What Will You Study

Lancaster’s four-year combined French Studies and German Studies degree is taught by our Department of European Languages and Cultures, a medium-sized department with a strong commitment to intercultural studies.

Our distinctive approach gives you the opportunity to acquire high-level language skills in two languages while gaining a thorough understanding of France and Germany’s historical, cultural, social and political backgrounds in a global context.  

You’ll begin your degree with courses including French Language (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced) and German Language (Intensive or Advanced). You’ll be introduced to language specific culture studies and move on to second-year subjects such as Shaping Contemporary France: Culture, Politics and the Legacy of History and Becoming German: Identity Formation in Modern German Society and Culture.

You will spend your third year working or studying in a country where French or German is spoken, or split the year between the two.  You’ll finish your degree with final-year modules such as Francophone Voices: Literature and Film from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Canada and Images of Austria: National Identity and Cultural Representation.