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UCAS code:L3R9

BSc Language, Culture and Society

Combine the study of sociology with learning a modern language. Spend a year abroad at one of our partner institutions.
BSc Language, Culture and Society at LSE



Taught jointly by the Department of Sociology and the Language Centre, this BSc Language, Culture and Society allows you to study sociology and become fluent in either French, German, Mandarin, Russian or Spanish.

You’ll examine how societies work and examine the role of language in our culture and society. You’ll also choose language, linguistics and literature courses from the Language Centre. The programme includes a year abroad (in the third year) at one of five partner institutions. During the year abroad, you’ll study courses in your chosen language and also audit sociology classes at your host university. Opportunities for short internships may also be available.

This degree will equip you with the necessary skills for many different careers in government, the corporate sector, research and advisory organisations, and social care.

Previous language study is very useful but not essential – you can start as a complete beginner or pick up your learning post-GCSE or A-level.

Entry requirements

Here, you can check our entry requirements for GCSEs, A-levels (please read them alongside our information about subject combinations) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also consider applications from students with a range of other UK qualifications and from overseas. Please select the overseas button below and choose your country from the dropdown list to find the equivalency to A-levels of your qualification.


We welcome students from all walks of life at LSE. We want to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation. So, whatever your background, please do apply. Get all the details on our general entry requirements.

Competition for places at LSE is high. We cannot guarantee you an offer of a place even if you’re predicted or achieve our standard entry requirements.

Our standard offer requirements are intended only as a guide and, in some cases, you’ll be asked for different grades.

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I’m really grateful for the opportunities I’ve had here so far, and I’m excited to see what comes next!
Emma Lim, Malaysia

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We consider each application carefully, taking into account all the details you’ve included on your UCAS form, such as:

You may also have to provide evidence of your English proficiency, although this is not needed at the application stage. See our English language requirements page.


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You're charged a fee for each year of your programme. Your tuition fee covers registration and examination fees payable to the School, lectures, classes and individual supervision, lectures given at other colleges under intercollegiate arrangements and, under current arrangements, membership of the Students' Union. It doesn't cover living costs or travel or fieldwork.


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The degree programme will prepare you for a career in government, corporate organisations, research and advisory organisations and social care, as well as further study.

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