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The ethos of the School of Languages and Social Sciences is to produce graduates with an international outlook. All courses in the School include an integrated professional placement year, enhancing your career prospects and enabling you to apply your skills in a highly relevant environments. A lot of our students take placements abroad, developing their language skills and building their international profile.

The School of Languages and Social Sciences has 100% of its REF submission for Modern Languages and Linguistics rated at 4* or 3* for research environment, ranking Aston joint 1st in the UK. Our belief is that research should always be practical, relevant and feedback into your education. By always focusing on the latest and most impactful research, we produce a fresh and industry informed curriculum that prepares you for the job market.

The following BSc courses all include a year abroad or period of study abroad. See individual course pages for details.

Single Honours Modern Languages

Modern Languages Combinations

Translation Studies

International Business and Modern Languages (IBML)

BSc (Hons) International Business and French NR11 (Suitable for either Beginners/Ab Inito, or Post-A-Level linguists)

BSc (Hons) International Business and German NR12 (Suitable for either Beginners/Ab Inito, or Post-A-Level linguists)

BSc (Hons) International Business and Spanish NR14 (Suitable for either Beginners/Ab Inito, or Post-A-Level linguists)

BSc (Hons) International Business and Mandarin Chinese NR15 (Beginners course. No previous Mandarin experience required)

BSc (Hons) International Business, French and German NR33 (Suitable for Post A-Level linguists only)

BSc (Hons) International Business, French and Spanish NR44  (Suitable for Post A-Level linguists only)

BSc (Hons) International Business, German and Spanish NR24  (Suitable for Post A-Level linguists only)

Combinations with English Literature

BSc (Hons) English Literature and French Q3R1

BSc (Hons) English Literature and German Q3R2

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