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Research in Intercultural Studies


Expertise of research area
Critical Discourse Analysis; Intercultural Business Studies; Intercultural Communication; Intercultural Education; Sociolinguistics; Culture and language; Identities in intercultural theory and practice; Intercultural mediation; Intercultural mobilities; Intercultural pedagogies; Intercultural Studies; Interculturality and migration; Interculturality and soft power; Interculturality and physical space; Interculturality in the virtual world; Social media and interculturality; Translanguaging and intercultural communication

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You will undertake original research under the supervision of experts in Intercultural Studies, based in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies.

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<p>Intercultural Studies conducts research which engages with some of the more difficult questions currently facing the world. This includes a commitment to social justice and an understanding of the intricate mechanisms of social interaction.</p> <p>Our research recognises the contemporary hyper-mobile condition where people, communication and resources flow unevenly across borders and we use the lens of language and culture to better understand our current condition. Our research interests range from intercultural education and intercultural pedagogies to more outward facing areas including interculturality in the virtual world.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>We supervise MAR (Masters by Research) and PhD postgraduate researchers working on a wide range of topics relating to our areas of expertise including language and culture, social media and interculturality, intercultural mobilities and interculturality and migration.</p> <p>While studying with us you will undertake research training offered by the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies and the University, as you write a thesis which is examined by viva at the end of your period of study. Full-time and part-time study options are available.</p> <p>When completing the online application for study please select Languages, Cultures and Societies as the programme for all subject areas offered by the School. Individual subject areas are not listed.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>PhD by Distance Learning&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies offers PhD by Distance Learning, for further information please contact Dr Pammi Sinha, Head of the Graduate School: <a href=""></a></p>

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<p paraeid="{e5118a74-63f4-47ae-9d15-920dac45df36}{90}" paraid="1533378292">Formal applications for research degree study should be made <a href="" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">online</a>. Please state clearly the research area you are interested in.&nbsp;</p> <p paraeid="{e5118a74-63f4-47ae-9d15-920dac45df36}{101}" paraid="1606698165">If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Across all Faculties we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+ and people with disabilities. Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.</em></p>

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<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office.&nbsp;<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;</p>

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