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Language and Linguistic Science

A dynamic and innovative department, our expertise spans the arts and sciences. We offer an exciting range of courses combining modern foreign languages, English language, and linguistics. Find out more about our department.

The Research Excellence Framework 2021

  • We’re ranked 1st in the UK for the quality of our research - according to the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the latest REF results (2021). Also, 100% of our research impact was rated 4* - REF’s highest rating.
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Equality and Diversity

We hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of our commitment to gender equality.



Tertulia de Literatura y Cine: Pasión

This event is organised by the ‘Tertulia de Literatura y Cine’ series run by María Muradás-Taylor (Lecturer in Spanish) at the Department of Language and Linguistic Science. During the Tertulia, participants take part in a guided discussion in Spanish about social, historical and political aspects of the Spanish speaking world through literature and films, with the occasional guest speaker.


Exploring Professional Balance Workshop & Writing Session

On Friday 31st March 2023, as part of the Early Career Forum in the Department of Language and Linguistic Science, we will host the workshop 'Everything, Everywhere and All at Once? Exploring Professional Balance', led by Steve Hutchinson from Hutchinson Training & Development.

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Linguistics at York placed 10th in the UK and in the top 100 globally

Thursday 23 March 2023

Linguistics at York placed 10th in the UK and in the top 100 in the world according to the latest release of the QS World University Rankings by subject (2023).

Applications now open for PhD research projects at the CITY College, University of York Europe Campus

Friday 17 February 2023

The South-East European Research Centre at CITY College (Thessaloniki, Greece) is advertising several PhD positions. These research projects will be co-supervised by academics from Language and Linguistic Science and the Humanities Department at CITY College.

Languages for All - There’s something new!

Friday 17 February 2023

Short courses offered in the Summer Term (May to June) 2023

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