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, including Serbian/Croatian; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies; and Translation, including English-Chinese, English-Arabic and Localisation. We host three cross-disciplinary centres and several research projects and groups. We host two peer-reviewed journals.

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Our research and impact themes

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Our research centres

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Our postgraduate degrees

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  • 67% of our research environment received the highest score by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.
  • 67% of our impact case studies were considered to be ‘outstanding’ by REF 2021.

Modern Languages and Cultures ranked 6th nationally in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.


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The impact of our School's research

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Hungry for Words

Using language to explore eating disorders in men

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Contested heritage

Art, empire and monuments

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Viva Cuba!

International centre of excellence on the country


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Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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