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Modern Languages and LinguisticsPart of Humanities


We welcome students with the most diverse needs and expectations of postgraduate study. Whether you wish to study part time or full time, we can offer you a supportive and challenging experience.

As part of a major research-led University, Modern Languages and Linguistics is an experienced provider of postgraduate studies and is committed to providing resources for a high-quality education.

Modern Languages and Linguistics research covers European Studies, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American Studies with particular focus on film and television, linguistics, literature, culture, society, politics, history, anthropology and transnational studies. We are one of the top research centres in the UK with around 900 full-time and part-time students.

Our cross-disciplinary research agenda means we have close links with English (film studies and transnational communities) and History (cultural memory), as well as links with Economic, Social & Political Sciences, particularly in politics.

Preparing you for success

Our exciting range of taught degrees will give you in-depth knowledge and a firm foundation of transferable skills.  

Following your passion

Our research students benefit from a dynamic research environment and the opportunity to work collaboratively with experts across the academic fields.  

Choosing to study here

Superb facilities and a great location make studying modern languages and linguistics at the University of Southampton an attractive choice.  

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Southampton is very highly regarded and respected for modern languages and the staff are among the best.
Xia YuPhD Modern Languages
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Our research

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