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Postgraduate study

Discover our postgraduate courses

We offer a range of postgraduate taught and research programmes focusing on Translation, French, Hispanic, German, and Italian studies.

You will study in one of the top 60 Modern Languages departments in the world (QS 2023) with a reputation for innovative teaching and excellent research. We encourage an environment of discussion, where you will be challenged to stretch yourself academically and question your existing ideas.

You will leave with advanced research, communication, cultural and translation skills which can be taken into a variety of employment settings.

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Ready to begin your postgraduate journey? Reach out to us and get started!

Taught MA students: to discuss your application please contact the Deputy Director of Graduate Studies, Dr David Orrego-Carmona, at david dot orrego-carmona at warwick dot ac dot uk.

PhD students: to discuss your project and funding application, you can contact the School Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Oliver Davis, at o dot davis at warwick dot ac dot uk.

Our Taught Master's Degrees

Modern Languages and Cultures (MA)

Our MA in Modern Languages and Cultures combines professionally-oriented taught modules with research-oriented modules in the culture of your chosen Modern Language.

Translation and Cultures (MA)

Our MA in Translation and Cultures provides you with the knowledge and critical skills to become a successful intercultural mediator. Choose this MA if you aim to enhance both your theoretical awareness and practical skills, enabling your professional growth.

Where we rank

8th in the UK for Modern Languages

(QS World Rankings for Modern Languages, 2023Link opens in a new window)

Top 10 in the UK for Modern Languages

(The Guardian, 2022Link opens in a new window)

82% of our research outputs &
100% of our research environment are world-leading or internationally excellent

(Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF)Link opens in a new window)

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Our MPhil/PhD courses allow you to specialise in a language area of your choice:

Or you can specialise in translation and transcultural studies:

MA by Research students at Warwick

Master's by Research

Guided by our expert academics, our Master's by Research enables you to take a project-led focus that is directed by your own intellectual interests and passions. It is ideal for students who wish to pursue research without first doing a taught Master's.

Warwick's School of Modern Languages and Cultures is home to a thriving research community with diverse chronological, geographical, linguistic and disciplinary interests. Get a glimpse into the incredible research and projects shaping our academic community and find your supervisor:

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Further Help

Our postgraduate students can benefit from an array of funding opportunities to support their studies:

Want to apply but need some help? Read our tips on writing a PhD proposal and see how to apply online for postgraduate study at Warwick.