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Studying world cultures and societies at Leeds

If you are interested in studying different cultures and societies from across the world, Leeds is the place for you.

  • All of our courses offer an optional study abroad or work placement year to provide you with the opportunity to develop your cultural awareness.

  • The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies is one of the largest of its kind in the UK which means you’ll study alongside students from many different courses.

  • A wide range of modules will allow you to explore your interests in many different subjects.

What can I study?

Study human behaviour from ancient and classical civilisations such as the Romans and the Greeks, learn about religious and philosophical traditions in East Asia, explore key histories and concepts in film studies, understand how language changes as it is passed on from generation to generation and interpret different views of the concept of world literature.

Study the Greek and Roman worlds, ranging from the earliest Greek literature to the fall of the Roman Empire and learn how ancient culture has been received and interpreted ever since.

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Become an expert in the history, politics and culture of the Middle East or study Islam - one of the most influential and widely practised religions in the world.

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Language plays a pivotal role in all human affairs. You'll learn to analyse the structure of language (for example pronunciation and vocabulary), the physics of speech and how language is acquired, processed and employed.

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Study the cultures, societies, religions, literatures, histories, politics, economies and international relations of this dynamic region.

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Explore the richness of English language and literature alongside cinemas from around the world, gaining the critical skills and cultural awareness valued by employers.

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Study English literature alongside different literatures from around the world, including writers from Africa, Asia, Australasia, Canada and the Caribbean. You’ll also study texts (from translations) in many languages such as Ancient Greek, Arabic, Portuguese and Russian.

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