The normal minimum entrance requirement would be a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree from a recognised university in the UK, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard (for example a grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher).
Applications from candidates who do not meet the formal academic requirements but who offer alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience, could be considered.
You must also have native or near-native competence in English and the language of study.
Months of entry
Who is this course for?
The degree is offered to students who would like specific training for postgraduate research in modern languages aiming ultimately at a PhD, or who wish to take a challenging end-stopped Master’s. The core course offers a distinctive element of translation theory in addition to research skills and training.
What does this course cover?
The core course offers a distinctive element of translation theory in addition to research skills and training.
The Master of Research is a flexible programme that allows in-depth study under the supervision of experts in the field and provides excellent preparation for a student wishing to continue to doctoral study. The dissertation gives the student scope to explore an area of interest in depth and to develop advanced critical and analytical research skills. Students receive face-to-face supervision and specialist research training in small groups within a well-established research training programme.
The course comprises two modules and a 25,000-word dissertation. Teaching will be provided by IMLR, SAS, and SOAS staff.
- Research Skills and Methodologies
- 25,000-word dissertation
- Translation Theory
- Digital Humanities Textual Analysis
- Introducing Digital Humanities
Information for international students
Fees and funding
The School of Advanced Study has a range of funding opportunities for home, EU and international applicants. Find out more about funding opportunities here. If you're applying for funding, you may be subject to an application deadline.
The Friends of Germanic Studies have made available a scholarship designed to support a student on the Institute's MRes in Modern Languages course, who intends to write their dissertation on a German-related topic. The scholarship provides a fee waiver of up to 100% of the full-time or part-time Home/EU tuition fee, and is tenable for one year (full-time) or two years (part-time).
The MRes Bursary, made available by the Bithell Bequest Fund scholarship is designed to support a student wishing to pursue the Institute's MRes in Modern Languages course who intends to write their dissertation on a German-related topic. The scholarship provides the successful applicant with a fee waiver of up to 100% of the full-time or part-time Home/EU tuition fee, and is tenable for one year (full-time) or two years (part-time).
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of Advanced Study Enquiries
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