Research course

Modern Languages

University of Exeter · Modern Languages
MA by research

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Entry requirements

Students applying to enter directly into the MA by Research programme would normally be expected to have a BA degree with 2.1 or equivalent in Modern Languages or related subject or other relevant qualifications such as a doctorate in another subject.

Entry requirements for the MPhil/PhD can be found via the course page.

Months of entry


Course content

Modern Languages incorporates a number of established subject areas, including literature, history, art history, translation studies and cultural studies.

Our MPhil/PhD programmes in Modern Languages draw on expertise of core members of Modern Languages staff and also of colleagues from across the Humanities disciplines, so our students have opportunities for cross-disciplinary research in collaboration with other relevant fields of study. Our diverse research specialisms include art and architectural theory, history, political sciences, performance, and visual cultures.

In addition to co-operation with departments and research centres in the College of Humanities (including the ‘Centre for Translating Cultures’, based in Modern Languages), we share research interests with colleagues working across the University.

Beyond the University we have good relations with UK museums and galleries, as well as academic and research institutions internationally, attracting research students from all over the world and many cultural backgrounds.

There are frequent public seminars and lecture series which feature distinguished scholars and public figures in related fields from the UK, Europe and throughout the world.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA by research
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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