Welcome information and timetables

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you to study at The University of Manchester.

Before you arrive please refer to Get Ready for Manchester for information on everything you will need to prepare for the start of your degree.

During arrival, welcome and induction, there will be many different kinds of activities organised by your department, the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, the University and the Students’ Union that will help you to get to know people and settle in.

There are lots of important talks and events that you will need to attend, including the Social Justice Challenge, one of three Ethical Grand Challenges you'll need to complete if you want to work towards Stellify, the University’s prestigious extra-curricular award.

You should also read your Welcome guide.

Welcome timetable

Make sure you familiarise yourself with your course Welcome timetable.

You should also frequently check Blackboard and your University email address for the latest information.

Modern Languages and Cultures courses

Single honours language courses

  • BA Arabic Studies
  • BA Chinese Studies
  • BA East Asian Studies
  • BA French Studies
  • BA German Studies
  • BA Italian Studies
  • BA Japanese Studies
  • BA Middle Eastern Studies
  • BA Russian Studies

Joint honours language courses

  • BA Arabic and a Modern European Language
  • BA Chinese and Japanese
  • BA French and Chinese
  • BA French and German
  • BA French and Italian
  • BA French and Japanese
  • BA French and Linguistics
  • BA French and Portuguese
  • BA French and Russian
  • BA French and Spanish
  • BA German and Chinese
  • BA German and Italian 
  • BA German and Japanese
  • BA German and Linguistics
  • BA German and Portuguese
  • BA German and Russian
  • BA German and Spanish
  • BA Italian and Chinese
  • BA Italian and Japanese
  • BA Italian and Linguistics
  • BA Italian and Portuguese
  • BA Italian and Russian
  • BA Italian and Spanish
  • BA Portuguese and Chinese
  • BA Portuguese and Japanese
  • BA Russian and Chinese
  • BA Russian and Japanese
  • BA Russian and Portuguese
  • BA Russian and Spanish
  • BA Spanish and Chinese
  • BA Spanish and Japanese
  • BA Spanish and Portuguese
  • BA Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

Art History and a language

  • BA Art History and Arabic
  • BA Art History and Chinese
  • BA Art History and French
  • BA Art History and German
  • BA Art History and Italian
  • BA Art History and Japanese
  • BA Art History and Portuguese
  • BA Art History and Russian
  • BA Art History and Spanish

Business Management with a language

  • BA Modern Language and Business and Management (Arabic)
  • BA Modern Language and Business and Management (Chinese)
  • BA Modern Language and Business and Management (French)
  • BA Modern Language and Business and Management (German)
  • BA Modern Language and Business and Management (Italian)
  • BA Modern Language and Business and Management (Japanese)
  • BA Modern Language and Business and Management (Portuguese)
  • BA Modern Language and Business and Management (Russian)
  • BA Modern Language and Business and Management (Spanish)

English language and another language

  • BA English Language and Arabic
  • BA English Language and Chinese
  • BA English Language and French
  • BA English Language and German
  • BA English Language and Italian
  • BA English Language and Japanese
  • BA English Language and Portuguese
  • BA English Language and Russian
  • BA English Language and Spanish

English Literature and a language

  • BA English Literature and a Modern Language (French)
  • BA English Literature and a Modern Language (German)
  • BA English Literature and a Modern Language (Italian)
  • BA English Literature and a Modern Language (Spanish)

International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response and a language

  • BSc International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response and Arabic
  • BSc International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response and Chinese
  • BSc International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response and French
  • BSc International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response and Spanish

Linguistics and a language

  • BA Chinese and Linguistics
  • BA Linguistics and Arabic
  • BA Linguistics and Japanese
  • BA Linguistics and Portuguese
  • BA Linguistics and Russian
  • BA Linguistics and Spanish

Politics and a language

  • BA Politics and Arabic
  • BA Politics and Chinese
  • BA Politics and French
  • BA Politics and German
  • BA Politics and Italian
  • BA Politics and Japanese
  • BA Politics and Portuguese
  • BA Politics and Russian
  • BA Politics and Spanish

Student support

If you have any questions about your course, please contact your programme administration team via our Instant Chat Support. Instant Chat Support is available Monday-Friday, 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm (UK time). You can also contact your programme administration team via salc-languages@manchester.ac.uk.

If you have any questions about the University’s wellbeing and pastoral support, please contact Emma Kane and Gareth Frier, SALC’s Student Support and Engagement Officers, via salcstudents@manchester.ac.uk.