Modern Languages and Film Studies at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

At Leeds, you can study film with one of 10 languages. Modern Languages and Film Studies gives you a unique insight into global film culture alongside the study of a language and its cultural context. You’ll explore the richness of world cinemas – meaning that your studies will be based on the phenomenon of film creation in different places and periods, not just Hollywood. You’ll also reach a professional standard in your chosen language. Through a combination of compulsory and optional modules you’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of theoretical, critical and intercultural approaches used in film studies, while developing and consolidating your spoken and written language skills. You’ll also choose from modules that explore the culture, history and politics of the area(s) where your language is spoken. During your year abroad you’ll gain international experience whilst furthering your linguistic ability. In your final year you’ll developed an extended research project in which you can draw on what you have learned during your degree. This allows you to showcase your knowledge and skills. This joint honours degree offers you teaching of the highest standard, in a research-intensive environment where enthusiastic experts and students come together to explore film and literary culture. You’ll be encouraged to get involved in a range of activities organised by the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies and the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures. 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
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
We also offer Arabic and 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. Areas of staff expertise in film studies include:
  • emerging cinemas from South Asia and the Middle East
  • decolonisation
  • LGBTQ cinema and issues
  • film theory
  • exhibition and curation
  • migration and cinema
  • Hollywood
  • European Cinemas

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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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