Department of European Languages and Cultures

Taught masters programmes

Choose from a range of taught masters (MSc) programmes involving European Languages and Cultures.

What can I study?

MSc in Comparative Literature

This cross-disciplinary taught Masters programme compares literary works from different languages and cultures. With expertise spanning the globe, including the many countries worldwide in which European languages are spoken, our School can offer you courses in a wide range of literary themes, genres and historical periods, critical theory and translation, and the relationship of the written word to other arts. You will also take courses in theories and methods of literary study, and research skills and methods,​​​​​​ and write a 60-credit dissertation. 

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

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MSc in Intermediality: Literature, Film and the Arts in Dialogue

This new and highly interdisciplinary taught Masters programme explores the interrelationships between different art forms and their signification. Combining core and optional courses, training in research skills, methods and problems, and a final project consisting of either a dissertation or a practice-based project with reflective essay, you will explore the interactions between media such as literature, film, photography, painting, music and theatre across different periods and cultures, from ancient Rome to contemporary China.

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

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MSc in Translation Studies

With a wide range of languages offered - including Danish, French, German, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish - and the opportunity to focus on two languages in addition to English, this taught Masters programme will enhance your practical skills in and theoretical understanding of translation. You’ll take two core courses, two practical translation courses, two option courses chosen from a range of subjects, and complete a dissertation. The University of Edinburgh is an official Higher Education Language Partner of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL) and an official member of the SDL University Partner Program. 

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

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Entrance requirements, fees, funding and more...

You can find out about entrance requirements, start dates, fees and scholarship opportunities for all these taught masters 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. 

Applications to start a taught masters programme in September 2021 are now open.

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