Language Partners

We work in collaboration with a number of organisations to promote the value of language learning and benefits of CIOL membership for linguists at all levels. CIOL Language Partners are committed to supporting the development of their linguists and work closely with us.



HE Language Partners

London Metropolitan University

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At London Metropolitan University, we support your desire to study the subject you love. You’ll have access to a world-class education, opportunities for work experience, and a diverse and welcoming environment where you can make incredible lifelong friendships. When it comes to teaching excellence, London Met outperformed all five London Russell Group universities – UCL, King’s College London, Queen Mary, Imperial College London and the London School of Economics – in the Sunday Times Good University Guide.(Reported September 2016).


Swansea University

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Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life.
The University has achieved its ambition to be a top thirty research University, soaring up the 2014 Research Excellence Framework league table to 26th in the UK. 


The Open University

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The Open University is a public distance learning and research university which offers flexible part-time and distance-learning study at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. The School of Languages and Applied Linguistics provides outstanding teaching founded on world-class research in Applied Linguistics, English Language, and Modern Languages. Our curriculum ranges from access modules to research degrees, including an MA in Translation and an MA in Applied Linguistics. We enjoy fruitful partnerships with organisations including the BBC, Times Educational Supplement, British Library, DFID, and British Council.


University of Bath

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The University of Bath is a top ten UK university with a reputation for research and teaching excellence. It prides itself on having a supportive culture, creating a welcoming, inclusive campus community that values the individual, supporting the realisation of their potential. The UoB fosters a collaborative style of working: pursuing research and teaching in partnership with business, the professions, the public and voluntary sectors, and other partners. Its community is characterised by its culture of high achievement, enterprise and creativity.


University of Central Lancashire

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The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is one of the UK’s largest universities, placed by the Centre for World University Rankings in the top 3.7% for all worldwide universities.

The School of Language and Global Studies, offers students the opportunity to learn twenty-nine different languages via various pathways, including language degrees in over twenty combinations. The school strives to develop global graduates by giving students the opportunity to participate in international experiences.


University of Exeter

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Exeter’s MA in Translation Studies provides a rigorous academic foundation and excellent professional training for careers in the language services industry. Our course trains students to seek the highest quality in their practice based on extensive knowledge of critical trends in the field. It develops key competencies for accurate and effective translations, including professional training in the use of CAT tools, editing and revising, localization, project management, and professional ethics, and also includes an optional Work Placement/Project module.


University of Kent

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The University of Kent is the UK’s European University and is ranked among the best in the UK. Kent celebrates intellectual and cultural diversity with a commitment to educate its students to be the global citizens of tomorrow. 
Our Department of Modern Languages was ranked 3rd in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and The Complete University Guide 2017 ranked all our language subjects 1st in the UK for Research quality. 


University of Stirling  

University of Surrey

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