Undergraduate

Developing your foreign language skills gives you a powerful advantage in business and opens up a wide range of careers.

We offer a rich and diverse learning experience, with great facilities, language experts and a chance to study abroad and build your knowledge. We use a range of audio and visual media, language laboratories, interpreting booths and open access space in which to study.

At the end of the first year, students taking French, Italian or Spanish will attend a unique, fully-funded, three-week summer school course in an exciting European location.

All of our undergraduate degrees are normally four years because you will study or work abroad for a year. In exceptional circumstances it may be possible to complete a degree in 3 years, without a year abroad. We have links with universities in Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Quebec and South America.

Joint honours degrees

For these degrees, equal time is spent on each of your two subjects:

French and Italian BA (with year abroad)
Full-time, 4 years | UCAS code: RR13
You’re as much a Francophile as you are an Italophile. In this degree, you can be both. You’ll study and practise the language of each culture, as well as the significant forces that have shaped them.

French and Spanish BA (with year abroad)
Full-time, 4 years | UCAS code: RR14
France and Spain might share a border, but their cultures couldn’t be more unique. In this degree, you’ll study and practise the languages of both worlds, as well as deepen your understanding of each.

Italian and Spanish BA (with year abroad)
Full-time, 4 years | UCAS code: RR34
Two nuanced languages. One degree. Not only will you become linguistically fluent in both Italian and Spanish, you’ll learn about the significant forces that have shaped each of these fascinating cultures.

French and English BA (with year abroad)
Full-time, 4 years | UCAS code: RQ13
For the Francophiles among us. In this degree, you’ll dive deep into French culture, hone your language skills, but also retain your love for English literature and critical thought.

Italian and English BA (with year abroad)
Full-time, 4 years | UCAS code: RQ33
What was Italy like under fascism? How has Italian film changed throughout history? In this degree, you’ll deepen your knowledge of Italian culture, hone your language skills, but also retain your love for English literature and critical thought.

Spanish and English BA (with year abroad)
Full-time, 4 years | UCAS code: RQ43
From the history of English literature to modern Mexican cinema – few degrees are as far-reaching as this one. You’ll hone your Spanish language skills, study Hispanic cultures and take your love of English literature and theory to a whole new level.

Modern Languages and Translation BA (with year abroad)
Full-time, 4 years | UCAS code: 16Q9
In an increasingly globalised world, translation and interpretation couldn’t be more important. By studying a foreign language and its culture, you’ll learn what it takes to make an impact out in the field – all around the world.

Honours degrees with two or three subjects

For these degrees, your time is divided between two or three subjects depending on whether you study one, two or three languages:

European Studies BA (with year abroad)
Full-time, 4 years | UCAS code: RL99
Where democracy was born and pizza invented. In this degree, you’ll deepen your appreciation of Europe through the study of French, Italian, or Spanish language and culture, as well as contemporary European politics.

Modern Language Studies BA (with year abroad)
Full-time, 4 years | UCAS code: T901
Learning languages at Leicester has that rare ability of making the world both a little closer and a lot bigger. In this degree, you’ll hone your linguistic skills in French, Italian and Spanish, as well as explore each of their fascinating cultures.

Modern Languages with Management BA (with year abroad)
Full-time, 4 years | UCAS code: R9NF
Learning another language will certainly broaden your career. But learning how to lead will take your career to new heights. This degree combines in-depth language and cultural fluency with management theory and practice.

Modern Languages with Film Studies BA (with year abroad)
Full-time, 4 years | UCAS code: R8P3
In many ways, the visual language of film is just as fascinating as the language of a culture. In this degree, you’ll hone your fluency in both, building your linguistic skills alongside your knowledge and criticism of film.

Modern Languages with Translation BA (with year abroad)
Full-time, 4 years | UCAS code: 7Q19
In the field of translation, the more languages you speak, the more opportunities you’ll have. In this degree, you’ll hone your linguistic skills in two languages, as well learn the about the theory and practice of translation.

Major/Minor degrees

One for the head. One for the heart. At Leicester, you can create a degree that’s built around you. You’ll study a core area in depth (Major), while also studying an additional area (Minor).

This is your chance to pair up your Major with a subject that can boost your career prospects or simply explore something you’ve always been interested in – like a language. Find out more about Major/Minor degrees.

Major in French Studies BA (with year abroad)
Full-time, 4 years | UCAS code: R101
You’re a lover of French language. You’re a lover of French culture. But you want to share this love with another subject. With our Major in French Studies, you can make this happen.

Major in Italian Studies BA (with year abroad)
Full-time, 4 years | UCAS code: R301
Not many countries are as rich in history, film and literature as Italy – not to mention the iconic food. In this degree, you’ll develop your language skills and knowledge of Italian culture, as well as combine your studies with another subject.

Major in Spanish and Latin American Studies BA (with year abroad)
Full-time, 4 years | UCAS code: R401
Spain and Latin America. Interlinked yet completely unique. In this degree, you’ll hone your Spanish language skills, expand your knowledge of Spanish and Hispanic cultures across the world, and combine your studies with another subject.

Minor in French Language
3-4 years

Minor in Italian Language
3-4 years

Minor in Spanish Language
3-4 years

Summer schools

Learn more about our unique, fully-funded, three week summer schools.

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