School of European Culture and Languages

The School of European Culture and Languages (SECL) is one of the largest academic schools at the University of Kent. The School offers an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in all aspects of European cultural life within our nine departments: Classical & Archaeological Studies, Comparative Literature, English Language & Linguistics, French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Philosophy and Religious Studies. All of our subjects can be studied in conjuction with each other as part of a joint-honours programme, or with any combination available from the Faculty of Humanities and other parts of the University.

SECL has long-standing links and exchange agreements with some of Europe’s most prestigious institutions, is the founder of the University of Kent at Paris, runs an MA in Heritage Management in Athens and two new MA programmes in Ancient History and Roman History and Archaeology with terms in Rome.

SECL offers high-quality teaching by staff whose research is internationally recognised. We scored 90% overall for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2013 and were ranked in the top 10 in the UK for the following subjects: Comparative Literature (2nd); English Language & Linguistics (9th); French (9th) and Hispanic Studies (10th).

Head of School: Professor Shane Weller




New video on studying Classical & Archaeological Studies in Rome:

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Find out more about postgraduate study at Kent at the Facebook postgraduate chat, today from 3pm. Details here:

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Professor Karla Pollmann lectures at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago. More details here:

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School of European Culture & Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 827159 or email the School of European Culture & Languages

Last Updated: 10/04/2014