School research clusters

Within the school, there are concentrations of expertise in five defined and externally-acknowledged clusters (in terms of major monographic publications, major grant success, and esteem factors). These areas map both to current emerging UK trends in the Modern Languages disciplines and to areas which the research councils have designated as requiring protection and development in the 21st-century academy (eg initiative for Early Modern studies). 

Faculty research centres

Members of the school are actively involved in the following faculty research centres, which provide a focus for collaborative and interdisciplinary work.

University research themes

The School of Modern Languages has also identified a number of University-wide research themes, on which the school's research is focused.

Collaborative highlights

Our researchers are involved with numerous collaborative and interdisciplinary projects and events.

Recent examples

How our research rates

46% of our research is considered to be 'world-leading' (4*), or 'internationally excellent' (3*).

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Research in the faculty

Our research forms part of the overall research activities and strategies of the Faculty of Arts and the Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts (BIRTHA).

Active research projects

For a list of current research projects in the school, please see the faculty research website's list of active research projects.