Professional Language and Intercultural Studies, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15500
    Tuition (Year)
    7000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The Professional Language and Intercultural Studies programme at the University of Leeds offers a unique combination of intercultural (or cross-cultural) studies with the study of modern languages, including English, for professional purposes.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The Professional Language and Intercultural Studies programme at the University of Leeds aims to help students develop a broad understanding of the nature of contemporary relations between different cultural groups and hence the cultural sensitivity, together with the high-level communicative skills, needed for use in international professional settings or in further study of the field.

Why Leeds?

The University of Leeds, the first choice for more than 30,000 students from over 130 different countries, is a truly international university. The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies lies at the heart of this international, and intercultural, academic environment. It is unique in the breadth of specialist linguistic training it offers and its coverage of the cultures and societies of different regions and historical eras – from Asia to the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Latin America, and from classical antiquity to the twenty first century.

Programme Structure

Programme Structure

Intercultural Studies modules

  • 'Skills and Issues in Intercultural Studies’ focuses on improving understanding of the processes and contexts of interaction between different cultural groups
  • ‘English in International Communication’ is a Sociolinguistics-based module that examines the nature of language and of English in particular, as both native tongue and lingua franca
  • A dissertation on a topic related to Intercultural Studies, together with research methods training

Professional Language modules

  • Translation theory and practicum modules in a wide variety of different language combinations (subject to level test/availability of different language combinations)
    and/or
  • Modules on public speaking and writing for professional purposes (in English)

Further Optional Modules

  • MAPLIS/Centre for Translation Studies modules: ‘Managing Business across Cultures’, 'International Organisations: Context, Theory, Practice', ‘Introduction to Interpreting Skills’, ‘Introduction to Screen Translation’, ‘English for Translators’, and others
  • Modules in Applied Linguistics and in the history, culture and/or politics of the world’s regions, nations and ethnic groups
  • A wide variety of foreign language modules at all levels
Learning and assessment

Modules are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical classes and one-to-one tutorials. Assessment ranges from the traditional essay, to more practical assignments such as problem-solving reports, reflective logs, and group or individual oral presentations. For your research project/dissertation you will be assigned a supervisor whose research interests correspond most closely to your chosen topic.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

Entry requirements

For entry to taught MA programmes in the School of Languages, Cultures & Societies we require:

  • Typically a good 2:1 or above undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent). Candidates with other relevant experience/qualifications may be considered.
  • If English is not your native language, evidence of English language qualifications.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15500 International
  • GBP 7000 EU/EEA

Funding

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