Postgraduate study in modern languages

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.

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Masters programmes

Course NameCourse typeStudy options
English-Chinese Interpreting with Translation MATaughtFull time
Holocaust and Genocide MA/Diploma/CertificateTaughtFull time, part time
Sexuality and Gender Studies MResCombined research and taughtFull time, part time
Translation Studies MATaughtFull time, part time
Translation Studies MA (Distance Learning)Continuing professional development, distance learningPart time

Research 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.

Course NameCourse typeStudy options
French Studies PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)Distance learning, doctoral researchFull time, part time
German Studies PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)Distance learning, doctoral researchFull time, part time
Hispanic Studies PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)Distance learning, doctoral researchFull time, part time
Italian Studies PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)Distance learning, doctoral researchFull time, part time
Modern Languages Audio-Visual PhDDoctoral researchFull time, part time
Russian and East European Studies PhD/MPhilDoctoral researchFull time, part time
Russian Studies PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)Distance learning, doctoral researchFull time, part time
Sexuality and Gender Studies PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)Distance learning, doctoral researchDistance learning, full time, part time
Translation Studies PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)Distance learning, doctoral researchDistance learning, full time, part time

CAL Graduate Languages: Reading Languages for Researchers

We now offer all of our postgraduate students the opportunity to develop their language skills, either for personal development or to support their research, via our Languages for All and Graduate Languages courses. Both schemes are completely free of charge to students in the College of Arts and Law. [more...]

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