More than 1500 undergraduate students are studying languages at Glasgow.

We offer undergraduate programmes in French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Russian and Spanish. These programmes offer not only expertise in language but also in the literature, culture, history, music and film of the countries in question.

We also offer a programme of study in Comparative Literature which allows the optional study of a foreign language. Other languages including Catalan, Czech, Polish and Portuguese can be studied as part of the programmes listed above.

The following subject areas form the School of Modern Languages and Cultures:

News and events


  • 16 Oct


    A warm welcome to our new Head of School, Professor Kathryn Crameri, and to our second SMLC Newsletter.
  • 07 Jan

    New Staff 2014

    Welcome to our new Lecturer in Spanish Dr Henriette Partzsch and Native Language Teacher in French Ms Mathilde Mazau.
  • 14 Oct

    Research Seminar Series Semester 2 2013-14

    A full and varied semester 2 programme of visiting-speaker lectures and research-staff presentations.
  • 20 Jan

    Prestigious Literary Grant Prize from Chile

    Dr Karen Benavente, Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, has been awarded a major literary grant prize for her book on Gabriela Mistral.