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Undergraduate Study

Lancaster's distinctive approach to undergraduate language degrees gives you the opportunity to acquire both high-level language skills and a thorough understanding of languages, cultures and societies within a global context.

Find a course

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

Undergraduate Degrees A-Z

Accordion

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

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.

International Placement Year

Careers and Employability

When you arrive in Lancaster, you might not have a plan for after you graduate, but when you're ready to take the next step, we're here to help you. Studying a language strengthens your written and oral communication competence, your organisational skills, your aptitude in analysing and synthesising information, your ability to contribute to discussions and suggest ideas, and your understanding of other countries and cultures in a global world.

Undergraduate Prizes

Each year we have a number of prizes in the department which are awarded. For details see the full list of undergraduate prizes. 

Undergraduate Prizes

Discover Languages at Lancaster University

Lancaster's distinctive approach to undergraduate language degrees gives you the opportunity to acquire both high-level language skills and a thorough understanding of languages, cultures and societies within a global context.

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