Find out about your options to study Portuguese at the University of Sheffield.

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Undergraduate degrees

Undergraduate degree combinations that include Portuguese are:

BA Modern Languages & Cultures

  • Portuguese language & culture with one other language & culture
  • Portuguese language & culture with two other languages & cultures

Dual honours (with a non-language subject)

  • Portuguese language & culture with a non-language subject
  • Portuguese languages & culture, a second language & culture, and a non-language subject

If you are studying a non-language degree programme that includes guided module choice, you can also use these to study Portuguese modules (see below for details). 

Postgraduate study

The School of Languages and Cultures offers a wide range of masters degrees which can include Portuguese as a language:

A global reputation for research excellence and a thriving research community also makes us the ideal place to pursue a PhD in languages and cultures

Guided module choice and not-for-credit modules 

If you aren't studying a language degree but would still like to experience learning Portuguese at university, you can do so through Languages for All. Languages for All is a university-wide scheme for all students wishing to develop foreign language skills, either by learning a new language from scratch, or continuing to build on existing language experience. 


If you have some experience of modern language learning, you can take Portuguese language and culture modules either as part of your degree (guided module choice) or alongside your degree (not-for-credit modules) as an extra-curricular activity. Please follow the link below for more information on how this works:

Undergraduate students


If you are a postgraduate taught student, you can study not-for-credit modules in Portuguese as an extra-curricular activity in addition to your studies.

Postgraduate research students can study Portuguese modules on a not-for-credit basis alongside their research. These may be included in your Doctoral Development Programme (DDP) portfolio if relevant to your doctoral research and/or career development.

Postgraduate taught students

Postgraduate research students

General modules for all

The Modern Languages Teaching Centre (MLTC) provides general language modules in Portuguese. These are open to all students (for credits or not), members of staff, and members of the public. They aim to develop language competence and cultural knowledge for professional and recreational purposes through small group weekly classes and guided independent learning.

Study Portuguese with the MLTC

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