Department of European Languages and Cultures


Projects, centres, networks and publications in European Languages and Cultures.

Browse Edinburgh Research Explorer for staff profiles, research outputs and activities

Selected research centres and networks

Research centres and networks range from formal collaborations to informal groups of researchers working together on a theme or challenge.

A number are based in - or are affiliated with - European Languages and Cultures; others are based elsewhere in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC), the University of Edinburgh, or the wider academic community, but involve our staff and students.

The groups provide opportunities for researchers at all career stages to work together with partners and stakeholders in organising events, workshopping publications, engaging audiences outside the academy, and exploring ideas for future projects and funding bids.

Here are just a few of our current groups, and significant networks that are no longer live but have left a legacy of networking and collaboration...


Selected research projects

Postgraduate research

Join our community and undertake a specialised research project under the guidance of experienced and well-published supervisors. We offer Masters by Research and PhD degrees in all of the following areas:

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Medieval Studies
  • Russian
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

We also offer PhD programmes in:

  • Comparative Literature
  • European Theatre
  • Translation Studies

Find out more about postgraduate study in European Languages and Cultures