Modern Languages and Cultures MLang Hons - 2020 Entry
Lancaster’s MLang degree is a selective and accelerated programme enabling you to achieve an MA in one or two languages and related studies in four years. It is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures which ranks in the national top 15 for language studies, including 2nd in the UK for French and German Studies in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, and 5th for Iberian Languages in the Complete University Guide 2017.
In Year 1, you will study core language modules which strengthen your reading, writing and speaking ability. You will engage with advanced grammar and develop key translation and composition skills. This is complemented by language-specific modules, introducing you to your language’s political, historical and cultural context. You will also choose a minor subject, which may be an additional language.
You will spend your second year abroad at a partner institution. This makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. If you are studying two languages, you will split the year between two countries.
Back at Lancaster in your third year, you will consolidate your language skills, alongside specialist culture and comparative courses, such as ‘French Culture in the Digital Age’ and ‘Translation as a Cultural Practice’. You will also write a specialist topic dissertation.
In your final year you will study at postgraduate level, taking the core module ‘Research Skills for Modern Linguists’, and an optional module, such as ‘Reading Theoretically’. You will also write your Master’s dissertation, supervised by an academic with expertise in the relevant field.
A Level AAB
Required Subjects A level in one or two of the languages to be studied. Please visit the Languages & Cultures webpages for further details.
IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.
International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects, including one or two of the languages to be studied. Please contact the Admissions Team for further details.
BTEC Accepted alongside A levels in one or two of the languages to be studied. Please contact the Admissions Team for further details.
We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.
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Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.
- Part I Chinese (Intensive)
- Part I French Studies (Advanced/CEFR: B1)
- Part I French Studies (Beginners to CEFR: A2)
- Part I German Studies (Advanced/CEFR: B1)
- Part I German Studies (Beginners to CEFR: A2)
- Part I Italian Studies (Beginners to CEFR: A2)
- Part I Spanish Studies (Advanced/CEFR: B1)
- Part I Spanish Studies (Beginners to CEFR: A2)
- Chinese Culture and Society
- Chinese Language 4
- French Language: Oral Skills (CEFR: C1/C2)
- French Language: Written Skills (CEFR: C1/C2)
- Full Unit Dissertation
- German Language Oral Skills (CEFR: C1/C2)
- German Language Written Skills (CEFR C1/C2)
- Italian language: Oral and Aural skills (CEFR: B2)
- Italian Language: Written and Reading Skills (CEFR: B2)
- Spanish Language: Oral Skills (CEFR: C1/C2)
- Spanish Language: Written Skills (CEFR: C1/C2)
- Autocrats, Caudillos and Big Men: Understanding Dictatorship and its Cultural Representation in the 20th Century
- Contemporary Cities in Literature and Film
- Francophone Voices: Literature and Film from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Canada
- Game of (Spanish) Thrones: Treachery, War and Exile in Spanish Poetry (13th-20th c.)
- Images of Austria: National Identity and Cultural Representation
- Imagining Modern Europe: Post-Revolutionary Utopias and Ideologies in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
- Latin America and Spain on Film: Violence and Masculinities
- Literature and Fame in Contemporary Germany
- Love, religion and society in the 18th century French novel
- Mirrors across Media: Reflexivity in Literature, Film, Comics and Video Games
- Modernity of Forms and Forms of Modernity in French Literature 1850-2000
- Social movements and committed writing in Mexico since 1968
- The Prosecution of 'Otherness' in Europe: Witchcraft, Heresy and Inquisition (14th -17th C)
- Translation as a Cultural Practice
- Writing in the margins: narrating cross-cultural experience
Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
As well as language and subject related skills, a degree in languages develops rich interpersonal, intercultural, cognitive and transferable skills that can be utilised across a variety of careers. Our graduates have found work in a wide variety of areas such as accountancy, IT, business development, civil service, events management, finance, journalism, publishing, research and sales, as well as teaching and translating both in the UK and beyond.
For the last ten years, languages graduates from Lancaster have been in the top ten universities in the country in terms of their employment prospects. Our department is ranked 6th in the UK for language graduate employability in the Guardian University Guide 2016.
The MLang programme is designed to allow you 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.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Fees and Funding
We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2020/21 entry fees have not yet been set.
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Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.
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