Modern Languages


Studying Modern Languages at Leicester offers you a chance to grow your understanding of European languages and to develop your career in global communication, translation or future research.

We offer cutting-edge facilities and the chance to work with leading theorists and practitioners. Our postgraduate community is at the heart of our research work, and you will discover great opportunities to get involved in teaching and cultural activities.

Translation Studies MA 
1-2 years, full- or part-time
From tourism and advertising to international business communication, people with high-level translation skills are needed in almost every industry. You’ll learn what it takes to enter the field, as well as push forward into further academic study.

Film and Film Cultures MA (with History of Art and Film at Leicester)
1-2 years, full- or part-time
This is for you if... you want to delve deeper into the relationship between film, culture and society while acquiring advanced research skills.

Modern Languages Postgraduate Society

The Modern Languages Postgraduate Society (formed in conjunction with the Modern Languages Undergraduate Society and with the support of the Students' Union) offers MA and PhD students opportunities to build friendships and to discuss and develop academic ideas in a friendly, light-hearted and supportive environment. They also invite internal and external speakers to give talks on specific topics of common interest.

Scholarships and bursaries

Masters Excellence Scholarships are available to new UK applicants registering for a full- or part-time, campus-based Masters degree within the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.

Find out more about fees and funding.

What our students say

Studying at the University of Leicester has been a brilliant experience. I like the fact that the University is culturally diverse. The tutors are very supportive, friendly and experienced, and the modules that I have studied have been very engaging.

Shireen, MA Translation Studies

Targeted modules and genuinely learned tutors guide me to the world of translation studies. Classmates are always helpful and warm. Leicester is definitely a place that will make you feel at home.

Xihuan, MA Translation Studies

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