About the School
The School of Languages and Cultures brings together the departments of French, Germanic Studies, Hispanic Studies, Russian and Slavonic Studies and the Modern Languages Teaching Centre.
By bringing the language departments 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.
Most undergraduate degrees are hosted by individual departments. So, for information about the BA French Studies, for example, you will need to follow the link below to the Department of French on the far right-hand side of this page.
Within these departments 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 departments - is the BA Modern Languages. This course gives you fluency in three languages, and a detailed knowledge of the culture behind these languages.
All of our individual language departments 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 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.
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 Departments. However, there are significant complementary areas of research across the School. To find out more visit our School Research Pages