Research Centres

Language Research Centre

The Language Research Centre (LRC) is an official research centre of the Swansea University Research Institute for Arts & Humanities (RIAH).  The LRC is a global hub for single, inter- and multi- disciplinary empirical research into language data and processes. It draws together academics and postgraduate researchers from across Swansea University and connects their activities with those of the Centre’s global network of Associate Members and distance learning doctoral students.

  • The Language Research Centre (LRC)


The Centre for the Comparative Study of the Americas (CECSAM) is the product of a convergence of research and teaching interests between colleagues from the programmes of Hispanic and American Studies at Swansea University.

  • The Centre for the Comparative Study of the Americas (CECSAM)


GENCAS is an interdisciplinary research body working within the College of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University.

  • The Centre for Research into Gender in Culture and Society (GENCAS)


The Centre for Contemporary German Culture (CCGC) produces world-class research on the literature and culture of twentieth- and twenty-first century Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The Centre is unique to Wales and makes an important contribution to German Studies in Britain, Europe and North America. It aims to promote and stimulate further research on the work of contemporary German-language authors and film-makers in the English-speaking world.

  • The Centre for Contemporary German Culture (CCGC)

International Translation Research at Swansea University

Academic staff in the Department of Languages, Translation and Communication are actively involved in four Research Groups in the College of Arts and Humanities.  The Research Groups/Centres host visiting Scholars, conferences, symposia and workshops, and provide a home for PhD students.  

The Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH) brings together academics, postgraduates and visiting national and international scholars to create a rich and vibrant research environment geared to international excellence and impact. 

Supporting areas of research strength, RIAH comprises two 'flagship' University research centres, the Callaghan Centre for the Study of Conflict, Power and Empire and the Richard Burton Centre for the Study of Wales, as well as the Graduate Centre for Arts and Humanities, and a growing number of externally funded Research Projects.