Student satisfaction of 98% on English Language and Linguistics programmes in the National Student Survey 2016

Ranked 2nd in the UK for world-leading linguistics research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework

An emphasis on communication and confidence in our language programmes

Our graduates in language and linguistics have highly sought-after skills

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La migrazione via mare vista dall'Italia

La crisi nel Mediterraneo e le modalità del soccorso in mare: le implicazioni internazionali con relativi effetti sul mondo marittimo.


Tertulia de Lectura y Cine - January 2017

A monthly Spanish social event to talk about social, historical and political aspects of the Spanish speaking world through literature and film.


Morte a Venezia

L’assassinio di Lorenzino de’ Medici tra storia e mistero: Il 26 febbraio 1548 Lorenzino veniva ucciso a colpi di pugnale a Venezia da due sicari. Chi lo aveva voluto morto e perché?

Languages for All

Learn a language and expand your horizons and prospects!


At York we are driven by an interest in what language is, in every sense. 

  • Our teaching and research has been consistently highly-rated over a number of years. 
  • We are one of the few departments in the UK to combine the study of modern languages with linguistic study, and our BA degrees offer a variety of combinations of languages and linguistics.
  • Our degrees equip our students with a variety of practical and analytical skills which have significant value in the modern world.

Our university encourages research-led teaching. We offer a wide range of courses guiding you into linguistic research in the final year BA modules and MA modules.

Professor Dunstan Brown
Head of Department