MA Modern Languages, Literature and Culture is a one-year course (two-years part-time) which combines the research strengths and subject specialisms of the three modern languages departments at King’s: French; German; and Spanish, Portuguese and Latin-American Studies. In addition to the core dissertation and compulsory module on research methodologies and critical theory, you may choose from options on subjects from the Middle Ages to the present day. The course offers you the flexibility to focus on one or more of the cultures of the French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish-speaking worlds.
If you are a full-time student, we will provide six hours of teaching each week through lectures and seminars. We will expect you to undertake 34 hours of independent study.
If you are a part-time student, we will provide two to four hours of teaching each week through lectures and seminars, and we will expect you to undertake 16 to 18 hours of independent study.
For your dissertation, we will organise a workshop and provide you with four hours of supervision.
We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
Most of the modules on this course are assessed through coursework, although this may be different for modules from beyond this course. You will also be required to write a dissertation.
This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Strand Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.
The Strand Campus is in the heart of London, within easy access to a wide range of institutes and centres (e.g. the Instituto Cervantes, Camões Institute, the Goethe Institut, the Institut français) that promote French, German, Hispanic and Lusophone culture, including theatre, music, and art.
The Maughan Library contains an extensive collection on the French, German, Hispanic and Lusophone worlds, including in the Rare Books collection. London offers unparalleled cultural and historical resources, including the British Museum, British Library, British Film Institute, Tate, Imperial War Museum, Wiener Library and National Gallery.
King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.