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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.

Philosophy has been taught at Hull since we first opened our doors in 1927. Thanks to the expertise of research-active teaching staff, we enable students to shape their own skills in analytical thinking and critical debate, as well as developing intellectual integrity.

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

Studying philosophy at Hull means doing philosophy: engaging with current issues and emerging philosophical challenges. This helps develop and utilise the skills that only a training in philosophy can provide.

Head of department

Laura Rorato

Dr Laura Rorato


Research in the Department of Languages and Philosophy

Research in the Department of Modern Languages and Philosophy focuses on two major themes.

The first centres on the role of education and teaching from a global perspective. Our research explores the philosophy of education and education issues in cross-cultural contexts.

The second is related to identity and the politics of identity. Our researchers explore this theme from several perspectives. These range from investigating representations and notions of identity in popular culture, art and politics as well as in hybrid or cross-cultural contexts.

Research strengths

Education in Languages and Global Cultures

Research into language education is central to the department's research strategy. We carry out research on education issues in Chinese, English and Colombian contexts, as well as indigenous education in Latin America.

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
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.

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