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Language, literature and media

Immerse yourself in a culture of creativity, collaboration and diversity on our Cambridge campus.

As a language, literature and media graduate, you’ll be inspired to write your own future as part of a thriving academic community of like-minded people – from acclaimed guest speakers and industry contacts, to tutors who are experts in their field.

Key information

Postgraduate course


  • Full Time (15-19 months)


  • January
  • September


  • Cambridge

Language, literature and media overview

Our MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL will improve your theoretical understanding of language learning and help you to develop your teaching skills. You will explore the latest theories in topics such as second language acquisition and social discourse, as well as learning different methods of analysis with which to assess to their value to your own language teaching.

On our MA Intercultural Communication, you will discover the importance of intercultural relationships to the modern socio-economic climate – and to building a successful career within it. You will explore how cultural differences impact our interactions in the workplace and in wider society, considering topics such as migration, identity and how EU policy confronts language issues.

Our MA Publishing degree will take you on a journey through the modern publishing industry, giving you vital skills and knowledge not only for a career in publishing, but in many other related fields as well. You will investigate how publishing products and services are commissioned and brought to completion, including the modern production processes and business strategies used to succeed in the competitive media environment.

Pathway progression

Please see our International and UK Course Matrix for intake information.

Stage 1: Pre-Masters in Language, literature and media


ARU College, Cambridge

You will do the following modules during your pre-masters with ARU College:


PM1000: Interactive Learning Skills and Communications

Skills-based module designed to develop advanced academic skills required for successful post-graduate study.

Credits: 15
Contact hours per week: 4


  • Oral Presentation: 10%
  • Group Report: 20%
  • Critical Reading Assessment: 20%
  • Closed Book Exam: 40%
  • PDP Journal: 10%
PM1002: Law and Governance

Study of English/EU law; Contract Law; Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

Credits: 15
Contact hours per week: 4


  • 2500 Word Report: 25%
  • Group Presentation: 25%
  • Exam: 50%
PM1007: Principles of ICT

Skills-based module designed to develop advanced IT skills required for successful post-graduate study.

Credits: 15
Contact hours per week: 3


  • Multiple Choice Test: 20%
  • Group Presentation: 20%
  • Assignment: 60%
PM1006: Business Management (Double Module)

Study of Business Strategy and The Economic Environment of Business.

Credits: 30
Contact hours per week: 6


  • 2x Written Reports: 60%
  • Closed Book Exam: 40%

You will be required to pass all modules (75 credits) in order to successfully complete the pre-masters course.

Stage 2: Masters Degree


Cambridge at ARU

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For more information about intake semesters and campus location please see our course matrices.

Find out the academic entry requirements for our courses listed by country. Unless stated, requirements are standard across all courses.

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