MA in Languages and Cultures

12 months Full Time /24 months Part Time

The MA programme is designed to allow MA 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 may be considered a pathway towards doctoral research.

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

The programme is assessed primarily by dissertation (120 credits) and comprises three taught modules representing (20 credits) each. All three modules can be selected from the range available in DeLC and related departments in the Faculty. All the modules will be taught in English language, and each taught module is assessed by one essay of 5000 words. In addition to the three taught modules, it is a requirement that you attend a non-assessed module in research methodology offered centrally by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

The programme encourages students to pursue their own particular interests; 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 run by the department.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for postgraduate study in DeLC should normally have a good first degree in languages or a related subject (2:1 or above). 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 are usually invited for an informal interview with the Director of Graduate studies and the proposed supervisor.

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