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


Caritas Institute of Higher Education & Caritas Bianchi College of Careers

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Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CIHE) aspires to be a leading post-secondary institute in Hong Kong, and the School of Humanities and Languages currently offers a four-year BA (honours) in Language and Liberal Studies programme. CIHE is linked with Caritas Bianchi College of Careers (CBCC) which offers sub-degree programmes, including those related to translation, music and humanities. Both units are dedicated to developing quality and innovative learning processes, as well as fostering knowledge and team spirit in achieving holistic education.

Coventry University

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Forward-looking, pioneering and ambitious, Coventry University has been ranked modern university of the year an unprecedented three times in a row. Coventry University was awarded Gold in the Teaching and Excellence Framework (the government's first major assessment of teaching quality) and came 12th in Guardian University Guide 2018. 
Coventry University is proud of its state-of-the-art The Languages Centre that brings together learners and teachers. Language courses range from short intensive programmes to full-time degrees. Discover more about Coventry University at


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Heriot-Watt University

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Founded in 1970, the Department of Languages & Intercultural Studies at Heriot-Watt University specialises in the fields of translation and interpreting studies, as well as (inter)cultural studies such as living cultural heritage, language policy and intercultural communication. The Department is one of only four UK university departments that have been granted membership of CIUTI. Across both our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes the portfolio of languages include Arabic, British Sign Language, Chinese, English for Academic Purposes, French, German, and Spanish.


Leeds Beckett University


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Leeds Beckett University is a modern professional university providing a diverse range of vocationally oriented higher education programmes to undergraduate and postgraduate students from the UK, and around the world, in cooperation with national professional bodies, partners and employers.  

The Department of Languages forms an inclusive community of academics from multi-disciplinary and professional backgrounds. We provide research and publications in the areas of Language Learning and Teaching, Translation and Interpreting, Materials Development, Corpus Linguistics and Discourse Analysis. 

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).


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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 Dundee

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The University of Dundee , located on the East Coast of Scotland, offers language study in French, German, Spanish to Honours degree level in combination with other subjects (Applied Languages).  In addition to this, a range of languages can be studied as part of a degree in the Languages for All programme which is also open to the public. Graduate Diplomas and Intensive courses are available for distance learners in languages.


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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

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Students are at the heart of what we do and we provide one of the best all round student experiences in the UK.

University of Surrey

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The University of Surrey has established itself as a top-ten university in major national league table rankings and was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in June 2017. The Centre for Translation Studies (CTS), within the School of Literature and Languages, is dedicated to teaching, scholarship and research in Translation Studies. Offering postgraduate programmes in Translation and Interpreting, the Centre combines leading research expertise with professional relevance, and is proud of its active links with the leading professional bodies.


University of Westminster

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The University of Westminster, founded in 1838 as The Polytechnic Institution and based in the heart of London, offers many exciting opportunities to study European and non-European languages and trains competent linguists ready to enter the workplace. Our undergraduates can combine two languages, start a new language, specialise in translation, or study a language with another subject. We also have a long and proud tradition of offering Masters degrees in Specialised Translation, Translation and Interpreting, and International Liaison and Communication.