Our Modern Languages PhD and MA by Research programmes are available in five European languages: French, German, Italian, Russian and Hispanic Studies. We have world-leading research in each of these languages, with the opportunity for extensive interlingual and interdisciplinary research. We also offer programmes in Translation Studies and Sexuality and Gender Studies.
We give all possible support to our researchers, developing the resources available at the University and encouraging an active postgraduate environment for the exchange of information and concepts.
The MA by Research programme requires you to prepare a thesis of up to 40,000 words on a topic of your choice under the expert guidance of an academic member of staff. The PhD, the most advanced research degree, comprises of a thesis of up to 80,000 words on a subject of your choice, again under the expert supervision of an academic member of staff.
You can study an MA by Research or PhD programme on campus or by distance learning. Please note that if you are studying with us by distance learning, there is a compulsory annual visit to campus (every two years for part-time PhD students).
In addition, we offer our Audio-Visual PhD. This programme gives you the opportunity to film and edit an hour-long documentary on your research, accompanied by a 30,000-word written defence. You will be co-supervised by the Departments of Modern Languages and Film and Creative Writing.
Research interests of staff:
For full research interests of staff, please read our staff profiles or visit the research interest tab on the programme's webpage.
Funding applications for College scholarships are now open for 2018 entry.
There are a limited number of funding opportunities with the College of Arts and Law, however, competition for these scholarships is fierce and only those with the highest credentials are likely to be successful. For more information see: View Website
Enquiries from self-funded students are also welcome.
FTE Category A staff submitted: 33.10
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