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MA Global Literatures and Cultures - 2023 entry

Please note: The below is for 2023 entries. Click here for 2022 entries.
UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
2 years part time
Entry year 2023
Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Modern Languages and Cultures
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2:1 Honours degree

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Overview

  • Interpret and analyse complex textual and cultural artefacts using a range of skills desired by employers
  • Work with leading scholars to explore the works of literature, art and thought that have shaped our global culture
  • First-class teaching and supervision from leading experts
  • Benefit from a range of guest speaker events, symposia and workshops linked to our diverse research centres

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Programme Director: Prof. Katharine Murphy

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 Discover MA Global Literatures and Cultures at the University of Exeter.

Top 200 in world subject rankings for Modern Languages

QS World University Subject Rankings 2022

Top 15 in UK subject rankings for Modern Languages

The Complete University Guide 2023

£1.1m external research funding awarded

Academic years 2015-2018

Taught by published translators and experienced practitioners, plus specialists in the use of machine translation and computer-assisted translation tools

Entry requirements

We are looking for graduates with a 2:1 or above in their first degree in a relevant subject area. While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you have a high 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application.

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

International students need to show they have the required level of English language to study this course. The required test scores for this course fall under Profile B. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.

Course content

Led by the Department of Languages, Cultures and Visual Studies, this MA allows students to access specialist teaching across 7 languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, German, Portuguese) and visual culture from the pre-modern to contemporary period.

Students can choose from a wide variety of option modules across Languages, Cultures and Visual Studies, English, Film, Publishing, Translation and other Humanities programmes.

The programme is divided into units of study called modules which are assigned 'credits'. The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload, with 1 credit being nominally equivalent to 10 hours of work. Students may also opt to take languages credits as part of their MA programme.

You may take the MA in Global Literatures and Cultures full time over one academic year or part time over two, completing the core module (30 credits), the compulsory dissertation (60 credits), and selecting three or more optional modules (90 credits), amounting to 180 credits in total. You will take the core module over Term One and Term Two, alongside one or two optional modules each term (subject options available).

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Fees

2023/24 entry

UK fees per year:

£11,000 full-time; £5,500 part-time

International fees per year:

£22,500 full-time; £11,250 part-time

Scholarships

We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students and have over £2.5 million in scholarships available, including our Global Excellence Scholarships* for international fee paying students.

For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at the University of Exeter, please visit our dedicated funding page.

*Selected programmes only. Please see the Terms and Conditions for each scheme for further details.

Teaching and research

Learning

Here at the University of Exeter we offer first-class teaching and supervision from leading experts in the literature and cultures of Modern Europe (including the United Kingdom and Russia), as well as China, the United States, North Africa and Latin America.

Teaching

Most of the formal teaching will be done through a mixture of classes including lecturer-led, student-led and workshops, as well as experiential learning. You will be assessed in a variety of methods including coursework and group or research presentations.

Students are exposed to a range of teaching about the international circulation and exchange of ideas, with attention to challenging traditional hierarchies and power structures. Students will learn about a range of subjects, which may include in any given year: European and Global Modernisms, Chinese art and literature, Spanish and Latin American fiction, Translation, Cosmopolitanism, French medieval texts, Russian history, German architecture and Digital Humanities.

Dissertation

You will also carry out a Dissertation or Dissertation by Practice, which will require you to produce an original piece of independent research or practice-based work, based on your interests.

Research areas

Drawing directly on the internationally recognised research and teaching expertise across the department. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in research projects and events. For instance, our MA students were recently involved in organising the Translation Festival at the University and Central Library. Current research projects in the Department include Venezuelan Voices, Cartas Vivas, RusTrans and Narrating Maternity in Russian and Comparative Literature.

Centres

The Department of Languages, Cultures and Visual Studies operates a variety of Research Centres across all subject disciplines, including the Modern Languages Centre for Translating Cultures, the Global China Research Centre, the Centre for Imperial and Global History, the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Early Modern Studies, the Centre for Latin American Studies, the Centre for Intermedia, and the Centre for Victorian Studies.

These centres provide a lively and stimulating programme of visiting speaker events, symposia and workshops that will complement and enrich your postgraduate studies.

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Careers

Our programme will develop your specific competences to interpret and analyse complex textual and cultural artefacts, you will graduate with a full range of skills that will make you competitive in the job market. Graduates can look to work in a diverse range of sectors including publishing, civil service, teaching, translation and more.

You will be encouraged to become a productive, useful and questioning member of society, be able to assimilate significant quantities of data (written text and visual sources) and express yourself clearly and with precision in oral and written form.

Careers and employment support

While studying at Exeter you can also access a range of activities, advice and practical help to give you the best chance of following your chosen career path. For more information visit our Careers webpages.