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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.

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Find out what postgraduate opportunities are available
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Guidance on how to apply for postgraduate programme
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Look Closer at our School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Discover the big picture and the little details of our School of Modern Languages and Cultures.

Find out more about MLaC's taught MA courses

Postgraduate Courses

Explore more about our diverse range of MA degrees:

Our Taught Courses

MA in Translation Studies

An internationally recognised programme that offers close study of a wide range of languages
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MA in Languages, Literatures and Cultures

An exciting and dynamic new course to engage critically with literatures from around the world
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MA in Visual Culture

Develop your knowledge and understanding of the visual arts and culture
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Further Postgraduate Information

Research Degrees in the School

We have over 40 research students, carrying out PhD or MA work on topics as diverse as translation, literature, theatre, cinema and photography
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Research Groups

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures hosts six interdisciplinary research groups
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Staff Expertise

The School of Modern Languages staff list
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