Taught course

Modern Languages and Cultures

University of Sheffield · School of Modern Languages and Linguistics

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 honours degree in a language-related discipline such as linguistics, literature or a language.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA helps you develop a deeper understanding of your chosen language(s) and associated culture(s). You’ll research the relationships between language, identity, culture and place and develop an ability to analyse and interpret an increasingly interconnected, multilingual and multicultural world.

Working with nationally and internationally recognised experts, you can focus on a single discipline (eg French Studies) or undertake an interdisciplinary programme across two or more languages and cultures. You can engage with topics such as literature, linguistics, history, visual and film studies, politics, migration, and postcolonial or gender studies, as appropriate to your interests.

The programme is ideal for students with a background in French and Francophone studies, Germanic studies (German and Dutch), Hispanic and Lusophone studies (Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese; Latin America), Luxembourgish studies, or Russian and Slavonic studies (Russian and Czech; the former USSR).

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

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

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