The academic interests of our researchers straddle a wide range of disciplines, including film, literature, culture and linguistics, extending beyond Europe to the French and Spanish-speaking peoples worldwide, oriental cultures and communication; and community languages. Our staff have strong international reputations and are; regularly cited as being amongst the leading authorities in their respective fields, members of editorial boards, and are regularly invited to attend conferences as keynote speakers at prestigious events.

Languages offer supervision of research degrees in the following areas:

Before applying for a research degree, applicants should have a preliminary discussion with a member of staff to discuss a proposed research project. To arrange this please contact Professor Dawn Archer, Languages Research Degrees Coordinator.

For further information on the application process, contact the Faculty Research Degrees Administrator: hlss-research@mmu.ac.uk 0161 247 1744

More about research degrees and how to apply

Research degrees are available to study on-campus or through distance learning.

How to apply for a distance learning PhD


Languages Research

Languages are involved in various research projects such as MetropolisFLAME Research CentreFilm In Language Teaching Association and CoMoViWo (Communication in Mobile and Virtual Work)

Read more about research in Languages