What will I learn?

This course is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures, our distinctive approach enables you to acquire high-level language skills and a thorough understanding of French and German cultures and societies within a global context. You’ll begin your degree with German and Spanish courses which both have a language-specific cultural component. You will also study a minor subject of your choice, which may be another language.

Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will also study the culture, politics and history of Germany and Spain in more depth, as well as selecting courses which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. Spending your third year abroad makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement. As a joint major student, you can spend your time in a German- or Spanish-speaking country, or split the year between the two.
In your fourth year, you will continue developing your core German and Spanish language skills. You will combine this with language-specific modules such as ‘Literature and Fame in Contemporary Germany’. You may also choose some comparative culture courses, such as ‘Mirrors across Media: Reflexivity in Literature, Film, Comics and Video Games’.

As well as language and subject related skills, a degree in languages develops rich interpersonal, intercultural, cognitive and transferable skills that can be utilised across a variety of careers. Our graduates have found work in a wide variety of areas such as accountancy, IT, business development, civil service, events management, finance, journalism, publishing, research and sales, as well as teaching and translating both in the UK and beyond.

In your fourth year, you will continue developing your core German and Spanish language skills.

Careers

As well as language and subject related skills, a degree in languages can help you to develop rich interpersonal, intercultural, cognitive and transferable skills that can be utilised across a variety of careers. Our graduates have found work in a wide variety of areas such as accountancy, IT, business development, civil service, events management, finance, journalism, publishing, research and sales, as well as teaching and translating both in the UK and beyond.

Spanish Studies has been ranked 1st and joint 1st in the UK respectively by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and Complete University Guide 2020.

Many graduates continue their studies at Lancaster, making the most of our postgraduate research facilities. We offer Masters degrees in Translation and Languages and Cultures, which can lead on to a variety of careers including translation, and teaching.

Which department am I in?

Languages and Cultures

Study options

Full time with time abroad (4 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

October 2021

Venue

Main Site

Admissions,

Bailrigg,

Lancaster,

Lancashire,

LA1 4YW, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For any degree with a specified subject requirement we require an AP exam in this subject at grade 4-5. For all offers we require: AP x 3 at 5, 4, 4 to 5, 5, 5 or SAT - R at combined score of 1320 to 1350 plus SAT Subject x 3 at 650/650/700 to 700/700/750 or SAT Subject/AP Combination: 650/650 plus AP x 2 at 5, 4 to 700/750 plus AP x 2 at 5, 5 or ACT plus SAT Subject x 3: 28 plus 650/650/700 to 29 plus 700/700/750 or ACT plus SAT Subject/AP Combination: on case by case basis or Associate Degree: GPA 3.2 to 3.4.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

Lancaster University is highly ranked in both UK and International league tables and is home to students from over 100 countries.

  • Global teaching and research links
  • Top ten university in three UK university league tables
  • World-class, modern campus and facilities
  • Excellent student support and services