Students will be expected to have a BA degree (upper-second class degree or equivalent) in a relevant subject, such as language (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian), literature or linguistics from a recognised national or international university. Students not holding a degree in a non-language-related field may be admitted provided they can demonstrate they have the required competence (C1 following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in one of the above mentioned languages.
Months of entry
The MA in Languages, Literatures and Cultures is a distinct course that offers students thorough knowledge in the field of literary and cultural studies with an extensive theoretical foundation to engage critically with various literatures. As opposed to other literary studies courses in the UK (which are commonly affiliated with English departments) it presents a unique opportunity for students who wish to pursue a degree in literatures and comparative studies with a firm emphasis on working on materials in their original language(s). It will thus combine the broad comparative approach to a wide range of seminal historical and current themes in world literature with a strong grounding in linguistic and cultural competence in a particular region or country.
Its purpose is to provide a solid foundation that prepares and indeed invites students to proceed to a PhD in a corresponding field by placing an emphasis on the research-led dissertation component of the course. With an equally strong emphasis on current topics and debates, it will also train students to take up employment in the culture sector.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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