Postgraduate students

Postgraduate Study

We offer exciting postgraduate opportunities at both MA and PhD level.

Apply for Postgraduate Study

The Department of Languages and Cultures are pioneers in multidisciplinary language studies. Our current postgraduate courses are listed below.

MA in Translation

The Lancaster University MA in Translation is a qualification that will facilitate your entry into the translating profession. It is also suitable for practising translators who do not have, but wish to gain, formal qualifications. Find out more about our MA in Translation.

MA in Languages and Cultures

A one-year programme which offers you the opportunity to spend an extended period on research in your area of interest. Find out more about our MA in Languages and Cultures.

European Languages and Cultures MPhil/PhD

We are interested in proposals from students working in any of the departmental areas of expertise. Your topic may be based entirely within one of the five languages taught as Majors within the department (Chinese, French, German, Spanish), or it may be comparative or transcultural in scope.

We also consider interdisciplinary topics involving collaboration with History, English, Linguistics, Contemporary Arts and Performance. Read more

Translation PhD/MPhil

We warmly welcome enquiries from appropriately qualified applicants who are keen to register for doctoral research in Translation. We normally require applicants to have an MA or equivalent qualification in a related field. Read More.

Further Information

Our research focuses on nationally specific and/or transcultural aspects of global cultures and societies.

Languages currently available:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Particular areas of expertise include:

  • African studies
  • Authorship and celebrity
  • Chinese studies
  • Comparative cultural studies
  • Creative futures
  • Digital literature and culture
  • Film
  • French and Francophone literature
  • Gender
  • German and Austrian literature
  • Latin American studies
  • The poetics of resistance
  • Translation and multilingualism
  • Writing and migration

Together with The Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research at Lancaster, we collaborate closely with the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool in the organisation of research workshops and training programmes. We encourage collaborative work between staff and research students and offer strong support for students wishing to publish and present work at conferences.

For further information concerning studentships or alternative sources of funding, please contact our Director of Postgraduate Studies.

Research Expertise

We are pioneers in multidisciplinary language studies.

Search for a Supervisor

Our staff are seeking PhD candidates in a wide-range of areas.

Fees and Funding

There are many ways to fund your doctoral study here at Lancaster.