Open Languages

Open Languages is available to undergraduate and postgraduate full time students of the University, who are studying a language either for credit as part of a degree in another subject or in addition to their degree.

Each language module carries 15 credits and lasts for 12 weeks. Modules are available in Semesters 1 and 2. You can start as a beginner, intermediate or advanced learner.

Not all programmes can accommodate the option of language study within the degree, so do check your programme details. On successful completion you will receive recognition on your HEAR.


If you are studying through Open Languages for credit within your degree, you will not pay an additional fee. If you are studying through Open Languages in addition to your degree there is a charge of £150.

Recipients of the Liverpool bursary for the year in which the language course is taken are exempt from the £150 fee.

Please note, PGR students may be eligible for a fee waiver if the language learning is identified as part of their research training needs. A letter from the corresponding supervisor confirming the case will need to be submitted when applying for the module


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Find your language

Explore our range of global languages and register for your chosen modules.

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Different ways to study

Study a language as full degree, as a minor subject or on top of your degree.

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Find your language level

We offer modules for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners.