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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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


Further Success for Modern Languages

We are delighted to report that the National Student Survey (NSS) results for 2014 have put the University of Leicester in first place for Iberian Studies with 100%.  French Studies also scored impressively with 93%.

The survey rates the opinions of final year students in six categories including academic support and personal development; the score from the overall satisfaction category is quoted above.


Success for Modern Languages at Leicester

The Guardian’s University League Table for 2015 has placed tthe School of Modern Languages at the University of Leicester in 6th position nationally. This is an outstanding result and a reflection of the excellent teaching provided by all colleagues. Our wide range of undergraduate programmes encourage you to develop your cultural skills and interests whilst working towards fluency in one or more languages.

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