Taught course

Global Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MLitt

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.
  • If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements.
  • English language proficiency.

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


Course content

The MLitt Global Languages, Literatures and Cultures will deepen your literary and cultural knowledge while fostering intercultural competence and transferable skills for life in an increasingly globalised world.

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.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of Modern Languages
01334 462961