University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Languages and Area Studies

The School of Languages and Area Studies (SLAS) is one of the largest, well-established departments of its kind in the United Kingdom. We currently undertake research and teaching of six languages (French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish and English as a foreign language) and associated area studies such as applied linguistics, francophone, communication and language skills, translation and technical communication studies. We offer a dynamic environment for the study and research of modern languages and area studies, with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

Course modules

Research areas include: Communication and Applied Linguistics: Functional linguistics and discourse analysis Multimodality Corpus linguistics English Language Teaching English for Specific Purposes Second language acquisition Sociolinguistics: World Englishes and English as a lingua franca Multilingualism and language diversity Language and identity Language, gender and sexuality Language and globalisation Translation: Translation and politics Film remakes and subtitling New media Creative uses of translation and adaptation, including fan translation Translation pedagogy Interpreting International development studies: Gender-based violence Religion and development Global health issues and poverty Migration and immigration Citizenship and multiculturalism Cultural development Transnational justice African Studies: Franco-African relations in the colonial and post-colonial period (North and Sub-Saharan Africa) Decolonisation (notably Algeria and West Africa) Post-colonial and post-conflict state-building Nation-building, including language, culture and memory Pan-Africanism, Blackness and diaspora Humanitarian interventions and peace operations Gender European Studies: European integration The EU as a global actor and foreign policy Right-wing extremism National identity and state formation Intersectionality, discrimination, race and racism Jews in Central and Eastern Europe before 1939 Memory politics American Studies: Transatlantic relations American Revolution Colonial North America/ British Atlantic World African-American, Hispanic, women's, youth and gay civil rights movements of the 20th century

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time February 2018 GBP 12,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time February 2018 GBP 6,300 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time October 2018 GBP 13,200 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time October 2018 GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time October 2018 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time October 2018 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time February 2019 GBP 13,200 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time February 2019 GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time February 2019 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time February 2019 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 12,600 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 6,300 per Year 1 (International) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 13,200 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (International) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time February 2019 GBP 4,195 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time February 2019 GBP 13,200 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time February 2019 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (International) 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time February 2019 GBP 1,970 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 6 Years

Campus details

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Main Site PO1 2UP South East

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