What Will You Study

Lancaster’s four-year combined Spanish Studies and Politics degree is taught by our Department of European Languages and Cultures and our Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. You will also spend a year working or studying in a Spanish-speaking country, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the language and culture.

You’ll complement your study and practice of the Spanish language with a wide range of options that explore Spanish society, culture, politics and history. In Politics, you’ll be able to focus on areas that interest you most.

Your degree programme begins with the core courses Understanding Politics and Governance and Spanish Language (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced) as well as an introduction to Hispanic culture studies. As you progress, you’ll be able to specialise by selecting second and final-year modules such as Power and Resistance in Spain and Spanish America: From the Spanish Empire to the 21st Century; Treachery, War and Exile in Spanish Poetry; Society and Politics in Latin America, and Politics of the European Union.

The third year abroad makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity, before finishing your degree back at Lancaster.