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Professional Language and Intercultural Studies

University of Leeds

12 months
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This Professional Language and Intercultural Studies course from University of Leeds combines the study of intercultural communication/studies with a thorough grounding in professional language. 


The intercultural side encompasses the study of social interaction between cultural groups, including theoretical analysis of some of the thornier global questions which we currently face. In terms of professional language, you will develop skills in translation, public speaking and written communication in English. These two strands are closely connected through exploring the role that culture and languages play in shaping our identity, influencing social relations and affecting aspects of power.

You’ll also focus on additional topics that suit your interests and aspirations, as you choose from optional modules across different disciplines or contexts. You could study modules focusing on screen translation, gender and equality in the workplace, pragmatics and international organisations among many others. You could even study a foreign language. If you’re looking for a career with an international dimension, this course will allow you to develop the knowledge, cultural awareness and practical skills to succeed.

Career opportunities

This Professional Language and Intercultural Studies course from University of Leeds is designed for students who want to develop careers with an international dimension, such as working in non-governmental organisations, multinational corporations, commerce, market research, tourism, or the diplomatic service. A postgraduate qualification will also equip you with advanced skills in research, analysis and written and oral communication which will always hold value among employers in a range of industries.

Others have gone into international education, or built on their language skills with further training in areas such as translation or interpreting. Many have also pursued further studies through postgraduate research (PhD), either in Intercultural Studies or related fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Inquiry, Communication and Learning
  • Caribbean and Black British Writing
  • Postcolonial Cultures of Encounter and Settlement
  • Black Internationalism
  • Pragmatics
  • Gender and Equality at Work in Comparative Perspective
  • Diversity Management
  • China and India in the Global Context 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons). We welcome applicants from a diverse range of subject disciplines.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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