Research course

European Languages and Cultures

Lancaster University · European Languages and Cultures

Entry requirements

Usually an MA degree and a viable research proposal.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

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.

You may pursue a topic based entirely within one or 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 European Languages and Cultures and another department in the university such as English, History, Linguistics, Politics, Philosophy and Religion, or Sociology.

Department specialisms

Our research focuses on nationally specific and/or transcultural aspects of European and global cultures and societies. The specialist interests of our academic staff include the languages and cultures of France and the Francophone world, Germany and Austria, Spain and the Hispanic world, as well as their relationship with English speaking cultures globally. Particular areas of expertise include: African studies Austrian literature and cultural politics Authorship and celebrity Comparative cultural studies Cross-cultural communication Digital literature and culture Film French and Francophone literature German literature Latin American studies Multilingualism The poetics of resistance Translation Writing and migration Medieval literature of Spain

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,121 per year
International students
£13,590 per year

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months
full time
36 months


full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate coordinator
01524 593005
01524 593942