Undergraduate students

If you aren't studying a language degree but would still like to experience learning a language at the University, you can do so through Languages for All.


Enrolment options

You can either study a language as part of your degree (through guided module choice) or alongside your degree (not-for-credit modules).

Guided module choice

All degrees in the UK consist of 120 credits per year. At the University of Sheffield, undergraduate modules are typically worth credits in multiples of 10 (i.e. 10 credits, 20 credits per module). A student must have 120 credits worth of modules on their record each year.

Some degrees, such as Medicine, assign all 120 credits to core modules creating a rigid degree structure for all students on that programme. However, many of our degree programmes incorporate a guided module choice process, to enable students to diversify their learning experience by choosing relevant modules either within or outside of their home department.

If you choose to enrol through guided module choice, the module will:

  • Be included in the 120 credits that form your degree
  • Affect your ability to progress to the next year of your degree/graduate

The following languages are available as guided modules at various levels:

Arabic, French, German, Italian, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Korean, British Sign Language

How to enrol

You can make your selections for your guided modules via Online Module Choice if you are a continuing student, or via online guided module choice if you are a new student. You can also view a list of MLTC modules here

Not-for-credit modules

The University of Sheffield offers language study as an extra-curricular activity in addition to studies within degree programmes.

Not-for-credit modules will not:

  • Be included in the 120 credits that form your degree.
  • Count towards your overall mark for the year
  • Affect your ability to progress to the next year of your degree/graduate

How to enrol

There are two ways in which students can enrol on not-for-credit modules through the Languages for All programme:

As a Languages for All fee-waiver student

Your main degree programme cannot include any unrestricted credits (please check with your home department)

There is no fee, but minimum attendance and coursework criteria apply.

University of Sheffield students who receive a fee waiver under the Languages for All scheme must:

Attend a minimum of 70% of seminars and tutorials, complete all formative assessment for the module and the oral examination as determined by the module leader.

Cancellation policy A applies to this option.

To check if you are eligible for a fee waiver, please view the Languages for All Fee Waiver Eligibility Criteria and our Eligibility Flowchart

As a self-funded student

Students that do not fit the eligibility criteria for the LfA fee-waiver can enrol as self funded students.

A fee applies for LfA self-funded students. Courses cost £270 for 1 semester and £480 for 2 semesters.

Cancellation policy B applies to this option.

Choose your language

We have a wide choice of languages for you to study at various levels. Levels range from Beginner to Proficient.

Choose from 17 languages and find out more including, module information and ability levels.

Choose your language

Fees and cancellation policy

If you are taking the course not-for-credit, courses cost £270 for one semester and £480 for two semesters.

Before applying, ensure you've read our cancellation policy.

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