12 months
21000 GBP/year
10500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Prepare for further research in a specific area or across different languages and cultures through the Modern Languages and Cultures programme at The University of Manchester.


Course description

The Modern Languages and Cultures programme at The University of Manchester will prepare you for further research in constituent disciplines, but it is also relevant if you wish to broaden and deepen your critical engagement with a wide range of languages and cultures.

The structure of the MA is flexible, which means that you can choose to combine your interests in different languages or cultures, or focus more exclusively on one particular area. Modern Languages at The University of Manchester is a thriving environment, with its vibrant research culture, University Language Centre facilities, its close links to a wide range of cultural partners across the city and its access to the world-class John Rylands Research Institute.

Our range of exciting units are chronologically or geographically specific, but all course units are informed by recent theoretical and historical developments that allow you to think about categories like 'language' and 'culture' in nuanced and fresh ways.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Training in Languages and Cultures
  • Critical Concepts
  • Religious and Political Ideologies of Modern China
  • Protest Music in France
  • Exoticism & Orientalism in C19th France: French Romantics and Local Colour
  • Culture and Society in Germany 1871-1918

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
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class honours degree or its overseas equivalent in a humanities-based subject area.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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

    10500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 GBP per year during 12 months.

MA (part-time)

  • UK students (per annum): £5,250
  • International, including EU, students (per annum): £10,500

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 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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