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Modern Languages and Cultures 


Find out about the course options 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 

Those studying Modern Languages at postgraduate level are well placed to  pursue research interests relating to a European context, with a view to a specific career in a number of areas, such as national and international businesses, education, translating, cultural management or the media.

It is also an excellent foundation for students who want to continue to PhD level.

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.

Collaborative projects across the different language areas provide for a vibrant and cross-disciplinary research culture which feeds directly into postgraduate teaching. We have particular strengths in postcolonial approaches to Francophone and Iberian Cultures, the politics of memory and memorialisation, travel writing, Catalan and Galician Studies, Italian organised crime, translation, power and critical discourse, film and national identities, popular culture and comics, material cultures and material texts, visual cultures and contemporary art. Cross-disciplinary research expertise is particularly strong in the fields of memory studies, minority languages and cultures, travel studies, urban cultural studies, cultural transfer, and translation and socio-political change.

The Centre for Galician Studies in Wales is just one example of language research at Bangor University. A world-leading research-led centre in its field, it’s aim is to promote and consolidate Galician studies research and teaching in Wales, the UK and internationally, taking advantage of Bangor University’s prominent position in the field of Iberian Studies and Bangor University’s internationally renowned reputation as a research centre in minority languages and cultures, Celtic studies and bilingualism.

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