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. Its community of academics, teachers and support staff aims to foster a world-class student experience in all its disciplines. Some 80 full-time members of staff are engaged in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, offering expertise in a wide range of subjects, including language, literature, cultural history, cinema and visual culture, and translation; this is reflected also in an exciting range of taught degrees at postgraduate level. Sections within the School figure regularly in the top five in national league tables such as the Good University Guide and the Complete University Guide.
The Centre for Foreign Language Study offers non-specialist learners, including students, staff and members of the public, the opportunity to learn a range of languages from beginners to more advanced levels.
The top-ranking School of Modern Languages in the UK
Four of the School's Departments are ranked first in their subject in the 2015 Complete University Guide. Arabic (Middle Eastern & African Studies), French, German and Hispanic Studies (Iberian Languages) have all secured first place, and Italian and Russian are ranked in second place. This league table takes into account four factors: entry standards, student satisfaction, research assessment and graduate prospects.
Thursday 7 July 2016
- International Conference: Transnational French Modernisms / Modernismes et francophonie: regards croisés 12:00pm onwards, Hatfield College, Durham University
Tuesday 12 July 2016
- International Conference: Risking the Future: Vulnerability, Resistance, Hope 9:00am, St John's College, Durham University
Friday 15 July 2016
- Second Annual Conference of the World-Ecology Network: "World-Ecology, World-Culture, World-Economy: Crisis, Slump, Revolution?" 9:00am onwards, Durham University, UK
- International Conference (12-13 July 2016): Risking the Future: Vulnerability, Resistance, Hope
- NEW FUNDING SCHEMES for POSTGRADUATE TAUGHT DEGREES
- 15 June 2016 - 5.30-7.30PM POSTGRADUATE RECEPTION
- Excellent results for the School of Modern Languages and Cultures in the Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship Competition for 2016 entry
- Professor Andy Beresford has been awarded 12-month Leverhulme Research Fellowship
- MLAC success in AHRC’s Open World Research Initiative (OWRI)
Durham makes World Top 30 for its Arts and Humanities
Durham University has been ranked in the World’s Top 30 for its Arts and Humanities in Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (up 18 places from last year)
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