Who we are
Distinctive degree programmes and world-leading research
We are one of the leading centres for modern languages in the UK, with a fresh approach to language study and academics who are actively involved in research.
The latest Research Assessment Exercise (2008) acknowledged the exceptional quality of our research. It ranked Modern Languages at Southampton in the top two UK universities for European Studies in recognition of the high proportion of our staff carrying out 'world-leading' research.
In addition, we are among the top three in The Guardian's University Guide 2009 for undergraduate teaching quality, staff-student ratios and job prospects.
We promote an interdisciplinary approach and our cutting-edge research feeds into our academic programmes.
The University of Southampton is one of the top 15 UK research universities.