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Course summary

We warmly welcome enquiries from appropriately qualified applicants who are keen to register for doctoral research in any of the areas covered by our staff expertise. These are very wide-ranging and include topics from World Writers and Filmmakers; to Digital Literature and Culture; Translation; Social Change; and Authorship. You may pursue a topic based entirely within one or in several languages, but we are also interested in projects which are comparative or transcultural in the scope of European and Global Studies. It is possible to receive joint supervision by Languages and Cultures and another department in the university. Collaborations with English, History, Linguistics, Politics, Philosophy and Religion, or Sociology are quite frequent and provide for strong, interdisciplinary research.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include: Original research and thesis.


Entry requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a language and a good masters degree in languages. We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information. As part of your application you will also need to provide a viable research proposal. Guidance can be found on our writing a research proposal webpage. We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously. We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Funding available.

Languages and Cultures at Lancaster University - UCAS