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The Language Centre

...holistic study of language as a societal institution means you’ll graduate not just as a linguist but also someone able to undertake social scientific research.

Emily Marks (BSc Language, Culture and Society 2020/1 cohort)

Welcome to the LSE Language Centre. Here you can meet our students and staff virtually and find out more about the Language Centre and our programmes. Take your time to browse through the information and follow the links to our webpages to really get to know us.

An introduction to BSc International Relations and Chinese An introduction to BSc International Relations and Chinese
Watch this video for an introduction to studying BSc International Relations and Chinese
BSc Language, Culture and Society BSc Language, Culture and Society
Here is an introduction to the BSc Language, Culture and Society programme

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Watch our Virtual Undergraduate Open Day video

Top three reasons why you should study languages at LSE

  1. You’ll be using and researching living languages in a multilingual global city and a truly international university.
  2. We have an excellent record for student feedback and attainment. You’ll combine language learning with world-class disciplinary study in international relations and sociology.
  3. You will also spend the third year of your programme studying abroad at a partner institution in one of five countries, depending on your language choice.

You can also find our more about us on our webpages and by watching the video below.

Staff explain why you should study languages Staff explain why you should study languages
Staff at the Language Centre explain why you should study with them

What is it like to study a degree in the Language Centre?

Our Language Centre degree programmes allow students to combine either international relations or language culture and society courses with the development of advanced language skills. Students will take language, literature and linguistic courses, designed to develop an understanding of intercultural communication as well as language proficiency skills. BSc International Relations and Chinese is intended for beginners in Mandarin, rather than fluent speakers. BSc Language Culture and Society students can select from one of five modern languages: French; German; Mandarin; Russian or Spanish. There is no language pre-requisite. 

Listen to our taster session and watch our assessment methods video below for more information.

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Find our from staff about the innovative assessment methods in the language centre

Hear from our students 

Our programmes: BSc International Relations and Chinese

For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content, preliminary reading and accreditation please visit our BSc International Relations and Chinese programme page.

Study abroad

BSc International Relations and Chinese students will spend their third year, and the summer between their first and second year studying at Fudan University. Students are required to return to LSE after their study abroad year to complete their degree. Visit our Study abroad and trips page for more information. 

Our programmes: BSc Language, Culture and Society

For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content and preliminary reading please visit our BSc Language, Culture and Society programme page.

Study abroad

BSc Language, Culture and Society students will spend their third year studying abroad at a partner institution in one of five countries, depending on language choice. Visit our Study abroad and trips page for more information. The partner institutions are:

  • Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • Liden & Denz Intercultural Institute of Languages-St Petersburg, Russia
  • Sciences Po, France
  • Fudan University, China

Students are required to return to LSE after their study abroad year to complete their degree. 

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