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Language studies aim at preparing students to build a deep understanding of a culture based on its individual language and literature, using the spoken and written forms of expression. Gaining in-depth knowledge of a foreign language helps students understand and value cultural diversity, helps build connections between societies, and makes the world a smaller, more open place to live in.

Courses explore a wide range of fields including: literature, film, critical theory, philosophy, linguistics, politics and ethics, etc. Students who want to learn a foreign language may find short-courses, summer courses as well as advanced undergraduate and postgraduate language programmes. They may choose to study a popular international language such as English, French, German or Spanish, to use in international professional contexts. Alternatively, they may learn a less-known foreign language, or an old language gaining a good entry into a specialised field of work such as translations, interpreting, business or archaeology. Examples include Chinese, Arabic, Latin, Sanskrit or ancient Greek. Students of languages are able to speak, write, listen and read in one or more foreign languages at an advanced level. Speaking and learning a foreign language enhances creativity, memory and problem-solving skills.

Languages graduates can find jobs in many areas working as: translators, teachers, linguists, international relations consultant, historians, research and more.

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Suggested PhDs in Languages

PhD Linguistics

The UCLA Linguistics Department focuses on the scientific study of language in all aspects. The fields represented include phonetics, phonology, syntax, and semantics, as well as the interdisciplinary areas of psycholinguistics, language acquisition, historical linguistics, and mathematical linguistics.

United States
PhD Spanish Studies

The design of this PhD programme in Spanish Studies is the result of several contextual factors, from the most obvious, such as the requirements to adapt to the Royal Decree 99/2011, which regulates doctoral studies, to the teaching and research history and tradition of the Department of Spanish Studies that is offering it.

Spain
PhD Linguistics, Applied Linguistics

Newcastle University is one of the largest centres for linguistic research in Europe. This gives you the unique opportunity to learn a wide range of methodologies. You will be exposed to diverse theoretical perspectives, which will enrich your own research.

United Kingdom
PhD Romance Languages and Cultures

The PhD in Romance Langauges and Cultures aims to culminate in doctoral theses that have as their object of study metalinguistics or linguistics applied to productions in at least one Romance language, in contrast to or in combination with other langauges (obviously including other Romance languages).

Spain