King's College London

Modern Languages, Literature & Culture

King's College London
In London

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Typology Postgraduate
Location London
Start 01/09/2020
  • Postgraduate
  • London
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Entry requirements & how to apply
Minimum requirements 2:1

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.

International requirements   Visit our admissions webpages to view our International entry requirements.
English Language requirements Band C Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
Application procedure
Your application will be carefully read by the convenor, and second read where appropriate by a second academic. We do not interview all applicants, but you are welcome to call the programme leader to arrange a visit. We aim to process all complete applications within four to six weeks although this may take longer in February and March, and over holiday periods.

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal and a non-refundable application fee of £60 applies.

Personal statement and supporting information

You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

Personal Statement Yes A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
Previous Academic Study Yes A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. If you have already completed your degree, copies of your official degree certificate will also be required. Applicants with academic documents issued in a language other than English, will need to submit both the original and official translation of their documents..
References Yes Two references are required with at least one academic

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10 Cutcombe Road, SE5 9RJ


01 Sep 2020Now taking bookings

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What you'll learn on the course

Part Time
English Language
Culture & Society
Brazilian Populism
Jews of Muslim

Course programme

Course detail Description

MA Modern Languages, Literature & 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 College London: French; German; and Spanish, Portuguese & 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.

Course format and assessment

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.

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.

Regulating body
King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.

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Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.

You can find more info about modules here.

Required Modules You are required to take:

• Research Methodology: Reading Practice/Reading Theory I (20 credits)
• Dissertation (60 credits) Optional Modules

In addition, you are required to take 100 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

  • Beyond the Human (20 credits)
  • Culture & Society in Spain, 1800–1936 (20 credits)
  • Culture and Identity in Brazil: Contradictions of Modernity (20 credits)
  • Documenting the Camp: Testimony, Memory, Legacy (20 credits)
  • German in the World (20 credits)
  • Latin American Narrative C20th I (20 credits)
  • Learning from Experience: The Postcolonial, the Personal & the Literary (20 credits)
  • Renaissance Transgressions (20 credits)
  • Research Methodology: Reading Theory/Reading Practice 2 (20 credits)
  • Rights before Human Rights: Eighteenth Century Theories & Representations (20 credits)
  • Text, Image, Object & Gesture in Twentieth-Century French Writing (20 credits)
  • The Troubadours & Their Legacy (20 credits)
  • Unsettled Modernities: Tales of the Untameable in the South Atlantic World (20 credits)

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.

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