Taught course

Languages and Cultures (by research) MA

Institution
Lancaster University · European Languages and Cultures
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements
2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in Languages

Additional Requirements
As part of your application you will also need to provide a viable research proposal

Months of entry

October

Course content

This MA programme is an excellent choice if you are keen to build on your love of languages and cultures and would enjoy the freedom to explore a research topic of your own choice. You could take inspiration from your own experiences or draw upon the breadth of expertise in the Department when selecting a topic. Previous topics range widely from an exploration of literary works centred on the German Democratic Republic, to an analysis of the role of nation and language in constructing a pan-Catalan identity.

The MA is an excellent pathway to doctoral research and facilitates the development of high-level skills in independent thinking, research, and communication, which are crucial qualities in many professions.

You will choose three taught modules from the range available in the Department of Languages and Cultures and from related departments within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. All modules are taught in English with tuition predominantly in small groups. Tutors will advise you as to which modules might best prepare you for your dissertation work. For your dissertation, you will have individual supervision sessions with your supervisor(s).

In addition, you will be required to attend the module, Research Skills for Modern Linguists. This module is not assessed, and it covers a range of research skills specific to Modern Languages that are designed to support you in researching and writing your dissertation.

Information for international students

IELTS: Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0

We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here on our English language requirements page.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Language and Culture Postgraduate Admissions
Email
delc@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 592661