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Languages and Cultures

University of Southampton

12 months
21000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Improve your understanding of global languages, cultures and societies at the Languages and Cultures MA course offered 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.


Course Details

At the Languages and Cultures MA course offered at the University of Southampton 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:

  • Centre for Imperial and Postcolonial Studies
  • Centre for Global Englishes
  • Centre for Modern and Contemporary Writing
  • Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations
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.

Career Opportunities

  • The course will give you the analysis, communication and critical thinking skills to excel in a wide range of careers. In particular you’ll learn about what working across cultures entails, meaning you’ll be well suited to work in multicultural and multilingual environments.
  • Should you choose to continue an academic career, you’ll benefit from our department’s track record in securing places and funding for postgraduate research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaches to Languages and Cultures
  • Memory in National and Transnational Contexts
  • Narrative, Place, Identity
  • Nation, Culture, Power
  • Transnational Movement in the Age of Globalisation
  • Barrios and Borders: Language and Identity amongst US Latinos
  • Communicating the Cultural Industries
  • French Sociolinguistics: Challenges to Francophonie
  • German-Jewish Writing Across the Twentieth Century
  • Language and Intercultural Communication
  • Language in Society

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need a 2:1 in a humanities or social science subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £21,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 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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