strategy and language learning represents a crucial part of this. Open to anyone who wants to learn a new language, the University of Kent offers modules in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Greek, Portuguese and many more, encouraging all students and non-students to learn or improve any language.


4. The University of Essex

As the University of Essex defines itself: it is home to the curious, brave and bold, where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries is both encouraged and expected. At the University of Essex students and younger or older adults can choose to study a language in four different ways:

  • They can choose a module in French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese or Spanish by taking a language as part of their year degree;
  • As an undergraduate degree;
  • Learn a language alongside another degree at no additional cost;
  • Get the modern language certificate by learning French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese or Spanish, part-time from beginner to mastery level.

5. The London Metropolitan University

Commonly known as London Met, the London Metropolitan University is located in London, the heart of one of the most exciting cities in the world. The University offers an Open Language Program course that is aimed at individuals looking to learn or develop their knowledge of a language. The course includes Arabic, Arabic Business, Advanced English for Work and Study, Business English, English Language Advanced and Proficiency, French, German, Spanish and Spanish for Business and Work. Modules can be part-time or full-time, available at different levels, from beginner to advanced. These courses can be taken as part of undergraduate studies at London Met or as stand-alone courses for fee-paying members of the public. Check out our blog article on the Universities in London to find out more about the Metropolitan University here.

6. University of Portsmouth

Located in the stunning seaside city in England and also one of the most affordable in the UK for students, the University of Portsmouth was rated Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework. Home to research in languages, international studies and professional communication, all courses reflect the university’s commitment to students’ future employment. Students can choose to study any language among Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish as single honours, combined or applied languages programmes. The University of Portsmouth allows students to learn a language for free, for credit or interest, as part of any course. Ideal for those who wish to enhance their career prospects, underpin a year abroad or simply satisfy the urge to speak another language.

7. The University of Manchester

Known for being one of the UK’s most popular student city, the University of Manchester stands by its motto: live, study, thrive. As the fifth-largest university in the United Kingdom by enrollment, it welcomes students from all over the world, largely encouraging culture and mentality differences. Its Language Centre offers a variety of language courses and language-related professional training. Modules and courses are open to the general public, Manchester Met students, staff and alumni. The University of Manchester also offers evening classes in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, French or Spanish- all classes are taught by native speakers of the language. With highly-qualified teachers, the University can truly promise an international and multicultural environment.

8. Birkbeck, the University of London

The University of Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, that provides a vibrant center of academic excellence. In order to encourage students to fit both their studies and build their future, classes are held in the evening. The University of Birkbeck offers valid language courses in French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish. It also supports students who are beginners up to advanced, in Japanese as well as in Iberian and Latin American languages. The course is also available for full-time evening study over four years and for part-time evening study over four years or six years.

9. The University of Reading

The University of Reading is known for enjoying a world-class reputation in teaching, research and enterprise. In fact, it is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities and is in the top 1% worldwide. The University of Reading strongly highlights the importance of developing language skills as it can lead to exciting new opportunities in work and life. Offering language course in Arabic, British Sign Language, Chinese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish, it encourages students to expand their understanding and appreciation of other cultures while developing critical thinking and observation skills.

10. The University of Hertfordshire

The University of Hertfordshire has been ranked in the top 2.1% of degree-granting institutions of higher education by the Center for World University Rankings. As an extremely competitive, ambitious and international University, it welcomes over 5200 international students and has a global network of over 165000 alumni. Speaking a second language together with having any other qualification is highly valued by the University. Offering five language courses including from French, to German, Mandarin and Spanish, the University of Hertfordshire focuses on providing the highest-quality teaching and support.




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Scottish education: Top Universities in Edinburgh

Scottish education: Top Universities in Edinburgh

All universities in Edinburgh have a contemporary outlook with exceptionally high standards of education. Scottish education communities are focusing universities on proactive thinking and developing skills that are highly desired by companies from all over the world. Below is a list of competitive Universities in Edinburgh:


The University of Edinburgh  

 Top Universities in Edinburgh


Founded in 1583, the University of Edinburgh is one of 50 top universities in the world. It is globally recognized for its research, development, and innovation. Moreover, it has the largest campus computing network in Britain. The university offers excellent resources and facilities with over 500 degrees and more than 300 Masters course. Undergraduate degrees are especially competitive in the Arts, Humanities, Engineering, Sciences, and Languages. The University has over 31,000 students including over 11,000 international students from 130 different nationalities. They are all contributing to a multicultural learning environment. With 95% of graduates going into employment or further study, it offers an award-winning Careers Service that encourages and helps students from all over the world. Check out more information about the University of Edinburgh here




Heriot-Watt University  

  Top Universities in Edinburgh

Heriot-Watt University is a public university in Edinburgh. In addition, it is also found in other campuses around the world like in Dubai and Malaysia. HWU has an amazing reputation and is a leading university which provides education around the world. Named as the international university of the year 2018, it offers inspiring surroundings, a multi-cultural environment. Nevertheless, university’s courses make a difference and are relevant to today’s society. Heriot-Watt University has a strong track record for developing company-fit graduates thanks to its distinctive range of degree programs. Find out more about the Heriot-Watt University courses here.



Edinburgh Napier University 


Top Universities in Edinburgh


Home to more than 19,500 students from over 140 countries, Edinburgh Napier University nurtures talent. Moreover, it creates knowledge that shapes communities all around the world. University offers flexible learning through 700 undergraduate, postgraduate and part-time courses. Among its most competitive degrees, there are Business and Accounting, Nursing, Film, and Drama. 95.1% of its students are in work or further study within six months of graduating. In addition, University provides students with extensive links to big companies. With a global community of more than 4,000 on-campus international students, everyone is encouraged to study among forward-thinking and inspiring people from all around the world.




Queen Margaret University 


Top Universities in Edinburgh


Founded in 1875, Queen Margaret University prepares graduates for useful careers. University helps students to develop the skills required to make a real difference to society. QMU offers a welcoming and friendly environment for students from around the world. It is one of the smallest universities in the city region and thus, smaller class sizes facilitate closer contacts between students and staff. It has recognized expertise in the following degrees: Health and Rehabilitation, Creativity and Culture, Sustainable Business. With high-quality teaching and relevant research knowledge, the university offers 30 undergraduate courses, 52 postgraduate courses and 20 Continuous Professional Development and Lifelong Learning courses. 



Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)  


Top Universities in Edinburgh


Scotland’s Rural College is a higher education institution that combines education, consulting and research in Scotland. This unique institution also has an innovative and leading development program and runs an international advisory and consultancy service. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as flexible/distance learning programs. Among its faculties, it offers courses in: Adventure Tourism, Sustainable Environmental Management, Business Management, Agriculture, Horticulture, Sport and Leisure, Biological and Food Science, Landscape and Garden Design, Animal Science, Rural Tourism, Poultry Studies and Environmental Studies. Scotland’s Rural College is ideal for students who wish to specialize in subjects concerning existing and emerging land-based industries and environmental management. 


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Glasgow’s best universities and degrees

Glasgow’s best universities and degrees

With its fascinating slogan “People make Glasgow”, the city offers an exciting mixture of culture, friendly residents, and students from all over the world. From Engineering to the Arts, Architecture to Music, Glasgow is one of the most inspirational and ambitious cities across the UK. Therefore, below Hellouni is listing Glasgow’s best universities selected according to their most competitive degrees.



1. University of Glasgow


Glasgow's best universities and degrees

To start with, QS World University Rankings® 2018 has ranked the University of Glasgow as a 65th best university in the world. Moreover, UofG welcomes students from more than 140 countries, offering a dynamic and modern learning environment for all. In addition, the university is particularly competitive in geography, medicine, and veterinary science. Also, in performing arts, life sciences, anatomy, and physiology. Nevertheless, this university is ensuring 94.9% of graduates are in employment or further study after one year of graduation. Thus, if you wish to find out more about the University of Glasgow follow the link here.



2. University of Strathclyde

Glasgow's best universities and degrees

With its facilities and campus located in the heart of Glasgow city center, The University of Strathclyde is a multi-award winning University in the UK. Consequently, voted as a Business school of the year by the Times Higher Education 2016, Strathclyde embodies its slogan “the place of useful learning” perfectly. People-oriented, entrepreneurial and incredibly innovative, the University has four faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering, Science, and Business. Nevertheless, it’s most competitive degrees within these faculties are Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Biomedical Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics and Physics, Pharmacy and Education. Hence, to find out more about the University of Strathclyde click here.


3. Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow's best universities and degrees

It is one of Scotland’s largest universities with nearly 20,000 students. In addition, The Glasgow Caledonian University is in the UK top 20 for allied health research at world-leading and internationally excellent standards. Among its most competitive courses, the Glasgow Caledonian University is best known for Complementary Medicine, Forensic Science, Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics. Furthermore, international students here have access to high-quality programs and award-winning support. Therefore, this encourages all those who come from overseas to join the ambitious environment of the Glasgow Caledonian University. Check out their website here.



4. Glasgow School of Arts

Glasgow's best universities and degrees

The Glasgow School of Art is Scotland’s only public self-governing art school. Nevertheless, GSA is one of Europe’s leading university-level institutions for the visual creative disciplines. Moreover, the Glasgow School of Arts has a diverse and open-minded environment in which difference is encouraged. University’s community organizes annual public exhibitions and events featuring contemporary artists, designers, and students themselves. Among its subjects, architecture, fine art and design are the most competitive. Here is the link to their website if you wish to find out more.

5. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Glasgow's best universities and degrees

Third in the world for performing arts education, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is a global leading conservatoire of music, drama, dance, production and film. Moreover, it offers courses for both undergraduates and postgraduates in acting, arts and design, filmmaking, ballet, musical theatre. In addition, the university also has specific Masters programmes of Education in Learning and Teaching. Currently, over 20% of students come from outside the UK, representing over 53 different nationalities. The RCS actively encourages students’ ambitions and motivations as stepping into new experiences is a vital part of growing and developing as an artist. You can find out more about studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland here.



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