SECL makes its mark on 2020 Complete University Guide

The School of European Culture and Languages has achieved a national top 10 position in two subject areas in the latest Complete University Guide (2020).

Italian, within the Department of Modern Languages, has been ranked 2nd and Linguistics, within the Department of English Language and Linguistics, retains its position in the top ten amongst all UK universities.

The Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies has also seen success in the Complete University Guide 2020 in two subject areas, with a rise of two places for Archaeology and three for Classics, confirming the Department’s position in the top 20 in the UK. The Department has also achieved significant research impact, with 100% of its work graded as world-leading/internationally excellent.

Commenting on the announcement, Professor Shane Weller, Head of School, said, ‘I’m delighted; these results are a reflection of the commitment of our staff to the highest standards of teaching, research and student experience. We are an interdisciplinary School, combining linguistic and cultural expertise in a wide range of subject areas to create an environment that fosters the exchange of ideas and the appreciation of cultural difference and offers a wide range of skills and employability opportunities. Today’s results confirm that our School is an exciting and innovative environment in which to study.’

The success of the School of European Culture and Languages was also recognised in the most recent National Student Survey (NSS) in 2018, in which several subject areas were ranked in the top ten: Comparative Literature was ranked 2nd; Italian was ranked 5th and English Language & Linguistics was ranked 6th.

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