Doctoral (PhD) degrees in languages and culture

As a doctoral (PhD) student in the School of Modern Languages you will be part of a vibrant interdisciplinary postgraduate community. You will work with academic supervisors who will provide you with subject expertise and guidance to help you plan and manage your research while the School’s researcher development programmes give you the skills you need as an independent researcher.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified students whose research interests reflect those of the School and who have the potential to make an original contribution to learning in their subject.

As well as the PhD degree, the School of Modern Languages offers supervision for two research-based Masters degrees – the Master of Studies by Research (MSt (Res)) and the Master of Philosophy (MPhil).

The School of Modern Languages also offers joint-doctoral degrees through the Global PhD programme. Global PhDs give students the chance to undertake research at both St Andrews and an international partner institution and lead to a jointly awarded degree from the two institutions.