MA in Languages and Cultures

12 months Full Time /24 months Part Time

The MA in Languages and Cultures is designed to allow students to develop specialist knowledge of a subject area on a topic at an advanced level and to develop skills which can be transferred into professions outside the university or which can serve as a pathway towards doctoral research.

The subject for study may further develop a topic already encountered on one of your undergraduate modules offered (whether at Lancaster University or at an institution elsewhere), or it may draw upon a the breadth of research expertise in the department.

The programme is assessed primarily by dissertation (120 credits), as well as taught modules worth 60 credits (normally three 20-credit modules). These modules can be selected from the range available in the Department of Languages and Cultures and in the Faculty more widely. In addition to the three taught modules, it is a requirement that you attend our module in research skills (DELC401).

In addition to taught modules and supervision, the department encourages its postgraduate students to attend research seminars, conferences, training events, reading groups and social events.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for postgraduate study in the Department of Languages and Cultures should normally have a 2:1 or first-class degree in languages or a related subject. When applying they must outline (in up to 500 words) their preferred area of research, giving such details as the authors, themes and approaches they would hope to pursue, with some indication of the reading they have already done in this field.

We also welcome overseas applicants with the equivalent qualifications from another country.

Candidates may be invited for an informal interview with the Director of Postgraduate studies and/or the proposed supervisor.

For further information, please contact the Director of Postgraduate Studies.