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Excellence in research and teaching

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We are one of the UK's leading centres for international-quality languages and cultures research and teaching. The School belongs to the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures which is ranked top 60th in the world by the QS World Rankings by Subject 2017.

We are home to over 2000 students, together with approximately 140 staff, many of whom are native speakers of the languages they research and teach. Additionally, well over 1000 students, often from overseas, follow courses in our English Language and Foreign Language Teaching Units in our Language Centre.

The study of languages, cultures and linguistics enjoys over a century of history at the University of Leeds. We are proud of our tradition, but also of the expansion and innovation during the last decades, which have seen us broaden our activities to include Interpreting & Translating, South East Asian Studies, and World Cinemas, involving a major programme of investment in new staff and facilities.

The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies is one of the largest and most diverse of its kind in the UK - here you can enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, the expertise and dedication of internationally recognised scholars.  

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