Taught course

Global Languages, Literatures and Cultures

University of St Andrews · School of Modern Languages

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a Modern Language or Comparative Literature. There is no option to study an additional language as part of this programme.

CV or résumé with your personal details and a history of your education and employment to date

personal statement

sample of your own, single-authored academic written work (2000 words)

two original signed academic references

academic transcripts and degree certificates.

Months of entry


Course content

The School is distinguished by the breadth of its research which spans language, literary, and cultural studies across eight distinct language areas – Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Persian, Russian, and Spanish – but also a range of cultural-historical epochs from the middle ages to the present day. This breadth is reflected in the literary and cultural topics you will study on the degree.

Expand your interest in literary and cultural studies through transnational teaching from experts across the School of Modern Languages.

Deepen your knowledge in your chosen language area or areas by exploration through new perspectives and methodologies.

A global outlook provided by 50 full-time academic staff teaching in eight languages and providing a broad range of disciplinary knowledge, teaching, and supervision expertise.

Engage with cutting-edge research through involvement in the work of the School's research centres and interdisciplinary research groups.

Explore cross-disciplinary studies via an option module in the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Studies as part of your degree.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you may need to provide an English language test score to evidence your English language ability. See approved English language tests and scores for this course.

If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MLitt
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1334 46 2961