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The Taught Masters courses in Medieval and Modern Languages offer graduate students an opportunity to expand their knowledge and critical understanding of the global contexts of European languages, literatures, and cultures in one of the biggest and most vibrant languages faculties in the world. Assisted by leading researchers in fields from Medieval and Early Modern Studies, the Modern Period, and right up to contemporary discourses in postcolonialism, ecology, gender, and posthumanism, our Masters students embark on a programme of advanced research culminating in an independently chosen dissertation project.

Our core Masters courses in Modern Languages and Slavonic Studies are offered both as a one-year MSt and a two-year MPhil. Students admitted to the MSt in Modern Languages can choose to specialise in a specific language, follow one of our interdisciplinary pathways in Medieval LiteratureEuropean Enlightenment, or Cultural Studies, or can choose to work comparatively through our Comparative Literature pathway.

MSt/MPhil in Modern Languages

One or two years in a wide range of languages and interdisciplinary topics

MSt/MPhil in Slavonic Studies

One or two years in a wide range of Slavonic languages and topics

MSt in Yiddish Studies

One-year course examining linguistic, historical and socio-cultural topics

Applicants interested in the Medieval and Modern Languages Masters courses may also be interested in other interdisciplinary Masters courses offered by the Humanities Division such as the MSt programmes in Comparative Literature and Critical Translation, Film Aesthetics, Medieval Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. For more information on these programmes visit the Humanities Division website.