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Languages and Cultures (by research) MA

Lancaster University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Lancaster University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

This MA programme is an excellent choice if you are keen to build on your love of languages and cultures and would enjoy the freedom to explore a research topic of your own choice. You could take inspiration from your own experiences or draw upon the breadth of expertise in the Department when selecting a topic. Previous topics range widely from an exploration of literary works centred on the German Democratic Republic, to an analysis of the role of nation and language in constructing a pan-Catalan identity.

The MA is an excellent pathway to doctoral research and facilitates the development of high-level skills in independent thinking, research, and communication, which are crucial qualities in many professions.

You will choose three taught modules from the range available in the Department of Languages and Cultures and from related departments within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. All modules are taught in English with tuition predominantly in small groups. Tutors will advise you as to which modules might best prepare you for your dissertation work. For your dissertation, you will have individual supervision sessions with your supervisor(s).

In addition, you will be required to attend the module, Research Skills for Modern Linguists. This module is not assessed, and it covers a range of research skills specific to Modern Languages that are designed to support you in researching and writing your dissertation.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 19,940per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Lancaster University

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW, England

Students from over one hundred countries study at the Lancaster campus. An open and welcoming community, equality and diversity are valued.
Lancaster University offers students a range of award-winning, high-quality, safe and comfortable accommodation.
Lancaster University has a vast array of facilities including shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and a sports centre and swimming pool.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 105 19

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    144 75%

    16th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    29th

    25
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    78th

    16

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