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Languages and Cultures (research route) MA

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Degree awarded
12 months full-time, 24 months part-time
Entry requirements
Applicants should hold a good, Upper Second Class Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, normally in a relevant subject.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
There is no limit on the number of places available on the course.
How to apply

Please visit our How to Apply page.  

If you wish to transfer credits onto one of our master's programmes, please visit here  for further information.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

The MA Languages and Cultures is a research-focused programme which enables students to pursue specialist Masters-level research into the cultures associated with the following language areas: East Asian; French; German; Italian; Middle Eastern; Russian and Eastern European; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American. `Cultures' is understood in the broadest sense: students may wish to specialize in historical, literary, religious, or artistic aspects of relevant countries from the pre-modern period to the present day. Applicants may choose to specialize in any area covered by the unparalleled breadth of research expertise available among academic staff within the School of Language, Linguistics and Cultures. The programme provides intensive training in research, and in related high-level transferable skills, in preparation for PhD studies at research universities. It is also aimed at students who will be heavily involved in research-based activities outside academia (e.g. as analysts in the commercial and finance industry, or as policy analysts in government departments or city councils).

Open days

Our next Open Day will be on Wednesday 18 March 2015 as part of a University-wide postgraduate event. Further details can be found  here .


The level of tuition fees for entry in September 2012 are not yet available, however, for entry to MA programmes in 2011, the tuition fees are £3,732 per annum for Home/EU students and £11,700 per annum for International students. For general fees information, please visit: Postgraduate Fees .

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.


The School also offers a limited number of fee bursaries on a competitive basis for MA students. Details of bursaries available in a given year will be posted on the School website in January.

Please see the  School website  for further details. 

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
+44 (0)161 306 1259
Academic department overview

See: About us

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