We warmly welcome enquiries from appropriately qualified applicants who are keen to register for doctoral research in any of the areas covered by our staff expertise.
You may pursue a topic based entirely within one or several of the five languages - French, German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan - but we are also interested in projects which are comparative or transcultural in the scope of European and Global Studies. It is also possible to receive joint supervision by European Languages and Cultures and another department in the university such as History, Linguistics, Politics, Philosophy & Religion, or Sociology.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
Research Skills for Modern Linguists
Thesis (European Languages and Cultures)
Information contained on the website with respect of modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, or staff changes, or new research.
You can apply until:
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You need the following IELTS score:
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