Research in the School of Languages and Cultures
The School is committed to excellence in language-based research in a range of disciplines. Members of staff in the School’s four departments and the MA in Applied Languages Programmes conduct individual research, supervise postgraduate students, and collaborate on larger scale research projects, local, national and international. Our teaching at both undergraduate and MA level is informed by our research, and research skills form an integral part of students’ training. To find out more about Postgraduate study in the School of Languages and Cultures, please visit our Postgraduate Programmes pages.
The School has a thriving research community of academic staff, postdoctoral research fellows and postgraduate students. While we conduct research in a wide range of languages, disciplines and geographical regions, we are united by a commitment to accessing sources in the language, and to the study of language-based cultures. Departmental seminars and research groups are complemented by School Research Seminars and School Research Clusters.
School Research Clusters
Research Clusters are cross departmental groups, united by similar disciplinary interests, who work together to share knowledge and inspiration from their individual subject areas. To find out more please visit our Research Clusters Pages
The School hosts a number of discipline specific and interdisciplinary Faculty and University-wide Research Centres. To find out more please visit our Research Centre Pages
Research Strategy in the School of Languages and Cultures
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.