School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Welcome to the School of Modern Languages and Cultures
The School of Modern Languages and Cultures submitted fifty-five members of staff, comprising 54.3 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) staff, to the REF Modern Languages and Linguistics UoA. The submission included seven Early Career Researchers.
About the School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Interdisciplinary research beyond the European focus
The School includes eight language areas – Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Japanese and Russian – as well as Translation Studies. With Arabic, Chinese and Japanese we move beyond modern languages departments’ conventional concentration on Europe toward a global, transhistorical and interdisciplinary research community.
Our current and diverse research directly informs our teaching. Experts in the field help our students to reach their full academic potential.
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.
- Jessica Rushton wins the Durham 3-Minute Thesis Competition
- Claudia Dellacasa wins Society for Italian Studies Postgraduate Prize
- ‘Side-Splitting’: Spanish film comedy and questions of nationhood
Connecting beyond academia
Our interdisciplinary approach links us to partners beyond academia.
Modern Languages and Cultures REF Impact Case Studies
Case studies submitted by the department of Modern Languages and Cultures.
Click below to read more about our case studies
Spanish Art in County Durham
Securing the Legacy of the Late Spanish Filmmaker Bigas Luna
Performing Arab Cancer
Lorca and Theatre Censorship
Four areas of particular strength characterise the School’s research activities: Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Visual Culture, Sciences and the Humanities, and Translation. The School also hosts six interdisciplinary research groups.
Like to Know More?
The School of Modern Languages and Cultures works with Research Centres and Institutes across the Faculty and University.
Please click the links below to find out more about our Research Centres and study opportunities.
Centre for Culture and EcologyThe Centre for Culture and Ecology consists of a group of scholars and researchers who work on environmental issues from a range of different disciplines.
Centre for Intercultural MediationThe Centre for Intercultural Mediation is a research centre focusing on translation and interpreting studies.