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University of Leeds

Modern Languages

UCAS Code: R1R1

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Where a post-A level language route is taken, an A grade in the relevant language is expected. Where a beginner language route is taken, another language A level or GCSE is expected.

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128

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Course option

4.0years

Full-time with year in industry | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2021

Subject

Modern languages

Reach fluency in two languages with the opportunity to study a third through optional modules, if you wish. Your combined language degree allows you to choose from among nine languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Whether you’re starting your language from beginners’ level, or with an A-level, you’ll reach a professional standard in your chosen languages through intensive learning practice and your residence abroad – where you’ll spend a term and a year in the countries where your chosen languages are spoken. The rich diversity of expertise in our School means you’ll choose from a wide range of topics including literature, world cinema, popular culture, history and politics. You’ll explore cultures and societies across the world, while focusing on the countries where your languages of choice are spoken. In your final year, you can enhance your translation skills or business language and will develop an independent project.

You’ll gain the language and professional skills to prepare you for an international career in many sectors.

Explore the language combinations available using the drop down menu below. Note: 'A' – Advanced level and 'B' – Beginner level.

Languages available at beginners level:
Arabic* | Chinese* | Italian* | Japanese* | Portuguese* | Russian | Spanish | Thai*
*If you have previous knowledge, contact us.

Languages available post-A level:
French | German | Russian | Spanish

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
62%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Teaching and educational professionals
8%
Business, research and administrative professionals

This is a broad subject for a variety of European languages. No matter which you take, the general theme is that some graduates go to that country to work, often as English language teachers, some go into further study, often to train as teachers or translators, but most get jobs in the UK in education - most often as language tutors, unsurprisingly, or translators. Modern language grads can also be in demand in business roles where communication and language skills are particularly useful, such as marketing and PR, and in finance or law. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

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