Dutch

Spoken across the Netherlands, Flanders, Surinam and parts of the Caribbean, Dutch is consistently in the top five of languages most frequently requested by UK employers.

Browse our Dutch modules below and find the right level for you.

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Languages for All Modules

These general language modules are open to all students (for credits or not), members of staff, and members of the public.

Available on a semester basis (11-12 weeks), they aim to develop language competence and cultural knowledge for professional and recreational purposes through small group weekly classes and guided independent learning.

If you are unsure about your level, let us know when applying and we will invite you for a short placement interview to understand your previous experience and current needs.

Beginner

You have no previous experience of learning the language.

Intermediate

You have studied the language for one to two years, possibly have (the equivalent of) a good GCSE, and can interact with 'friendly' native speakers in common, expected situations.

Advanced

You have studied the language for some years, possibly have (the equivalent of) a good A-Level, and can interact quite naturally with native speakers in standard situations. You want to gain in fluency and accuracy in more advanced situations.

Higher Advanced +

You are an advanced user of the language and have had opportunities to demonstrate your effective communicative skills in the field. You want to gain in sophistication and accuracy in specific situations.


Degrees with Dutch in the School of Languages and Cultures 

These modules are for undergraduate students undertaking a language degree with the School of Languages and Cultures and choosing Dutch in their first year of study with no prior knowledge of the language. Other options are available to students choosing Dutch in their second year.

These modules are intended to build your proficiency in Dutch over the years up to a near-native speaker level, taking into account any previous experience of the language you may have, whilst supporting your study of Dutch culture in other modules. 

Please visit the Dutch Studies website for information on available degrees and culture-related modules.

Year 1

Ab initio pathway:

Year 2

Ab initio pathway:

Year 4

Ab initio pathway without a Year Abroad:

Ab initio pathway with a Year Abroad: