Taught course

Languages and Cultures (research route)

The University of Manchester · Graduate School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Entry requirements

The normal requirement for admission to the MA is an Upper Second class Honours degree, or higher, or its overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject, usually the language(s) to be studied.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Languages and Cultures is a research-focused programme which enables students to pursue specialist Masters-level research into the cultures associated with the following language areas: East Asian; French; German; Italian; Middle Eastern; Russian and Eastern European; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American. `Cultures' is understood in the broadest sense: students may wish to specialize in historical, literary, religious, or artistic aspects of relevant countries from the pre-modern period to the present day. Applicants may choose to specialize in any area covered by the unparalleled breadth of research expertise available among academic staff within the School of Language, Linguistics and Cultures. The programme provides intensive training in research, and in related high-level transferable skills, in preparation for PhD studies at research universities. It is also aimed at students who will be heavily involved in research-based activities outside academia (e.g. as analysts in the commercial and finance industry, or as policy analysts in government departments or city councils).

Information for international students

For further information about entry requirements, including English Language requirements please see the University website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
+44 (0)161 306 1259