Research course

Modern Languages (Masters by Research)

University of Nottingham · School of Modern Languages and Cultures
MA by research

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent). Applicants normally hold a degree in the 2 modern languages to be studied at masters level

Months of entry


Course content

This programme gives students the opportunity to study two modern languages at Masters level. It is ideal for candidates who hope subsequently to register on a research degree programme. Students undertake a training course in research methodology and presentation and two courses of supervised guided reading in agreed fields of study within the School of Modern Languages, leading to the preparation of a dissertation of 30,000 words. Applicants will normally hold a degree in the two modern languages to be studied at Masters level.

The Department offers research students advanced research training, expert supervision by two supervisors, frequent reviews and feedback on progress, departmental research seminars and work-in-progress sessions, dedicated work space in the Trent Building and Highfields House, excellent library and IT facilities, support for research trips and conference attendance, inter-library loan and photocopying credits.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in any element)

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Cultures, Languages & Area Studies web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5917