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Undergraduate Study

We offer a range of different degree combinations and a dynamic and stimulating environment for study.

Chinese Undergraduate Degrees A-Z


Flexible programme

Lancaster has a flexible approach to undergraduate study. Many degree schemes incorporate a minor in other subjects to complement your major subject. Many students choose to study Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish in the first year of their studies, either at intensive or advanced level. Our courses support you to develop language skills and also to appreciate the nature and diversity of different cultures.

Flexible Programmes and Minors

Careers and Employability

Lancaster is the best in the North West for graduate prospects and has the third-highest graduate prospects score across all universities in the UK according to The Complete University Guide 2021. According to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, French and Spanish at Lancaster are ranked number 1 in the UK for graduate prospects and German is number 6.

International Placement Year

The International Placement Year is compulsory for students taking Chinese, French, German or Spanish at major level. Please note that there is no placement year for Italian. It gives students the opportunity to improve your language proficiency, broaden your cultural knowledge and gain transferable skills that are much valued by employers.