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Languages and Cultures (MA)

Master of Arts
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2020

About this course

Improve your understanding of global languages, cultures and societies on this MA Languages and Cultures degree at the University of Southampton.

On this language master’s, our expert tutors will give you specialist multicultural knowledge and skills necessary to take on a wide range of careers.

On this course you’ll study a variety of cultural and literary topics, and their history, ethnography and anthropology. We’ll give you thorough training in the theory and research methods you'll need to understand events and texts from across our regions of specialisation, which include:

  • modern Europe
  • Latin America
  • Africa and the black diaspora
  • East and South Asia
  • the Jewish diaspora

Throughout the course, we'll work closely with you to help develop your own research interests in relation to the degree.

As a postgraduate student, you’ll be a full member of the dynamic research environment here at Southampton. Your learning will be enriched by events hosted by the multidisciplinary Centre for Transnational Studies, which hosts research seminars, postgraduate workshops, public lectures and engagement events throughout the year. 
You’ll also have access to the Modern Languages Research Group, and to events run by other research groups, including the:

Our faculty has close links to Southampton’s internationally recognised cultural institutions, such as the John Hansard Gallery and Nuffield Theatre, which offer additional opportunities for globally-oriented cultural enrichment.

You will also have the opportunity to improve your foreign language skills through the Language Opportunity Programme. You could pick up a new language from scratch or increase your proficiency in one you already know. We offer a variety of levels in many languages.

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

Course lead

The course leader is Dr Eleanor Jones, a lecturer in Portuguese and world literatures within Modern Languages. Her interests range across the literatures, cultures and social histories of Portuguese- and English-speaking Africa and the Portuguese-speaking world more broadly. Find out more on Dr Jones’s staff profile page.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.