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 bring together the college's expertise in Dutch Studies and we run a full programme of research, teaching, publications and events.
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.
Our areas of expertise include translation theory and history, audiovisual translation, literary translation and performance, translation technology, and interpreting.