Leeds University Business School

Languages, Cultures and Politics

Leeds University Business School
In Leeds

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Leeds
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  • Leeds
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Examine domestic and international political systems and processes and achieve fluency in your chosen language. You can study Politics at Leeds in combination with Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai.
You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the institutions and practices of modern political systems, the theories that underpin them, and the ways in which they shape, and are shaped by, society and achieve fluency in your chosen language. You’ll deepen your awareness of the important political challenges faced by governments today. Your year abroad will further enhance your linguistic language skills and expand your understanding of the political and social structures of your host country.
Your final year project will enable you to demonstrate your combined understanding of both elements of your undergraduate degree, enabling you to explore in greater depth such issues as political reforms and transitions, social movements, human rights, with specific reference to your chosen language and country.
Specialist facilities
The world class Brotherton Library holds a wide variety of manuscript, archive and early printed material in its Special Collections – valuable assets for your independent research. Our additional library resources are also excellent, and the University Library offers a comprehensive training programme to help you make the most of them.
If you’re choosing to study a language as part of your joint honours degree, our Language Zone gives you access to free learning resources, including space for personal study, language learning software, and video, audio, books and magazines. You'll also have access to our translation computer labs equipped with specialist software and our interpreter training booths to explore different career options.

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Leeds (North Yorkshire)
Maurice Keyworth Building, The University Of Leeds, LS2 9JT


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· Requirements

Entry requirements A-level: AAB-ABB langauge specific requirements A-level requirements: AAB - with Japanese ABB - all other languages Subject specific language requirements: Arabic: no specific requirements Chinese: GCSE 4/C in a foreign language French: A-level Grade A in French German: A-level Grade A in German Italian A (Advanced): A-level Grade B in Italian Italian B (Beginners): no specific requirements Japanese: GCSE 4/C in a foreign language Portuguese: no specific requirements Russian A (Advanced): A-level Grade B in Russian Russian B (Beginners): no specific requirements gher...

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Course programme

Course structure

These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

For more information on typical modules, read Languages, Cultures and Politics BA in the course catalogue

Broadening your academic horizons

At Leeds we want you to benefit from the depth and breadth of the University's expertise, to prepare you for success in an ever-changing and challenging world. This course gives you the opportunity to broaden your learning by studying discovery modules. Find out more on the Broadening webpages.

Learning and teaching

Our tutors are experts in their fields, and their teaching is informed by their own cutting-edge research.

We use a range of teaching methods to help you benefit from their expertise, including lectures, seminars, tutorials or occasionally workshops. However, independent study is also central to this degree, since it allows you to develop your skills in research and analysis. You will be able to apply your skills and knowledge in a Final Year Research Project on a topic of your own choice.


We also use different types of assessment. Usually we use a mixture of exams and essays, but you may also be assessed on oral presentations or group work in some modules. Support will be on hand throughout your time at Leeds – for example, you’ll be able to attend extra classes on exam technique, structuring an essay and public speaking if you need them.

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