School of Modern Languages

About Us

About Us

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

Modern Languages students studying in the Language Resource Centre.

Our teaching and research spans four key language areas and three research themes. We have excellent facilities and a team of experienced academic and support staff.

We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. Further opportunities to study languages alongside other subjects are available through Combined Honours

We are the lead institution in the North East Routes into Languages Consortium. Together with the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, we host the North East Links into Languages Regional Centre..

We are the Lead Institution in the North East Routes into Languages Consortium.


In 2011, we celebrated our centenary.

Our programme of celebratory events included a public lecture by graduate Kate Adie, a multi-lingual theatrical production, the Modern Languages Ball and several conferences. Read an account of the past 100 Years of Modern Languages (PDF: 77KB) at Newcastle.

From 1996 to 2001, we published what was probably one of the world's first online academic journals, the Web Journal of Modern Language Linguistics.

Most of the contents of the journal are available on its website here. Thousands of academic journals are now available in print and online, or exclusively online, but in SML we have always liked to think of ourselves as trailblazers!