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Postgraduate Study

Welcome to the postgraduate pages of The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University. Our department is one of the highest ranked in the UK and also among the largest, with over 80 full-time members of staff working in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic, Italian, Japanese, and Russian studies as well as translation, digital humanities, and film and visual culture, among other fields.

Postgraduates join a lively, welcoming and supportive student community. We have nearly 100 postgraduates working on a vast range of topics and participating in a variety of school and university activities.

  • Taught courses

    The School offers a diverse range of taught MA degrees, which are available on a full-time or part-time basis.
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  • Research degrees

    We presently have over 40 research students, from the UK, mainland Europe and around the globe, carrying out PhD or MA work on topics as diverse as translation, literature, theatre, cinema, and photography.
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Taught courses

The School offers a diverse range of taught MA degrees, which are available on a full-time or part-time basis.
View of Durham Cathedral across the River Wear

Research degrees

We presently have over 40 research students, from the UK, mainland Europe and around the globe, carrying out PhD or MA work on topics as diverse as translation, literature, theatre, cinema, and photography.
Plaza Cervantes, Alcala de Henares