Linguistics

Studying linguistics will give you a strong understanding of the structure, history and evolution of the human language.

85% overall student satisfaction

National Student Survey 2018

Ranked first in the UK for the quality of our research (REF 2014), we make the most of the diversity of communities and languages across London. We are a lively department, with regular talks, reading groups and social events.

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London is a perfect place for studying. It has an incredible, motivating atmosphere and offers various opportunities to explore and to enrich knowledge in different areas with its architecture, libraries, galleries, exhibitions, cultural events, theatres, concerts – and so much more.
— Mariia Prykhodchenko, Applied Linguistics for English Language Teaching MA (2015)

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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film is friendly and collaborative, bringing a vibrant range of disciplines together. We teach and research on subjects from practical filmmaking to postmodern literature, and from experimental neurolinguistics to Brazilian Portuguese.

This year, Russian and French students have produced plays in their language, linguistics students have presented their research at conferences and film students have directed, shot and edited many short films.

Our work engages the local community through workshops, research projects and public events. We are visited by poets, novelists and outside experts, and we make the most of our location, forging strong links with London’s cultural institutions.

In the 2017 National Student Survey, French and Hispanic Studies received overall satisfaction ratings of 100 per cent – top in the UK. Satisfaction among linguistics students was at 92 per cent. German was ranked first in London and Hispanic Studies and Russian in the top five by the Complete University Guide 2018.