Research course

Culture and Identity

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Modern Languages

Entry requirements

The normal requirement for admission to all Research programmes in the School is a 2:1 (upper second class) degree award, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. However, we consider all individual applicants on their specific merits.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The School has an exceptionally strong research culture with a strong reputation for the quality of the research produced and the growing number of research grants it is attracting. This programme aims to offer knowledge and expertise in subject-specific and generic skills, qualifying you for both academic and non-academic positions in a variety of organisations.

Special Features

  • We encourage our PhD students to gain teaching experience, however applicants are asked to note that the allocation of teaching is dependent on which modules are running at an Undergraduate or Postgraduate level and may not be available to everyone.
  • Our Research in Progress seminar series provides students with the opportunity to present papers in a non-intimidating environment. The series is designed to be preparatory to presenting papers at conferences, and also plays a vital role in the dissemination of subject-specific skills.
  • We play a leading role in language-based area studies within the newly established Wales Doctoral Training Centre, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
  • All research students are entitled to call upon a personal allocation of funds which may be spent on legitimate research related activities.

Research Areas

  • Catalan studies
  • Disability
  • Devolution
  • Fiction
  • French studies
  • Francophone Africa
  • Gender studies
  • German studies
  • Hispanic studies
  • Ideology
  • Identity
  • Italian studies
  • Japanese studies
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/transsexual narratives
  • Latin American studies
  • Literature & culture
  • Migration & Travel
  • Multiculuralism
  • Nationalism
  • Performance
  • Postcolonialism
  • Social movements
  • Translation and Adaptation
  • Žižek

More information about this programme can be found on our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Officer (School of Modern Languages)
+44 (0)29 2087 0824