Applicants should hold a good, Upper Second Class Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, in a subject that provides a significant foundation in topics related to this programme as demonstrated by the applicant's transcripts (interim or final).
Months of entry
Our MA Modern Languages and Cultures master's course prepares students for undertaking further research in constituent disciplines, but it is also aimed at those who wish to broaden and deepen their critical engagement with the wide array of languages and cultures you can study as part of our programme.
The structure of the MA is flexible, which means that you can choose to combine your interests in different languages or cultures, or you can choose to focus more exclusively on one particular area.
Modern Languages at The University of Manchester provide 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 library.
While this MA offers you a range of exciting modules that are chronologically or geographically specific, all course units are informed by recent theoretical and historical developments that allow you to think about categories like 'language' and 'culture' in nuanced and fresh ways.
You can also choose 30 free choice credits from across our School (subject to availability) to further extend the scope of your study.
Information for international students
An overall grade of 7.0 (with a minimum writing score of 7) in IELTS is required or 100+ in the iTOEFL with a minimum writing score of 25.
If you have obtained a different qualification, please check our English language requirements to ensure that it is accepted and equivalent to the above requirements.
Fees and funding
Each year, the School offers a number of bursaries set at Home/EU fees level, open to both Home/EU and international students. Details of the funding process can be found on the School's funding page where you can also check details of subject specific bursaries.
The Manchester Alumni Scholarship offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a 1st within the last three years and are progressing to a postgraduate taught masters course for September 2018 entry.
See also the University's postgraduate funding database for more funding opportunities, including the latest information on the new Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
- +44 (0)161 275 3211