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 learners not taking a specialist degree in Modern Languages, 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 26 January 2017
- Agamben reading group 5:00pm, A56, Elvet Riverside I, Durham University
Thursday 2 February 2017
- French Research Seminar: Professor Nick Harrison (KCL) 'Teaching in a Time of Crisis: Lessons from Colonial Education' 5:00pm, ER147, Elvet Riverside I, Durham University
- Language Encounter 6:00pm, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidans College, Durham University
Wednesday 8 February 2017
- Networks Reading Group 12:00pm, A56, Elvet Riverside I, Durham University
Saturday 11 February 2017
- 5th Durham Postgraduate Colloquium on Translation Studies 9:00am onwards, Durham Castle, Durham University, UK
Sunday 12 February 2017
- 5th Durham Postgraduate Colloquium in Translation Studies 9:00am, Durham Castle, Durham University, UK
- Conference: Early Modern Viewers and Buildings in Motion
- Durham University co-hosts a new Bigas Luna Tribute in Barcelona
- Professor Nicholas Saul gives Plenary Address at European Union Cultural Event in Brussels
- Modern Languages Alumni, Lucy Taylor, commended by Gapper Undergraduate Essay Prize Panel
- Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze’s French début novel awarded the Prize Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco
- Dr Tom Wynn publishes new translation of Sade’s The 120 Days of Sodom