The Department of Modern Languages offers a range of Masters and Doctoral programmes which allow you to focus on work in one or more languages.
Combined research and taught programmes
Our PhD degrees and MA by Research are available in 5 European Languages: French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. We have world-leading research in each these Languages and a really vibrant research environment: new and innovative research projects are constantly developed by staff and postgraduates, and there is regular programme of research seminars. We support students not only in research, but in giving successful papers and planning their careers – a much more holistic approach than that usually provided elsewhere. You can learn additional languages (see below), without any extra cost, as you do a PhD with us. Our research ranges from the medieval to the contemporary.
An academic member of staff will provide expert supervision.
CAL Graduate Languages: Reading Languages for Researchers
This is a new and unique suite of one-year Graduate Language modules which are tailored to your needs as a postgraduate. They are available for all our PhD students and most of our Masters students. No other UK University offers you the ability to learn intense graduate academic language skills in a year so that you will be able to read texts in French, German, Russian, Italian and Spanish [more...]
Research interests of staff
If you would like to know more about our research and our staff, take a look at our research map.
Recent and current postgraduate research
How to apply
Don’t forget that before you apply you’ll need to pull together your documents for application.
All of our postgraduate students become part of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School. Visit the website to find out more about its vibrant research community and top class facilities, as well as funding and scholarship opportunities.