Our Modern Languages, Literature & Culture MA gives students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of one or more of the languages and cultures of the French, German, Portuguese and Spanish-speaking worlds. You’ll be able to choose from the widest range of modules from the medieval to the contemporary and covering film, literature, visual arts, drama, philosophy, cultural memory and history.
• Benefit from being taught in our French, German and Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies Departments which are amongst the UK’s most highly rated for teaching and research.• Study in departments which pride themselves on taking a close interest in graduate students, and on offering teaching, often in small groups, that draws on the breadth and depth of research expertise and enthusiasm.• Take advantage of our central location in London giving you easy access to a wide range of institutes and centres that promote French, German, Hispanic and Lusophone culture. We regularly collaborate with distinguished London partners (previous collaborative partners have included the Tate, Imperial War Museum, Freud Museum and the Wiener Library).• Tailor your MA to suit your interests with our truly interdisciplinary approach within languages and across languages.
"King’s provided me with first-class academic support and facilities. As an international student, I have always been concerned to bring my own cultural background into dialogue with European cultures. The encouragement and support I received played a pivotal role in the development of my current PhD project looking at Chinese and German socialist women’s writing in comparative perspective." Yejun, German Department Alumnus
"The department’s interdisciplinary nature encouraged me to further develop my interests in gender constructs and representation in Latin American cultural media. The friendly nature of the lecturers and fellow students made for a close-knit learning and social environment. London offers an unparalleled array of academic and cultural opportunities to complement your studies." Ryan, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin Amercian MA Alumnus
" I especially appreciated the international environment at King’s, an invaluable experience that led me to a career in International Relations. Today, I’m working for the Goethe-Institut, Germany’s cultural institute abroad which promotes international cultural cooperation and exchange in 98 countries. Looking back, getting a Master’s degree from King’s was a great asset for my personal and professional development." Michael, German Department Alumnus
Application status Open
Duration One year full-time, Two years part-time, September to September
Study mode Full-time, Part-time
Credit value UK 180/ ECTS 90
Course leaders Dr Federico Bonaddio
Course contact for further information General enquiries: Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
General enquiries: Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Course contact form Postgraduate admissions
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Department of French
Department of German
Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
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Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.
You can find more info about modules here.
In addition, you are required to take 100 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:
You can find more information about the modules here.
Students are also able to take related modules that are taught outside of the Department and subject to the approval of the course convenor.If you are a part-time student, you will take the compulsory Research Methodology module in your first year, along with 60 credits of optional modules. In your second year you will take your dissertation along with a further 40 credits of optional modules.King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.
Minimum 2:1 BA honours degree or equivalent in any appropriate discipline.
In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £60 applies.
You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:
We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Our first application deadline is the 29 March 2019. Applications will remain open if places are available and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full.
If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.
Students starting their programme in 2019/20 who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2020/21.
These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.
When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.
The UK/EU deposit is £500.
The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.
If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.
Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.
I chose King's because of the high quality of research and wide range of modules available. My MA developed my interests in women's literature and challenged me to try new things like critical theory. Studying in London gives access to the British Library and the Institut Français.
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