Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

Research in Modern Languages and Cultures

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We are a leading centre for research in French and Francophone Studies; German Studies; Russian and Slavonic Studies; and Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies. Our research spans eight interlinked, cross-disciplinary areas, with six collaborative research centres and groups and a peer-reviewed journal.

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Cinema, Visual and Performing Arts

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Gender Studies

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History, Politics and Society

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Intellectual History and Critical Theory


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Linguistics and Translation Studies

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Literary Studies

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Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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Postcolonial Studies


Nottingham is also an important centre for the study of Contemporary China

83% of research in Modern Languages was graded as ‘world-leading’ or internationally excellent by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014


Modern Languages and Linguistics ranked 5th nationally in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014


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Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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