The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies is one of the UK’s leading centres for research and teaching in languages and cultures. We offer a wide variety of research supervision for MA by Research and PhD programmes and taught MA programmes. Key themes include European literatures and cultures from the medieval age to the 21st century; the Arab world; contemporary China, Japan and the cultures of South East Asia; gender; the media, especially film; translation and interpreting; language branding, demography, immigration and race; postcolonialism; diasporic cultures; linguistics and language computing.

Why study with us? 

We offer you the opportunity to study in a stimulating environment which brings together the experience and insights of 200 postgraduate students from across the world. Our facilities are state-of-the-art and our unique personal tutoring system gives all students the individual support of an academic advisor from the start of their programme at Leeds.

Want to find out more? 

Use the links on the left of this page to find out more about Research Degrees in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies. Alternatively, use the links below to navigate to more subject and programme-specific information:

Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies | Classics | East Asian StudiesFrenchGermanItalianLinguistics and Phonetics | Professional Language and Intercultural StudiesRussian and Slavonic StudiesSpanish, Portuguese and Latin American StudiesTranslation StudiesWorld Cinemas and Digital Cultures | World Literatures

What our students say

Chris Ward

The British Council Graduate Scheme was looking for young people with top-level language skills and experience living and working abroad, and having spent several years in Latin America, I thought this sounded ideal.

WRDTC

The University of Leeds is part of the ESRC accredited White Rose Doctoral Training Centre.