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Postgraduate taught

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With an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching, we give you the opportunity to pursue your interests in languages and cultures in an exciting, interdisciplinary environment.

We attract a wide range of international and home students each year who thrive on our diverse postgraduate taught programmes. While our highly successful MA in Translation Studies offers you core training in the theory and practice of translation, our MA in Global Cultures is designed to develop your research analysis of 21st century cultural industries and the creative economy.

We offer the following taught courses

Teaching in masters degrees is mainly conducted through seminars, which enables in-depth academic debate and discussion in small, relatively informal, groups. Each course is assessed through a combination of module-based essays or exams at the end of the Autumn and Spring Semesters, and then a supervised research dissertation written during the summer, on a topic of your choice.

"I enjoyed being introduced to cultural theory and policy and relished the challenge of applying this to real situations, through both a local and global lens. I was also inspired by the course tutors who encouraged me to consider my own relationship with creativity and sustainability."
Julia Thomas, Global Cultures (MA) 2022

The academic quality of our master’s degrees is recognised internationally. We attract students from all over the world and postgraduates are highly desired by employers in a wide range of careers and professions.

Postgraduate Open Days

Our Postgraduate Open Day will provide you with an ideal opportunity to find out more about postgraduate study at Cardiff as well as experience the majestic surroundings, the warm and friendly atmosphere or the infectious buzz of the city.

Find out more about the open day and other visit opportunities

Funding opportunities

In addition to Cardiff University Scholarships, there may also be funding available for postgraduate study from a number of other bodies or organisations to help you finance your studies.

How to apply

The quickest and easiest way to apply is online, but you can also apply by post if necessary. After you’ve submitted your application, you will be able to track the progress of your application online.