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We have an outstanding reputation for our teaching and research, with students taught by and researching alongside world-class academics. Home to the UK's first professors in Spanish, French, German, Italian and Dutch, the School brings together 11 languages, many different disciplines and a global approach to understanding languages and cultures.

African Studies Research Centre (ASRC)The UCL African Studies Research Centre (ASRC) serves as a nexus of collegial interaction and education for ongoing projects across the continent.

coulourful-buildingsThrough our graduate programmes we draw together various research centres grouped as the Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry (CMII).

centrasOur areas of expertise include translation theory and history, audiovisual translation, literary translation and performance, translation technology and interpreting.

 

AssemblyThe Centre is dedicated to the study of the diverse cultural, economic and social exchanges between early modern states in the Old World and beyond in the period 1450-1800.

Portrait of Andreas VesaliusThe UCL Health Humanities Centre draws together staff from different disciplines, departments and faculties engaged in teaching and research on matters relating to health, illness and well-being.

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We bring together the college's expertise in Dutch Studies and we run a full programme of research, teaching, publications and events.   

 

Subject Centres


 

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Comparative Literature

UCL was the first university to establish a Film Studies Programme in the UK. We have a thriving, cross-disciplinary community of cinema scholars and research students.

Amsterdam

Dutch Studies

UCL was the first university in the country to create a chair of French and this was one of the first chairs of any modern language to be established anywhere in the world.

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Film Studies

Our programmes explore historical and contemporary changes in gender relations, sexuality and identity within social, cultural and political life.

Paris

French Studies

We are an interdisciplinary centre of excellence, offering the study of language and linguistics, literature, history, politics, theory and film.

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Gender and Sexuality Studies

The UCL Health Humanities Centre draws together staff from different disciplines, departments and faculties engaged in teaching and research on matters relating to health, illness and well-being.

Berlin

German Studies

We lead on all periods of Italian literature, from Dante to the present day, and we are one of the biggest centres for Italian studies in the UK.

Venice

Italian Studies

We teach the language, literature, history, linguistics and visual culture of Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

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Scandinavian Studies

We teach the language, literature, history, linguistics and visual culture of Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Barcelona

Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

Established in 1828 by Antonio Alcalá Galiano, the department was one of the first in the UK and remains today a centre of academic excellence.