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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 7.41k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 17.2k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 Tháng chín 2016

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    Combining taught elements with an emphasis on research and independent study, this programme will suit those wishing to pursue their interest in a specific field for its own sake, those seeking to develop advanced research and analytical skills for career purposes and those who hope to progress to a PhD. You will be introduced to a range of themes and interdisciplinary approaches in semester one before completing a series of assessed tasks intended to prepare you for dissertation research.

    This MRes is an interdisciplinary programme which will allow you to pursue research in areas such as cultural studies, literature, history, sociolinguistics and ethnography. The MRes combines taught elements with an emphasis on research and independent study. A double module on research skills will allow you to develop general research skills in the first semester and dissertation skills in the second. A double core module in your chosen pathway will introduce you to a range of themes and approaches in French, German, Spanish or Portuguese studies and allow you to practise the skills essential for dissertation work. With the support and guidance of your supervisor, you will then be able to define an appropriate research topic and complete your dissertation.

    Two core modules are to be studied during each of the first and second semesters: Research Skills; New Directions French, German, Spanish and Portuguese studies.

    Plus: Dissertation (30,000 words)

    Year 1
    Students take either FREN6002 OR GERM6002 OR SPAN6001 depending on which pathway they are following.

    Semester One
    Compulsory:

    * FREN6002 New Directions in French Studies: Exploring Narrative
    * LANG6014 MRes ML, Research Skills 1
    * SPAN6001 Intellectual Debates in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking Worlds
    * GERM6005 Narratives of 1989

    Semester Two
    Compulsory:

    * FREN6002 New Directions in French Studies: Exploring Narrative
    * LANG6016 Dissertation (for MRes Modern Languages - French, German, Hispanic and Portuguese Studies)
    * SPAN6001 Intellectual Debates in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking Worlds
    * LANG6015 MRes ML Research Skills 2

    Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide).


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    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    program_requirements

    Upper second-class honours degree in English, linguistics, modern languages or other relevant discipline English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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