Masters courses

The School of Languages and Cultures is at the forefront of national and international research in modern languages across a range of disciplines and periods, historical and contemporary.

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In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (REF 2014), our departments had up to 70% of their research rated as internationally excellent or world-leading.

With our Research Clusters (Visual Culture, Film and Performance, Gender Studies, Linguistics, Intellectual History, and Migration, Culture and Communities, Literary Studies and Cultural History), we encompass a wide range of areas of specialisation. We also offer many cross-disciplinary opportunities within the School. 


MA Modern Languages and Cultures

The MA Modern Languages and Cultures is our newest course and builds on your undergraduate studies enabling you to further develop a deeper understanding of your chosen language(s) and associated societies, investigate and research the relationships between language, identity, culture and place and develop an ability to interpret and analyse the complexity of an increasingly interconnected, multilingual and multicultural world.

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MA Intercultural Communication (MAIC)

The MA in Intercultural Communication is one of our MA programmes in Translation and Intercultural Communication Studies and is designed to meet your needs for communicating across a wide range of cultural groups. You will critically engage with the major intercultural questions and issues relevant to your future profession. The course combines the study of theory and practice with critical reflexivity.

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MA Intercultural Communication and International Development (MAICID)

The world has moved a long way since the days of ‘aid’. This interdisciplinary course provides students with the opportunity to develop their expertise in both intercultural communication and international development. It responds to a recognised need for international developers with a high level of intercultural communication knowledge and skills, as well as professional interculturalists who can advise international developers in their work.

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MA Crossways in Cultural Narratives (MUNDUS)

We also offer the MA Crossways in Cultural Narratives (MUNDUS). A prestigious European Union supported masters programme in European languages, cultures and literatures. This course gives you the chance to study either in three European countries, or in two European countries and one other overseas.

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