Everything starts with language

It is fundamental to our thought, our relationships and our civilisations. Study for an undergraduate or postgraduate course in language and linguistics and open the door to a whole new world.

We are one of the largest and most prestigious language and linguistics departments in the world. You'll become part of an academic community that undertakes world-leading research. Your lecturers are internationally renowned. Their books figure prominently on reading lists at other universities.

If you want a global outlook, are interested in human communication and want to study for a degree with real-world practical value in a world-class department, welcome home.

Our strengths

Undergraduate study

Graduate profiles

We offer flexible, modular courses in English and modern languages. Our approach lets you focus on those areas that interest you most and build a programme of study that suits your career goals.

Master interpreting

student in interpreting lab

Our new interpreting training lab gives you the tools to become an expert in conference interpreting. We also have a lab to interpret lectures of up to 350 people. These are the only labs of their kind in East Anglia.

New centre


Internationally renowned researchers in our Centre for Research in Language Development throughout the Lifespan (LaDeLi) merge theories and methodologies from psychology, cognitive science, sociolinguistics and education.