About the Department

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.
  • 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.

Professor Dunstan Brown
Head of Department

Our research

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2nd in the UK

among linguistics departments for proportion world-leading research (REF 2014).

Our people

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UK top 10

for French and Italian (Complete University Guide 2018)

Our courses

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