A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) or equivalent qualification. You don’t need to have any experience of Intercultural Studies, and equivalent professional experience will also be considered.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies admissions team.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components.. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications
Improve your English
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Communication and Society (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Communication and Society (10 weeks).
If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.
How to apply
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This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Documents and information you'll need
When you have decided which course to apply for you will need to register for a University of Leeds Applicant Portal account to begin your online application. https://application.leeds.ac.uk/sign-up/
You must upload the following supporting documents before we assess your application:
- Official degree certificate(s) and transcript of marks
Applicants who have not yet graduated may provide an enrolment certificate and partial transcript of marks. You should provide copies of your documents in their original language and where this is not English, you must also provide an official translation of these documents.
- Evidence of English language proficiency
Ordinarily for non-native English speakers only. See the individual course descriptions for exact requirements.
Please read the instructions in the Supporting Statement section of the Applicant Portal, as you will also be required to submit one or both of the following:
- Personal Statement
Some of our courses require you to submit a statement in support of your application; This should be approximately 500 words and must (a) explain why you want to study the course, (b) outline your background and previous study in this area in relation to the course content and particular modules, (c) demonstrate an understanding of the modules, which you would opt to study and why, (d) explain how the course will benefit you in your future career, and (e) explain why you are interested in the course offered at Leeds in particular.
- Translation Tests (optional)
You may submit a translation for each language combination you wish to study and in each direction you wish to study. Ensure that you sign and complete each declaration form to confirm that the translations are your own work. You may use dictionaries to help you with your translation.
If you require any further information, please contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Taught Postgraduate Admissions Office.
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0233 or +44 (0)113 343 3234
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Taught Postgraduate Admissions Policy
- UK/EU: £8,500 (total)
- International: £18,500 (total)
Read more about paying fees and charges.
For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.
Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs
Scholarships and financial support
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.