The Faculty of Languages and Humanities aspires to realize high-quality, inspiring education; outstanding research and relevant social services in the fields of Philosophy & Moral Sciences, History, Art Sciences & Archaeology, Applied Linguistics  and Linguistics & Literary Studies.


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The Faculty of Languages and Humanities hosts two departments:

  • History, Archaeology, Arts, Philosophy and Ethics (HARP)
  • Linguistics and Literary Studies (LIST)


The Faculty of Languages and Humanities organizes 5 Bachelor programmes, 9 Master programmes and 1 Advanced Master's programme. While the majority of these programmes are taught in Dutch, the Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literary Studies and the (Advanced) Research Master in Philosophy are taught in English. Below, you will find an overview of all programmes offered within the Faculty.

Research groups

The Faculty of Languages and Humanities is home to various research groups, both groups solely related to the Faculty and research groups that were created in alliance with partner institutions. In the overview below, all active research groups can be found.

Research groups within Languages and Humanities


In alliance with Université Libre de Bruxelles


In alliance with Ghent University


Sustainable solutions

For all staff and students who wish to work on their ecological footprint, the Faculty of Languages and Humanities has been working on some guidelines for good practices. In the overview below, some helpful pages, documents as well as a brief explanation about the Green Impact project can be found.

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Project in the spotlight: the recycling cabinet

The first step of ‘acting sustainably’ is to start by using what you already have. Bearing this in mind, the team created the ‘recycling cabinet’. We encourage colleagues and students to swap or donate things that they no longer (can) use. To inspire you, we hereby list some possibilities:

  • books & magazines
  • note pads & writing material
  • small electronics like desk lamps or coffee makers
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
Building C - 5th floor
Room 5.C.403b
Pleinlaan 2
Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus
Pleinlaan 2


Faculty secretariat
02 629 39 05