What Will You Study

Lancaster’s four-year combined Spanish Studies and Linguistics degree is provided by our Department of European Languages and Cultures and our Department of Linguistics and English Language. An integral year abroad gives you the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Spanish culture and intensive exposure to the language.

Your Spanish Studies degree focuses firmly on developing high levels of proficiency in the language, complemented by courses in contemporary Spanish history and institutions and Spanish and Mexican culture. In Linguistics, you’ll focus on the study of the sound, grammar and meaning systems of different languages.

You’ll be able to tailor your degree with a wide range of options, starting with first-year courses covering Spanish Studies (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced) and Linguistics before moving on to second-year subjects such as The Structures of Language and Spanish Language: Oral Skills.

The third year abroad makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You will then finish your degree back at Lancaster by taking final year Spanish language and culture modules as well as Linguistics modules including Topics in Linguistic Theory.