Taught course

Modern Languages and Cultures

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

Entry requirements

We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class honours degree or its overseas equivalent in a humanities-based subject area.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Modern Languages and Cultures at Manchester will prepare you for further research in constituent disciplines, but it is also relevant if you wish to broaden and deepen your critical engagement with a wide range of languages and cultures as well as prepare for professions where those languages are needed. Some of our alumni have continued into PhD programmes, others have taken up careers in the UK and abroad.

The structure of the MA is flexible, which means that you can choose to combine your interests in different languages or cultures or focus more exclusively on one particular area. Modern Languages at The University of Manchester is a thriving environment, with its vibrant research culture, University Language Centre facilities, its close links to a wide range of cultural partners across the city and its access to the world-class John Rylands Research Institute.

You can study full-time or part-time and decide on the balance between taught units on campus or research-based one-to-one supervision meetings that fit easily into your schedule. Our programme offers great flexibility allowing you to pursue your studies at your own pace.

Our range of exciting units are chronologically or geographically specific, but all course units are informed by recent theoretical and historical developments that allow you to think about categories like 'language'.

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

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
+44 (0)161 804 9199