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Modern Languages, MA by Research

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JUL-22, OCT-22, JAN-23, APR-23, JUL-23

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

An MA by Research in Modern Languages enables you to undertake a substantial project led by your own passions and interests, without committing to a PhD.

It represents a highly respected qualification which can present a pathway to a career in academia or widen your scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector.

Your project will take one year full-time or two years part-time. It is suitable if you want to undertake a first research degree as an isolated culmination of taught studies, or if you are considering further research in form of a PhD.

You will undertake original research, supervised by our expert, culminating in a thesis that makes an original contribution to our knowledge and understanding of modern languages.

Modern Languages at Swansea encompasses Arabic, French, German and Hispanic Studies with research strengths in written culture from the medieval period to the present day, including contemporary European cinema.

We have language expertise in Italian and Mandarin Chinese but advanced knowledge of a language is not an entry requirement, depending on your choice of topic. Some comparative projects in both literature and film can be researched in English translation.

We support the following research groups and centres, where many postgraduate research students are based:

Centre on Digital Arts and Humanities (CODAH)
Comparative Study of Portugal, Spain and the Americas (CEPSAM)
Contemporary German Culture (CCGC)
Gender in Culture and Society (GENCAS)
Medieval and Early Modern Research (MEMO)


You are closely supervised by two experienced academics with relevant expertise throughout the course of your project. This involves fortnightly meetings in your first term and meetings at regular agreed intervals beyond.

You will develop and hone research skills needed for high-level work in the field of modern languages, while skills and training programmes available on campus provide further support. You will have the opportunity to deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars, and at the School of Culture and Communication Postgraduate conference.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,000per year

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

University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    42nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University is proud of its diverse student community, with students and staff from over 120 countries.
Swansea’s dedicated international recruitment, admissions and student support teams will help to guide you from application to arrival and beyond.
Swansea offers highly rated teaching and is ranked in the top 30 UK Universities (Complete University Guide 2022).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 33 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    139 68%

    15th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    10th

    5

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