Author - Jess Allen, Blog, Interview, MA by Research

Future Masters: an interview with our MA by research candidates

Hi, I'm Jess and I'm currently undertaking the MA by Research, a one-year course which involves writing a 50,000 word thesis. I'm going to conduct a series of interviews for the MLAC Postgraduate Blog so that potential research students can find out more about life in Durham. I realised that I couldn't and didn't want… Continue reading Future Masters: an interview with our MA by research candidates

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Interview, Prospective Students

Introducing the MA in Translation Studies: Interview with current student

Ellie Saunderson-Darkes is currently studying the MA in Translation Studies.   You did your undergraduate degree at Durham. Why did you choose to stay? The great staff inspired me, especially Dr Wagstaffe and Dr McKinnon. There's a lot of pastoral care and I felt really supported. What can Durham offer someone who wants to pursue… Continue reading Introducing the MA in Translation Studies: Interview with current student

Interview, Prospective Students

Introducing the MA in Visual Arts and Culture: Interview with current student

Alejandra Arias is a current student of the MA in Visual Arts and Culture.   Why did you decide to do the MA in Visual Arts and Cultures? The new program offered us a chance to have an interdisciplinary study, allowing us to be creative with our MAs. What does Durham offer a student interested… Continue reading Introducing the MA in Visual Arts and Culture: Interview with current student

Interview, MA Information Sessions, Prospective Students

Introducing the MA by Research: Interview with current student

Barbora Bartosova is currently pursuing an MA by Research in twentieth-century French studies, tentatively entitled 'From Baudelaire to the Situationists, Processing the Loss of Tradition with Regards to the Phenomenon of Modernity'.   Why did you come to Durham? Firstly, Durham has one of the best French departments in the country. It also has excellent… Continue reading Introducing the MA by Research: Interview with current student

Interview, MA Information Sessions, Prospective Students

Introducing the MA in Medieval and Early Modern Studies: Interview with current student

Current MA student Liv Cannon took a few moments out of her day to answer some questions on her postgraduate studies at Durham. What does Durham offer someone with an interest in medieval and/or early modern studies? A vibrant community. IMEMS (Durham's Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies) and its student group MEMSA (Medieval… Continue reading Introducing the MA in Medieval and Early Modern Studies: Interview with current student

MA Information Sessions, MLAC events, Prospective Students

Thinking about MA study? Come to an information session

Are you a finalist thinking about postgraduate study? Durham is running two events which may interest you. Wednesday 9 December: MA Programmes in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham Join us from 12 - 1 pm in ER 143 to learn about the MA programmes in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Translation Studies,… Continue reading Thinking about MA study? Come to an information session

MLAC events, Prospective Students

Postgraduate Study info session

December 9th 12PM (ER143) Are you a Durham finalist thinking about postgraduate study in Modern Languages and Cultures? Even if this is only a remote possibility at this stage, there is an opportunity to find out more about postgraduate taught and research degrees offered by the School. The session will include short staff and student presentations about the following… Continue reading Postgraduate Study info session

MLAC Announcements

EU accreditation for MA in Translation Studies renewed 


The School has been successful in renewing its membership of the EMT (European Masters in Translation) scheme for 2014-19. This is a partnership project between the European Commission and Higher Education institutions offering Master’s-level translation programmes. Over 100 applications for accreditation were submitted by universities in EU member states and neighbouring countries, and 64 were… Continue reading EU accreditation for MA in Translation Studies renewed