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Welcome to Languages and Cultures

Congratulations on your offer to study at Lancaster. You will soon receive a personal invitation by email to sign up to our offer holder events.

Meanwhile, take a look at the information about your course below and please get in touch with any questions.

Welcome to Languages and Cultures

Dr Elena Polisca, Admissions Tutor for Languages and Cultures, wishes you a warm welcome.

Your course

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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About your application

Contact: Undergraduate Admissions

About your course

Contact: Dr Elena Polisca, 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 DeLC

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 Department of Languages and Cultures (DeLC) and Psychology modules (which were equally challenging and interesting), and it has been a wonderful experience. The DeLC 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 DeLC 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

What our students say

Read more student stories from the Department of Languages and Cultures.

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).

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