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Dusk at Louvre, photo by Daniel Oi (c) 2009

Exceptional teaching quality

Modern Language students acquire highly desirable transferable skills and excellent graduate prospects

Placa Reial, photo by Daniel Oi (c) 2009

High ranking

Our School of Modern Languages has been ranked 2nd in The Guardian University Guide 2018

Red Square at night - photo by Daniel Oi (c) 2008

Top choice for postgraduate studies

Personal supervision and teaching by experts in their fields, a caring and lively scholarly community

Spanish Steps - photo by Daniel Oi (c) 2006

Variety of degrees

Wide and flexible range of degrees in one, two or even three languages, or in one or two languages and a non-language subject

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Sense of community

High level of personal contact and a genuine sense of community, complemented by excellent links to other Schools in the University

Panoramic view of the Umayyad Mosque, in Damascus, Syria, file source Used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Seven Modern Languages

Arabic, French, German, Italian, Persian, Russian and Spanish span the globe

Upcoming seminars

New Directions in Material Culture

Date: Friday, 8 November 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: Bell Pettigrew Museum

Professor Dan Hicks (Oxford, Archaeology)
Dr Freya Gowrley (Derby, History)
Professor Jill Burke (Edinburgh College of Art)
Chair: Dr Emma Bond (St Andrews)

New Directions in Cultural Studies

Date: Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 2-4pm
Venue: Senate Room

Professor Silvia Albertazzi (University of Bologna)
Professor Davide Messina (Italian, University of Edinburgh)
Dr Ella Chmielewska (Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture)
Chair: Dr Andrew Cusack

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