Taught course

Modern Languages

University of Reading · Department of Modern Languages and European Studies

Entry requirements

Normally a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in a relevant subject. This should be combined with a good understanding of the target language.

Months of entry


Course content

Modern Languages at the University of Reading equips you with research and subjectspecific knowledge and skills in all the taught language areas. Our research is characterised by a multidisciplinary approach to the study of history, culture and language, and the University’s staff are internationally renowned. We were ranked fifth in the UK for research intensity in the latest national assessment.1 The postgraduate community is an integral part of the life of the Department, and we support research and teaching activities that enhance postgraduate employability and access to academia.

  • Choose from pathways in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Latin American Studies, in addition to Film studies and Comparative literature.
  • Benefit from a wide range of topic choices.
  • Develop archive-based research skills through our methodology module.
  • Provides the opportunity to take an internship in a cultural institution in the UK or abroad.

Those who take the MRes in Modern Languages will receive excellent preparation in research in the relevant modern languages field. You can expect to be ready to undertake research at doctoral level. You will also have excellent transferable skills that will allow you to pursue career pathways in teaching, translation, advertising, publishing and media industries.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Daniela La Penna