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The MA in Modern Languages and Critical Theory draws upon the extraordinarily wide range of expertise in the four language departments, the Department of Cultural Studies, and the Centre for Critical Theory. The programme offers the opportunity to combine the structured framework of a taught MA with the research focus of an MA by Research, while allowing students to work across the humanities in general, as well as incorporating contemporary theoretical material of particular interest to modern linguists. The modern languages modules and the dissertation enable students to apply their theoretical skills and insights in specific foreign-language cultural contexts. The critical theory and cultural studies modules offer an overview of theoretical and methodological approaches to the cultural areas of two languages. It will appeal to students wishing to pursue modern language studies in a sophisticated theoretical context, and is also an ideal programme for students considering further research at doctoral level. Course structure and support The course can be completed one year full-time or two-three years part-time. It offers some flexibility, allowing students to combine taught and research modules and study one or two languages, and comprises four 30-credit modules and a dissertation. Students choose from a range of modules and can combine them as follows: ? one critical theory module and one modern language module in both Semester One and Semester Two ? two critical theory modules in Semester One and two Modern Language modules in Semester Two All modules are examined by a 5,000-word essay. The 60-credit dissertation of 20,000 words combines the student?s interests in modern languages and critical theory. The combination of modules will depend on the qualifications in the specific modern languages and the way in which the critical theory and modern language modules are balanced. In all cases, the course convener will provide detailed guidance to students when they make their module choices. Further information about the modules on offer is available at ww.nottingham.ac.ukpgstudymodern-languages The Graduate School runs a series of seminars for all new postgraduate students to introduce them to basic methods and issues in humanities research. We also ensure that all research students receive appropriate generic and subject-specific skills training throughout their period of study. Entry requirements Those whose first language is not English must achieve an overall score on the British Council IELTS test of at least 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in each element, or a TOEFL score of 600 (250 for computer based tests) with a TWE of at least 4.5, or a TOEFL iBT score of 100 (with no less than 19 in any element). Test results should be no more than two years old. Careers Written coursework encourages the development of the scholarly tools required for doctoral research, and many of our graduates go on to pursue further studies at doctoral level. The course also provides students with a high degree of cultural awareness and literacy useful for careers in the media, advertising and public relations. Applications Candidates are encouraged to apply online at https:pgapps.nottingham.ac.uk

The MA in Modern Languages and Critical Theory draws upon the extraordinarily wide range of expertise in the four language departments, the Department of Cultural Studies, and the Centre for Critical Theory. The programme offers the opportunity to combine the structured framework of a taught MA with the research focus of an MA by Research, while allowing students to work across the humanities...

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Entry Requirements

Upper second class UK honours degree (or international equivalent) Modern Foreign Language to final year degree level

Upper second class UK honours degree (or international equivalent) Modern Foreign Language to final year degree level

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