Modern Languages and English at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

At Leeds, you can study English with one of 10 languages. On this four-year course you’ll study literature and culture from a global perspective and reach a professional standard in your chosen language. You’ll study literatures in the School of English, from Old English to Jane Austen and Shakespeare, romantic poetry, American and African literatures. To complement this, you’ll explore literatures from across the world (often in translation) and study the cultures and societies of the countries where your language of choice is spoken. Your language modules will ensure that you’ll reach a professional standard in your chosen language through intensive learning and your year abroad, where you’ll further enhance your linguistic skills and enrich your knowledge of how your host country. You’ll be able to choose to take your Final Year Project either with English 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
  • 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.

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.

Entry requirements

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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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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Modern Languages and English at University of Leeds - UCAS