School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS)

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.

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, Latin America, Francophone North Africa, the Caribbean and Canada, and the Lusophone countries of Africa and Asia.

Our Programmes

Programmes and Courses

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Centres and Languages

We bring together various research centres, 11 languages and a global approach to understanding languages and cultures from the medieval period to the present

Library Corridor


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



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