Modern Languages

Studying Modern Languages broadens your horizons.

To speak another language is to understand other societies, other cultures, other histories, and to better appreciate your own. It is also an unparalleled way of increasing your employability that puts you ahead of candidates with similar ambitions who are monolingual.

At Leicester, we ensure that you do not simply learn to speak new words, but that you acquire cultural fluency. You will be taught predominantly by native speakers and you will have the opportunity to experience total linguistic and cultural immersion thanks to our unique, fully-funded summer school and our impressive range of year abroad options.

Our course options include the study of a variety of thought-provoking cultural studies modules, and a number of our degree programmes allow you to combine the study of Modern Languages with other subjects from the Humanities and Social Sciences such as English, Politics, Management or Law.

Our research specialisms span diverse topics in film and the visual arts, literature and linguistics from within the fields of French and Francophone Studies, Italian Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies, and Translation and Interpreting Studies. Our expertise in, and passion for, these areas of study underpins all of our teaching – and your learning.