Languages and Cultures at Leeds

Explore cultures and societies across the world, while focusing on the countries where your languages of choice are spoken.

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Languages and Cultures

Undergraduate degrees

Combine two subjects and acquire two sets of skills by choosing one of the Languages and Cultures degree courses at Leeds.

By taking BA Languages and Cultures, you'll reach fluency in two languages with the opportunity to study a third through optional modules. Or you may wish to combine your chosen language with another subject in one of our Languages and Cultures joint honours degrees.

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Elizabeth Wilder
Student | French and Japanese
“I studied French and Japanese because I wanted to pursue my love of languages further and have the chance to live in two countries very different to each other and to my own. It gave me the chance to learn about two completely different societies.”