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Why study your language degree at Leeds?

Whether you want to learn a language from beginners, want to continue with a language that you are already studying or looking to study two languages, Leeds is the place for you.

  • More than 30 courses offering ten world languages – Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian (Beginners), Japanese, Portuguese, Russian (Advanced and Beginners), Spanish (Advanced and Beginners) and Thai.

  • Study one or two languages.

  • Learn from beginners or advanced level.

  • Compulsory time abroad allows you to improve your language skills, develop your cultural awareness and make friends and memories that you’ll never forget. 

  • Choose from a wide range of discovery modules across different subjects to broaden your knowledge and learn even more at Leeds.

  • Study at one of the leading schools for languages in the UK.

  • Develop skills for an international career.

What can I study?

Your language degree will combine language learning with modules on history, politics, literature, culture, society, drama, media and much more.

Arabic is one of the world’s major languages and you’ll graduate with a firm grounding in spoken and written Arabic – which you’ll strengthen by spending time in an Arabic-speaking country,

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Study Chinese, Japanese and/or Thai to an advanced level and explore the history, politics, religions and economic development in the East Asian region.

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France is a major economic and political force and continues to play an important role in the modern world. You'll gain a thorough knowledge of French and build an awareness of French and Francophone culture.

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Germany is one of the world’s largest economies and has become a key player in European and global politics. You'll become fluent in German and gain an invaluable insight into German culture and society.

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Suitable for beginners, you'll study Italian language, history, culture and society. You'll spend time abroad in Italy so that you can develop your Italian language skills and experience Italian culture first-hand.

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Study from beginners or advanced and spend time in Russia to develop your Russian language skills and experience Russian culture first-hand.

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Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries are among the most diverse and dynamic in the world. Study Spanish and/or Portuguese language alongside literature, history, social sciences, cultural and film studies.

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Study two languages on this four year course and reach fluency in both languages. Explore cultures and societies across the world, while focusing on the countries where your languages of choice are spoken.

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Visits to your country

We regularly travel overseas to attend study fairs to meet students and advise them about life as an international student in Leeds. 

Contact us

Speak to our admissions team by emailing us or calling us on +44 ( 0)113 343 5654.

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