School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS)

As one of the world's top universities, UCL excels across the humanities and social sciences. Located in the heart of Bloomsbury, London, SELCS 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. We offer the widest range of language and language-related degrees in the UK and are consistently ranked highly across our areas of teaching.

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

Our Programmes

Programmes and Courses

Our programmes are interdisciplinary and offer huge scope for developing in-depth, comparative and intercultural approaches to the humanities.

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


Study Abroad at UCL SELCS

We welcome students from colleges and universities around the world who wish to gain credit for modules taken at UCL in order to graduate from their home universities.