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Modern Languages and Culture MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Modern Languages Cultural Studies Social History

Course type


Course Summary

Our exciting new MA builds on your undergraduate studies enabling you to further develop a deeper understanding of your chosen language(s) and associated societies, investigate and research the relationships between language, identity, culture and place and develop an ability to interpret and analyse the complexity of an increasingly interconnected, multilingual and multicultural world.

Working with nationally and internationally recognised academic expertise within the School of Languages and Cultures, you will gain a specialist qualification focusing on a single theme (eg. French Studies) or to undertake interdisciplinary or comparative studies across two or more languages and cultures linked to our research clusters.

Course description

The course is designed to allow you the flexibility to specialise in a single area, or follow a broader path taking in different areas of interest.

You can specialise in French Studies, Germanic Studies, Hispanic Studies, Catalan Studies, Latin American Studies, or Russian and Slavonic Studies.

Alternatively, you can take a broader path. For example, you could do your dissertation on a topic in Germanic Studies, and also take a directed reading module in Translation, Intercultural Communication Studies or another subject area.

Our work spans identity studies, gender studies, linguistics, politics, visual cultures, migration and literary studies. You can find details of staff research interests on our website, which will help you to select a potential supervisor for your dissertation.


The MA in Modern Languages at Sheffield can help you to extend and deepen your knowledge of culture and language, and improve your career prospects. It is also an ideal route into PhD study, giving you a solid foundation from which to develop your doctoral research.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Topics in Modern Languages and Cultures 1 (30 Credits)
Topics in Modern Languages and Cultures 2 (30 Credits)
Research Methods in Modern Languages and Cultures (15 Credits)
Research Seminar module (15 Credits)
Dissertation (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 undergraduate degree.