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Explore, understand and interpret how societies and cultures work, change and develop by studying religion, traditions, human behaviour, civilisation, media, language, film and literature.
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.
Classics and Ancient History online event - Wednesday 27 November
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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 cultures, societies, religions, literatures, histories, politics, economies and international relations of this dynamic region.More on Asia Pacific Studies and East Asian Religions and Cultures
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.More on BA English and Comparative Literature