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About Us

We're an exciting, multi-disciplinary school with state-of-the-art facilities and expert staff.

Modern Languages has a long tradition at Newcastle University and has been taught here for over 100 years.

Our innovative teaching will challenge and stimulate you across a range of languages and disciplinary areas.

World-leading research is reflected in our teaching. Study languages and cultures from across the globe, including: Europe; Asia; and Latin America and benefit from the knowledge and experience of international experts.

A multi-disciplinary approach

The School of Modern Languages' teaching and research profile reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of Modern Foreign Languages within the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our expertise includes:

  • History
  • Politics and Society
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Film
  • Translation and Interpreting
  • Cultural Studies
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University Wide Language Programme

The School also operates the University-Wide Language Programme (UWLP).

Students from all faculties of the University can choose to study from over 10 languages with us through our free language classes.

This is supported by the award-winning Language Resource Centre (LRC).

Language Resource Centre (LRC).