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Modern Languages, PhD

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Modern Languages

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Modern Languages enables you to undertake a substantial project led by your own passions and interests. It represents a highly respected qualification which can present a pathway to a career in academia, or widen your scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector. You submit a thesis of up to 100,000 words for PhD assessment demonstrating a significant contribution to the subject area. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva).

In both programmes you will conduct original research, supervised by our expert, culminating in a thesis that makes an original contribution to our knowledge and understanding of modern languages. Modern Languages at Swansea encompasses Arabic, Mandarin-Chinese, French, German and Hispanic Studies with research strengths in written culture from the medieval period to the present day, including contemporary European cinema.

You are closely supervised by two experienced academics with relevant expertise throughout the course of your project. This involves fortnightly meetings in your first term and meetings at regular agreed intervals beyond.

Different course options

Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 3 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,327

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should hold a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, and they should hold or expect to achieve a postgraduate Master’s degree in a related subject. Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).