Department of European Languages and Cultures

Masters by Research programmes

Choose from a range of Masters by Research programmes in European Languages and Cultures.

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MSc by Research in French

This programme includes 40 credits of training on research skills, methods and problems, the completion of two research assignments, and the submission of a 15,000 word dissertation under the guidance of an experienced and well-published supervisor.

Our research expertise covers a wide range of areas, including: adaptation studies; contemporary politics and institutions; film studies; Francophone and post-colonial studies; French thought; literature from the Middle Ages to the present day; self-writing; translation studies; word and image; word and music.

Full-time, one year (all students) ꟾ part-time, two years (UK/EU students)

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MSc by Research in German

This programme includes 40 credits of training on research skills, methods and problems, the completion of a portfolio of assignments totalling 12,000 words, and the submission of a 15,000 word dissertation under the guidance of an experienced and well-published supervisor.

Our research expertise includes: 18th century and Romanticism studies; Bertolt Brecht; censorship studies; contemporary German literature; cultural and political studies and literary theory; Film Studies; Gender Studies; identity studies; LGBTQI+ representation; literature and culture of the German/Austrian fin-de-siècle; literature and culture of the Weimar Republic and the National Socialist era; migrant literature in German; palaeography and Medieval textual studies; post-Holocaust literature; post-war West and East German literary and cultural studies; the Medieval German epic; theatre and performance studies; Translation Studies; travel writing; Turkish-German literature; working-class representation on film and television.

Full-time, one year (all students) ꟾ part-time, two years (UK/EU students)

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MSc by Research in Italian

This programme includes 40 credits of training on research skills, methods and problems, the completion of two research assignments, and the submission of a 15,000 word dissertation under the guidance of an experienced and well-published supervisor.

Our expertise covers most areas of Italian cultural studies from the Middle Ages to the present, including literary history and theory, comparative studies, translation, film studies, philology and philosophy.

Full-time, one year (all students) ꟾ part-time, two years (UK/EU students)

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MSc by Research in Russian 

This programme includes 40 credits of training on research skills, methods and problems, the completion of two research assignments, and the submission of a 15,000 word dissertation under the guidance of an experienced and well-published supervisor.

Our research expertise covers a wide range of areas, including social, political and cultural perspectives on Russian language, transnational Russian culture, Russian literature, media, film studies, theatre studies and comparative literature.

Full-time, one year (all students) ꟾ part-time, two years (UK/EU students)

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MSc by Research in Scandinavian Studies

This programme includes 40 credits of training on research skills, methods and problems, the completion of two research assignments, and the submission of a 15,000 word dissertation under the guidance of an experienced and well-published supervisor. It is also possible to take an alternative pathway, completing the research training and a single dissertation of 30,000 words.

Our research expertise includes: 19th and 20th century literature; cultural relations and transfer; language history and dialectology; literary translation; onomastics; place and identity; Scottish–Scandinavian historical relations; Viking studies.

Full-time, one year (all students) ꟾ part-time, two years (UK/EU students)

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MSc by Research in Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies (Hispanic Studies)

This programme includes 40 credits of training on research skills, methods and problems, the completion of two research assignments, and the submission of a 15,000 word dissertation under the guidance of an experienced and well-published supervisor.

We specialise in the major areas of Spanish, Spanish-American and Portuguese literary and cultural studies, including Brazil and Lusophone Africa. We have particular strengths in Latin American poetry, narrative and film, especially in Chile and Argentina from the 19th to 21st centuries, the Spanish Golden Age, Modern Spanish narrative, Indigenous filmmaking, Cuban post-1959 culture, Lusophone African literatures and Portuguese contemporary culture.

Full-time, one year (all students) ꟾ part-time, two years (UK/EU students)

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You can find out about entrance requirements, start dates, fees and scholarship opportunities for all our Masters by Research programmes on the University of Edinburgh’s Degree Finder. Degree Finder links straight through to EUCLID, the online system for applying to postgraduate programmes at the University of Edinburgh. 

Applications to start a Masters by Research programme in September 2021 are now open.

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