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King's Language Centre (LC) supports the studies of King’s postgraduate students by offering credit-bearing modules as well as non credit-bearing modules (PG-only) and discounted Evening & Saturday Language Courses

Learning a language as a postgraduate student will encourage you to develop the ways in which you learn and retain information. Our postgraduate-only courses focus on reading and speaking skills and revolve around the student's own research. 

As a postgraduate student, there are three ways you can study a Language Module or course with the LC. Please note that you are only eligible for one free module or course:

  • Language Module (as part of your degree, no additional costs apply*).  
  • Language Module (outside of your degree, no additional costs apply*).
  • PG-only Course (non credit-bearing, no additional costs apply*). 

Language Modules 

Language Modules are assessed (written and oral exam) and count for credit towards your overall degree programme.

 Arabic  French  German  Italian
Japanese Korean Mandarin Russian


Postgraduate-only language modules

Postgraduate-only modules are non-assessed. Classes are available at beginners level and, where marked with an *, at  intermediate level as well. 

 Arabic*  French*  German*  Italian  Japanese
Korean Latin Mandarin Portuguese Russian

To find out more about our language modules, please visit our intranet site.

*Student Fees

  • King’s PG students studying one Language Module or PG-only Course: FREE
  • UoL students: £ 850
  • External candidates: £ 1,200

Support for students

The LC strives to ensure all students studying a language have a positive experience at King’s as we understand that postgraduate studies can be demanding. We ensure support is widely available to all LC PG students. The Language Resources Centre offers a wide range of language learning materials, as well as free speaking practice with a native speaker to improve oral skills. Visit the Language Resources Centre

LAHP Modules

King’s is a member of the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP), which each year offers up to 80 multi-institutional studentships for postgraduate research students studying in the arts and humanities.

LAHP students are invited to take a language module at the Language Centre tailored to your PhD studies.

The London Arts & Humanities Partnership