Modern Languages at Leicester

Welcome to Modern Languages at Leicester. We are one of the leading centres for the study of languages, translation, cultures and international communication in the UK. Here we offer courses in modern language and culture in French, Italian, Spanish and translation and interpreting, all of which take place in a warm, welcoming and state-of-the-art learning environment.

We also offer courses in languages for non-specialists through Languages at Leicester.

Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses



We offer a diverse range of course options including your choice of languages at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as translation studies and international communication and culture, joint degrees in collaboration with other departments, and research opportunities.

Our summer schools offer our first year students a unique opportunity to spend time in the country whose language they will be studying. These three-week courses will be fully funded by the University of Leicester.

Our staff actively engage in academic research and we have all the resources you need to study effectively in our research centre.

So come and discover what we have to offer! Not only can we help you on the path to a great career, but with our hugely popular summer schools and opportunities to study or work abroad for a year, you’ll get to broaden your horizons and discover new cultures.

Visit us! For more information about attending one of the University's Open Days please go to the UCAS Open Day pages.

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Modern Languages
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH

T: 0116 252 2620

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3 Cities

Modern Languages at Leicester seeks expressions of interest from prospective research students in the 2017 AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership. The deadline for AHRC funding applications will be in January 2017 and your case will be strongly enhanced if you engage in discussion with us well in advance of the deadline. For more information about the Midlands 3 Cities Doctoral Training Centre and for details of eligibility, funding and research supervision areas please visit the consortium’s website, our own page or contact the PGR admissions team.

Modern Languages 8th

Guardian Top 8 Badge

Modern Languages at Leicester is now ranked 8th nationally, in the latest Guardian University League Table (2017).

This is a fantastic achievement and a reflection of the hard work done over recent years by all teaching staff and professional services colleagues to ensure students get excellent tuition and an outstanding experience in Modern Languages at Leicester.


National Student Survey Success

We are delighted to report that the National Student Survey (NSS) results for 2015 have put the Modern Languages at Leicester have been hugely successful with an overall satisfaction score of 91%.

Widening Participation Award

Staff members Dr Michelle Harrison and Maria Guarnieri were announced as one of the inaugural winners of the  University of Leicester’s Widening Participation Award

GTA GRA places Sept 17

Top 10 League Tables 2013 - Iberian Studies

Ranked 4th in the Guardian University Guide 2013

Guardian League Table

The Guardian’s University League Table for 2015 has just been released and Modern Languages at Leicester is ranked 6th nationally. This is an outstanding result for SML and a reflection of the excellent teaching and academic support provided by all departments to our students.

Number 6