Postgraduate Study at the School of Modern Languages

Come and join us!

Bangor’s School of Modern Languages has a lively and expanding postgraduate community in all areas of our research expertise. Our students work in a close-knit and supportive environment, under the guidance of experienced researchers with a great track record of PG supervision and of attracting PG funding. If you’re interested in pursuing Postgraduate Studies at Bangor’s School of Modern Languages, your first move should be to contact Dr Gillian Jein as Director of Graduate Studies or the member of staff whose interests most closely align with your own. Click here to find out more about our research specialisms.

Our Research Environment

In addition to being assigned a supervisory team in your area of study, postgraduate students at SML are guaranteed full access to dedicated computing facilities located in the School, as well as to library provision and resources, including our film library. You will be a member of the College of Arts and Humanities Graduate School, and will have the opportunity to benefit from their events and resources – including dedicated development seminars, public lectures, PG reading groups and social events.

Find out more about our Postgraduate courses.

Overview of Postgraduate Degree Programmes

Degree Duration Description Assessment

MA in Translation Studies

12 months full-time; 24 months part-time

Suitable for researchers who want to investigate any aspect related to Translation Studies, or become a professional translator. The course has two parts:

a) taught modules (in Research Methods, Theoretical and Applied elements of Translation, Translation and Creative Writing)
b) dissertation.

Coursework + 20,000 word dissertation

MA European Languages and Cultures

12 months full-time; 24 months part-time

Suitable for researchers who want to deepen their research expertise in specific aspects of Critical Theory in relation to European Culture. This MA suits independent researchers who have a well-defined topic

Coursework + 20,000 word dissertation

MPhil in French, German, Italian, Hispanic or Translation Studies

2 years full-time; up to 4 years part-time

For independent researchers who have a well-defined topic and an MA or equivalent, but do not wish to continue to a PhD

60,000 word dissertation

PhD in French, German, Italian, Hispanic or Translation Studies

3 years full-time; up to 6 years part-time

For independent researchers who have a well-defined topic and an MA or equivalent

80,000 word dissertation

PhD by Practice in Translation Studies

3 years full-time; up to 6 years part-time

For independent researchers who want to focus on a full translation of a given work, in parallel to exploring related research and theoretical questions

50,000 word commentary (minimum) + translation