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Modern Languages and Cultures 


Find out about the research opportunities in Modern Languages and Cultures

Why Study Modern Languages and Cultures ?

At Bangor you will find a lively and expanding postgraduate community and will be part of a close-knit and supportive learning environment. You will:

  • Have the opportunity to conduct an extensive research project of your choice under close, expert, guidance
  • Broaden and deepen your critical engagement with modern European languages, cultures and their contexts
  • Be part of a rich research community with access to a wealth of cutting-edge
  • Develop key skills and knowledge and become an independent researcher
  • Benefit from studying in a truly bilingual University.

Career Opportunities in Modern Languages and Cultures 

Successful completion of a PhD or MPhil enhances employment prospects and opens-up opportunities in a broad range of areas, including higher education, translating, cultural policy and management, the media, journalism, the publishing sector, national and international businesses.

Our Research in Modern Languages and Cultures 

Our international profile is derived from the dynamic work of academic and research staff, who have built major individual and collaborative projects in the histories, cultures and politics of the Francophone, Hispanic, German and Italian-speaking worlds, with a growing specialism in Translation Studies and Chinese Studies.

Staff in Modern Languages research a wide range of areas, including literature, linguistics, translation and film. We supervise PhD students researching periods from the medieval to the present, across our seven main languages, with interdisciplinary projects involving additional supervision from other departments in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and beyond.

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