Course Overview

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 - ranked first in the North West by the Guardian University Guide, 2013. 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 core courses including Understanding Politics and Governance and Spanish Language (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced). 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; Social Movements and Committed Writing in Mexico since 1968; Politics of Development, 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.

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