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The Modern Language Centre supports the studies of King’s postgraduate students by offering credit-bearing modules as well as non credit-bearing modules (PG-only) free of charge, and a discount on 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 four ways you can study a language with the MLC:

  • 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). 
  • Evening & Saturday Language Courses  

Language modules 

Arabic British Sign Language French German Greek
Hindi Italian Japanese Linguistics Mandarin
Portuguese Russian Spanish  

Postgraduate-only language modules

Only beginner and intermediary levels are offered. 

 Arabic  Italian Latin  Spanish
 French  Japanese Mandarin  
 German Korean  Portuguese  

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

Support for students

The MLC 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 MLC 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 Modern Language Centre tailored to your PhD studies.

The London Arts & Humanities Partnership