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Newcastle University: Modern Languages

Institution Newcastle University View institution profile
Department School of Modern Languages
Web Visit Newcastle University website
Email modlang.pgadmin@ncl.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)191 208 5867
Study type Research

Summary

The Modern Languages MPhil and PhD are research-based programmes. You can specialise in topics in the languages of: Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American studies. Specialism is also possible in translating and interpreting.

The Modern Languages MPhil, PhD is offered through the School of Modern Languages. We offer expert supervision in the following areas:

Chinese French German Japanese Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American studies Translating and Interpreting.

Research staff in the School of Modern Languages work in a diverse range of fields from sociocultural, historical and political studies, to film and literature, linguistics and sociolinguistics. The School has strong links with interdisciplinary research centres and groups, including: •Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies •Research Centre for Film •Gender Research Group •Medieval and Early Modern Studies •Postcolonial Research Group.

You will also have the opportunity to attend festivals and conferences with a direct bearing on your course. Past examples have included: •Talking to the World Conference •VAMOS festival.

As a student in the School of Modern Languages, you will benefit from the Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) Faculty research training programme. You will choose these research modules in consultation with your supervisors.

The School of Modern Languages is part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Northern Ireland and North East Doctoral Training Partnership Through training courses provided by these partnerships, you will gain knowledge and skills to undertake high-quality social science research.

Delivery:

These courses are delivered by the School of Modern Languages, with the possibility of joint supervision with other schools. You will carry out research in order to write a thesis on a topic proposed by you. You will work under supervision of two members of research staff.

You will mainly be based in Newcastle's city-centre campus. Attendance is flexible and agreed between you and your supervisors depending on the requirements of the research project.

Full-time students are expected to undertake 40 hours of work per week with an annual holiday entitlement of 35 days (including statutory and bank holidays). Part-time study requires a commitment of at least 20 hours per week.

Facilities:

You will have access to a dedicated quiet study space, as well as use of a common room with kitchen facilities. The School also houses the Language Resource Centre, with an extensive range of language learning facilities and resources, including: •access to 24 satellite television channels from around the world •listen and record facilities for speaking practise •interactive language learning software •an international film collection of over 800 titles.

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