The School of Modern Languages and Cultures consists of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and the Centre for Foreign Language Study. The School also hosts the BA in Visual Arts and Film. Our community of academics, teachers and support staff aim to foster a world-class student experience in all our disciplines.
Sections within our School feature regularly in the top five in national league tables such as the Good University Guide and the Complete University Guide. In the Complete University Guide 2023, our School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University is ranked 3rd in Chinese and Japanese Studies (Asian Studies), 4th in Italian and Arabic (Middle Eastern & African Studies), 5th in French and Russian, 6th in Spanish and 9th in German. The School of Modern Languages and Cultures is ranked 9th in the UK and 58th globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.
The School of Modern Language and Cultures hosted the conference, 'Where Are We Now? The Location of Modern Languages and Cultures' from 19th-21st April 2023.
Thanks to a generous gift from our alumna Helen Potts, we have a scholarship to offer to a talented student from a low-income background
Professor Daniel L. Newman has taken part in a six part documentary on the History of Medieval Arab food.
The Bigas Luna Tribute announces new events in Los Angeles in collaboration with American Cinematheque, Durham University, Instituto Cervantes LA, Egeda US and Algarrobo Films.
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