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Language and Linguistic Science

Welcome to the Department of Language and Linguistic Science. 

Study modern foreign languages, English language, linguistics or a combination of these subjects in a dynamic and friendly department, with a strong global outlook. Find out more about our courses and what it's like to be a student here with York Virtual Visit.

UK top 10

10th in the UK for Linguistics
QS World University Rankings by subject 2021

Learn in your target language

Our language courses are all taught in the target language. You can also study one modern foreign language without an A level qualification.

Committed to equality

We are proud to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of the work we do to support gender equality.

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Discover how your accent forms part of your identity and affects how you are perceived.

Explore what higher education is all about and learn tips for making the most of your university life and study.

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University of the Year shortlisted

“York is everything an outstanding university should be”

Find out how we made the shortlist for University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

Our University of the Year nomination

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