M.A. On Campus

Modern Languages, Literature and Culture

King's College London

12 months
24660 GBP/year
11040 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Modern Languages, Literature and Culture MA at King's College London gives students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of one or more of the languages and cultures of the French, German, Portuguese and Spanish-speaking worlds.


Through the Modern Languages, Literature and Culture MA at King's College London you will be able to choose from the widest range of modules from the medieval to the contemporary and covering film, literature, visual arts, drama, philosophy, cultural memory and history.

Key benefits

  • Our French, German and Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies Departments are amongst the oldest in the country, with an international reputation for the quality of our teaching and research
  • We provide each student with close and personal attention, with teaching offered in small groups that draw on the breadth and depth of our research expertise and enthusiasm
  • Students can take advantage of our central location in London giving them easy access to a wide range of institutes and centres that promote French, German, Hispanic and Lusophone cultures. We regularly collaborate with distinguished London partners (previous collaborations have included the Tate, Imperial War Museum, Freud Museum and the Wiener Library)
  • Our broad range of modules offer a truly interdisciplinary approach within and across languages that can be tailored to suit individual interests

Career prospects

Some of our students go on to research in our department or at other institutions. Others have gone on to excel in a diverse range of careers such as teaching, journalism, cultural management, politics and world of finance.

Programme Structure

 Courses include:

  • Beyond the Human 
  • Culture & Society in Spain, 1800–1936 
  • Culture and Identity in Brazil: Contradictions of Modernity 
  • Documenting the Camp: Testimony, Memory, Legacy
  • German in the World 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum 2:1 BA honours degree or equivalent in Modern Languages or a related discipline.
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago. In some cases, we may request an additional reference from you.
  • Please include a writing sample of your work of up to 4,000 words. This should be in English, fully referenced, and preferably on a subject relevant to the MA.
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24660 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24660 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11040 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • Home/EU fees: £5,520 per year  
  • Overseas fees: £12,330 per year 

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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