Research course

Interdisciplinary Studies

University of Exeter · Modern Languages

Entry requirements

Normally a Masters degree with Merit or equivalent in Modern Languages. Please see the website for full details.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

This modern language programme is ideal for applicants interested in the interdisciplinary study of two or more of our subject areas, or for the methodologial or academic study of Translation.

The department’s wide range of expertise offers postgraduates the possibility of preparing for research degrees in one or more areas. The main areas of research are; Comparative literature, thought and culture; Film studies; Philosophy of culture and Translation studies.

Department specialisms

Researchers in Modern Languages are actively engaged in projects across a broad range of subjects, including linguistics and translation studies, film, visual arts, and literary culture. Our research ranges across time from the medieval period to the contemporary, and spans the whole of Europe, including Russia, extending across the world to North Africa and Latin America. Specialisms are grouped as follows; Medieval and Early-Modern Studies; Modern Literary Studies; Linguistics; Gender Studies; Visual Culture.

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community.

Visit our website for details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website for details
International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit our website for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-36 months
part time
48-60 months


full time
36-48 months
part time
72-84 months

Course contact details

College of Humanities Post Graduate Administrator
+44 (0)1392 725306