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School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS)

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Located in the heart of Bloomsbury, London, the School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS) is a world-leading centre for teaching, research and public engagement.

Study with us

Our study and research focuses on the literature, linguistic traditions, history, sociology, philosophy, art, film and other aspects of the cultures associated with the languages we teach. Our taught programmes are innovative and interdisciplinary; academic colleagues and students engage with many urgent concerns facing the world today by understanding Europe’s languages, cultures and histories and their impact globally.

Joining SELCS this September?

Joining SELCS this September?

Are you starting in SELCS in 2017? We are looking forward to welcoming you to UCL and to our School. Although it is an exciting time, it can also be confusing as you try to work out what to do next. Find out more information for new students.

Our Programmes

Our Programmes

We have an outstanding reputation for teaching and research, with students taught by and researching alongside world-class academics. Read more about our Undergraduate, Graduate Taught and Research Programmes.

Research

Research

Our Research covers Dutch, French, Dutch-speaking, Francophone and Hispanophone Caribbean, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Old Norse and Icelandic.


Why study at SELCS...

You’ll be working with scholars who are world experts in their fields of research, including literature, history, film, art, linguistics, philosophy, politics and translation. Our research record continues to be rated as outstanding.

Our programmes are interdisciplinary and offer huge scope for developing in-depth, comparative and intercultural approahes to the humanities. The geographical range of our programmes includes Europe, Francophone North Africa, the Caribbean, Canada, Latin America, and the Lusophone countries of Africa and Asia.

Our students spend their third year abroad in Europe, Latin America, Canada or Africa doing university exchanges, work placements or teaching English in schools.