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Languages, Literatures, Cultures

Durham University

M.A.
12 months
Duration
20300 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
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About

The Languages, Literatures, Cultures course offered by Durham University is a distinct course that offers students thorough knowledge in the field of literary and cultural studies with an extensive theoretical foundation to engage critically with various literatures.

Overview

As opposed to other literary studies courses in the UK (which are commonly affiliated with English departments) the Languages, Literatures, Cultures course offered by Durham University presents a unique opportunity for students who wish to pursue a degree in literatures and comparative studies with a firm emphasis on working on materials in their original language(s). It will thus combine the broad comparative approach to a wide range of seminal historical and current themes in world literature with a strong grounding in linguistic and cultural competence in a particular region or country.  

The programme

Its purpose is to provide a solid foundation that prepares and indeed invites students to proceed to a PhD in a corresponding field by placing an emphasis on the research-led dissertation component of the course. With an equally strong emphasis on current topics and debates, it will also train students to take up employment in the culture sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Theory and Frameworks 
  • Selected Topics in World Literatures        
  • World Literature and Translation                
  • Science, Technology and the Re-making of Nature      
  • Visual Modernities      
  • History of Translation
  • Work Placement

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students will be expected to have a BA degree (upper-second class degree or equivalent) in a relevant subject, such as language (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian), literature or linguistics from a recognised national or international university. 
  • Students holding a degree in a non-language-related field may be admitted provided they can demonstrate they have the required competence (C1 following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in one of the above mentioned languages.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part time fees

  • EU/UK Student: £5,000.00 per year
  • International non-EU Student £11,200.00 per year

Funding

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