Our expertise extends across the continent and a wide range of disciplines, with particular focus on anthropology, archaeology, geography, global health, development planning, history and education.
With its exceptional range of modern and ancient languages and cultures, UCL provides a comprehensive environment for comparative literary study.
UCL houses the oldest centre for Dutch Studies in the English-speaking world. Find out more about our programmes of study and research.
We offer an innovative blend of skills training, museum and gallery visits, object-based learning, as well as covering major thematic and methodological concerns in early modern studies.
Our programmes consider the cultural and intellectual life of Europe and we focus on the emergence of modern Europe, its transition and the political implications of integration.
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.
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.
Our programmes explore historical and contemporary changes in gender relations, sexuality and identity within social, cultural and political life.
We are an interdisciplinary centre of excellence, offering the study of language and linguistics, literature, history, politics, theory and film.
We explore issues related to health and illness historically and in contemporary society, as well as the central ethical, economic and political problems facing health policy in the UK and abroad.
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.
We teach the language, literature, history, linguistics and visual culture of Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
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.
We offer short courses for professional development, as well as translation and accessibility services across different media and languages.