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The School of Modern Languages and Cultures functions as a single unit for research, gathering our eight language areas (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Japanese and Russian) and Translation Studies, working within and across these to enable interdisciplinary investigations. Four areas of particular strength characterise our research activities:

  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies
  • Digital, Environmental and Medical Humanities
  • Translation 
  • Visual and Performance Studies

We welcome applications for postgraduate study in the School’s language and research focus areas, especially where there are potential links to relevant Research Institutes and Centres or to our research groups.

Research groups

The School of Modern Languages hosts six interdisciplinary research groups.
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Centres and institutes

Explore our research centres in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures.
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Transformative Humanities

Transformative Humanities

Discover the Faculty of Arts and Humanities' new Transformative Humanities framework which brings together distinctive approaches to humanities research and education within the academy and across a wide range of partners and communities.

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