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Modern Languages and Cultures

School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Develop a deep understanding of your chosen language or languages and associated societies. You’ll explore the relationship between language, identity, culture and place, in the context of an increasingly interconnected and complex world.
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Course description

The course is designed to allow you the flexibility to specialise in a single area, or follow a broader path taking in different areas of interest.

You can specialise in French Studies, Germanic Studies, Hispanic Studies, Catalan Studies, Latin American Studies, or Russian and Slavonic Studies.

Alternatively, you can take a broader path. For example, you could do your dissertation on a topic in Germanic Studies, and also take a directed reading module in Translation, Intercultural Communication Studies or another subject area.

Our work spans identity studies, gender studies, linguistics, politics, visual cultures, migration and literary studies. You can find details of staff research interests on our website, which will help you to select a potential supervisor for your dissertation.

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  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

A 2:1 bachelors degree in languages, literature or linguistics. We'll consider all applications on an individual basis, taking into account academic ability and personal and professional experience in languages and cultures. We require two academic references.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students


You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.