Taught course

Languages, Literatures, Cultures

Durham University · School of Modern Languages and Cultures

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Entry requirements

A BA degree (2.1 or equivalent) in a relevant subject, such as a language (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian), literature or linguistics from a recognised national or international university.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA is a distinctive course that offers you a thorough knowledge in the field of literary and cultural studies with an extensive theoretical foundation to engage critically with various literatures.

It offers you an opportunity to study cultural texts in their original language and encourages you to pay attention to the local, national and regional contexts within which they originate. Whether you work with texts in one or several non-English languages, we will also invite you to think within an international context and to cross borders, disciplines and canons.

You will be able to work with specialists in your area(s) of expertise and to choose from a wide range of innovative modules.

This course will provide a solid foundation that prepares students to proceed to a PhD, as well as training students for employment in the culture sector.

Core module:

• Critical Theory and Frameworks.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,000.00 per year
International students
£20,300.00 per year


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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