East Asian Studies
Welcome to the Department of East Asian Studies. The results of RAE 2008 have shown that the University of Manchester's East Asian Studies Department, founded only in 2006-7, has already broken into the highest ranks of UK research performers in the field. Well over a third of our department's work was judged to be of world leading or internationally excellent quality, making it now one of the UK's main research centres in the field.
French StudiesWelcome to the Department of French Studies at Manchester, one of the largest centres for the advanced study of French and francophone studies in the UK. As a dynamic team of international scholars and award-winning teachers, we offer cutting-edge courses from contemporary French and francophone studies to the early medieval period.
Manchester is one of the leading centres for research and study in German Studies in the UK. We possess strengths not only in German literature, but also in language and linguistics, and in film and history. The Department enjoys close links with the Manchester branch of the Goethe-Institut (the German cultural institute for the North of England) and the University of Manchester's Language Centre is now a Goethe-Institut Examination Centre.
Welcome to the Department of Italian Studies at Manchester, a leading centre for the teaching and research of Italian language and culture. In 2011 Italian Studies at Manchester secured the highest satisfaction rating amongst UK Italian departments in the National Student Survey (97%) for the third successive year and we were also rated 3rd in the UK for the quality of our Research Environment in the 2008 RAE (Research Assessment Exercise). Benvenuti!
Linguistics and English Language
Manchester is an international centre for Linguistics and English language . LEL is virtually unique in the UK and beyond in the breadth of subject areas and theoretical approaches represented by its members, many of whom are internationally renowned scholars in their specialisms.
Middle Eastern Studies
For more than a hundred years, Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Manchester has been a major centre in Britain for the study of languages, history, religions, literatures and cultures of the Middle East. Manchester offers the ideal setting for Middle Eastern Studies with its multicultural population and Middle Eastern communities. Middle Eastern Studies attracts students from wide variety of cultural and religious backgrounds, making for a lively and stimulating working environment.
Russian and East European StudiesThe leading department in the UK for research on Russia and Eastern Europe, REES at Manchester is a vibrant community of students, scholars and teachers with wide-ranging interests and expertise. We offer innovative courses and excellent teaching and research supervision in subjects as diverse as post-Soviet media, Russian popular culture, and nationalism and ethnic politics in Russia and Eastern Europe.
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at Manchester has established its reputation as one of the UK's leading centres for research in the Assessment exercise (RAE) 2008. In the Times Higher Education rankings based on quality profiles, Manchester's research comes out ahead of all other UK universities. The University's resources in our field are among the best in the country. The John Rylands University Library has Hispanic holdings unequalled in Europe outside the national collections, and houses a world-famous collection of manuscripts and early printed books purchased by Mrs Enriqueta Rylands, the Cuban wife of the Victorian cotton millionaire John Rylands.
Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies
The Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies at Manchester has the largest concentration of translation and interpreting studies specialists in the UK and among the largest worldwide. Our MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies is one of the longest-running and most comprehensive translation and interpreting MAs offered by a UK institution, and with more than 20 PhD students, CTIS provides a vibrant environment for doctoral study.