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. The School also hosts the BA in Visual Arts and Film. 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. The School of Modern Languages and Cultures is ranked in the top 60 universities globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.
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Thanks to a generous gift from our alumna Helen Potts, we have a scholarship to offer to a talented student from a low-income background.
Join our team of food history experts, Daniel L Newman, Giles Gasper and Amanda Herbert as they recreate a delicious medieval sweet, Zulabiyya, and share insights from their own research on cooking historical recipes.
Where Are We Now? is an art exhibition exploring the present and future of Modern Languages and Cultures at a local and global level.
Durham is now ranked 78th in the world top 100 universities. We are also ranked joint 30th in a new category of Sustainability, and 50th in the Employer Reputation category.
Dr Fusako Innami will be leading a dance workshop with a focus on touch.
Professor Daniel L Newman shares a recipe from his recent book 'The Exile's Cookbook'. The unique medieval cookbook reveals the fascinating development of the Arab culinary tradition and its profound influence on European cooking.
Daniel Newman, Professor of Arabic Studies in our School of Modern Languages and Cultures, was recently invited to COP28 in Dubai to share his knowledge of the Arabic culinary tradition, recreating recipes from the 8th to the 15th centuries.
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