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Modern Languages (MLitt) - Middle Eastern Literary and Cultural Studies

Modern Languages (MLitt) - Middle Eastern Literary and Cultural Studies

Key information
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Qualification type

MLitt - Master of Letters

Subject areas

Cultural Studies Asia: Languages Modern Languages Contemporary Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MLitt in Modern Languages brings together the exceptionally broad fields of research interest in the School of Modern Languages, ranging from the medieval period to the present day and engaging with cultures spanning the world. This programme allows you to specialise in a specific language pathway and provides cohort-wide taught modules in relevant research methodologies and skills.

Middle Eastern Literary and Cultural Studies: deepen your knowledge of classical and modern Arabic and Persian literatures and cultures, including music and film, as a prelude to professional work in the arts and culture of the area or as a sound basis for progression to PhD study. The teaching is in English, but applicants must be fluent in either Arabic or Persian to be able to engage with a variety of cultural products taught in the programme. Students explore a broad range of subjects in Middle Eastern literary traditions (Arabic, Persian, and Kurdish) before focusing on a subject, medium or genre of their choice.

Careers

Modern Languages postgraduates go on to careers in the academic field or in other areas, for example as cultural advisors, translators, or in the public or civil service. If students choose not to complete the dissertation requirement for the MLitt, there are exit awards available that allow suitably qualified candidates to receive a Postgraduate Diploma. By choosing an exit award, you will finish your degree at the end of the second semester of study and, assuming you have attained appropriate grades, receive a PGDip instead of an MLitt.

Recent graduates have secured posts such as:

  • consulting
  • energy resource management
  • international development
  • journalism
  • UN interpreting
  • public policy
  • publishing
  • the civil and diplomatic services
  • University academics and administrators.

Different course options

Full time | University of St Andrews | 1 year | 07-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

07-SEP-20

Modules

Literary and Cultural Theory (1): provides research training by exploring a range of literary and cultural theories through which texts may be conceptualised, criticised and analysed.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need a good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a Modern Language or Comparative Literature in the relevant pathway subject. Secondary pathway subjects cannot be taken at beginner's level.