Our postgraduate study opportunities here at the University of Leicester School of Modern Languages offer you a chance to grow your understanding of European languages and develop your career in global communication, translation or future research.

We offer cutting-edge facilities and the chance to work with leading theorists and practitioners. Our postgraduate community is at the heart of our research work, and you will discover a great opportunity to get involved in teaching and cultural activities.

About our Research

All our academic staff are involved in research and publish regularly, and they are available to support you in your own research. In our department, we are recognised for our strength in the following areas:

  • Film, theatre and visual culture
  • Politics and cultures
  • Gender studies
  • Contemporary cultural and literary studies
  • Postcolonial, migration and regional studies
  • Latin American culture, travel writing and literary theory
  • Memory and Holocaust studies
  • Translation and interpreting

Find out more about our research clusters and look for a supervisor in your area of interest.

Further information about PhD and MPhil opportunities and how to apply.

We also offer rewarding study opportunities at MA level:

Modern Languages Postgraduate Society

The Modern Languages Postgraduate Society (formed in conjunction with the Modern Languages Undergraduate Society and with the support of the Students' Union) offers social activity and an opportunity to discuss work informally, as well as inviting internal and external speakers around specific topics of common interest.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Fees and funding information.

If you want to develop your research in a warm and professional environment, then we might just be what you’re looking for.

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Modern Languages at Leicester seeks expressions of interest from prospective research students in the 2018 AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership. Your case will be strongly enhanced if you engage in discussion with us well in advance of the deadline.

Find out more and apply

Deadline for AHRC funding applications is Monday 15 January 2018

Fee reductions for eligible applicants and University of Leicester graduates

A range of bursaries and scholarships are available on many post graduate courses starting in 2018.

We are also offering an Alumni Graduate Discount of 10% for previous graduates studying on most post graduate courses.

Terms and conditions apply including fulfilling the entry requirements to the chosen course.


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