Research degrees in Modern Languages

Doctoral research supervision is available in the Institute of Modern Languages Research in the following broad areas:

  • French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese studies
  • Literature
  • Cultural studies

Comparative and interdisciplinary studies are available in:

  • Borders
  • Cities and cultures
  • Exile writing
  • Film and cultural studies
  • French and Francophone studies
  • Gender and sexuality
  • German philosophy
  • German studies
  • Iberian and Latin American studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Jewish writing
  • Memory studies
  • Photography and memory in Latin America
  • Women's writing

To make an application for a research degree, speak first to the manager of the Institute.  Your particular research interest may be able to be supported, even though it is not listed.

Research degrees can be completed on a full-time basis (up to four years) or on a part-time basis (up to seven years).

Before agreeing to accept you, the Institute will require you to submit a research proposal, so it is worthwhile having this drafted ahead of a formal application. Guidelines on drafting your research proposal.

Once in contact with the Institute, they will put you in touch with a potential supervisor. It is important that you discuss your outline research proposal with them, and that you feel that you can work together. Your supervisor will discuss any further development or re-focusing of your proposal before the formal application is taken to the Institute Research Degrees Committee for approval.

MASTER'S DEGREES: MA, MRes, LLM

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Learn more about our outstanding master's degree courses in art history, Commonwealth studies, English and American literature and language, history, law, modern languages, and refugee protection and human rights.

RESEARCH DEGREES: MPhil and PhD

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Learn more about our outstanding research degree programmes in art history, Commonwealth studies, English and American literature and language, history, law, modern languages, and refugee protection and human rights.

SHORT COURSES

Our short courses  let you engage in depth with a subject that interests you. Learn more about our offerings in palaeography, literature, book studies, and the protection of refugees.

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