Modern Languages is a thriving teaching and research unit with a dynamic undergraduate and postgraduate community. Employability skills and intellectual challenge are at the core of all our programmes. The degrees we offer are centred around four languages - French, Irish, Spanish and Portuguese - which can be combined with a wide range of other subjects in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Physical Sciences. As a School of Modern Languages, the international dimension to our work is crucial. For students of French, Spanish and Portuguese, this means a substantial period abroad as part of their degree programme, whether in Europe on an Erasmus placement or much further afield. In Irish, and in Translation and Interpreting, we attract many international students to Queen's, particularly to join our growing postgraduate community. For staff, 'international' means building research partnerships around the world. But if our networks are international, our approach to students is personal. As the smallest School in Queen's, we know all our undergraduate and postgraduate students well and take pride in our strong sense of community which fosters a learning environment in which all students are encouraged to fulfil their true potential.
The School is home to four interdisciplinary research Fora - the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the Latin-American Studies Forum, the Postcolonial Research Forum and Translation and Cultural Encounter. It also supports the student-led Interdisciplinary Linguistics Group (ILinG).
Please browse these webpages to discover more about the School, our staff, our teaching and research, and the unique student experience we offer. You might find it useful to view the School Handbook for 2012/13 by clicking here.
Head of School: Professor Janice Carruthers
Director of Research: Professor Margaret Topping
Director of Education: Dr Nigel Harkness
Disability Officer: Dr Sarah Bowskill
School Manager: Ms Deirdre McCrory
School Secretary: Ms Lorraine Browne
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