Taught course

Transnational Studies

University of Southampton · Modern Languages and Linguistics

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Entry requirements

First or upper second class honours degree, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in English, modern languages, or a cognate discipline

Months of entry


Course content

The Transnational Studies programme gives you the chance to study world cultures and societies in depth. You will be taught and supervised by experts in a unique range of disciplines, including cultural and literary studies, history, ethnography and anthropology, and will receive thorough training in theory and research methods. The programme will equip you with a deepened multicultural knowledge, and with the skills of analysis, communication and critical thinking necessary to excel in a wide range of careers.

From the outset of the course, you will be introduced to key theoretical frameworks for understanding the concepts that have shaped our world, such as nationhood, culture, identity, memory, colonisation, migration and globalisation. You will also be trained in a range of research methods from across the humanities and social sciences.

You will then use this theoretical and methodological knowledge to approach a broad range of topics, events and texts from across our regions of specialisation, which include modern Europe, Latin America and Africa. Throughout the programme, we will work closely with you to help develop your own research interests in relation to the course.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall, with minimum of 6.0 in all components, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

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

+44 (0) 23 8059 8062