The Department of Modern Languages
PO Box 24
00014 University of Helsinki
Unioninkatu 40 B, 6th floor
nykykielet-toimisto [at] helsinki.fi
The Department of Modern Languages is part of the
Faculty of Arts.
- Baltic Languages and Cultures
- Cognitive Science
- English Philology
- French Philology
- General Linguistics
- Germanic Philology
- Italian Philology
- Language Technology
- Portuguese Philology
- Russian Language and Literature
- Spanish Philology
- Translation of English
- Translation of German
- Translation of Russian
- Translation Studies
- West and South Slavonic Languages and Cultures
Teaching and research on languages and cultures
The Department of Modern Languages is an internationally recognised research community. It studies languages spoken in Europe (and elsewhere in the world) and literature written in those languages. The Department also contributes to the development of the general theory of linguistics, translation studies, language technology and literary research. It is a prominent social force in its field in Finnish society.
The Department comprises 22 disciplines, 17 of which can be studied as a major subject. It offers teaching in a total of 23 languages. The Department is the leading Finnish educational organisation in its field.
The Department’s graduates find employment as teachers, translators, interpreters and researchers as well as academic professionals and experts working in the private and public sectors.
For information on degree requirements and teaching, see WebOodi.
For information on research and researchers, see the TUHAT research database.
For information on the application process and degree programmes, see Studyinfo.fi.