Taught course

Professional Language and Intercultural Studies

University of Leeds · School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) or equivalent qualification. You don’t need to have any experience of Intercultural Studies, and equivalent professional experience will also be considered.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies admissions team.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme combines the study of social interaction between cultural groups including theoretical analysis of some of the thornier global questions which we currently face. This includes exploring the role modern languages play in shaping our identity, influencing social relations and affecting aspects of power.

You’ll explore the ways in which cultural groups relate to each other and learn about the role that English plays in different contexts worldwide. But you’ll also have the chance to develop skills in translation, or public speaking and written communication in English. You’ll also focus on topics that suit your interests and aspirations, as you choose from optional modules across disciplines and geographies.

You could study screen translation, gender and equality in the workplace, language acquisition and Japanese business practice among many others. You could even study a foreign language. If you’re looking for a career with an international dimension, this programme will allow you to develop the knowledge, cultural awareness and practical skills to succeed.

We’re a truly international university, with over 30,000 students from more than 130 countries and a large, diverse team of leading researchers and practitioners.

Our students benefit from this stimulating learning environment while developing their skills in state-of-the-art facilities; as well as our world-class research library, you could practice translation in our Electronic Resource and Information Centre (ERIC), fully equipped with the latest software and translation tools. It’s an excellent place to gain an insight into the relations between cultural groups while gaining valuable practical skills.

Information for international students

This course requires an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components.. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Fees and funding

There are a number of scholarships available to both UK/EU and international students. For further information please click here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
0113 343 3234