A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons). We welcome applicants from a diverse range of subject disciplines. Applicants are required to have an excellent command of English and one or more foreign languages. Applicants will be interviewed and undertake translation tests in their chosen languages.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in Reading and Writing and 7.5 in Speaking and Listening.. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications
How to apply
Applications will not be considered until required documents (including evidence of meeting the English language requirements) have been submitted.
Applicants must meet the English language requirement, submit their application and submit all required supporting documents by the course deadline:
• Overseas applicants studying Chinese as a working language: 31st March
• Home applicants studying Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish: 24th August
• Overseas applicants studying French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish: 31st August
This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Documents and information you'll need
You must upload the following documents before we will assess your application:
- Official degree certificate(s) and transcript of marks or enrolment certificate and partial transcript of marks
- Evidence of English language proficiency
- Translation Test(s) (optional)
This course does not require you to take modules in specialised translation, however, if you wish to enrol on these you must complete the corresponding translation test(s), i.e.:
- AB pathway with French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish: submit the relevant translation test into English.
- AB pathway Chinese-English: submit both “Chinese into English” and “English into Chinese” translation tests.
- ACC pathway (all languages): submit translation tests from each ‘C’ language into English.
Applicants are not required to submit a supporting statement, though one may be requested if further information is needed.
The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures receives very large numbers of high-quality applications and regrets that it cannot make offers to all of its applicants. Some particularly popular schools may have to reject many that hold the necessary academic qualifications.
If you require any further information, please contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Taught Postgraduate Admissions Office.
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0233 or +44 (0)113 343 3234
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
University of Leeds Taught Admissions Policy 2023
- UK: £8,167 (total)
- International: £15,500 (total)
For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
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Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs.
Scholarships and financial support
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.