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Welcome to Languages and Cultures

Offer Holder Events

Come and meet us to discover more about Languages and Cultures at Lancaster. Our bespoke applicant events are taking place on:

  • Saturday 28 January 2023 (campus event)

  • Saturday 25 February 2023 (campus event)

  • Wednesday 8 March 2023 (digital)

  • Saturday 11 March 2023 (campus event)

  • Saturday 25 March 2023 (campus event)

  • Wednesday 10 May 2023 (digital)

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About your course

Browse the information on this page to find out more about your course, and use the contacts section to get in touch if you have any questions. We'd love to hear from you!

Your course

Subject guide

Download the subject guide to find out more about Lancaster University, how we teach Languages and Cultures, and what you'll study.

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Contact us

Please get in touch if you have any questions about your course or your application.

Don't forget you can also contact your student ambassador!

About your application

Contact: Undergraduate Admissions

About your course

Contact: Dr Helen Jones, Admissions Tutor for Languages and Cultures


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More about Languages and Cultures

Here you can find out more about studying Languages and Cultures at Lancaster University.

Beyond the classroom

Hear more from our staff and students about some of the extracurricular activities you can take part in with the Department of Languages and Cultures.

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Online taster recordings

You may be interested in viewing the seminar series that we recently ran.

Languages and Cultures taster seminars

International placement year

Hannah Tacardon, BA (Hons) German Studies and Psychology, 2019

Hannah’s experience of studying in Languages and Cultures

When I was applying for universities, I was mainly looking to study Psychology. However, having studied German for A-Levels and GCSE, I knew that I would miss the language, so I was very happy to find that Lancaster University offered a combined major with German, and I decided to apply for it.

Fast forward years later, here I am in Lancaster studying exactly that and I haven't looked back! My weeks were rarely dull with the Department of Languages and Cultures and Psychology modules (which were equally challenging and interesting), and it has been a wonderful experience. The Languages and Cultures modules offer a deeper look into German society and I learned more about history, literature, films, and other aspects of German-speaking culture. 

In my final year, I also took modules that weren't language-specific. For example, 'Visual Memories of War and Conflict', where I learnt about the different media of art some countries would portray in order to deal with memories relating to the consequences of war and conflict. This was very eye-opening and I learnt much more than I expected. I love how the modules in Languages and Cultures offer you the opportunity to learn about other cultures and look at culture from a transnational and interdisciplinary point of view.

On my International Placement Year, I decided to be an English Language Assistant in Germany through the British Council to gain some insight into what it's like to become a teacher. My International Placement Year in rural Germany was wonderful. I created lifelong friendships and it helped me to decide to take a career path in Education. I loved my International Placement Year so much that after I graduate, I am going to move back to Germany!

Hannah Tacardon BA (Hons) German Studies and Psychology, 2019

Undergraduate study in the Department of Languages and Cultures (DeLC)

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.
You can study all our major languages from advanced or beginners’ levels (with or without an A-Level; Italian from beginners only).

Languages and Cultures


Hi, I’m Nathan, and I’m a second-year undergraduate student studying French Studies and Spanish Studies. I come from County Durham in the North East of England.

I am a member of County College and, having lived in Townhouse accommodation on campus last year, I now have a flat at the heart of Lancaster city centre with my friends.

I studied French at A Level, and after visiting Mexico many times with my family I was inspired to start learning Spanish from scratch at university. My favourite thing about doing a languages degree at Lancaster is that it allows me to explore the contemporary Francophone and Hispanic worlds; my special area of interest is the politics, history, and society of Latin America. Next year, I will do my International Placement Year hopefully with two work placements: in France and then in Mexico.

When I’m not studying, my interests are current affairs, politics, and history. I am actively engaged in the Lancaster student political community and was on the executive committee of a political society. I also really enjoy walking, reading, and learning new languages – I’m currently dabbling in a little bit of German outside of my studies.

My favourite sport is swimming, and I have worked as a lifeguard at my local swimming pool in County Durham since I was sixteen. When at Lancaster, I work part-time at a local leisure centre.

Twitter: @N_Gaskill

Instagram: @nathan_gaskill

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