Applied Languages are accredited undergraduate modules in French, German and Spanish (normally 40 credits per year) which contribute towards your degree.

You can include a language module in many undergraduate degrees at the University of Dundee, as part of the flexible nature of many of our degrees. You can start a new language from scratch or continue a language you've studied at Higher/A-level.

Here are some examples:

  • Student studying MA Environmental Science who has A level French, can study French for a third of the year in first and second year
  • Student studying BSc Biochemistry with no languages at SQA Higher, can study Spanish for a third of their first year, from scratch
  • Medical students can select a language module as a Student Selected Component (SSC) within their degree

For detailed on the Applied Language modules available, please visit the School of Humanities module webpages.

Students in some academic schools can choose to study a degree combined with a language:


University of Dundee students can also take accredited Languages for All modules (which are worth 20 credits), in an additional six languages, as part of their degree. If these are being taken for course credit, then there is no Languages for All course fee charged.