The School of Modern Languages and Cultures consists of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and the Centre for Foreign Language Study. Our community of academics, teachers and support staff aim to foster a world-class student experience in all our disciplines.
Sections within our School feature regularly in the top five in national league tables such as the Good University Guide and the Complete University Guide. In the recently published Complete University Guide 2020, our School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University is ranked 2nd in French, Hispanic Studies, and Arabic (Middle Eastern & African Studies) and 3rd in Russian (Russian & East European Languages), Italian, and German. Our Chinese and Japanese Studies are ranked 5th nationally in the East & South Asian Studies category. At an institutional level, Durham is currently ranked 6th in the UK.
The 3-Minute Thesis Competition allowed Jessica, a PhD student in French, to present her thesis project in front of a non-specialist audience through a creative approach that stood out from typical academic conference papers.
As part of the Sant Jordi in New York festival, curator Professor Rosi Song was in conversation with Professor Daniel Newman about his new book, The Sultan’s Feast, on 21 April 2021.
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