About the School

The School of Languages and Cultures brings together Applied Languages, French, Germanic Studies, Hispanic Studies and Russian and Slavonic Studies.

By bringing the sections together - while maintaining their unique individual identities - we have created a sense of collaboration and community among staff and students alike. This allows us to share ideas and expertise, while improving your student experience on both an academic and a personal level.

Language students

Undergraduate degrees

Most undergraduate degrees are hosted by individual sections. So, for information about the BA French Studies, for example, you will need to follow the link below to  French on the far right-hand side of this page.

Within these sections we offer a wide range of Single and Dual Honours degrees. You can choose to take two languages or combine your language study with a non-language subject.

School-wide BA degree:

The only undergraduate degree which is organised specifically by the School - rather than being run by one of the individual sections - is the BA Modern Languages. This course gives you fluency in three languages, and a detailed knowledge of the culture behind these languages.

More information about the BA Modern Languages

Languages students in class

Postgraduate degrees

All of our individual language sections offer MAs in language-specific subjects. So, for example, if you were interested in an MA in Post War German Politics, you would follow the link above right to the Germanic Studies web pages.

School-wide Masters degrees:

There are also a number of School-wide MAs which will let you apply your language and cultural expertise to a broader academic or professional context.

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Research strategy

The School Research Strategy aims to foster excellence and ambition in language-based research in a range of disciplines and to sustain a vibrant research culture. It encourages both individual and collaborative research projects. It seeks to maximize the benefits gained from the specificity of research in each of the School's constituent departments, based in a language or a language group, while reaping the added value to be gained from comparative exchange and collaboration across the School.

Responsibility for the formulation and pursuit of research strategy lies principally with sections. However, there are significant complementary areas of research across the School. To find out more visit our School Research Pages