University-Wide Language Programme

The University-Wide Language Programme (UWLP), formerly known as Applied Foreign Languages (AFL), offers all current undergraduate students the opportunity to learn a modern language as part of their course.

The units allow you to start at the right level for you - from beginners to advanced.

If you are unsure of your level, you can take a diagnostic test (French, German, Spanish, Italian only)

UWLP courses are available to any undergraduate student who has "open units" as part of their degree.

Some courses are tailored to the needs of students intending to study abroad as a compulsory part of their degree programme (for example, "Study in Continental Europe").

Register for open units

Online registration for 2018/19 has now closed.

Registration for 2019/20 will be available from mid-March 2019.

Please send any enquiries regarding UWLP units to



Please note that for 2018-19, teaching will start from Week 2.

Timetables for UWLP units for 2018/19 in the following languages are now available (all in PDF format):

Student Handbook

The UWLP Student Handbook 2018-19 (PDF, 418kB) is now available.


See how the levels on offer are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR (PDF, 72kB)


The School of Modern Languages provides tailor-made UWLP units for the following programmes:

Our blended approach

All UWLP units blend face-to-face teaching hours with online activities mainly accessible via Blackboard, providing students with a rich and stimulating range of learning opportunities.

Student resources

Computers and learning materials such as foreign magazines are available to UWLP students in the School Common Room, 17 Woodland Road. Two further computer rooms (G95 and G89, 19 Woodland Road) are also accessible to all UWLP students.

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