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Why study with us

Pursue your interests in languages and culture in an exciting, interdisciplinary environment with an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching.


Gain crucial experience

Become a student mentor with our Modern Foreign Language Student Mentoring Scheme or a language ambassador via Routes into Languages Cymru.


Research excellence

84% of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework 2014 (joint submission with the School of Welsh).


Diverse community

We attract a wide range of international and UK students each year who thrive in our diverse postgraduate environment.

Our talks

Welcome to Translation Studies at Cardiff University

Our translation open day talk, with Dr Cristina Marinetti, gives a flavour of our postgraduate translation course, how we teach and the additional opportunities available as part of your degree.

Welcome to Global Cultures at Cardiff University

This global cultures open day talk, with Professor David Clarke, gives an overview of the programme, explains how you will be assessed, introduces the language and culture specialists that will be teaching you and discusses where this degree can take your career.

A world of possibilities

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Learn with us before you join us

From health to the justice system, from the voluntary sector to sport and the arts, we all increasingly live and work in contexts where people speak more than one language. We offer the free online course, Working with Translation, in conjunction with Future Learn. The course, which was set up in 2016, stresses the importance of translation and has to date, taught over 50,000 people.

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Where languages can take you

Many of our graduates are living exciting multilingual lives in countries around the world. They work in diplomacy, IT, international sport, manufacturing, the armed services, accountancy, law, financial analysis, management consultancy and international business. The list is endless!

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Our research opportunities

Our multidisciplinary research environment attracts a variety of research grants and investments and has a renowned reputation for quality. We offer full and part-time PhD and MPhil opportunities under the banner of Languages and Translation Studies. Our research is organised around the themes: Transnational Cultural and Visual Studies; History and Heritage; and Global Language-Based Area Studies.

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Your campus experience for 2021/22

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we've worked hard to ensure students have a safe and enjoyable time with us. Find out what we've been doing and what you might expect when you join us.

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Funding your studies

Learn more about the scholarships, UK government support packages and student loans available to you.

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Browse our accommodation

We have a variety of halls and houses to suit your preferences, interests and budgets.

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Student support

Get free, impartial and confidential advice on disability and dyslexia, money, careers, counselling and more.

Next steps


View our modern languages and translation taught courses

Explore our postgraduate taught courses for 2022.


View our modern languages and translation research courses

Explore all our postgraduate research courses for 2022.


Contact us

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How to apply

Everything you need to know about our application process.