Research course

Modern Languages

Institution
Swansea University · College of Arts and Humanities
Qualifications
MA(Res)MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

MA by Reaserahc: applicants should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a related subject (e.g. Modern Languages, Media Studies, or English Literature) or hold relevant work experience. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with minimum of 6.5 in each element) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

MPhil: applicants should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a related subject. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with minimum of 6.5 in each element) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

PhD: applicants should hold a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, and you should hold or expect to achieve a postgraduate Master’s degree in a related subject. English language requirement IELTS 6.5 (with minimum of 6.5 in each element) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

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Modern Languages at Swansea encompasses Arabic, French, German and Hispanic Studies with research strengths in written culture from the medieval period to the present day, including contemporary European cinema. We also have language expertise in Italian and Mandarin Chinese, but, depending on your choice of topic, advanced knowledge of a language is not an entry requirement. Some comparative projects in both literature and film can be researched in English translation.

Our expertise ranges from the French medieval lyric and Enlightenment drama, women's writing and feminism; travel; the conflicted memories of World War Two; film and literature about the Baader-Meinhof Group; and the works of the Nobel Laureates, Elias Canetti, Jean Cocteau, Günter Grass, Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Herta Müller. Our dynamic research environment which has won attention and funding from outside bodies such as the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Modern Humanities Research Association, the Wellcome Trust and the EU.

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.

To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MA(Res)

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MPhil

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
College of Arts and Humanities
Email
coahcollegeoffice@swansea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1792 602394