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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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Review of modern foreign languages

In October 2009, we published a review that investigated the health of modern foreign languages provision in English HE.

The review, led by Professor Michael Worton, then Vice-Provost, University College London, made recommendations to HEFCE, Government and other partners aimed at the long-term sustainability and vitality of modern foreign languages.

 The language stakeholders named within the recommendations of the report met in February 2010 and agreed an action plan for taking the recommendations forward.

Further information

For more information contact Darren Watson, tel 0117 931 7452, email


Page last updated 27 January 2015