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

Department of Language and Linguistic Science

Our department

World top 100 in the QS Rankings

‌‌QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

Undergraduate study

Postgraduate study

Postgraduate funding

You may be eligible to apply for funding for postgraduate study with us.


Research in 90 seconds

Prof Giuseppe Longobardi‌‌


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


Languages for All

Members of the public, students and staff: Learn a language and expand your horizons and prospects!