Modern Languages MLittUniversity of St Andrews
Modern Languages MLitt
The MLitt in Modern Languages brings together the exceptionally broad fields of research interest in the School of Modern Languages, ranging from the medieval period to the present day and engaging with cultures spanning the world. This program allows you to specialise in a specific language pathway and provides cohort-wide taught modules in relevant research methodologies and skills.
Students who choose the MLitt in Modern Languages can study one or two of the following pathways:
- French Studies
- German Studies
- Italian Studies
- Middle Eastern Literary and Cultural Studies
- Russian Studies
- Spanish and Latin American Studies.
A part-time version of this program is also available.
- A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a Modern Language or Comparative Literature in the relevant pathway subject. Secondary pathway subjects cannot be taken at beginner's level.
- English language proficiency.
The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university requirements.
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- Literary and Cultural Theory (1)
Optional modules are chosen in consultation with your supervisor to reflect the best mix of courses for your preferred specialism.
- Europe and America
- French Literary Revolutions
- German Literary and Cultural Contexts: Turning Points
- Italian Literary and Cultural Contexts
- Middle Eastern Literary and Cultural Contexts
- New Approaches to the Russian Literary Canon
- Patterns in Hispanic Literature and Film
- Problems of Culture and Identity (1)
- Problems of Culture and Identity (2
- Research and Professional Skills
The School promotes discipline-specific and collaborative teaching and learning so that students may explore their own particular interests in greater depth and breadth.
Classes are delivered through a mixture of lectures, seminars and tutorials. Classes are intentionally small, with many being one-to-one or in very small groups. Lectures are usually in groups of up to 20. Modules are assessed through coursework; there are no final exams.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Modern Languages postgraduates go on to careers in the academic field or in other areas, for example as cultural advisors, translators, or in the public or civil service.
Recent graduates have secured posts such as:
- energy resource management
- international development
- UN interpreting
- public policy
- the civil and diplomatic services
- University academics and administrators.
About this institute
University of St Andrews
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Graduates of St Andrews are highly sought after by employers around the world due to our reputation for excellence. A qualification from St Andrews will help you reach your ambitions and kickstart your career.
Consistently ranked as the best student academic experience in the UK by students in the National Student Survey, your time as a student in St Andrews will be unique and rewarding, leaving you with a prestigious qualification, but also memories and connections to treasure for years to come.
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