Taught course

Cultural Identity Studies (MLitt)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Modern Languages
Qualifications
MLitt

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.

One language taught at the School of Modern Languages (Arabic, French, Italian, German, Persian, Russian, or Spanish) to Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Level 7, Common European Framework Level B1, or equivalent.

English language proficiency. See English language tests and qualifications.

The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in Cultural Identity Studies is a one-year taught programme run by the Cultural Identity Studies Institute (CISI), part of the School of Modern Languages. The programme explores the contemporary problem of collective identities as modelled by and expressed in national culture.

Highlights

  • The programme draws on the literary and linguistic expertise of the School of Modern Languages as well as on perspectives of related academic disciplines of critical theory.
  • Students may choose to specialise in Arabic, French, Italian, German, Spanish or Russian.
  • Students receive training in traditional and new research techniques and have the opportunity to broaden their language portfolios.

Teaching format

The taught portion of the course consists of four compulsory modules and a range of optional modules held over two semesters. Classes are delivered through a mixture of lectures (with around 20 students) and seminars (which vary from individual one-to-one teaching up to ten students).

Modules are assessed through coursework; there are no final exams for this programme.

You will spend the summer months focusing on researching and writing a final dissertation of no more than 15,000 words.

Further particulars regarding curriculum development.

Modules

Each module typically comprises:

  • 1.5 to 2-hour weekly seminars and lectures
  • 100% coursework assessment.

For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2018–2019 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2019 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,000
International students
EU: £9,000 Overseas: £18,480

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
pgmodlangs@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 3670