School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS)

We offer the widest range of language and language-related degrees in the UK and are consistently ranked highly across our areas of teaching.

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The geographical range of our programmes and research includes Europe, Latin America, Francophone North Africa, the Caribbean and Canada, and the Lusophone countries of Africa and Asia.

As one of the world's top universities, UCL excels across the humanities and social sciences. Based in London’s literary quarter in Bloomsbury and surrounded by the greatest concentration of libraries, museums, archives and professional bodies in Europe, the School is a world-leading centre for teaching, research and public engagement. Our programmes are multidisciplinary and intercultural and our research record continues to be rated as outstanding.


Programmes and Courses

Our undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees, programme combinations and entry requirements, module offerings and short courses.

Research and Centres

Our scholars are world experts in their fields of research, including literature, history, film, art, linguistics, philosophy, politics and translation.



Contact details for the department and individuals, academic research interests, PhD supervisors and academic staff research profiles.


News and Events

Follow all the latest news from the School, including the latest articles in the media about our work, plus find out about our upcoming events.


Find out more about UCL's alumni community and how you can be part of a network of SELCS alumni after you graduate. More about UCL alumni.