Modern Languages and History at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

You can study history at Leeds with one of eight languages. On this four-year course, you’ll study a range of historical periods from the fall of the Roman Empire to the 21st century postcolonial and globalised world. Your intensive language modules will prepare you for your year abroad, where you’ll further enhance your linguistic skills, and you’ll explore the history, culture and society of your chosen language. Optional modules enable you to enhance your translation skills or business language, as well as choose from a wide range of history topics. You’ll also study the society and culture of the countries where your chosen language is spoken. You’ll be able to choose to take your Final Year Project either with history or with your chosen language. The international outlook and knowledge you develop alongside advanced language skills will allow you to consider career options in a range of fields when you graduate. Choose one of the following languages We offer the following languages at two entry levels: beginners or with prior experience (eg A-level or equivalent).

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
We also offer Thai from beginners' level (please contact us before applying if you have prior experience). You must include your chosen language in the ‘Further Details’ section of your UCAS application.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course.

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7with no component less than 6.5

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme can apply for to study our pre-sessional English course with a progression route to the degree programme.

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Modern Languages and History at University of Leeds - UCAS