Study Modern Languages at Leicester

Welcome to the School of Modern Languages at the University of Leicester, 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 and Spanish as well as courses in translation and international communication all in a warm, welcoming and state-of-the-art learning environment.

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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 all 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 on coming to visit the School on one of the University's Open Days please go to the UCAS Open Day pages.

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University of Leicester, 19 – 21 September 2014

Beyond PhD: conference

Read the full report (PDF) on the event 'Beyond PhD: Post-doctoral Fellowships and Career Development in the Arts and Humanities', held at College Court on 19 May 2014.


School of Modern Languages
The University of Leicester
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T: +44 (0)116 252 2620

College International Scholarships

We are offering 3 scholarships of £2,500 to new international students who register for our master’s programmes in Translation Studies and International Communication and Culture. Deadline: 1 August 2014

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Further success for School of Modern Languages


Number 6

The Guardian’s University League Table for 2015 has just been released and Modern Languages at Leicester is ranked 6th nationally.  This is a four place advancement on an already strong 2014 position and reflects the quality of our teaching, staff-student ratios and graduates' job prospects.

Students' Union Awards

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Departmental successes in the recent first ever annual Students' Union Awards. The Modern Languages Society was voted winner for Best Academic Society of the Year and we are particularly pleased to congratulate two of our students who won individual awards:  Kaija V won Graduate Intern of the Year and Joanna B was runner-up for Student Ambassador of the Year.