School of Modern Languages



We provide a vibrant environment for research staff and postgraduate students.

Our students and research academics have access to a wide range of resources.

Our research spans a diverse range of fields from sociocultural, historical and political studies, to film and literature, to linguistics and sociolinguistics.

Our dynamic approach to the study of cultures and societies, and the ways in which we strive to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries, distinguishes us.

It drives our production of high-quality publications in a variety of forms.

Our research falls into four main language areas, linked by three research themes:

Our research impact and engagement activities

Much of our research and teaching matters to the world outside of academia. Our impact and engagement activities have had positive effects on the work of our partners, both in the UK and abroad. 

Read more on our SML Research Impact pages, and the Research Impact website

Useful Research Links:
   Staff Application to SML funds (
   PGR Application to Research and Scholarship Support Fund (