Postgraduate study in Modern Languages

  • Top 10 in all major UK university league tables for the subject
  • Top 150 worldwide for Modern Languages (QS World University Rankings 2015-16)
  • Top 5 in UK for Overall Satisfaction in National Student Survey 2017 
  • £1.4 million external research funding awarded over the past 4 years
  • 14 fully funded doctoral studentships over the last 3 years

Modern Languages at Exeter ranks among the top UK institutions for student satisfaction, teaching and research. We offer excellent programmes and boast a Foreign Language Centre with state-of-the-art language-learning facilities. Our MA in Translation Studies is taught by published literary translators, experienced practitioners and specialists in the use of computer-aided translation tools, helping prepare our students to undertake further study and become professional linguists. All teaching is directly related to our research. Modern languages postgraduates benefit from regular research seminars and scholars of international repute are frequent visitors.

Our research, and research supervision, ranges across a wide variety of disciplines including European Literature and Culture, Film, Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Gender Studies, and Translation, and reaches across time from the medieval to the contemporary. Our research-active academic staff, supported by a team of language teachers which includes native-speaker teachers, are highly successful in winning prestigious research awards from funding bodies including the AHRC, British Academy, EU, Leverhulme, and Marie-Curie.