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Department of Languages and Philosophy

About the department

You don't just become fluent in another language at Hull - you immerse yourself in the culture of the people who speak it. The University of Hull has been at the forefront of language learning for more than 50 years.

In our new Applied Languages course, students gain intercultural communication skills, critical thinking, and transferrable skills such as networking, time management and problem solving.

Head of department

Laura Rorato

Dr Laura Rorato


Our courses

The Department boasts a vibrant community with extremely talented staff and students.

You’ll have the opportunity to interact with both students from other departments of the University and international ones. We run a Tandem Learning Programme which pairs you with a native speaker to mutually improve your language skills.

University of Hull Brynmor Jones Library at dusk

Take a tour of the facilities

Our Languages and Philosophy students benefit from 24/7 access to the Brynmor Jones Library which boasts more than a million books.

Our dedicated Shoosmith Language Learning Centre is home to our team of Language Learning Advisors will help you get the most out of the excellent facilities available.

Our people

The department is a vibrant community of extremely talented staff and students, who collaborate to craft some incredibly creative work.

staff members in the Department of Languages and Philosophy, arranged alphabetically by last name

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Research in the Department of Modern Languages and Philosophy focuses on two major themes: the role of education and teaching from a global perspective, and identity and the politics of identity.