Modern Languages and Cultures
School of Languages and Cultures,
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
This course is structured but very flexible. Working with nationally and internationally recognised experts, you can focus on a single discipline – for example French Studies – or undertake an interdisciplinary programme across two or more languages and cultures. You can engage with topics such as literature, linguistics, history, visual and film studies, politics, migration, and postcolonial or gender studies, as appropriate to your interests.
The course is for students with a background in any specialism in French and Francophone studies, Germanic studies (German and Dutch), Hispanic and Lusophone studies (Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese; Latin America), Luxembourgish Studies, and Russian and Slavonic studies (Russian and Czech; the former USSR).
This course is highly flexible – you’ll have a variety of ways to develop your interests.
Explore core and optional modules
This MA will help you extend and deepen your knowledge of culture and language. It is an ideal route into PhD study. You'll have the opportunity to build on your specialist knowledge through optional modules and your dissertation, which may serve as the foundation for a PhD project. We'll give you advice and guidance on how to construct a PhD proposal and how to apply for scholarship funding.
We use a variety of teaching methods, including:
- staff- and student-led seminars
- small-group work
- one-to-one tutorials with staff
- practical workshops.
Independent study and research are crucial elements of the programme.
You could be assessed on:
- extended essays
- individual projects
- individual or small-group oral presentations
- presentation of a research paper
- a dissertation, depending on the module studied.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
The School offers a great variety of research interests, so it gives you a chance to learn about a lot of disciplines, from linguistics to cultural history. I think one of the main focuses of the school is interdisciplinarity, and you can perceive that on a daily basis ... I was particularly impressed by the flexibility of the programme, with modules that are tailored to help every MA student in reaching their research goals.
You’ll need a 2:1 honours degree in a language-related discipline such as linguistics, literature or a language.
The programme is for students with a background in French and Francophone studies, Germanic studies (German and Dutch), Hispanic and Lusophone studies (Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese; Latin America), Luxembourgish studies, or Russian and Slavonic studies (Russian and Czech; the former USSR).
English language requirements
Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 0631
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.