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Welcome to the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. We’re renowned for our world-class teaching and research, our welcoming and friendly atmosphere and our wide range of prestigious University of London degree programmes. 

Our students and our degree programmes

Our students come from around the world to develop critical and communication skills, cross-cultural understanding and foreign-language proficiency. They explore not only the language but also the culture and history of France and Francophone countries, Germany and Austria, Italy, Latin America and Spain.

We also offer  Comparative Literature and Culture (CLC), which covers world literature, film and visual arts with no need for foreign language skills, and Liberal Arts, a flexible, prestigious degree for students with wide-ranging interests.

Our students are highly satisfied with our teaching, with the School achieving a 91 per cent overall satisfaction rating in the National Student Survey 2012.

That’s because our programmes are taught by leading experts in their fields who share their knowledge in an approachable way to help you get the most out of your degree.

What do you get from our degrees?

A Modern Languages degree sets graduates apart from other Arts and Humanities students because our graduates all develop excellent communication, analytical and research skills and often achieve native or near-native spoken and written fluency in one or more major foreign languages. That’s alongside cross-cultural awareness and understanding, which helps equip our graduates with the skills needed to be high flyers in an increasingly globalised world.

Your degree also allows you to take advantage of one of the most exciting and worthwhile opportunities on offer to students – a year abroad – which is invaluable in developing the kind of intellectual maturity and cultural sensitivity that is highly prized in the workplace.

Studying Comparative Literature and Culture (CLC) also develops the kinds of critical, communication, and leadership skills which are particularly valuable in meeting the challenges of today’s workplaces.

We very much look forward to welcoming you into the thriving and friendly community that is the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Prof Giuliana Pieri
Head of School


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