Clearing courses for 2020

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  • Accounting and Finance (Industry) : BSc Hons : N401

    Why do some companies soar and others go bust? How can profits go up while the share price comes down? Accountancy gets to the heart of these questions. If you love numbers and variety and want a sound understanding of accounting and finance alongside workplace experience, this could be your ideal degree.

    We encourage you to pursue your interests, develop your strengths, and move towards your ideal career. Your third year is spent on a paid placement in industry. The ‘Professional Pathway’ within the degree even gives you the priceless opportunity to gain practical business skills and experience to add to the theory and academic skills obtained in the rest of your degree.

    Accredited by British accountancy bodies, this four-year long degree provides graduates with exemptions from many core professional examinations. It even includes Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) exams. This means, on graduation you’ll be further along the Chartered Accountants route than many of your contemporaries.

    In your first year, you’ll study accounting and finance using real-world data from actual companies. You will also discover more about economic issues such as inflation, costs and pricing. You will also get advice on how to build your CV.

    Second year core subjects include auditing, financial accounting, risk, corporate finance and management accounting for business decisions. You can also select from courses such as law, management decision making and advanced finance topics like hedging.

    Your third year is spent in industry. You’ll be supported in securing a UK placement, with previous students joining companies such as Deloitte, Lloyds Bank, PwC and Samsung. Roles on offer range from finance, auditing and accounting to operations, consulting and risk.

    Your final year builds on this knowledge while offering specialist options such as ethics, investments and taxation.

    Whether it’s a tech start-up or a multinational industrialist, every company needs an accountant. Your studies can also be a route into corporate finance and business. Many Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) began their careers as accountants.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Accounting and Finance : BSc Hons : N400

    Why do some companies soar and others go bust? How can profits go up while the share price comes down? Accountancy gets to the heart of these questions. If you love numbers and variety, and want a sound technical knowledge and understanding of the business world, accountancy and finance could be your ideal degree.

    We encourage you to pursue your interests, develop your strengths, and move towards your ideal career. Accredited by British accountancy bodies, this degree provides graduates with exemptions from many core professional examinations. The ‘Professional Pathway’ within this degree even includes Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) exams. This means, on graduation you’ll be further along the Chartered Accountants route than many of your contemporaries.

    In your first year, you’ll study accounting and finance using real-world data from actual companies. You will also discover more about economic issues such as inflation, costs and pricing. You will also get advice on how to build your CV.

    Second year core subjects include auditing, financial accounting, risk, corporate finance and management accounting for business decisions. You can also select from courses such as law, management decision making and advanced finance topics like hedging. Your third year builds on this knowledge while offering specialist options such as ethics, investments and taxation.

    Whether it’s a tech start-up or a multinational industrialist, every company needs an accountant. Your studies can also be a route into corporate finance and business. Many Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) began their careers as accountants.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Accounting and Management (Industry) : BSc Hons : NN25

    Do you want to develop a career in management from a quantitative perspective? To study a degree that plays to your strengths with numbers, but isn’t its sole focus? This course offers you the chance to gain a solid foundation in accounting, knowledge of management subjects such as human resources or marketing, and workplace experience.

    Spending your third year on a paid industrial placement gives you valuable practical experience in business. It also shows how the academic theories you have studied work in the real world.

    You start your degree by studying accounting and finance using genuine data from actual companies. You will learn about economic issues such as inflation, demand and cost. We will also focus on how to build your CV to enhance your opportunities after graduation.

    All second-year students study auditing, financial accounting, risk, finance, management accounting for business decisions and statistical analysis. Other options include law and subjects from at least two other Management School departments.

    You’ll be supported in securing a third-year placement with companies such as Deloitte, Lloyds Bank, PwC and Samsung. Roles on offer range from finance, auditing and accounting to operations, consulting and risk.

    Your final year builds on your knowledge with more advanced options in accounting, management and finance. The topics you can select range from taxation to ethical behaviour, share prices to mergers. You can also choose whether to write a dissertation.

    Combining management studies with accountancy produces graduates with a broad base of abilities in demand by employers. These include practical skills such as report writing, presentations and IT knowledge. Past graduates have also continued their studies, progressing to a Masters degree.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Accounting and Management : BSc Hons : NN24

    Do you want to develop a career in management from a quantitative perspective? To study a degree that plays to your strengths with numbers, but isn’t its sole focus? This course offers you the chance to gain a solid foundation in accounting while developing your knowledge of management subjects such as human resources or marketing.

    In your first year, you’ll study accounting and finance using real-world data from actual companies. You will learn about economic issues such as inflation, demand and cost. You will also focus on how to build your CV to enhance your opportunities after graduation.

    All second-year students study auditing, financial accounting, risk, finance, management accounting for business decisions and statistical analysis. Other options include law and subjects from at least two other Management School departments.

    Your third year builds on your knowledge with more advanced options in accountancy, management and finance. The topics you can select range from taxation to ethical behaviour, share prices to mergers. You can also choose whether to write a dissertation.

    Combining management studies with accountancy produces graduates with a broad base of abilities in demand by employers. These include practical skills such as report writing, presentations and IT knowledge. Past graduates have also continued their studies, progressing to a Masters degree.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Accounting, Finance and Mathematics (Industry) : BSc Hons : NG42

    Want to take your maths to the highest level while learning how to apply it to the world of accounting and finance? This degree is the perfect balance of theory and practice. Whether you become a banker, an accountant or a quantitative mathematician, your studies will equip you with the advanced mathematical and statistical techniques needed in the City of London and beyond.

    Your third-year industrial placement allows you to gain priceless business skills. You will also have the chance to see how well academic theories work in real-life situations.

    How do you build a strong investment portfolio? Or calculate financial risk? You will study investor decision-making, reporting and market analysis. You’ll also learn the key elements of relevant mathematical areas such as calculus, probability and statistics.

    This course is accredited by British accountancy bodies, providing graduates with exemptions from certain professional examinations. This means, on graduation, you’ll be further along the Chartered Accountants route than many of your contemporaries.

    Your degree starts with subjects including calculus, algebra, probability and statistics. We will teach you the foundations of economics, accounting and finance. You will analyse data from real companies to develop your financial reporting skills.

    The second year builds on your mathematical knowledge as well as introducing you to statistical computer programming. You’ll also study auditing, financial accounting, management accounting and finance.

    You’ll be supported in securing a third-year placement with companies such as Deloitte, Lloyds Bank, PwC and Samsung. Roles on offer range from finance, auditing and accounting to operations, consulting and risk.

    Our graduates leave equipped for a working life of teamwork, equations and algebra. Their analytical ability, logical thinking and project management skills are highly prized in banking, management and consulting.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Accounting, Finance and Mathematics : BSc Hons : NG41

    Want to take your maths to the highest level while learning how to apply it to the world of accounting and finance? This degree is the perfect balance of theory and practice. Whether you become a banker, an accountant or a quantitative mathematician, your studies will equip you with the advanced mathematical and statistical techniques needed in the City of London and beyond.

    How do you build a strong investment portfolio? How can you calculate financial risk? You will study investor decision-making, reporting and market analysis. You’ll also learn the key elements of relevant mathematical areas such as calculus, probability and statistics.

    This course is accredited by British accountancy bodies, providing graduates with exemptions from certain professional examinations. This means, on graduation, you’ll be further along the Chartered Accountants route than many of your contemporaries.

    Your degree starts with subjects including calculus, algebra, probability and statistics. We will teach you the foundations of economics, accounting and finance. You will use real-world data to develop your financial reporting skills.

    The second year builds on your mathematical knowledge as well as introducing you to statistical computer programming. You’ll also study auditing, financial accounting, management accounting and finance.

    Third year students develop their understanding of accounting and finance theories and practices. These include strategic investments, taxation, pensions and reporting standards, plus how to select the best statistical model.

    Our graduates leave equipped for a working life of teamwork, equations and algebra. Their analytical ability, logical thinking and project management skills are highly prized in banking, general and financial management and consulting.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Advertising and Marketing : BA Hons : N501

    Do you want to study business in a way that harnesses your creativity? Every organisation needs marketing, from sportswear manufacturers to technology start-ups to not-for-profit organisations like a children’s charity. The global spend on advertising is worth billions of pounds on an annual basis and we all see thousands of adverts every day. The growth of artificial intelligence, social media and vlogger influencers make this an exciting time to work in advertising and marketing.

    Compared to our BSc Marketing degree, this degree enables you to focus more on how marketers communicate what they have to offer to consumers, whilst still offering a comprehensive marketing education with a large degree of choice in the modules that you study. These modules cover current communication theories and methods, alongside other critical marketing subjects such as Consumer Behaviour, Brand Strategy and Market Research.

    Our modules are taught by academics who are experts in their specific field, with many having significant professional advertising and business experience. You will gain a firm grounding in all aspects of advertising and marketing theory, and understand how these theories work in practice, developing the key skills that are valued by industry employers.

    We welcome guest speakers from some of the UK’s top advertising, marketing and design agencies as well as leaders from brand owning organisations. In your final year you will work on a real-life advertising project for an advertising, design or media agency, and in the past these have included Saatchi & Saatchi, BT and HoWoCo amongst others. Such experience is invaluable for building contacts, strengthening your CV and taking the next step into the advertising industry.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Architecture : BA Hons : K100

    Lancaster University is ranked as one of the top universities in the UK. Building on our institutional reputation for excellence, the new BA (Hons) Architecture programme aims to be one of the UK’s leading destinations for aspiring architects.

    Your degree

    The degree is made up of a series of modules, which will cover:

    • Advanced digital design skills
    • Advanced building design
    • Building materials, sustainability and site context
    • Professional practice and employability

    When you start your degree we'll assume no prior knowledge of Architecture, but that you do share our enthusiasm and passion for the subject. Alongside lectures, small group seminars and practical workshops you will have one-to-one tutorials and plenty of opportunity for hands-on work in the studio. You’ll get to know others on the course through project work and group work. Our teaching staff are architecture professionals, and much of the course work will be in the form of portfolios.

    To get you off to a flying start on your course, we're providing a free tablet to every student who starts our BA (Hons) Architecture in October 2020, and will include architecture software.

    Lancaster University School of Architecture

    You'll be joining our new School of Architecture where we are exploring the future of architectural practice through experimentation and research into issues of global importance. You will have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge that will enable you to be agile and ethical in your practice, and ready to meet the challenges posed by contemporary global problems such as climate emergency, work force automation, data security and the ageing population.

    Our design studios and immediate surrounding environment provide space to reflect, debate and create. Lancaster’s green campus features woodland and ponds, and is situated close to the Lake District World Heritage Site. It is a perfect location from which to investigate the global climate emergency, and to test alternate means of working and living using the sustainable and lean construction methods and materials.

    The School’s areas of interest are inspired from our unique geographic position on the edge of the industrial north of England yet surrounded by a wealth of natural beauty. We are also ideally positioned to use resources on campus such as the Ruskin Library, the Lancaster Environmental Centre, and the new Lancaster Health Innovation campus, and we are excited about the proposed second Eden Project which is due to open in nearby Morecambe in 2023.

    There is further information about the School below.

    Our facilities

    As well as an individual working space in our studios, you'll use our workshops which provide facilities for model-making at various scales, encompassing hand tools and digital fabrication equipment including 3D printers and laser cutters. Digital facilities will include laser scanning, visualisation equipment and large-scale printing, as well as access to the full Adobe Creative Suite and other specialist software.

    Preparing for a career in Architecture

    Lancaster University places a strong emphasis on providing opportunities to gain the skills, experience and support that will enable you to fulfil your career ambitions, which is why our students are so successful at gaining professional level work after they graduate. While many students on this programme will wish to become an Architect, a degree in Architecture will also provide a platform to start a career in related jobs in the field such as urban design, planning, conservation, property developing and other design areas.

    The Architecture course is designed to prepare you for the first stage of your professional career, with a strong understanding of building design and construction including the technical components and processes of realisation. This includes construction detailing, materials, specification and technological innovations in architectural technology.

    Throughout the course, we aim to include site visits and field trips, as well as opportunities to meet and work with Architecture professionals.

    Professional accreditation

    The BA (Hons) Architecture is intended to be the first stage (Part I) of the three-stage process of professional qualification as an Architect in the UK. We are introducing a Master of Architecture programme, which would form the second stage (Part II). The University is seeking prescription of both courses by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and we expect this to be in place in 2020. This would be followed by validation by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). We anticipate that this will be confirmed after an RIBA validation visit during 2022/23, which will be the final year of study for our first cohort of undergraduate students. The third stage of the process of professional qualification is gaining professional experience.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Biochemistry (Placement Year) : BSc Hons : C707

    Biochemistry examines the structure and function of living organisms at the molecular level. It is an exciting and rapidly developing subject and the primary investigative science within biology and medicine.

    The BSc Biochemistry (Placement Year) includes core modules in biochemistry and chemistry combined with a solid background in related fields. Lancaster University is ranked fifth in the UK for biological sciences and 12th for chemistry by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

    This four-year degree is ideal if you wish to gain work experience as part of your biochemistry degree. It provides you with support to secure a paid placement for twelve months working in the type of organisation that you might aspire to join when you graduate. The placement offers you the opportunity to work as a full time employee of the organisation with the same training and opportunities as other employees, whilst still receiving both academic and pastoral support from Lancaster University.

    To prepare students for their work placement year, our Careers and Placements Team will provide advice and guidance on: the skills required to create effective CVs, cover letters and applications; tips and techniques on how to make an impact at interviews and assessment centres; how to create a relevant digital profile; and how to research employers and career sectors of interest. In addition, there is great emphasis placed upon developing self-awareness and on how to present yourself in a professional manner to employers. This optional provision will be delivered via a blend of traditional and digital methods including face-to-face workshops, online webinars, e-courses and 1:1 appointments.

    Although you will be supported by professional careers staff in preparing your industrial placement application, due to the competitive nature of these placements it is possible that not all students will be successful in securing these nationally-advertised opportunities. Students who have not secured an industrial placement will automatically be transferred over to the degree without the placement year - the BSc Biochemistry.

    In the first year, you will study core modules such as Protein Biochemistry, Cell Structure and Function, and Genetics – all designed to give you a good overview of key modern biochemical concepts.

    In your second year, you’ll focus on a range of biochemistry modules, including Cell Biology and Medical Microbiology, as well as some more practically oriented modules designed to equip you with the laboratory skills and knowledge required by a successful biochemist.

    You will spend your third year on an industrial placement, which may be science or non-science based.

    Returning to Lancaster University, you will have the flexibility to tailor your fourth year to your biochemical interests and can select from a diverse range of subjects including Cell Signalling, Cancer, Biology of Ageing, and Neurobiology. During your degree, you’ll conduct your own laboratory-based project and benefit from the research experience of our internationally renowned academics.

    The facilities for studying biochemistry at Lancaster University are excellent. We have invested over £4 million in new life science teaching laboratories which you will use for practical learning and your dissertation project. Around 50% of the contact time on the degree is used for practical and workshop activities in the laboratory or in PC labs.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Biochemistry (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons : C702

    Biochemistry examines the structure and function of living organisms at the molecular level. It is an exciting and rapidly developing subject and the primary investigative science within biology and medicine.

    This three-year degree is ideal if you wish to experience overseas study as part of your biochemistry degree. Overseas study can broaden your horizon, build your confidence, offer a different perspective on your subject, and can make you stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market.

    The degree includes core modules in biochemistry and chemistry, combined with modules in related fields. You can choose a pathway within the degree that will allow you to focus on biochemistry, or with specialisation in genetics or biomedicine.

    Lancaster University is ranked fourth in the UK for biosciences and fifth in the UK for chemistry in the Guardian University Guide 2020. We are also ranked in the top ten in the UK for biological sciences and chemistry in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

    In the first year, you will study a range of core modules designed to provide you with a broad overview of biology and chemistry and a good foundation in key modern biochemical concepts. You will take three additional modules in your chosen pathway to maintain a focus on biochemistry and chemistry or have specialisation in either genetics or biomedicine.

    You will spend your second year at a university in Australasia, Canada or the USA. You will study modules approved by Lancaster University to ensure that you are prepared for the modules you will take when you return to Lancaster for your final year.

    Your third year builds on your chosen pathway and may include options such as Innovation in the Biosciences (biochemistry or genetics pathways) and Neurobiology (biochemistry or biomedicine pathways).

    During your degree, you will conduct your own laboratory-based project and benefit from the research experience of our internationally renowned academics. The facilities for studying biochemistry at Lancaster University are excellent. We have invested over £4 million in new life science teaching laboratories, which you will use for practical learning and your dissertation project.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credits to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Biochemistry : BSc Hons : C700

    Biochemistry examines the structure and function of living organisms at the molecular level. It is an exciting and rapidly developing subject and the primary investigative science within biology and medicine.

    Our three-year biochemistry degree includes core modules in biochemistry and chemistry combined with modules in related fields. You can choose a pathway within the degree that will allow you to focus on biochemistry or with specialisation in genetics or biomedicine.

    Lancaster University is ranked fourth in the UK for biosciences and fifth in the UK for chemistry in the Guardian University Guide 2020. We are also ranked in the top ten in the UK for biological sciences and chemistry in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

    In the first year, you will study a range of core modules designed to provide you with a broad overview of biology and chemistry and a good foundation in key modern biochemical concepts. You will take three additional modules in your chosen pathway to maintain a focus on biochemistry and chemistry or have specialisation in either genetics or biomedicine.

    Throughout your degree, you can continue on your chosen pathway or you have the flexibility to change from the focused biochemistry pathway to those specialising in genetics or biomedicine.

    In your second year, you will focus on a range of biochemistry modules, as well as some more practically oriented modules designed to equip you with the laboratory skills and knowledge required by a successful biochemist.

    Your third year builds on your chosen pathway and may include options such as Innovation in the Biosciences (biochemistry or genetics pathways) and Neurobiology (biochemistry or biomedicine pathways).

    During your degree, you will conduct your own laboratory-based project and benefit from the research experience of our internationally renowned academics. The facilities for studying biochemistry at Lancaster University are excellent. We have invested over £4 million in new life science teaching laboratories, which you will use for practical learning and your dissertation project.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Biochemistry : MSci Hons : C706

    Biochemistry examines the structure and function of living organisms at the molecular level. It is an exciting and rapidly developing subject and the primary investigative science within biology and medicine.

    Our four-year MSci Biochemistry includes core modules in biochemistry and chemistry combined with modules in related fields. Lancaster University is ranked fourth in the UK for biosciences and fifth in the UK for chemistry in the Guardian University Guide 2020. We are also ranked in the top ten in the UK for biological sciences and chemistry in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

    The MSci is a four-year integrated master’s with three years of undergraduate study followed by a year of study at master’s level. The additional year of study and higher qualification can enhance your job prospects, or give you the experience to decide whether a research career might be for you.

    In the first year, you will study a range of core modules designed to provide you with a broad overview of biology and chemistry and a good foundation in key modern biochemical concepts. In your second year, you will focus on a range of biochemistry modules, as well as some more practically oriented modules designed to equip you with the laboratory skills and knowledge required by a successful biochemist.

    The fourth year of the MSci is master’s level study and includes an extended research project, during which you will benefit from the research experience of our internationally renowned academics.

    The facilities for studying biochemistry at Lancaster University are excellent. We have invested over £4 million in new life science teaching laboratories, which you will use for practical learning and your dissertation project.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Biology (Placement Year) : BSc Hons : C104

    Explore the science of life with our flexible degree which provides a wide range of dynamic modules that allows you to tailor your studies to suit your interests alongside additional work experience as part of the degree. This programme provides you with support to secure a paid placement enabling you to experience twelve months working in the type of organisation that you might aspire to join when you graduate. The placement offers you the opportunity to work as a full time employee of the organisation with the same training and opportunities as other employees whilst still receiving both academic and pastoral support from the University.

    This programme equips you with the real-world skills required to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our planet, whether it’s researching underlying scientific principles, the development of new treatments for disease, or helping to protect endangered species. You will learn from internationally renowned researchers in our state-of-the-art laboratories, which offer excellent facilities for practical work. You will study a series of topics such as genetics, biomedicine and evolution.

    To prepare students for their work placement year, our Careers and Placements Team will provide advice and guidance on: the skills required to create effective CVs, cover letters and applications; tips and techniques on how to make an impact at interviews and assessment centres; how to create a relevant digital profile; and how to research employers and career sectors of interest. In addition, there is great emphasis placed upon developing self-awareness and on how to present yourself in a professional manner to employers. This optional provision will be delivered via a blend of traditional and digital methods including face-to-face workshops, online webinars, e-courses and 1:1 appointments.

    Your first year provides a wide range of introductory level modules. You can choose to follow linked themes of modules throughout the year, or mix and-match to suit your own requirements. Examples of what you can study range from atoms and molecules to biodiversity; from biotechnology to global health and disease; and from spectroscopy to zoology. In addition, you will take a Placement Preparation module.

    Your second year offers specialisation, allowing you to shape your own degree from a series of in-depth theory and practical skills spanning the whole breadth of bioscience. You will also take part in a ‘work-based learning’ module designed to provide guidance and support as you apply for nationally advertised placements and help you gain the most from your placement year.

    You will spend your third year on an industrial placement, which may be science or non-science before returning to Lancaster where you will continue in your chosen specialities.

    Although you will be supported by professional careers staff in preparing your industrial placement application, it is likely that not all students applying to this Programme will be successful in securing these nationally-advertised opportunities. Students who have not secured an industrial placement will automatically be transferred over to the same degree scheme, without placement year, in this case Biological Sciences BSc.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Biology (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons : C102

    Explore the science of life by choosing topics from our broad range of modules that both interest and excite you, from the molecular to the ecological, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of modern biology.

    Lancaster University is ranked fourth in the UK for biosciences in The Guardian University Guide 2020 and fifth in the UK for biological sciences in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

    Taught by internationally renowned academics, you will develop the skills required to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our planet, whether it’s researching underlying scientific principles, the development of new treatments for disease or helping to protect endangered species.

    Practical work doesn’t just take place in our state-of-the-art laboratories. You will also have the opportunity to participate in one of our exciting field trips which include local excursions to the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Bowland Fells, or residential trips to Doñana National Park in south west Spain, which is home to a plethora of plant, bird and animal species, including the world’s most endangered cat, the Iberian lynx. You may even contribute to an expert-led study of the Rift Valley of Kenya, where we will evaluate the challenging balance between tropical conversation and human activity.

    Our first year modules form a well-rounded introduction to the fundamental features of biology, from genetics and cell biology through to ecology and conservation biology, whilst having the opportunity to link these topics to global challenges, such as the maintenance of biodiversity and human health.

    You will spend the second year of your degree working at a partner university in North America or Australasia, gaining an exciting and valuable experience of a different social and academic environment.

    Returning to Lancaster for your final year, you can choose from a diverse range of optional modules to develop your knowledge in the areas that interest you most. You will also complete a dissertation where you may choose to make use of our high-quality laboratories and cutting-edge instrumentation, or undertake field-based work, such as contributing to ongoing research projects.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credits to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Biology : BSc Hons : C100

    Explore the science of life by choosing topics from our broad range of modules that both interest and excite you, from the molecular to the ecological, reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of modern biology.

    Lancaster University is ranked fourth in the UK for biosciences in The Guardian University Guide 2020, and fifth in the UK for biological sciences in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

    Taught by internationally renowned academics, you will develop the skills required to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our planet, whether it’s researching underlying scientific principles, the development of new treatments for disease or helping to protect endangered species.

    Practical work doesn’t just take place in our state-of-the-art laboratories. You will also have the opportunity to participate in one of our exciting field trips which include local excursions to the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Bowland Fells, or residential trips to Doñana National Park in south west Spain, which is home to a plethora of plant, bird and animal species, including the world’s most endangered cat, the Iberian lynx. You may even contribute to an expert-led study of the Rift Valley of Kenya, where we will evaluate the challenging balance between tropical conversation and human activity.

    Our first-year modules form a well-rounded introduction to the fundamental features of biology, from genetics and cell biology through to ecology and conservation biology, whilst having the opportunity to link these topics to global challenges, such as the maintenance of biodiversity and human health.

    Second and third years offer specialisation, allowing you to shape your own degree from a diverse range of in-depth theory and practical skills modules. You will also complete a dissertation on a topic selected from across the full breadth of biology. During your dissertation, you may choose to make use of our high-quality laboratories and cutting-edge instrumentation, or undertake field-based work, such as contributing to ongoing research projects.

    During your degree, you may be able to move to our 4-year BSc Placement Year or to our MSci Biology which includes all the content available on this degree as well as a fourth year offering a variety of Masters-level modules and enabling you to undertake an extended research project. There is also a Study Abroad BSc Hons Biology where you spend Year 2 at one of our partner universities in North America or Australasia.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Biology : MSci Hons : 1M66

    Explore the science of life through our broad range of modules where you can choose topics that both interest and excite you as you discover how they interact with their environment. Undertake Masters-level modules and a research project and gain hands-on experience with our field trips to Spain, Kenya or Scotland.

    Lancaster University is ranked fourth in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2020 and fifth in the UK for biological sciences in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

    Taught by internationally renowned academics, you will develop the skills required to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our planet, whether it’s researching underlying scientific principles, the development of new treatments for disease or helping to protect endangered species.

    Practical work doesn’t just take place in our state-of-the-art laboratories. You will also have the opportunity to participate in one of our exciting field trips which include local excursions to the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Bowland Fells, or residential trips to Doñana National Park in south west Spain, which is home to a plethora of plant, bird and animal species, including the world’s most endangered cat, the Iberian lynx. You may even contribute to an expert-led study of the Rift Valley of Kenya, where we will evaluate the challenging balance between tropical conversation and human activity.

    Our first-year modules form a well-rounded introduction to the fundamental features of biology, from genetics and cell biology through to ecology and conservation biology, whilst having the opportunity to link these topics to global challenges, such as the maintenance of biodiversity and human health.

    Second and third years offer specialisation, allowing you to shape your own degree from a diverse range of in-depth theory and practical skills modules. You will also complete a dissertation on a topic selected from across the full breadth of biology. During your dissertation, you may choose to make use of our high-quality laboratories and cutting-edge instrumentation, or undertake field-based work, such as contributing to ongoing research projects.

    In your final year you will gain additional practical skills by undertaking an extended project along with a variety of Masters-level modules. This experience will stand you in particularly good stead should you want to apply for subsequent research-based careers.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Biology with Entrepreneurship (Placement Year) : BSc Hons : C1N3

    Our BSc Bioscience with Entrepreneurship (Placement Year) has been specially designed for those with an interest in a range of bioscience topics and who are looking to understand the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship and innovation. This four-year degree is ideal if you wish to gain work experience as part of your degree. No prior study of business or entrepreneurship is required for entry onto this degree.

    Biosciences are fundamental to our understanding of many of the key issues facing human society today, from the development of new treatments for diseases to the need to produce sufficient food to feed the increasing global population. Bioscience is a fast-paced, innovative environment that increasingly requires graduates who are not only leading scientists, but those who also have an entrepreneurial mind-set.

    The world is continually changing and every business, small or large, needs people with entrepreneurial skills and behaviours. Entrepreneurship is about being equipped to identify new opportunities, knowing how to act on them, and making a difference – it is not just about business start-up, but is applicable within a range of different contexts.

    The degree offers a broad range of bioscience and entrepreneurship modules for you to choose from, so you can tailor your degree to suit your own interests and career aspirations, especially in your second and fourth years.

    You will be taught by our biology academics and Lancaster University Management School. Lancaster University is ranked fourth in the UK for biosceinces in The Guardian University Guide 2020 and fifth in the UK for biological sciences and seventh for business studies in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. Lancaster University Management School is one of the few business schools in the world to hold quadruple accreditation.

    The facilities for studying biosciences at Lancaster University are excellent. We have invested over £4 million in new life science teaching laboratories where you will be developing your practical biomedical and life science skills.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Biology with Entrepreneurship : BSc Hons : C1N2

    The BSc Bioscience with Entrepreneurship has been specially designed for those with an interest in a range of bioscience topics and who are looking to understand the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship and innovation. No prior study of business or entrepreneurship is required for entry onto this degree.

    Biosciences are fundamental to our understanding of many of the key issues facing human society today, from the development of new treatments for diseases to the need to produce sufficient food to feed the increasing global population. Bioscience is a fast-paced, innovative environment that increasingly requires graduates who are not only leading scientists, but those who also have an entrepreneurial mind-set.

    The world is continually changing and every business, small or large, needs people with entrepreneurial skills and behaviours. Entrepreneurship is about being equipped to identify new opportunities, knowing how to act on them, and making a difference – it is not just about business start-up, but is applicable within a range of different contexts.

    The degree offers a broad range of bioscience and entrepreneurship modules for you to choose from, so you can tailor your degree to suit your own interests and career aspirations, especially in your second and third years.

    You will be taught by subject experts from both the Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences and Lancaster University Management School. Lancaster University is ranked fourth in the UK for biosciences in The Guardian University Guide 2020, and fifth in the UK for biological sciences and seventh for business studies by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. In addition, Lancaster University Management School is one of the few business schools in the world to hold quadruple accreditation.

    The facilities for studying biosciences at Lancaster University are excellent. We have invested over £4 million in new life science teaching laboratories where you will be developing your practical biomedical and life science skills.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Biomedical Science : BSc Hons : B990

    Lancaster University’s BSc Biomedical Science is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). An IBMS-accredited degree, along with a training period in an NHS lab, represents a core route to employment in the NHS as a biomedical scientist.

    Of the UK universities that offer an IBMS-accredited BSc Biomedical Science, Lancaster University is ranked the highest overall in three major UK league tables - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, The Guardian University Guide 2020 and The Complete University Guide 2020.

    The degree will provide you with a thorough grounding in the theory and laboratory techniques associated with biomedical science – a subject dealing with the study of life processes within the context of human health and disease. It is ideal for those with a broad interest in human life processes and disease as teaching places an emphasis on the molecules and mechanisms fundamental to life processes and how these are disrupted by disease.

    Our biomedical science degree is designed to focus on the key aspects of modern day biomedicine. The course is highly-specialized and is taught jointly with clinical and biomedical staff from local hospitals. The course content is very structured and the majority of the modules are compulsory. If you would prefer a more flexible degree in this subject area, you might want to consider one of Lancaster University’s biomedicine degrees instead.

    You will begin your biomedical science degree with the study of 15 wide-ranging modules, including Biomedical Science in Practice, Biomedicine and Society, and Diagnosis in Biomedical Science. In your second year, you will study subjects including Biochemistry, Cellular Pathology and Medical Microbiology.

    In your third year of study, you will focus on aspects of human disease by studying modules on Cancer, Medical Genetics and Pathobiology. There are optional modules to select from in your third year, such as Neurobiology, Tropical Diseases, and Cell Signalling, Transport and Disease.

    During the degree, you will carry out a laboratory-based project, drawing on the expertise of our academic staffs’ vast biomedical research experience. This includes research into skin, colorectal, breast and prostate cancers; Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases; arthritis and other human conditions and diseases.

    Whilst on the course, you will be eligible to apply for highly competitive placements within the NHS. If successful, you will begin your placement after completion of your second year of study, finishing at the end of August the following year. You will complete a portfolio during your placement year which is examined by the IBMS. Upon successful examination of your portfolio and completion of your degree, you will be awarded an IBMS Certificate of Competence and will be able to apply to the HCPC for registration as a Biomedical Scientist.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Biomedicine : BSc Hons : C701

    Our three-year biomedicine degree is for those with a broad interest in human life processes and disease. Lancaster University is ranked fourth in the UK for biosciences in The Guardian University Guide 2020 and is in the top ten in the UK for biological sciences in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

    The BSc Biomedicine offers more flexibility than our IBMS-accredited BSc Biomedical Science by allowing you to tailor your degree to your personal and professional interests within the field of biomedicine.

    You will study biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and physiology - which are at the heart of modern medical and health research. These subjects are taught with a particular emphasis on the molecules and mechanisms fundamental to life processes and how these are disrupted by disease.

    In your first year, you will gain a through grounding in the general areas of biomedicine through the study of 15 wide-ranging core modules, including Biomedical Science in Practice, Infection and Immunity, and Protein Biochemistry.

    In your second and third years, you will study a small number of core modules such as Medical Microbiology and Medical Genetics. You will then select your remaining modules from a wide range of options including: Cellular Pathology, DNA Technology, Clinical Immunology, and Tropical Diseases.

    During your degree, you will conduct your own laboratory-based project and benefit from the research experience of our internationally renowned academics. You will also receive in-depth training in the key techniques associated with modern biomedical practice.

    The facilities for studying biomedicine at Lancaster University are excellent. We have invested over £4 million in new life science teaching laboratories, which you will use for practical learning and your dissertation project.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Biomedicine : MSci Hons : C703

    Our four-year MSci Biomedicine is for those with a broad interest in human life processes and disease. Lancaster University is ranked fourth in the UK for biosciences in The Guardian University Guide 2020 and is in the top ten in the UK for biological sciences in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

    The MSci is a four-year integrated master’s with three years of undergraduate study followed by a year of study at master’s level. The additional year of study and higher qualification can enhance your job prospects, or give you the experience to decide whether a research career might be for you.

    Our biomedicine courses offer more flexibility than our IBMS-accredited BSc Biomedical Science by allowing you to tailor your degree to your personal and professional interests within the field of biomedicine. You will study biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and physiology - which are at the heart of modern medical and health research. These subjects are taught with a particular emphasis on the molecules and mechanisms fundamental to life processes and how these are disrupted by disease.

    In your first year, you will gain a through grounding in the general areas of biomedicine through the study of 15 wide-ranging core modules, including Biomedical Science in Practice, Infection and Immunity, and Protein Biochemistry.

    In your second and third years, you will study a small number or core modules such as Medical Microbiology and Medical Genetics. You will then select your remaining modules from a wide range of options including: Cellular Pathology, DNA Technology, Clinical Immunology, and Tropical Diseases. At the end of your third year you can either choose to graduate with a BSc or, if you achieve the necessary criteria, to proceed to the fourth year of the MSci.

    During your degree, you will conduct your own laboratory-based projects and benefit from the research experience of our internationally renowned academics. You will also receive in-depth training in the key techniques associated with modern biomedical practice.

    The facilities for studying biomedicine at Lancaster University are excellent. We have invested over £4 million in new life science teaching laboratories, which you will use for practical learning and your dissertation project.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Biomedicine (Placement Year) : BSc Hons : C708

    Our four-year biomedicine degree with a placement year is for those with a broad interest in human life processes and disease, and who wish to gain additional work experience as part of their degree.Lancaster University is ranked fourth in the UK for biosciences in The Guardian University Guide 2020 and is in the top ten in the UK for biological sciences in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

    Our biomedicine degrees offer more flexibility than our IBMS-accredited BSc Biomedical Science by allowing you to tailor your degree to your personal and professional interests within the field of biomedicine.

    You will study biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and physiology - which are at the heart of modern medical and health research. These subjects are taught with a particular emphasis on the molecules and mechanisms fundamental to life processes and how these are disrupted by disease.

    The degree provides you with support to secure a paid placement for twelve months working in the type of organisation that you might aspire to join when you graduate. A placement offers you the opportunity to work as a full time employee of the organisation with the same training and opportunities as other employees, whilst still receiving both academic and pastoral support from Lancaster University.

    In your first year, you will gain a through grounding in the general areas of biomedicine through the study of 15 wide-ranging core modules, including Biomedical Science in Practice, Infection and Immunity, and Protein Biochemistry.

    In your second and fourth years, you will study a small number of core modules such as Medical Microbiology and Medical Genetics. You will then select your remaining modules to match your personal and professional interests from a wide range of options including: Cellular Pathology, DNA Technology, Clinical Immunology, and Tropical Diseases.

    You will spend your third year on an industrial placement, which may be science or non-science based. The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    During your degree, you will conduct your own laboratory-based project and benefit from the research experience of our internationally renowned academics. You will also receive in-depth training in the key techniques associated with modern biomedical practice.

    The facilities for studying biomedicine at Lancaster University are excellent. We have invested over £4 million in new life science teaching laboratories, which you will use for practical learning and your dissertation project.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Biomedicine (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons : C704

    Our BSc Biomedicine (Study Abroad) is for those with a broad interest in human life processes and disease, and who would like to experience studying abroad as part of their degree. Lancaster University is ranked fourth in the UK for biosciences in The Guardian University Guide 2020 and is in the top ten in the UK for biological sciences in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

    Our biomedicine degrees offer more flexibility than our IBMS-accredited BSc Biomedical Science by allowing you to tailor your degree to your interests within the field of biomedicine.

    You will study biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and physiology - which are at the heart of modern medical and health research. These subjects are taught with a particular emphasis on the molecules and mechanisms fundamental to life processes and how these are disrupted by disease.

    In your first year, you will gain a through grounding in the general areas of biomedicine through the study of 15 wide-ranging compulsory modules, including Biomedical Science in Practice, Infection and Immunity, and Protein Biochemistry.

    You will spend your second year at a university in North America, Canada or Australasia. You will study modules which have been approved by Lancaster University to ensure that you are prepared for the modules you will take when you return to Lancaster University for your final year. Overseas study can broaden your horizon, build your confidence, offer a different perspective on your subject, and can make you stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market.

    In your third year, you will study a small number or core modules such as Cancer and Medical Genetics. You will then select your remaining modules from a wide range of options including: Biology of Aging, Clinical Immunology, and Tropical Diseases.

    During your degree, you will conduct your own laboratory-based project and benefit from the research experience of our internationally renowned academics. You will also receive in-depth training in the key techniques associated with modern biomedical practice.

    The facilities for studying biomedicine at Lancaster University are excellent. We have invested over £4 million in new life science teaching laboratories, which you will use for practical learning and your dissertation project.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credits to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Biomedicine (Study Abroad) : MSci : C705

    Our MSci Biomedicine (Study Abroad) is for those with a broad interest in human life processes and disease who would like to experience studying abroad as part of their degree. Lancaster University is ranked fourth in the UK for biosciences in The Guardian University Guide 2020 and fifth in the UK for biological sciences in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

    The MSci is a four-year integrated master’s with three years of undergraduate study followed by a year of study at master’s level. The additional year of study and higher qualification can enhance your job prospects, or give you the experience to decide whether a research career might be for you.

    Our biomedicine courses offer more flexibility than our IBMS-accredited BSc Biomedical Science by allowing you to tailor your degree to your interests within the field of biomedicine.

    You will study biochemistry, cell biology, genetics and physiology - which are at the heart of modern medical and health research. These subjects are taught with a particular emphasis on the molecules and mechanisms fundamental to life processes and how these are disrupted by disease.

    In your first year, you will gain a through grounding in the general areas of biomedicine through the study of 15 wide-ranging compulsory modules, including Biomedical Science in Practice, Infection and Immunity, and Protein Biochemistry.

    You will spend your second year at a university in North America, Canada or Australasia. You will study modules which have been approved by Lancaster University to ensure that you are prepared for the modules you will take when you return to Lancaster. Overseas study can broaden your horizon, build your confidence, offer a different perspective on your subject, and can make you stand out from the crowd in a competitive job market.

    Returning to Lancaster University for your third year, you will study a small number or core modules such as Cancer and Medical Genetics. You will select modules from a wide range of options including: Biology of Aging, Clinical Immunology, and Tropical Diseases. At the end of your third year you can either choose to graduate with a BSc or, if you achieve the necessary criteria, proceed to the fourth year of the MSci which is master’s level study.

    During your degree, you will conduct your own laboratory-based projects and benefit from the research experience of our internationally renowned academics. You will also receive in-depth training in the key techniques associated with modern biomedical practice.

    The facilities for studying biomedicine at Lancaster University are excellent. We have invested over £4 million in new life science teaching laboratories, which you will use for practical learning and your dissertation project.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credits to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Business Analytics (Industry) : BSc Hons : N1N3

    How can analysing data solve real-life problems? What does it mean to think statistically? If you’re numerate and analytically minded, this degree can help launch your career in industry, finance, the public sector, government or consulting. In fact, in any data-rich and technology-dependent organisation.

    This is a four-year industry degree. You will learn techniques and approaches that help organisations plan and improve their decision-making process. We will teach you how to make forecasts and use data to understand complex behaviour. You’ll be introduced to operational and strategic business contexts. As part of a team, you will work on a project for an actual client in the Lancaster area.

    In your second and final years you will study a set of compulsory project management modules, which will act as a ‘core' to help you put ideas into practice, gain employee support during organisational change initiatives, and improve your consultancy skills. You will also choose modules from specialist ‘tracks' if you wish. The Business Analytics track delivers the mathematical tools to develop practical, numerate and computer-based modelling.

    The Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management track explores the problems faced by operations managers. It covers topics such as purchasing, inventory planning and risk analysis. Perhaps you want to learn more about designing and managing the computer-based systems of our digital economy. If so, the Information Systems specialism track is for you.

    Your third year consists of a supervised placement in industry, with previous students joining companies such as IBM and Bosch. Roles in finance, support or operations allow you to see how processes and theories are used. This experience also provides valuable insight for your final year academic studies.

    Truly modern organisations rely on sophisticated analysis and technology to perform effectively. We are proud to produce creative, technically competent and skilled graduates who can deliver these skills and more.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Business Analytics (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons : N1N4

    How can analysing data solve real-life problems? What does it mean to think statistically? If you’re numerate and analytically minded, this degree can help launch your career in industry, finance, the public sector, government or consulting. In fact, in any data-rich and technology-dependent organisation.

    This is a four-year degree. You will learn techniques and approaches that help organisations plan and improve their decision-making process. We will teach you how to make forecasts and use data to understand complex behaviour. You’ll be introduced to operational and strategic business contexts. As part of a team, you will work on a project for an actual client in the Lancaster area.

    In your second and final years you will study a set of compulsory project management modules, which will act as a ‘core' to help you put ideas into practice, gain employee support during organisational change initiatives, and improve your consultancy skills. You will also choose modules from specialist ‘tracks' if you wish. The Business Analytics track delivers the mathematical tools to develop practical, numerate and computer-based modelling.

    The Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management track explores the problems faced by operations managers. It covers topics such as purchasing, inventory planning and risk analysis. Perhaps you want to learn more about designing and managing the computer-based systems of our digital economy. If so, the Information Systems specialism track is for you.

    Your third year is spent at a partner university usually in North America or Asia. There are many advantages to studying abroad, including personal and educational development, experiencing a new culture, immersing yourself in a foreign country, and enhanced employability. If you’re considering further study, graduate programmes welcome study abroad candidates.

    Truly modern organisations rely on sophisticated analysis and technology to perform effectively. We are proud to produce creative, technically competent and skilled graduates who can deliver these skills and more.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Business Analytics : BSc Hons : N2N1

    How can analysing data solve real-life problems? What does it mean to think statistically? If you’re numerate and analytically minded, this degree can help launch your career in industry, finance, the public sector, government or consulting. In fact, in any data-rich and technology-dependent organisation.

    You will learn techniques and approaches that help organisations plan and improve their decision-making process. We will teach you how to make forecasts and use data to understand complex behaviour. You’ll be introduced to operational and strategic business contexts. As part of a team, you will work on a project for an actual client in the Lancaster area.

    In your second and third years you will study a set of compulsory project management modules, which will act as a ‘core' to help you put ideas into practice, gain employee support during organisational change initiatives, and improve your consultancy skills. You will also choose modules from specialist ‘tracks' if you wish. The Business Analytics track delivers the mathematical tools to develop practical, numerate and computer-based modelling.

    The Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management track explores the problems faced by operations managers. It covers topics such as purchasing, inventory planning and risk analysis. Perhaps you want to learn more about designing and managing the computer-based systems of our digital economy. If so, the Information Systems specialism track is for you.

    Truly modern organisations rely on sophisticated analysis and technology to perform effectively. We are proud to produce creative, technically competent and skilled graduates who can deliver these skills and more.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Business Economics (Industry) : BSc Hons : 4V11

    Should a company open a new store? Who gains from interest rate changes? What are the implications of performance-related pay? If you would like to learn more about the relevance of economics to business and management, this four-year degree including a paid placement in industry could be for you. It follows our approach of applying learning to real-world issues.

    This degree balances a thorough grounding in economics with the chance to explore one or more subjects from the Management School. In your first year you can choose to find out more about accounting, finance, strategy, organisations and their people, marketing and the principles of economics. You don’t need an A level in Economics and there’s less focus on maths and statistics than some of the other economics options.

    All second years learn about macroeconomics, microeconomics and social research methods. This includes topics such as competitive advantage, the international financial sector and strategic behaviour. There are also options covering the economics of crime, game theory and the role of governments within the economy.

    Your third year is spent in industry. You’ll be supported in securing a placement, with past students joining companies such as IBM, Lloyds Bank, Microsoft, PwC and the Bank of England. Roles on offer range from project management and logistics to investment, business development and risk. Most placements are in the UK but there are some options overseas.

    Your placement experiences will form the basis of your final year dissertation. In your final year you will be able to specialise further in specific fields such as econometrics, health economics, industrial organisation and monetary macroeconomics.

    We train our graduates in how to think, not what to think. Your analytical skills, practical experience and economic knowledge will stand you in good stead in the jobs market. Recent graduates have continued on to professional training as financial advisers, traders and underwriters or secured roles in finance, accountancy and advertising.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Business Management (Industry) : BSc Hons : N104

    Our Business Management (Industry) is a four-year programme. As a student on this degree, you study with every department within the Management School. We focus on building self-confidence and improving your skills and knowledge base.

    All first-year students study management, marketing, financial accounting, organisations and business statistics. In addition, you will prepare for your placement through engagement with our Careers team.

    The second year explores operations management, entrepreneurship and economics. You also have options in further economics, entrepreneurship, marketing and organisations.

    Your third year is spent on a paid placement in industry, gaining invaluable business management skills and experience. Previous students have spent this year working with multinational companies such as IBM, Vauxhall, Johnson & Johnson and The Walt Disney Company. You will be supported in securing your role, which may range from operations or purchasing to marketing or sales.

    Returning to Lancaster for your final year of study, you will choose options while studying our core subjects of leadership, business and strategic management.

    We seek to make our graduates as marketable as possible to potential employers. Every student has access to a specialist Business Management Careers Coach and attends sessions on CVs and teamwork..

    Whether you want to work for a hotel chain, continue your studies or train in an area such as accountancy, this degree keeps your options open.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Business Management (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons : N103

    Our Business Management (study abroad) is a four-year programme. As a student on this degree, you study with every department within the Management School. We focus on building self-confidence and improving your skills and knowledge base.

    All first-year students study management, marketing, financial accounting, organisations and business statistics.

    The second year explores operations management, entrepreneurship and economics. You also have options in further economics, entrepreneurship, marketing and organisations.

    During your third year, you will study at one of our global partner universities. Here you will study business and management related topics, as well as exploring subjects outside of the discipline.

    Returning to Lancaster for your final year of study, you will choose options while studying our core subjects of leadership, business and strategic management.

    We seek to make our graduates as marketable as possible to potential employers. Every student has access to a specialist Business Management Careers Coach and attends sessions on CVs and teamwork. Building on your employability development plan in your second year means there is time to identify and fill gaps before you start applying for jobs.

    Whether you want to work for a hotel chain, continue your studies or train in an area such as accountancy, this degree keeps your options open.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Business Management : BSc Hons : N102

    Are you keen to understand how businesses and managers operate? If you are undecided about whether to study abroad, working for a year in industry or if you are unsure about your future career, this flexible degree offers the rare chance to build your studies as you go and play to your strengths.

    As a Business Management student, you study with every department within the Management School. Your degree can be three or four years long depending on your choices. We focus on building self-confidence and improving your skills and knowledge base.

    All first-year students study management, marketing, financial accounting, organisations and business statistics.

    The second year explores operations management, entrepreneurship and economics. You also have options in further economics, entrepreneurship, marketing and organisations. This continues into your third year. Here you choose options while studying our core subjects of leadership, business and strategic management.

    We seek to make our graduates as marketable as possible to potential employers. Every student has access to a specialist Business Management Careers Coach and attends sessions on CVs and teamwork. Building on your employability development plan in your second year means there is time to identify and fill gaps before you start applying for jobs.

    Whether you want to work for a hotel chain, continue your studies or train in an area such as accountancy, this degree keeps your options open.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Chemical Engineering : BEng Hons : H800

    Chemical Engineers pioneer materials and technologies of the future; they design and develop the processes behind today’s most useful products. In studying this programme, you will further develop your knowledge in chemistry and engineering, and develop the skills for a rewarding career.

    Chemical Engineers do not work in isolation and modern engineering is just as much about effective teamwork and communication, as it is the underlying science. As a result, our accredited Chemical Engineering programme recognises the broad field of the subject by starting with a general first year, which is shared among all engineering subjects at Lancaster.

    You will explore core themes of design, materials, thermodynamics and heat transfer, along with appropriate mathematical study in the first year. Alongside these, you will develop your design, problem-solving, management and leadership skills.

    Following the first year, where you will have developed a solid foundation of engineering knowledge and begun to explore a variety of different areas of the discipline, you will have the opportunity to consider and plan your academic progression. At this stage, you may choose to begin your Chemical Engineering study, or move onto any of our other specialist programmes.

    In the second year, you will begin to encounter specialist modules in chemical engineering, and you will continue to develop your core skills as an engineer. This year, you will also be encouraged to engage with and solve increasingly open-ended, real-world problems. Alongside the technical modules, you will develop your creativity, entrepreneurial and analytical skills, improving your employability.

    On this programme, you may decide to spend a year in industry, gaining valuable experience and enhancing your employability. We have extensive links built through our leadership in research and have students undergoing placements with multinational corporate companies through to smaller specialist SMEs. We would recommend the most appropriate time to do this would be at the end of year two, once you have gained a reasonable amount of engineering knowledge.

    A key element of year three is the group design project, where you will be asked to solve an open-ended design project over the course of the year. The projects typically involve conceptual design, as well as evaluation of economic, safety, legislative and ethical standards of assessment. Alongside this, you will practise and develop project management, team-working and technical writing skills.

    The degree is professionally accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) as meeting partial fulfilment of the educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer, and is underpinned by the CDIO framework (Conceiving, Designing, Implementing and Operating). All of your teaching is delivered by world-class academics and shaped by their outstanding research output. You will gain hands-on experience with access to cutting-edge facilities and an array of high-quality equipment in our state-of-the-art Engineering Building.

    MEng Hons Chemical Engineering

    We also offer a MEng Chemical Engineering programme, which IChemE has accredited as meeting complete fulfilment of the educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer. This programme provides further skills, knowledge and experience, with a focus on leadership and management. Students wanting to transfer to this programme must achieve a minimum threshold at the end of year two.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Chemical Engineering : MEng Hons : H811

    Chemical Engineers pioneer materials and technologies of the future; they design and develop the processes behind today’s most useful products. In studying at Masters-level, you will develop your knowledge in chemistry and engineering, along with management and leadership skills.

    Our accredited Chemical Engineering programme recognises the broad field of the subject and as such starts with a common first year, which is shared among all our engineering subjects. This is in recognition that Chemical Engineers do not work in isolation and that modern engineering is just as much about effective teamwork and communication, as it is the underlying science.

    You will explore core themes of design, materials, thermodynamics and heat transfer, along with appropriate mathematical study in the first year. Alongside these, you will develop your design, problem-solving, management and leadership skills.

    Following the first year, where you will have developed a solid foundation of engineering knowledge and begun to explore a variety of different areas of the discipline, you will have the opportunity to consider and plan your academic progression. At this stage, you may choose to begin your Chemical Engineering study, or move onto any of our other specialist programmes.

    Specialist modules in chemical engineering begin in the second year, when you will continue to develop your core skills as an engineer. You will also be encouraged to engage with and solve increasingly open-ended, real-world problems. Alongside the technical modules, you will develop your creativity, entrepreneurial and analytical skills, improving your employability.

    On this programme, you may decide to spend a year in industry, gaining valuable experience and enhancing your employability. We have extensive links built through our leadership in research and have students undergoing placements with multinational corporate companies through to smaller specialist SMEs. Our degree programme is flexible as to when this occurs, but we would recommend the best opportunity is once you have gained a reasonable amount of engineering knowledge. Therefore, the most appropriate time would be at the end of second or third year.

    A key element of year three is the group design project, where you will be asked to solve an open-ended design project over the course of the year. The projects typically involve conceptual design, as well as evaluation of economic, safety, legislative and ethical standards of assessment. Alongside this, you will practise and develop project management, team-working and technical writing skills.

    In the fourth year, you will develop Masters-level skills, knowledge and experience. You will undertake advanced topics and will cement your specialist chemical engineering knowledge through an individual project, which will have real, positive impact on businesses and society.

    The degree is professionally accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) as meeting complete fulfilment of the educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer, and is underpinned by the CDIO framework (Conceiving, Designing, Implementing and Operating). All of your teaching is delivered by world-class academics and shaped by their outstanding research output. You will gain hands-on experience with access to cutting-edge facilities and an array of high-quality equipment in our state-of-the-art Engineering Building.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Chemistry : MChem Hons : F101

    Chemists are great problem solvers and analytical thinkers; they have been instrumental in developing our modern world. Our Chemistry degree equips you with a multidisciplinary skill set that will prepare you for your career.

    Our four-year MChem degree programme allows you to explore advanced core topics, including chemical synthesis and materials, chemical physics and analysis, chemical computation and theory, and chemical biology. It also contains a significant research component, where you will work for 20 weeks on a contemporary research problem in one of our research groups.

    We offer a diverse range of modules that are develop­ed, taught and assessed by world-leading academics, whose cutting-edge research continually shapes the content that they teach. Our modern approach combines the traditionally segregated subjects of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, and teaches chemistry in logical stages. As part of the degree, you will receive an expansive introduction to the foundations of chemistry, from the fundamentals of atoms and molecules, to chemical reaction kinetics. Later years build on these foundations, and develop advanced knowledge and skills in modern chemical theory and contemporary practical techniques.

    In your first year you will study the core chemistry modules - comprising two-thirds of the year - along with optional modules that can be selected from a range of subject areas taught in the University. You will develop your practical skills in our brand-new, research-grade labs, with access to an impressive range of equipment. Alongside the technical knowledge, you will gain excellent transferable skills in communication, research, data analysis, mathematics and computation, and analytic and logical thinking; all of which can be applied to many different career paths.

    Your second year builds upon the broad fundamentals of first year, and you will cover some familiar topics in more detail, such as organic synthesis, spectroscopy and kinetics, while new, more advanced topics are introduced, such as d-metal chemistry, soft-matter chemistry and quantum chemistry.

    In your third year, you will study a range of advanced topics, as well as a research skills module to hone your research skills and further equip you with techniques relevant to your final year research project. You will also have the opportunity to choose from a variety of optional modules in more specialised areas of chemistry.

    Your final year will enable you to apply your skills by undertaking a major research project, which provides an exciting opportunity for you to address a significant research problem as part of one of our research groups, alongside postgraduate students and postdoctoral staff. Additionally, you will study a series of advanced taught modules that allow you to examine areas of chemistry in greater depth.

    We are a modern and inclusive department committed to small group teaching which we believe fosters a highly supportive and productive learning environment. In keeping with the University’s ethos, we value the importance of maintaining an excellent student-to-staff ratio, and we want to ensure that you are treated as an individual. Our new Chemistry Building offers space to socialise, as well as facilities to help you excel in your studies. Our open-door policy enables students to call in for help and advice at any time.

    Study Abroad option

    The MChem programme is also offered with an integrated Study Abroad year, where you can expand your horizons in locations such as North America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. As the degree shares a common first- and second-year with the BSc programme, there is flexibility to switch between programmes once you are in Lancaster (subject to academic requirements).

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Chemistry (Study Abroad) : MChem Hons : F1T7

    Chemists are great problem solvers and analytical thinkers; they have been instrumental in developing our modern world. The Study Abroad programme provides a multicultural experience and equips you with a multidisciplinary skill set that will prepare you for your career.

    Our four-year MChem degree programme allows you to explore a range of core topics, including chemical synthesis and materials, chemical physics and analysis, chemical computation and theory, and chemical biology. It also contains a significant research component, where you will work for 20 weeks on a contemporary research problem in one of our research groups. We offer a diverse range of modules that are developed and assessed by world-leading academics, whose cutting-edge research continually shapes the content that they teach.

    You will expand your horizons by spending a year studying at one of our international partner universities. There, you will undertake advanced chemistry courses that are complementary to those offered at Lancaster. Destinations currently include North America, Australia and New Zealand, with extension to further destinations in progress.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    Our modern approach combines the traditionally segregated subjects of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, and teaches chemistry in logical stages. As part of the degree, you will receive an expansive introduction to the foundations of chemistry, from the fundamentals of atoms and molecules, to chemical reaction kinetics. Later years build on these foundations, and develop advanced knowledge and skills in modern chemical theory and contemporary practical techniques.

    In your first year you will study the core chemistry modules - comprising two-thirds of the year - along with optional modules that can be selected from a range of subject areas taught in the University. You will develop your practical skills in our brand-new, research-grade labs, with access to an impressive range of equipment. Alongside the technical knowledge, you will gain excellent transferable skills in communication, research, data analysis, mathematics and computation, and analytic and logical thinking; all of which can be applied to many different career paths.

    Your second year builds upon the broad fundamentals of first year, and you will cover some familiar topics in more detail, such as organic synthesis, spectroscopy and kinetics, while new, more advanced topics are introduced, such as d-metal chemistry, soft-matter chemistry and quantum chemistry.

    Your final year will enable you to apply your skills by undertaking a major research project, which provides an exciting opportunity for you to address a significant research problem as part of one of our research groups, alongside postgraduate students and postdoctoral staff. Additionally, you will study a series of advanced taught modules that allow you to examine areas of chemistry in greater depth.

    We are a modern and inclusive department committed to small group teaching which we believe fosters a highly supportive and productive learning environment. In keeping with the University’s ethos, we value the importance of maintaining an excellent student-to-staff ratio, and we want to ensure that you are treated as an individual. Our new Chemistry Building offers space to socialise, as well as facilities to help you excel in your studies. Our open-door policy enables students to call in for help and advice at any time.

    BSc and MChem

    As the degree shares a common first- and second-year with the BSc and Lancaster-based MChem programmes, there is flexibility to switch between programmes once you are in Lancaster (subject to academic requirements).

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Chemistry : BSc Hons : F100

    Chemists are great problem solvers and analytical thinkers; they have been instrumental in developing our modern world. Our Chemistry degree equips you with a multidisciplinary skill set that will prepare you for your career.

    Our three-year degree programme allows you to explore a range of core topics, including chemical synthesis and materials, chemical physics and analysis, chemical computation and theory, and chemical biology. We offer a diverse range of modules that are developed, taught and assessed by world-leading academics, whose cutting-edge research continually shapes the content that they teach. Our modern approach combines the traditionally segregated subjects of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, and teaches chemistry in logical stages. As part of the degree, you will receive an expansive introduction to the foundations of chemistry, from the fundamentals of atoms and molecules, to chemical reaction kinetics. Later years build on these foundations, and develop advanced knowledge and skills in modern chemical theory and contemporary practical techniques.

    In your first year you will study the core chemistry modules - comprising two-thirds of the year - along with optional modules that can be selected from a range of subject areas taught in the University. You will develop your practical skills in our brand-new, research-grade labs, with access to an impressive range of equipment. Alongside the technical knowledge, you will gain excellent transferable skills in communication, research, data analysis, mathematics and computation, and analytic and logical thinking; all of which can be applied to many different career paths.

    Your second year builds upon the broad fundamentals of first year, and you will cover some familiar topics in more detail, such as organic synthesis, spectroscopy and kinetics, while new, more advanced topics are introduced, such as d-metal chemistry, soft-matter chemistry and quantum chemistry.

    Your final year will enable you to apply your skills by undertaking a research project, which provides an exciting opportunity for you to work as part of one of our research groups, alongside postgraduate students and postdoctoral staff. Additionally, you will study a series of advanced taught modules that allow you to examine areas of chemistry in greater depth.

    We are a modern and inclusive department committed to small group teaching which we believe fosters a highly supportive and productive learning environment. In keeping with the University’s ethos, we value the importance of maintaining an excellent student-to-staff ratio, and we want to ensure that you are treated as an individual. Our new Chemistry Building offers space to socialise, as well as facilities to help you excel in your studies. Our open-door policy enables students to call in for help and advice at any time.

    MChem Chemistry

    In addition to our BSc degree, we offer a four-year MChem programme, which shares a common first- and second-year with the BSc, and that includes an extra year consisting of advanced Masters-level content. The MChem degree is also offered with an integrated Study Abroad year, where you can expand your horizons in locations such as North America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. As the degree shares a common first- and second-year with the MChem programmes, there is flexibility to switch between programmes once you are in Lancaster (subject to academic requirements).

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Chinese Studies and French Studies : BA Hons : R1T1

    This four-year joint degree combines the study of the languages and cultures of China and France, and the Sinophone and Francophone worlds. It includes a year’s international placement in Chinese- or French- speaking countries or split between the two. The degree provides the opportunity to acquire both high-level language skills and a thorough understanding of the sensitivities of Chinese and French cultures and societies within a global context.

    Besides studying the core language modules, you will also choose from a broad range of specialist cultural, historical and political modules that provide comparative insight into relevant countries in global contexts.

    Our degree structure assumes that you will be studying one of the languages from scratch and will already be at an advanced level for the other. In year one, language modules will include:

    • Either Advanced Chinese and Intensive Beginners French (one module of each)
    • Or Advanced French and Intensive Beginners Chinese (one module of each)
    • And our culture in context programme, Language Studies

    In addition to language modules, in year one you will also select one module from other related subjects.

    In the second year, you will continue to take Chinese and French language modules (an oral and a written module for each language), as well as the core modules 'Shaping Contemporary China' and 'Shaping Contemporary France'. You will be able to choose three optional modules.

    Your third year will be spent studying or working in Chinese- and/or French-speaking countries. The year abroad is an immersive experience that gives you the opportunity to greatly improve your language proficiency while deepening your intercultural awareness. You can study at a partner academic institution or conduct a work placement. As a joint major student, you can spend your time in a French- or Chinese-speaking country, or split the year between the two.

    When you return to Lancaster for your final year, you will continue to develop your core Chinese and French language oral and written skills, combining this with a further choice of specialist courses. If you are interested in exploring a particular topic in depth, perhaps a subject you have studied previously in the course, you could take a dissertation module.

    The language modules are designed so that you can attain CEFR levels C1-C2 (equivalent to HSK5-6) upon successful completion of the degree.

    The optional modules offered will vary from year to year depending on availability and areas of expertise of staff.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Chinese Studies and German Studies : BA Hons : R2T1

    This four-year joint degree combines the study of the languages and cultures of China and Germany and the Sinophone and German-speaking worlds. It includes a year’s international placement in Chinese- or German-speaking countries or split between the two. The degree provides the opportunity to acquire both high-level language skills and a thorough understanding of the sensitivities of Chinese and German cultures and societies within a global context.

    Besides studying the core language modules, you will also choose from a broad range of specialist cultural, historical and political modules that provide comparative insight into relevant countries in global contexts.

    Our degree structure assumes that you will be studying one of the languages from scratch and will already be at an advanced level for the other. In year one, language modules will include:

    • Either Advanced Chinese and Intensive Beginners German (one module of each)
    • Or Advanced German and Intensive Beginners Chinese (one module of each)
    • And our culture in context programme, Language Studies

    In addition to language modules, in year one you will also select one module from other related subjects.

    In the second year, you will continue to take Chinese and German language modules (an oral and a written module for each language), as well as the core modules 'Shaping Contemporary China' and 'Shaping Contemporary German-speaking Europe'. You will be able to choose three optional modules.

    Your third year will be spent studying or working in Chinese- and/or German-speaking countries. The year abroad is an immersive experience that gives you the opportunity to greatly improve your language proficiency while deepening your intercultural awareness. You can study at a partner academic institution or conduct a work placement. As a joint major student, you can spend your time in a German- or Chinese-speaking country, or split the year between the two.

    When you return to Lancaster for your final year, you will continue to develop your core Chinese and German language oral and written skills, combining this with a further choice of specialist courses. If you are interested in exploring a particular topic in depth, perhaps a subject you have studied previously in the course, you could take a dissertation module.

    The language modules are designed so that you can attain CEFR levels C1-C2 (equivalent to HSK5-6) upon successful completion of the degree.

    The optional modules offered will vary from year to year depending on availability and areas of expertise of staff.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Chinese Studies and Spanish Studies : BA Hons : R4T1

    This four-year joint degree combines the study of the languages and cultures of China and Spain and the Sinophone and Spanish-speaking worlds. It includes a year’s international placement in Chinese- or Spanish-speaking countries or split between the two. The degree provides the opportunity to acquire both high-level language skills and a thorough understanding of the sensitivities of Chinese and Spanish cultures and societies within a global context.

    Besides studying the core language modules, you will also choose from a broad range of specialist cultural, historical and political modules that provide comparative insight into relevant countries in global contexts.

    Our degree structure assumes that you will be studying one of the languages from scratch and will already be at an advanced level for the other. In year one, language modules will include:

    • Either Advanced Chinese and Intensive Beginners Spanish (one module of each)
    • Or Advanced Spanish and Intensive Beginners Chinese (one module of each)
    • And our culture in context programme, Language Studies

    In addition to language modules, in year one you will also select one module from other related subjects.

    In the second year, you will continue to take Chinese and Spanish language modules (an oral and a written module for each language), as well as the core modules 'Shaping Contemporary China' and 'Shaping Contemporary Spain and Latin America: Moments and Movements’. You will be able to choose three optional modules.

    Your third year will be spent studying or working in Chinese- and/or Spanish-speaking countries. The year abroad is an immersive experience that gives you the opportunity to greatly improve your language proficiency while deepening your intercultural awareness. You can study at a partner academic institution or conduct a work placement. As a joint major student, you can spend your time in a Spanish- or Chinese-speaking country, or split the year between the two.

    When you return to Lancaster for your final year, you will continue to develop your core Chinese and Spanish language oral and written skills, combining this with a further choice of specialist courses. If you are interested in exploring a particular topic in depth, perhaps a subject you have studied previously in the course, you could take a dissertation module.

    The language modules are designed so that you can attain CEFR levels C1-C2 (equivalent to HSK5-6) upon successful completion of the degree.

    The optional modules offered will vary from year to year depending on availability and areas of expertise of staff.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Computer Science (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons : G402

    Computer science is a dynamic discipline with a wide range of applications, and our Study Abroad programme allows you to broaden your academic and cultural horizons in another county. As a result, our graduates are highly sought after in industry.

    Our Computer Science programme is accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS) and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), and provides you with the knowledge and skills required to become a computing professional. You will learn to work effectively in a professional software and systems development environment.

    This programme will develop your self-confidence and expose you to new cultures and new ways of learning, while delivering a broad yet rigorous grounding in computer science. You will gain cutting-edge knowledge through both theoretical and practical learning approaches, and will develop a range of well-rounded professional and technical skills through state-of-the-art equipment and expert teaching offered at the School of Computing and Communications.

    In the first year, you will receive a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles of the discipline, combined with their modern day application. Throughout your study, you will gain skills and experience from a range of modules, including Software Development, Information Systems, and Digital Systems. Taking a practical approach to education, you are encouraged to build and analyse systems and software, as well as work with end user feedback to refine and adapt solutions.

    Your second year will be spent at one of our partner institutions in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia or Asia, where you will be motivated by topics that become progressively deeper and develop specialised skills. This will provide you with the opportunity to gain valuable experience of a different social and academic environment while broadening your professional network.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    Returning to Lancaster for your final year, you will have the opportunity to explore a range of well-constructed and enriching optional modules, as well as undertaking an individual project. In this project you will work closely with one of our academics, allowing you to use and further develop the skills acquired throughout your degree.

    MSci Hons Computer Science (with Industrial Experience)

    During your degree, you may choose to move to our MSci Computer Science (with Industrial Experience). This programme includes a fourth year and will present you with a range of integrated industry placement activities, allowing you to gain valuable real-world experience as part of your study.

    Assessment

    We offer an excellent range of learning environments, which include traditional lectures, laboratories and workshops. We are also committed to providing timely feedback for all submitted work and projects.

    Assessment varies across modules, allowing students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways, including laboratory reports, essays, exercises, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions, oral presentations, and formal examination.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Computer Science (with Industrial Experience) : MSci Hons : G404

    The study of computers and computational systems is a dynamic discipline with a diverse range of career paths. This programme provides you with a unique blend of academic content and exciting industrial experience, working with leading organisations in contemporary technology-based environments.

    Our Computer Science programme is accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS) and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), and provides you with the knowledge and skills required to become a computing professional. Delivering a broad yet rigorous grounding in computer science, this programme uses both theoretical and practical learning approaches, and provides you with the opportunity to gain high-level professional experience, working with one of our exciting partners in industry. You will gain cutting-edge knowledge and skills through state-of-the-art equipment and expert teaching offered at the School of Computing and Communications.

    In your first year, you will receive a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles of the discipline, combined with their modern day application. Throughout your study, you will gain skills and experience from a range of modules, including Software Development, Information Systems, and Digital Systems. Taking a practical approach to education, you are encouraged to build and analyse systems and software, as well as work with end user feedback to refine and adapt solutions.

    After gaining an overview of the subject in the first year, you will be motivated by topics that become progressively deeper and more specialised as your skills develop throughout second and third year. In addition to progressing your foundational understanding, programming, and software design skills, you will explore social, ethical and professional issues related to the discipline and will complete a group project. This will prepare you for and give you experience of computing in the real-world.

    Your third year will also give you the opportunity to explore a range of well-constructed and enriching optional modules, as well as undertaking an individual project. In this project you will work closely with one of our academics, allowing you to use and further develop the skills acquired throughout your degree.

    Your fourth year will present you with a range of advanced modules as well as practical and professional experience. Blending contemporary technical training with advanced professional development, you will complete a variety of integrated industry activities during a dedicated ten-week industry placement. This is complemented with a further seven-week fourth-year project. Together, this will allow you to apply the skills you have learnt while gaining valuable real-world experience.

    Assessment

    We offer an excellent range of learning environments, which include traditional lectures, laboratories and workshops. We are also committed to providing timely feedback for all submitted work and projects.

    Assessment varies across modules, allowing students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways, including laboratory reports, essays, exercises, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions, oral presentations, and formal examination.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Computer Science : BSc Hons : G400

    Computer science is a dynamic discipline with a diverse range of applications and career paths. This programme explores the theory and practice of innovative and experimental computer science, allowing you to develop well-rounded professional and technical skills.

    Our Computer Science programme is accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS) and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), and provides you with the knowledge and skills required to become a computing professional. You will learn to work effectively in a professional software and systems development environment. Delivering a broad yet rigorous grounding in computer science, this programme uses both theoretical and practical learning approaches. You will gain cutting-edge knowledge and skills through state-of-the-art equipment and expert teaching offered at the School of Computing and Communications.

    In the first year, you will receive a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles of the discipline, combined with their modern day application. Throughout your study, you will gain skills and experience from a range of modules, including Software Development, Information Systems, and Digital Systems. Taking a practical approach to education, you are encouraged to build and analyse systems and software, as well as work with end user feedback to refine and adapt solutions.

    After gaining an overview of the subject in the first year, you will be motivated by topics that become progressively deeper and more specialised as your skills develop throughout second and third year. In addition to progressing your foundational understanding, programming, and software design skills, you will explore social, ethical and professional issues related to the discipline and will complete a group project. This will prepare you for and give you experience of computing in the real-world.

    Your final year will also give you the opportunity to explore a range of well-constructed and enriching optional modules, as well as undertaking an individual project. In this project you will work closely with one of our academics, allowing you to use and further develop the skills acquired throughout your degree.

    BSc Hons Computer Science (Study Abroad)

    We also offer a three-year BSc Hons Computer Science (Study Abroad) programme, where you spend your second year at one of our partner universities in Europe, USA, Canada or Australia, allowing you the opportunity to gain valuable experience of a different social and academic environment.

    MSci Hons Computer Science (with Industrial Experience)

    During your degree, you may choose to move to our MSci Computer Science (with Industrial Experience). This programme includes a fourth year and will present you with a range of integrated industry placement activities, allowing you to gain valuable real-world experience as part of your study.

    Assessment

    We offer an excellent range of learning environments, which include traditional lectures, laboratories and workshops. We are also committed to providing timely feedback for all submitted work and projects.

    Assessment varies across modules, allowing students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways, including laboratory reports, essays, exercises, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions, oral presentations, and formal examination.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Computer Science and Mathematics (Placement Year) : BSc Hons : GG1L

    Mathematics and computing are intrinsically linked. By combining them in one programme you gain a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental and advanced aspects of the two disciplines, equipping you with the specialist skills and technical knowledge to excel in your chosen career.

    Mathematics forms the foundations of all technology and computing, and as such, a rigorous study of the discipline provides invaluable insight and understanding into computer science. Furthermore, computer science is itself a dynamic discipline with a wide range of applications. As a result, this combined programme offers you a robust and comprehensive skill set, in-depth specialist knowledge, and fantastic career opportunities. You will explore the theory and practice of innovative and experimental computer science, while gaining an advanced understanding of the mathematical concepts and processes behind them.

    To prepare students for their work placement year, our Careers and Placements Team will provide advice and guidance on: the skills required to create effective CVs, cover letters and applications; tips and techniques on how to make an impact at interviews and assessment centres; how to create a relevant digital profile; and how to research employers and career sectors of interest. In addition, there is great emphasis placed upon developing self-awareness and on how to present yourself in a professional manner to employers. This optional provision will be delivered via a blend of traditional and digital methods including face-to-face workshops, online webinars, e-courses and 1:1 appointments.

    During your first year, you will build on your previous knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. Modules cover a wide range of topics from calculus, probability and statistics to logic, proofs and theorems. As well as developing your technical knowledge and mathematical skills, you will also enhance your data analysis, problem-solving and quantitative reasoning skills. Additionally, you will be introduced to software development and the fundamentals of computer science. These topics will allow you to gain a wealth of technical knowledge and develop key interdisciplinary skills.

    In the second year, you will begin to drill down into specialist maths and computing modules, studying Human-Computer Interaction, Software Design and advanced Linear Algebra. These core modules will ensure you gain a solid understanding of the disciplines that is applicable in the real-world. Alongside these, you will also be able to choose from a range of optional maths and computing modules, these include: Abstract Algebra; Complex Analysis; Databases; and Social, Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing. In addition, you will bring your skills and knowledge together in a group project, which will allow you to apply what you have learnt to the real-world and gain valuable, practical experience.

    In third year, you will undertake a 12-month placement that will allow you to apply the knowledge and skills that you’ve learnt in Years 1 and 2, and to gain invaluable experience which will make you highly employable when you graduate. You will also submit monthly learning logs reflecting on your experience.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For the final year, your study will largely be guided by your own interests. Based upon what you have previously learnt, you can select from a wide range of modules, customising the third year to suit your career ambitions. These include: Artificial Intelligence, Combinatorics, Languages and Compilation, Security and Risk, and Stochastic Processes.

    MSci Computer Science and Mathematics

    As well as our BSc, we also offer a four year MSci Computer Science and Mathematics degree. During the course of this programme you have the option to graduate after three years with a BSc, or progress onto an advanced fourth year and complete an MSci. This additional year features Masters-level modules and a substantial dissertation project.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Computer Science and Mathematics : BSc Hons : GG14

    Mathematics and computing are intrinsically linked. By combining them in one programme you gain a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental and advanced aspects of the two disciplines, equipping you with the specialist skills and technical knowledge to excel in your chosen career.

    Mathematics forms the foundations of all technology and computing, and as such, a rigorous study of the discipline provides invaluable insight and understanding into computer science. Furthermore, computer science is itself a dynamic discipline with a wide range of applications. As a result, this combined programme offers you a robust and comprehensive skill set, in-depth specialist knowledge, and fantastic career opportunities. You will explore the theory and practice of innovative and experimental computer science, while gaining an advanced understanding of the mathematical concepts and processes behind them.

    During your first year, you will build on your previous knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. Modules cover a wide range of topics from calculus, probability and statistics to logic, proofs and theorems. As well as developing your technical knowledge and mathematical skills, you will also enhance your data analysis, problem-solving and quantitative reasoning skills. Additionally, you will be introduced to software development and the fundamentals of computer science. These topics will allow you to gain a wealth of technical knowledge and develop key interdisciplinary skills.

    In the second year, you will begin to drill down into specialist maths and computing modules, studying Human-Computer Interaction, Software Design and advanced Linear Algebra. These core modules will ensure you gain a solid understanding of the disciplines that is applicable in the real-world. Alongside these, you will also be able to choose from a range of optional maths and computing modules, these include: Abstract Algebra; Complex Analysis; Databases; and Social, Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing. In addition, you will bring your skills and knowledge together in a group project, which will allow you to apply what you have learnt to the real-world and gain valuable, practical experience.

    For the final year, your study will largely be guided by your own interests. Based upon what you have previously learnt, you can select from a wide range of modules, customising the third year to suit your career ambitions. These include: Artificial Intelligence, Combinatorics, Languages and Compilation, Security and Risk, and Stochastic Processes.

    MSci Computer Science and Mathematics

    As well as our BSc, we also offer a four year MSci Computer Science and Mathematics degree. During the course of this programme you have the option to graduate after three years with a BSc, or progress onto an advanced fourth year and complete an MSci. This additional year features Masters-level modules and a substantial dissertation project.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Computer Science and Mathematics : MSci Hons : GG1K

    Mathematics and computing are intrinsically linked. By combining them in one Masters programme you gain a robust, advanced understanding of the two disciplines, equipping you with sophisticated specialist skills and detailed technical knowledge, allowing you to excel in your chosen career.

    Mathematics forms the foundations of all technology and computing, and as such, a rigorous study of the discipline provides invaluable insight and understanding into computer science. Furthermore, computer science is itself a dynamic discipline with a wide range of applications. As a result, this combined programme offers you a robust and comprehensive skill set, in-depth specialist knowledge, and fantastic career opportunities.

    You will explore the theory and practice of innovative and experimental computer science, while gaining an advanced understanding of the mathematical concepts and processes behind them. The depth and breadth of knowledge and experience gained over the four years will prove to be a challenging but rewarding opportunity, placing you in the strongest position as you move forward into your chosen career.

    During your first year, you will build on your previous knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. Modules cover a wide range of topics from calculus, probability and statistics to logic, proofs and theorems. As well as developing your technical knowledge and mathematical skills, you will also enhance your data analysis, problem-solving and quantitative reasoning skills. Additionally, you will be introduced to software development and the fundamentals of computer science. These topics will allow you to gain a wealth of technical knowledge and develop key interdisciplinary skills.

    In the second year, you will begin to drill down into specialist maths and computing modules, studying Human-Computer Interaction; Software Design; Linear Algebra; and Social, Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing. These core modules will ensure you gain a solid understanding of the disciplines that is applicable in the real-world. Alongside these, you will also be able to choose from a range of optional maths modules, these include: Abstract Algebra, Complex Analysis, and Real Analysis. In addition, you will bring your skills and knowledge together in a group project, which will allow you to apply what you have learnt to the real-world and gain valuable, practical experience.

    For the third year, your study will be largely guided by your own interests. Compulsory modules, such as Artificial Intelligence, Languages and Compilation, and Security and Risk, will enhance and progress your computer science knowledge and provide insight into the sort of activity you will encounter in the real-world. However, the wide range of optional modules you can choose from will allow you to delve deeper into your own interests and customise the year to suit your career ambitions.

    The fourth and final year of your degree will introduce a variety of advanced modules for you to choose from. You can build a strong repertoire of maths and computer science skills and knowledge, to suit your interests and goals, including: Data Mining; Galois Theory; Lie Groups and Lie Algebras; Operator Theory; and Systems Architecture and Integration. You will also benefit from our Research Methods module, which will provide you with a formal understanding of research, and allow you to gain the appropriate skills and practices. You will learn to critically reflect on your research and will gain an appreciation of the different ways that other disciplines, academic communities and industries conduct research. This will provide invaluable insight and experience for many graduate careers as well as for continuing in academia.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Criminology (Placement Year) : BA Hons : M931

    Choose the number one department in the UK for your degree in Criminology.

    Are you interested in developing an understanding of crime, criminology and criminal justice? Ready to look beyond common-sense assumptions in relation to crime and deviance? This thought-provoking degree is taught by the world-leading, research-active academics based in our prestigious Law School. Our Criminology degree tackles the problems of crime, deviance, victimization and social harm in a well-respected programme that is intellectually challenging and exciting.

    During the degree you will analyse the social, cultural, political and economic contexts of crime and criminal justice, taking an in-depth look at the social circumstances of offending, policies regulating crime, and the social response to criminal activity. The degree draws on the Law School’s expertise in youth justice, policing, prisons and punishment, sex crimes, hate crime, drugs and substance abuse, organised crime, gender-based violence, desistance and criminalisation, cybercrime and measuring crime.

    80% of the School’s research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014).

    Overview

    The first year is flexible, meaning that you can choose from a range of fascinating modules to study alongside your core module, An Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice.

    During your second year you will explore a broad range of criminological theories and perspectives, consider how to ‘do’ criminological research and choose from a range of optional modules which explore various criminological controversies and issues. If you would like to take a global perspective on Criminology, you can apply to study for a semester at one of our highly regarded partner institutions overseas. In the final year , you will have the choice to study specialist subjects in depth from our range of optional modules.

    The placement year

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    Employability Skills

    During this degree, you will benefit from our excellent connections with NGOs, charities, and local criminal justice agencies such as Lancashire Police and HMP Lancaster Farms. There may be opportunities for you to visit the prison and engage in collaborative learning, and to analyse data from Lancashire Police. All of this should help you to make professional connections, learn more about criminal justice agencies, and get a head start on your career.

    We’ll also support you if you wish to take on voluntary work experience, and we have previously offered opportunities with the Citizens Advice Bureau and Lancashire Constabulary's Special Constables.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Criminology : BA Hons : M930
    Choose the number one department in the UK for your degree in Criminology. Are you interested in developing an understanding of crime, criminology and criminal justice? Ready to look beyond common-sense assumptions in relation to crime and deviance? This thought-provoking degree is taught by the world-leading, research-active academics based in our prestigious Law School. Our Criminology degree tackles the problems of crime, deviance, victimization and social harm in a well-respected programme that is intellectually challenging and exciting.

    During the degree you will analyse the social, cultural, political and economic contexts of crime and criminal justice, taking an in-depth look at the social circumstances of offending, policies regulating crime, and the social response to criminal activity. The degree draws on the Law School’s expertise in youth justice, policing, prisons and punishment, sex crimes, hate crime, drugs and substance abuse, organised crime, gender-based violence, desistance and criminalisation, cybercrime and measuring crime.

    80% of the School’s research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014).

    Overview

    The first year is flexible, meaning that you can choose from a range of fascinating modules to study alongside your core module, An Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice.

    During your second year you will explore a broad range of criminological theories and perspectives, consider how to ‘do’ criminological research and choose from a range of optional modules which explore various criminological controversies and issues. If you would like to take a global perspective on Criminology, you can apply to study for a semester at one of our highly regarded partner institutions overseas. In year three, you will have the choice to study specialist subjects in depth from our range of optional modules.

    Employability Skills

    You will benefit from our excellent connections with NGOs, charities, and local criminal justice agencies such as Lancashire Police and HMP Lancaster Farms. There may be opportunities for you to visit the prison and engage in collaborative learning, and to analyse data from Lancashire Police. All of this should help you to make professional connections, learn more about criminal justice agencies, and get a head start on your career.

    We’ll also support you if you wish to take on voluntary work experience, and we have previously offered opportunities with the Citizens Advice Bureau and Lancashire Constabulary's Special Constables.

    Throughout your degree, you will have the opportunity to gain vital skills for a career within or beyond the criminal justice system. You will be encouraged to develop your ability to think critically, communicate, speak in public, work in teams, write for academia, carry out your own research and competently analyse data.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Criminology and French Studies : BA Hons : MR91

    We have outstanding league table rankings for Criminology and French, and a great track record for graduate prospects. These are just two of the reasons to take a Criminology and French degree at Lancaster University.

    Taught by world-leading, research-active academics from our prestigious Law School and the Department of Languages and Cultures, our unique approach to your first year introduces you to topics including drugs and crime, youth justice, sex offending, and the cultural context of the French language.

    Year 2 is your chance to build on your language skills and study the culture, politics and history of the French-speaking world in more depth. You will also explore the ways that crime is measured and engage with the social and legal responses to crimes against the environment.

    Your third year, a compulsory year abroad, provides you with a rare opportunity to develop your language and criminological skills in a global context. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    In your final year, you will consolidate your French language skills and tailor your degree to your personal and professional interests, selecting from a range of modules including Criminal Careers and Criminal Justice Research.

    80% of the Law School’s research was rated as internationally excellent or world-leading in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), and 77% in the Department of Languages and Cultures.

    Employability Skills

    You will benefit from our excellent connections with NGOs, charities, and local criminal justice agencies such as Lancashire Police and HMP Lancaster Farms. There will be opportunities for you to visit the prison and engage in collaborative learning, and analyse data from Lancashire Police. All of this helps you to make professional connections, learn more about criminal justice agencies, and get a head start on your career.

    We’ll also support you if you wish to take on voluntary work experience, and we have previously provided opportunities with the Citizens Advice Bureau and Constabulary's Special Constables.

    Throughout your degree, you will gain vital skills for a career within or beyond the criminal justice system. You will develop your ability to think critically, communicate, speak in public, work in teams, write for academia, carry out your own research and competently analyse data.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Criminology and Law : BA Hons : MM13

    We’re number one in the UK for Criminology and the Law School is first in the UK for Graduate prospects. Just two of the great reasons to take a Criminology and Law degree at Lancaster University.

    If you are interested in developing practical legal knowledge and an understanding of crime, criminology and criminal justice then this non-qualifying Law degree will appeal to you.

    The programme is taught by the world-leading, research-active academics that are based in our prestigious Law School. They will introduce you to core topics in Criminology and Law and you will explore the connections between the two disciplines as you develop both specialist and transferable skills. The multi-disciplinary nature of the degree scheme will encourage you to recognise and reflect on the academic and professional links between Criminology and Law.

    You will analyse the social, cultural, political and economic contexts of crime and criminal justice by looking at the social circumstances of offending, policies regulating crime, and the social response to criminal activity. The degree draws on the Department's expertise in criminal law, international human rights, organised crime, youth justice, cybercrime, policing, prisons and punishment, sex work, hate crime, drugs and substance abuse and gender-based violence.

    80% of the Law School’s research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014).

    Programme Overview

    This degree scheme is distinct from our LLB Law with Criminology degree, as the focus of the degree is on Criminology, meaning you do not study all of the core law modules that are required for a qualifying law degree.

    Your first year will introduce you to core criminological and legal concepts and perspectives, including criminal law, the English legal system and explanations for crime and offending behaviour. During your second year you will explore a broad range of criminological and legal perspectives, consider how to ‘do’ criminological research and be able to choose a range of optional modules which explore various criminological and legal controversies and issues. If you would like to take a global perspective on Law and Criminology, you may be able to apply for a semester abroad at one of our highly regarded partner institutions. By year three, you will have the choice to study specialist subjects in depth from our range of optional modules.

    Employability Skills

    You will benefit from our strong links to Chambers, Law firms and related professions from across the UK, including magic circle firms from London. We have recently hosted a judicial lecture series, alumni visits and lectures, and a Law Fair, which is an opportunity to meet lawyers (including trainees, associates and partners) and members of their recruitment teams.

    The University also has excellent connections with local Criminal Justice Agencies, such as Lancashire Police and HMP Lancashire Farm.

    Our student-run Law Society provides you with a wide range of extracurricular activities which over the last year have included mooting and negotiation competitions. Initiatives such as our newly-launched Law Clinic and Miscarriages of Justice Project gives you the chance to work on real life cases, and we have previously been able to offer volunteering opportunities with the Citizens Advice Bureau and Lancashire Constabulary's Special Constables.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Criminology and Sociology (Placement Year) : BA Hons : LM40

    We have outstanding league table rankings for Criminology and Sociology, and a great track record for graduate prospects. These are two of the great reasons to take a Criminology and Sociology degree at Lancaster University.

    What will you study?Combine the two popular disciplines of Criminology and Sociology as you study some of the most contentious issues in contemporary life. This stimulating degree is jointly taught by the world-leading, research-active academics based in our prestigious Law School and Sociology Department.

    Our Criminology and Sociology degree tackles the problems of crime, deviance, victimization and social harm and encourages critical questions about important issues in our society more broadly. This is your chance to get to grips with the big issues affecting our society. You will analyse the social, cultural, political and economic contexts of crime and criminal justice, and take an in-depth look at the social circumstances of offending, policies regulating crime, and the social response to criminal activity.

    The degree draws on the expertise of two departments that are highly regarded in the fields of youth justice, policing, prisons and punishment, sex work, hate crime, inequalities, climate change, children and young people, disability, welfare and media.

    80% of the Law School’s research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), and 83% in the Department of Sociology.

    Programme overview

    The first year is flexible, meaning that you can choose from a range of fascinating modules to study alongside your core modules. During your second year you will explore a broad range of criminological theories and perspectives, consider how to ‘do’ criminological and sociological research and be able to choose a range of optional modules which explore various criminological and sociological controversies and issues. If you would like to take a global perspective on Criminology and Sociology, you may be able to apply for a semester abroad at one of our highly regarded partner institutions in the US and Canada. In your final year, you will have the choice to study specialist subjects in depth from our range of optional modules.

    The placement year

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    Employability Skills

    You will benefit from our excellent connections with NGOs, charities, and local criminal justice agencies such as Lancashire Police and HMP Lancaster Farms. There may be opportunities for you to visit the prison and engage in collaborative learning, and analyse data from Lancashire Police. All of this should helps you to make professional connections, learn more about criminal justice agencies, and get a head start on your career.

    We’ll also support you if you wish to take on voluntary work experience, and we have previously offered opportunities with the Citizens Advice Bureau and Lancashire Constabulary's Special Constables. Additional voluntary opportunities could include community engagement organisations, media and creative industries and caring professions.

    Throughout your degree, you will have the opportunity to gain important skills for a career within or beyond the criminal justice system. These include the ability to think critically, communicate, speak in public, work in teams, write for academia, carry out your own research and competently analyse data.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Criminology and Sociology : BA Hons : LM39

    We have outstanding league table rankings for Criminology and Sociology, and a great track record for graduate prospects. These are just two reasons to take a Criminology and Sociology degree at Lancaster University.

    What will you study?Combine the two popular disciplines of Criminology and Sociology as you study some of the most contentious issues in contemporary life. This stimulating degree is jointly taught by the world-leading, research-active academics based in our prestigious Law School and Sociology Department.

    Our Criminology and Sociology degree tackles the problems of crime, deviance, victimization and social harm and encourages critical questions about important issues in our society more broadly. This is your chance to get to grips with the big issues affecting our society. You will analyse the social, cultural, political and economic contexts of crime and criminal justice, and take an in-depth look at the social circumstances of offending, policies regulating crime, and the social response to criminal activity.

    The degree draws on the expertise of two departments that are highly regarded in the fields of youth justice, policing, prisons and punishment, sex work, hate crime, inequalities, climate change, children and young people, disability, welfare and media

    80% of the Law School’s research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), and 83% in the Department of Sociology.

    Programme overview

    The first year is flexible, meaning that you can choose from a range of fascinating modules to study that complement your core modules. During your second year you will explore a broad range of criminological theories and perspectives, consider how to ‘do’ criminological and sociological research and be able to choose from optional modules which explore various criminological and sociological controversies and issues. If you would like to take a global perspective on Criminology and Sociology, you may be able to apply for a semester abroad at one of our highly regarded partner institutions in the US and Canada. By year three, you will have the choice to study specialist subjects in depth from our range of optional modules.

    Employability Skills

    You will benefit from our excellent connections with NGOs, charities, and local criminal justice agencies such as Lancashire Police and HMP Lancaster Farms. There may be opportunities for you to visit the prison and engage in collaborative learning, and analyse data from Lancashire Police. All of this should helps you to make professional connections, learn more about criminal justice agencies, and get a head start on your career.

    We’ll also support you if you wish to take on voluntary work experience, and we have previously offered opportunities with the Citizens Advice Bureau and Lancashire Constabulary's Special Constables. Additional voluntary opportunities could include community engagement organisations, media and creative industries and caring professions.

    Throughout your degree, you will have the opportunity to gain important skills for a career within or beyond the criminal justice system. These include the ability to think critically, communicate, speak in public, work in teams, write for academia, carry out your own research and competently analyse data.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Design (Placement Year) : BA Hons : W282

    Lancaster’s approach to design reflects a department that is actively seeking new and innovative ways to apply design. The degree is taught by leading design researchers, and it moves beyond the scope of traditional disciplines such as graphic or product design. Instead you will be given the opportunity to develop the skills to solve complex cultural and social problems by combining design thinking with innovation, technology, business and research. This will equip you for a range of exciting careers in new and emerging industries.

    • The course is structured around four aspects of design: materials, people, products and places. They allow you the opportunity to develop vital problem-finding and problem-solving abilities.
    • History, theory and intellectual content are combined with creative design practice and design management.
    • You will have the opportunity to develop practical skills in prototyping and presentation in our purpose-built design studios and workshop.
    • Through authentic projects and live briefs, including a group consultancy project, you’ll gain real world experience and prepare yourself for your future career.
    • We aim to include guest speakers and external organisations to provide insight into design and related industries, giving you the opportunity to build professional contacts and gain work experience during your degree.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Design : BA Hons : W281

    Lancaster’s approach to design reflects a department that is actively seeking new and innovative ways to apply design. The degree is taught by leading design researchers, and it moves beyond the scope of traditional disciplines such as graphic or product design. Instead you will be given the opportunity to develop the skills to solve complex cultural and social problems by combining design thinking with innovation, technology, business and research. This will equip you for a range of exciting careers in new and emerging industries.

    • The course is structured around four aspects of design: materials, people, products and places. They allow you the opportunity to develop vital problem-finding and problem-solving abilities.
    • History, theory and intellectual content are combined with creative design practice and design management.
    • You will have the opportunity to develop practical skills in prototyping and presentation in our purpose-built design studios and workshop.
    • Through authentic projects and live briefs, including a group consultancy project, you’ll gain real world experience and prepare yourself for your future career.
    • We aim to include guest speakers and external organisations to provide insight into design and related industries, giving you the opportunity to build professional contacts and gain work experience during your degree.

    You can find out more about our facilities, research and the work experience we offer on our departmental website.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Drama, Theatre and Performance (Placement Year) : BA Hons : W441

    Studying Drama, Theatre and Performance at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to learn about innovative twentieth and twenty-first century theatre and performance through an exciting and varied mix of practical and academic approaches. You will gain critical and creative skills that open up possibilities for working in theatre, while making you highly attractive to a wide range of other employers.

    You will be taught by theatre practitioners and scholars and will benefit from performance facilities and the access to professional practice provided by our close relationship with Lancaster Arts and with other leading organisations in the creative and cultural industries.

    Throughout your degree you will be given the opportunity to gain knowledge of different modes of acting and theatre production from Shakespeare to cutting edge contemporary theatre. You will be given the option to choose modules on British Theatre (1945-20), Post-war European Playwrights, Modern Dance, New Writing in British Theatre, The Popular, The Political and the Avant-Garde, Writing for Performance, Contemporary European Postdramatic Theatre, Media and Performance, New Scenographies in Performance, Theatre for Social Change and Contemporary Dance and the Visual Arts. You will have a number of opportunities to complete solo and group performance projects.

    The interdisciplinary environment supported by the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts gives you the opportunity to either focus solely on Theatre or choose to take some modules in Art, Design, Film, or Sound. You will have the opportunity to gain ‘real world’ experience in the creative arts with our Creative Enterprise module, working on a live project to deliver a creative arts initiative in the community.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Drama, Theatre and Performance : BA Hons : W440

    Studying Drama, Theatre and Performance at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to learn about innovative twentieth and twenty-first century theatre and performance through an exciting and varied mix of practical and academic approaches. You will gain critical and creative skills that open up possibilities for working in theatre, while making you highly attractive to a wide range of other employers.

    You will be taught by theatre practitioners and scholars and will benefit from performance facilities and the access to professional practice provided by our close relationship with Lancaster Arts and with other leading organisations in the creative and cultural industries.

    Throughout your degree you will be given the opportunity to gain knowledge of different modes of acting and theatre production from Shakespeare to cutting edge contemporary theatre. You will be given the option to choose modules on British Theatre (1945-20), Post-war European Playwrights, Modern Dance, New Writing in British Theatre, The Popular, The Political and the Avant-Garde, Writing for Performance, Contemporary European Postdramatic Theatre, Media and Performance, New Scenographies in Performance, Theatre for Social Change and Contemporary Dance and the Visual Arts. You will have a number of opportunities to complete solo and group performance projects including the final degree show.

    The interdisciplinary environment supported by the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts gives you the opportunity to either focus solely on Theatre or choose to take some modules in Art, Design, Film, or Sound. You will have the opportunity to gain real world experience in the creative arts with our Creative Enterprise module, working on a live project to deliver a creative arts initiative in the community.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Earth and Environmental Science (Placement Year) : BSc Hons : FF78

    Gain hands-on experience in a range of exciting modules and field trips. Discover geological mapping, atmospheric processes and study volcanology at Mount Etna in Sicily. Benefit from support to secure a paid placement enabling you to experience twelve months working in the type of organisation that you might aspire to join when you graduate.

    This flexible programme draws from a wide range of scientific disciplines to build a degree that matches your interests and career aspirations.

    Covering both natural and man-made environments, core modules will explore the main factors and processes that control today’s environment; how the environment has evolved to its current state; and how environmental conditions may change in the future.

    In addition, the degree draws upon the expertise of a number of our staff who specialise in Earth science such as volcanologists, geophysicists and hydrogeologists, who will deliver an exciting range of specialist topics to choose from. You will also gain access to our state-of-the-art laboratories, which offer excellent facilities for practical work.

    Your first year will address many of the fundamental themes of the Earth and environmental sciences, from understanding geology to learning about the atmosphere, weather and climate. In addition, you will take a Placement Preparation module which provides guidance on writing your CV, finding a placement and interview techniques.

    Modules in subsequent years build on themes introduced in Year 1. As part of this degree, you will have an opportunity to take our popular Volcanic Processes field module at Mount Etna in Sicily. There, you will study volcanic processes and learn how the local population can manage the impacts of volcanic phenomena.

    You will also apply your knowledge in a residential fieldwork module at Carrock Fell in the scenic Lake District. This week-long module allows you to engage with the environment first-hand in an informal and practical setting. We offer a range of additional field trips as part of your degree. Perhaps you’d like to examine glaciers and landscapes in Iceland; undertake geomorphology work in northern Spain; or study water and environmental management in Croatia. We also provide geology field modules in the UK’s Yorkshire Dales and the Isle of Mull.

    Specialisation begins in the second year with the aim to introduce Earth science-focused topics and prepare you for your final year dissertation. In your second year, you will be given flexibility to shape your own path and focus on a specific topic area, be it geological hazards, soil science, environmental radioactivity or glacial systems.

    To prepare students for their work placement year, our Careers and Placements Team will provide advice and guidance on: the skills required to create effective CVs, cover letters and applications; tips and techniques on how to make an impact at interviews and assessment centres; how to create a relevant digital profile; and how to research employers and career sectors of interest. In addition, there is great emphasis placed upon developing self-awareness and on how to present yourself in a professional manner to employers. This optional provision will be delivered via a blend of traditional and digital methods including face-to-face workshops, online webinars, e-courses and 1:1 appointments.

    You will spend your third year on placement, which may be in a science or non-science position. The placement offers you the opportunity to work as a full-time employee of the organisation whilst still receiving both academic and pastoral support from Lancaster University.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    The final year dissertation gives you an opportunity to work on a subject that really interests you. Many students choose projects with a substantial fieldwork component, benefitting from our strong links with external organisations in the UK and abroad. Alternatively, you can conduct your research in our own state-of-the-art laboratories, or gain access to resources from other departments to enable computer-based modelling, for example. Your Earth science modules will continue to run alongside your environmental science studies.

    In addition to your subject knowledge, you will gain communication and information technology skills and will become familiar with data handling and environmental sampling and analysis. Considerable weight is placed upon these transferable skills by potential employers.

    Assessment

    The assessment process varies across modules, but includes laboratory reports, essays, independent project reports, group presentations, multiple-choice tests and exams. Assessment is an on-going process, rather than being left solely until the end of the module. This means we are able to offer feedback to you throughout your degree and, equally as importantly, it relieves pressure on you when modules are examined at the end of each year.

    Our community

    We offer support in a variety of ways to ensure that you achieve your full academic potential. You’ll be assigned a student mentor to help you settle in, and you can receive help with any aspect of your degree from your academic tutor, Director of Studies, teaching coordinators and student learning advisor. We strive to inspire and encourage our future Earth and environmental scientists.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Earth and Environmental Science (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons : FF6V

    Discover geological mapping, atmospheric processes and volcanology and broaden your horizons with an exciting international placement.

    This flexible programme draws from a wide range of scientific disciplines to build a degree that matches your interests and career aspirations. You will spend a year studying at a world-class university in North America, Australasia or Europe where you will engage with native landscapes and culture.

    Covering both natural and man-made environments, core modules will explore the main factors and processes that control today’s environment; how the environment has evolved to its current state; and how environmental conditions may change in the future.

    In addition, the degree draws upon the expertise of a number of our staff who specialise in Earth science such as volcanologists, geophysicists and hydrogeologists, who will deliver an exciting range of specialist topics to choose from. You will also gain access to our state-of-the-art laboratories, which offer excellent facilities for practical work.

    Your first year will address many of the fundamental themes of the Earth and environmental sciences, from understanding geology to learning about the atmosphere, weather and climate.

    Second year modules, taken abroad, will build on themes introduced in Year 1, whilst offering you a range of specialist Earth science modules to choose from. Many of our students benefit from studying at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, which offers a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in volcanic or glacial processes.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    The third year dissertation gives you an opportunity to work on a subject that really interests you. Many students choose projects with a substantial fieldwork component, benefitting from our strong links with external organisations in the UK and abroad. Alternatively, you can conduct your research in our own state-of-the-art laboratories, or gain access to resources from other departments to enable computer-based modelling, for example. Your Earth science modules will continue to run alongside your environmental science studies.

    In addition to your subject knowledge, you will gain communication and information technology skills and will become familiar with data handling and environmental sampling and analysis. Throughout your degree, considerable weight is placed upon these transferable skills by potential employers.

    MSci Hons Earth and Environmental Science Study Abroad

    You can also choose to Study Abroad on our MSci Hons Earth and Environmental Science degree. It includes all the content offered in the BSc programme with an added fourth year where you’ll study a variety of Masters level modules and complete an extended research project.

    Assessment

    The assessment process varies across modules, but includes laboratory reports, essays, independent project reports, group presentations, multiple-choice tests and exams. Assessment is an on-going process, rather than being left solely until the end of the module. This means we are able to offer feedback to you throughout your degree and, equally as importantly, it relieves pressure on you when modules are examined at the end of each year.

    Our community

    We offer support in a variety of ways to ensure that you achieve your full academic potential. You’ll be assigned a student mentor to help you settle in, and you can receive help with any aspect of your degree from your academic tutor, Director of Studies, teaching coordinators and student learning advisor. We strive to inspire and encourage our future Earth and environmental scientists.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Earth and Environmental Science (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons : FF86

    Discover geological mapping, atmospheric processes and volcanology and broaden your horizons with an exciting international placement.

    This flexible programme draws from a wide range of scientific disciplines to build a degree that matches your interests and career aspirations. You will spend a year studying at a world-class university in North America, Australasia or Europe where you will engage with native landscapes and culture.

    Covering both natural and man-made environments, core modules will explore the main factors and processes that control today’s environment; how the environment has evolved to its current state; and how environmental conditions may change in the future.

    In addition, the degree draws upon the expertise of a number of our staff who specialise in Earth science such as volcanologists, geophysicists and hydrogeologists, who will deliver an exciting range of specialist topics to choose from. You will also gain access to our state-of-the-art laboratories, which offer excellent facilities for practical work.

    Your first year will address many of the fundamental themes of the Earth and environmental sciences, from understanding geology to learning about the atmosphere, weather and climate.

    Second year modules, taken abroad, will build on themes introduced in Year 1, whilst offering you a range of specialist Earth science modules to choose from. Many of our students benefit from studying at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, which offers a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in volcanic or glacial processes.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    The third year dissertation gives you an opportunity to work on a subject that really interests you. Many students choose projects with a substantial fieldwork component, benefitting from our strong links with external organisations in the UK and abroad. Alternatively, you can conduct your research in our own state-of-the-art laboratories, or gain access to resources from other departments to enable computer-based modelling, for example. Your Earth science modules will continue to run alongside your environmental science studies.

    This programme includes a fourth year of study which enables you to undertake an extended research project. You will also be given an opportunity to choose from a range of Masters level modules, such as Physical Volcanology and Environmental Aspects of Renewable Energy.

    In addition to your subject knowledge, you will gain communication and information technology skills and will become familiar with data handling and environmental sampling and analysis. Throughout your degree, considerable weight is placed upon these transferable skills by potential employers.

    MSci Hons Earth and Environmental Science

    As an alternative to our Study Abroad degree, you may wish to consider the MSci Hons Earth and Environmental Science variant. You will spend your second year at Lancaster instead of at one of our partnering universities.

    Assessment

    The assessment process varies across modules, but includes laboratory reports, essays, independent project reports, group presentations, multiple-choice tests and exams. Assessment is an on-going process, rather than being left solely until the end of the module. This means we are able to offer feedback to you throughout your degree and, equally as importantly, it relieves pressure on you when modules are examined at the end of each year.

    Our community

    We offer support in a variety of ways to ensure that you achieve your full academic potential. You’ll be assigned a student mentor to help you settle in, and you can receive help with any aspect of your degree from your academic tutor, Director of Studies, teaching coordinators and student learning advisor. We strive to inspire and encourage our future Earth and environmental scientists.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Earth and Environmental Science : BSc Hons : FF68

    Gain hands-on experience in a range of exciting modules and field trips. Discover geological mapping, atmospheric processes and study volcanology at Mount Etna in Sicily.

    This flexible programme draws from a wide range of scientific disciplines to build a degree that matches your interests and career aspirations.

    Geoscientists are increasingly recognised as keyworkers for our future, who are essential for addressing global challenges such as climate change, sustainable development, resource provision, and natural hazards. By placing your geoscience training within the broader context of the environment, you will be ideally placed to understand both the challenges and the solutions.

    Covering both natural and man-made environments, core modules will explore the main factors and processes that control today’s environment; how the environment has evolved to its current state; and how environmental conditions may change in the future.

    In addition, the degree draws upon the expertise of a number of our staff who specialise in Earth science such as volcanologists, geophysicists and hydrogeologists, who will deliver an exciting range of specialist topics to choose from. You will also gain access to our state-of-the-art laboratories, which offer excellent facilities for practical work.

    Your first year will address many of the fundamental themes of the Earth and environmental sciences, from understanding geology to learning about the atmosphere, weather and climate.

    Second and third year modules build on themes introduced in Year 1. As part of this degree, you will have an opportunity to take our popular Volcanic Processes field module at Mount Etna in Sicily. There, you will study volcanic processes and learn how the local population can manage the impacts of volcanic phenomena.

    You will also apply your knowledge in a residential fieldwork module at Carrock Fells in the scenic Lake District. This week-long module allows you to engage with the environment first-hand in an informal and practical setting. Perhaps you’d like to examine glaciers or ecology in Switzerland; undertake geomorphology work in northern Spain; or study water and environmental management in Croatia. We also provide geology field modules in the UK’s Yorkshire Dales and the Isle of Mull.

    Specialisation begins in the second year with the aim to introduce Earth science-focused topics and prepare you for your third year dissertation. In your second year, you will be given the flexibility to shape your own path and focus on a specific topic area, be it geological hazards, soil science, environmental radioactivity or glacial systems.

    The third year dissertation gives you an opportunity to work on a subject that really interests you. Many students choose projects with a substantial fieldwork component, benefitting from our strong links with external organisations in the UK and abroad. Alternatively, you can conduct your research in our own state-of-the-art laboratories, or gain access to resources from other departments to enable computer-based modelling, for example. Your Earth science modules will continue to run alongside your environmental science studies.

    In addition to your subject knowledge, you will gain communication and information technology skills and will become familiar with data handling and environmental sampling and analysis. Throughout your degree, considerable weight is placed upon these transferable skills by potential employers.

    MSci Hons Earth and Environmental Science

    During your degree, you may be able to move to our MSci Earth and Environmental Science programme which includes all the content available on this degree as well as a fourth year offering a variety of Masters level modules and enabling you to undertake an extended research project.

    Earth and Environmental Science Study Abroad degrees

    Broaden your horizons with our Earth and Environmental Science Study Abroad programme, available as a three-year BSc Hons or four-year MSci Hons degree. You will spend the second year of your degree studying at one of our partnering universities in North America, Australasia or Europe, allowing you the opportunity to gain experience of a different culture and society whilst studying a similar set of modules to those we offer at Lancaster. For example, some of our students benefit from studying at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, which offers a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in volcanic or glacial processes.

    Assessment

    The assessment process varies across modules, but includes laboratory reports, essays, independent project reports, group presentations, multiple-choice tests and exams. Assessment is an on-going process, rather than being left solely until the end of the module. This means we are able to offer feedback to you throughout your degree and, equally as importantly, it relieves pressure on you when modules are examined at the end of each year.

    Our community

    We offer support in a variety of ways to ensure that you achieve your full academic potential. You’ll be assigned a student mentor to help you settle in, and you can receive help with any aspect of your degree from your academic tutor, Director of Studies, teaching coordinators and student learning advisor. We strive to inspire and encourage our future Earth and environmental scientists.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Earth and Environmental Science : MSci Hons : 4R71

    Gain hands-on experience in a range of exciting modules and field trips. Discover geological mapping, atmospheric processes and study volcanology at Mount Etna in Sicily.

    This flexible programme draws from a wide range of scientific disciplines to build a degree that matches your interests and career aspirations.

    Covering both natural and man-made environments, core modules will explore the main factors and processes that control today’s environment; how the environment has evolved to its current state; and how environmental conditions may change in the future.

    In addition, the degree draws upon the expertise of a number of our staff who specialise in Earth science such as volcanologists, geophysicists and hydrogeologists, who will deliver an exciting range of specialist topics to choose from. You will also gain access to our state-of-the-art laboratories, which offer excellent facilities for practical work.

    Your first year will address many of the fundamental themes of the Earth and environmental sciences, from understanding geology to learning about the atmosphere, weather and climate.

    Second and third year modules build on themes introduced in Year 1. As part of this degree, you will have an opportunity to take our popular Volcanic Processes field module at Mount Etna in Sicily. There, you will study volcanic processes and learn how the local population can manage the impacts of volcanic phenomena.

    You will also apply your knowledge in a residential fieldwork module at Carrock Fells in the scenic Lake District. This week-long module allows you to engage with the environment first-hand in an informal and practical setting. Perhaps you’d like to examine glaciers and landscapes in Iceland; undertake geomorphology work in northern Spain; or study water and environmental management in Croatia. We also provide geology field modules in the UK’s Yorkshire Dales and the Isle of Mull.

    Specialisation begins in the second year with the aim to introduce Earth science-focused topics and prepare you for your third year dissertation. In your second year you will be given flexibility to shape your own path and focus on a specific topic area, be it geological hazards, soil science, environmental radioactivity or glacial systems.

    The third year dissertation gives you an opportunity to work on a subject that really interests you. Many students choose projects with a substantial fieldwork component, benefitting from our strong links with external organisations in the UK and abroad. Alternatively, you can conduct your research in our own state-of-the-art laboratories, or gain access to resources from other departments to enable computer-based modelling, for example. Your Earth science modules will continue to run alongside your environmental science studies.

    This programme includes a fourth year of study which enables you to undertake an extended research project. You will also be given an opportunity to choose from a range of Masters level modules, such as Physical Volcanology and Environmental Aspects of Renewable Energy.

    In addition to your subject knowledge, you will gain communication and information technology skills and will become familiar with data handling and environmental sampling and analysis. Throughout your degree, considerable weight is placed upon these transferable skills by potential employers.

    MSci Hons Earth and Environmental Science Study Abroad degree

    Broaden your horizons with our MSci Hons Earth and Environmental Science Study Abroad programme. You will spend the second year of your degree studying at one of our partnering universities in North America, Australasia or Europe, allowing you the opportunity to gain experience of a different culture and society whilst studying a similar set of modules to those we offer at Lancaster. Many of our students benefit from studying at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, which offers a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in volcanic or glacial processes.

    Assessment

    The assessment process varies across modules, but includes laboratory reports, essays, independent project reports, group presentations, multiple-choice tests and exams. Assessment is an on-going process, rather than being left solely until the end of the module. This means we are able to offer feedback to you throughout your degree and, equally as importantly, it relieves pressure on you when modules are examined at the end of each year.

    Our community

    We offer support in a variety of ways to ensure that you achieve your full academic potential. You’ll be assigned a student mentor to help you settle in, and you can receive help with any aspect of your degree from your academic tutor, Director of Studies, teaching coordinators and student learning advisor. We strive to inspire and encourage our future Earth and environmental scientists.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Ecology and Conservation (Placement Year) : BSc Hons : C181

    Learn how organisms interact with each other and their environment, and discover the impact of human activity in a series of exciting field-based and lab-taught modules. Benefit from support to secure a paid placement enabling you to experience twelve months working in the type of organisation that you might aspire to join when you graduate.

    Our renowned researchers deliver an exceptional training programme that provides a thorough grounding in ecological theory and practice, combining lectures, practicals, fieldwork and small-group tutorials. You will gain a deep understanding and hands-on experience of how these principles are applied in the study and conservation of species and the ecosystems in which they live.

    Throughout your degree, you will have the opportunity to experience a range of exciting fieldwork modules and residential courses. You will explore the Doñana National Park, in the south west of Spain, which is home to a plethora of plant and animal species, including the world’s most endangered cat, the Iberian Lynx. You can visit some of the UK’s last remaining natural habitats in rural Scotland, and observe a range of animals including red deer, mountain hare, pine marten, osprey and golden eagle; or contribute to an expert-led study of the Rift Valley of Kenya, where you will evaluate the challenge of balancing tropical conversation and human activity.

    To prepare students for their work placement year, our Careers and Placements Team will provide advice and guidance on: the skills required to create effective CVs, cover letters and applications; tips and techniques on how to make an impact at interviews and assessment centres; how to create a relevant digital profile; and how to research employers and career sectors of interest. In addition, there is great emphasis placed upon developing self-awareness and on how to present yourself in a professional manner to employers. This optional provision will be delivered via a blend of traditional and digital methods including face-to-face workshops, online webinars, e-courses and 1:1 appointments.

    Your first year will begin with a rounded introduction to ecology and conservation biology. You will participate in the field course in southern Spain, and you will study a series of modules in ecology, evolutionary biology and conservation. You will also take a Placement Preparation module which provides guidance on writing your CV, finding a placement and interview techniques.

    Specialisation from the second year onwards allows you to choose topics that match your interests. A diverse range of modules will equip you with a range of ecology, conservation biology and practical skills. You can choose from a selection of relevant optional modules such as Evolution and Environmental Physiology, Animal Behaviour, Conservation in Practice and Issues in Conservation Biology and you will carry out an independent research project. You will also take part in a ‘work-based learning’ module designed to provide guidance and support as you apply for nationally advertised placements and help you gain the most from your placement year.

    You will spend your third year on placement, which may be in a science or non-science related position before returning to Lancaster where you will continue in your chosen specialities. The placement offers you the opportunity to work as a full-time employee of the organisation whilst still receiving both academic and pastoral support from the University.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Ecology and Conservation (Professional Experience) : MSci Hons : 0X48

    Learn how organisms interact with each other and their environment, and discover the impact of human activity in a series of exciting field-based and lab-taught modules.

    Our MSci Hons degree is a four-year integrated Masters programme that includes a ten-week placement with a graduate employer. Our renowned researchers deliver an exceptional training programme that provides a thorough grounding in ecological theory and practice, combining lectures, practicals, fieldwork and small-group tutorials. You will gain a deep understanding and hands-on experience of how these principles are applied in the study and conservation of species and the ecosystems in which they live.

    Throughout your degree, you will have the opportunity to experience a range of exciting field-work opportunities and residential courses. You will explore the Doñana National Park in the southwest of Spain, which is home to a plethora of plant and animal species, including the world’s most endangered cat, the Iberian Lynx; you can visit some of the UK’s last remaining natural habitats in rural Scotland, and observe a range of animals including red deer, mountain hare, pine marten, osprey and golden eagle; or contribute to an expert-led study of the Rift Valley of Kenya, where you will evaluate the challenge of balancing tropical conservation and human activity.

    Your first year will begin with a rounded introduction to ecology and conservation biology. You will participate in the field course in southern Spain, and you will study a series of modules in ecology, evolutionary biology and conservation.

    Specialisation from the second year onwards allows you to choose topics that match your interests. A diverse range of modules will equip you with a range of ecology, conservation biology and practical skills, and you can choose from a selection of relevant optional modules such as Evolution and Environmental Physiology.

    In the third year, you will carry out an independent research project. Your module choices include Animal Behaviour, Conservation in Practice and Issues in Conservation Biology.

    In your fourth year, you will take four Masters-level modules from the wide range on offer such as Environmental Toxicology and Wildlife Monitoring Techniques. You will also undertake a dissertation and a ten-week placement with a graduate employer as part of your professional experience.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Ecology and Conservation (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons : C182

    Broaden your horizons. Learn how organisms interact with each other and their environment in locations such as the United States, Canada or Australia, and discover the impact of human activity in a series of exciting modules.

    Our renowned researchers deliver an exceptional training programme that provides a thorough grounding in ecological theory and practice, combining lectures, practicals, fieldwork and small-group tutorials. You will gain a deep understanding and hands-on experience of how these principles are applied in the study and conservation of species and the ecosystems in which they live.

    Throughout your degree, you will have the opportunity to experience a range of exciting field-work opportunities and residential courses. You will explore the Doñana National Park in the southwest of Spain, which is home to a plethora of plant and animal species, including the world’s most endangered cat, the Iberian Lynx; you can visit some of the UK’s last remaining natural habitats in rural Scotland, and observe a range of animals including red deer, mountain hare, pine marten, osprey and golden eagle; or contribute to an expert-led study of the Rift Valley of Kenya, where you will evaluate the challenge of balancing tropical conservation and human activity.

    Your first year will begin with a rounded introduction to ecology and conservation biology. You will participate in the field course in southern Spain, and you will study a series of modules in ecology, evolutionary biology and conservation.

    Specialisation from the second year onwards allows you to choose topics that match your interests. Second year modules, taken overseas, will equip you with a range of ecology, conservation biology and practical skills, and you can choose from a selection of relevant optional modules similar to those offered at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    In the third year, you will return to Lancaster to carry out an independent research project. Your module choices include Animal Behaviour, Conservation in Practice and Issues in Conservation Biology.

    During your degree, you may be able to move to our MSci Hons Ecology and Conservation (Professional Experience) programme. This programme includes a fourth year and provides a ten-week placement with a graduate employer. You will also have the opportunity to undertake Masters-level modules and an extended research project.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Ecology and Conservation : BSc Hons : C180

    Learn how organisms interact with each other and their environment, and discover the impact of human activity in a series of exciting field-based and lab-taught modules.

    Our renowned researchers deliver an exceptional training programme that provides a thorough grounding in ecological theory and practice, combining lectures, practicals, fieldwork and small-group tutorials. You will gain a deep understanding and hands-on experience of how these principles are applied in the study and conservation of species and the ecosystems in which they live.

    Throughout your degree, you will have the opportunity to experience a range of exciting fieldwork modules and residential courses. You will explore the Doñana National Park in the southwest of Spain which is home to a plethora of plant and animal species, including the world’s most endangered cat, the Iberian Lynx; you can visit some of the UK’s last remaining natural habitats in rural Scotland, and observe a range of animals including red deer, mountain hare, pine marten, osprey and golden eagle; or contribute to an expert-led study of the Rift Valley of Kenya, where you will evaluate the challenge of balancing tropical conversation and human activity.

    Your first year will begin with a rounded introduction to ecology and conservation biology. You will participate in the field course in southern Spain, and you will study a series of modules in ecology, evolutionary biology and conservation.

    Specialisation from the second year onwards allows you to choose topics that match your interests. A diverse range of modules will equip you with a range of ecology, conservation biology and practical skills, and you can choose from a selection of relevant optional modules such as Evolution and Environmental Physiology.

    In the third year, you will carry out an independent research project. Your module choices include Animal Behaviour, Conservation in Practice and Issues in Conservation Biology.

    During your degree, you may be able to move to our MSci Hons Ecology and Conservation (Professional Experience) programme. This programme includes a fourth year and provides a ten-week placement with a graduate employer. You will also have the opportunity to undertake Masters-level modules and an extended research project. There is also a Study Abroad Bsc where you spend Year 2 at one of our partner universities in North America or Australasia.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Economics (Industry) : BSc Hons : L105

    What makes some countries richer than others? How does society fund social care? Why are footballers paid so much? An understanding of economics gets to the heart of how the world works. It’s also highly prized by employers in the private and public sectors.

    This degree weaves theory and evidence into policy analysis and includes a valuable paid placement in industry where you’ll experience economics in action.

    This allows you to understand fundamental issues and topical concerns. You don’t need an Economics A level as all first years study the Principles of Economics and Quantitative Methods for Economics, covering mathematics and statistics. You’ll also be able to choose another subject such as Accounting and Finance, International Relations or Marketing. If you wish, you can continue with this minor subject throughout your degree.

    In the second year, you’ll progress to topics such as Micro and Macroeconomics and specialist modules such as Game Theory.

    Your third year is spent in industry. You’ll be supported in securing a placement, with past students joining companies such as IBM, Lloyds Bank, Microsoft, PwC and the Bank of England. Roles on offer range from project management and logistics to investment, business development and risk. Most placements are in the UK but there are some options overseas.

    When you return to Lancaster for your fourth year, you will choose up to eight modules taught by researchers active in that field. From Public Economics to International Trade and Health Economics you can tailor your studies to suit your aspirations. High-performing students al-so have the chance to write a dissertation. In fact, a large number of our students go on to study a Masters degree.

    Throughout your degree, we’ll supply training in CV writing, interview assessment centres and telephone interviews. We are proud of our aspiring economists and aim to nurture the potential in every one of them.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Economics (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons : L101

    What makes some countries richer than others? How does society fund social care? Why are footballers paid so much? An understanding of economics gets to the heart of how the world works. It’s also highly prized by employers in the private and public sectors.

    We build on first principles, and weave theory and evidence into policy analysis along with a valuable year studying overseas. This allows you to under-stand fundamental issues and topical concerns whilst developing an international perspective.

    You don’t need an Economics A level as all first years study the Principles of Economics and Quantitative Methods for Economics, covering mathematics and statistics. You’ll also be able to choose another subject such as Accounting and Finance, International Relations or Marketing. If you wish, you can continue with this minor subject throughout your degree.

    In the second year, you’ll study at a partner university usually in North America or Australasia. There are many advantages to studying abroad, including personal and educational development, experiencing a new culture, and enhanced employability. If you’re considering further study, graduate programmes welcome study abroad candidates.

    When you return to Lancaster, your final year sees you choosing up to eight modules taught by researchers active in that field. From Public Economics to International Trade and Health Economics you can tailor your studies to suit your aspirations. High-performing students also have the chance to write a dissertation. In fact, a large number of our students go on to study a Masters degree.

    Throughout your degree, we’ll supply training in CV writing, interview assessment centres and telephone interviews. We are proud of our aspiring economists and aim to nurture the potential in every one of them.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Economics : BA Hons : L110

    What makes some countries richer than others? How does society fund social care? Why are footballers paid so much? An understanding of economics gets to the heart of how the world works. It’s also highly prized by employers in the private and public sectors.

    You don’t need an Economics A level. We start from first principles, looking at issues in the real world. Our degree weaves theory and evidence into policy analysis. This allows you to understand fundamental issues and topical concerns. In the BA in Economics, we give students a broader appreciation of key issues in society, by combining Economic analysis with insights from the other Social Sciences. Therefore, in your first year you will also choose one subject from the Social Science subjects Politics, International Relations, History, or Sociology, and another subject from a wide range of options. You will continue with your study of social science throughout your degree.

    In the second year, you will progress to topics such as Micro and Macroeconomics, and Quantitative Methods, which provide many of the analytical tools used in Economics, along with some economics options and one full unit from the social sciences.

    Your final year sees you choosing six modules in economics and two in the social sciences. We offer a wide range of Economics modules, from Public Economics to International Trade and Health Economics, so you can tailor your studies to suit your aspirations.

    Throughout your degree, we’ll supply training in CV writing, interview assessment centres and telephone interviews. We are proud of our aspiring economists and aim to nurture the potential in every one of them.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Economics : BSc Hons : L100

    How do countries fund their emergency services? Why do celebrities get paid so much?An understanding of economics gets to the heart of how the world works. It’s also highly prized by employers in the private and public sectors.

    We build on first principles, looking at issues in the real world. Our degree weaves theory and evidence into policy analysis. This allows you to understand fundamental issues and topical concerns. All first years study the Principles of Economics and Quantitative Methods for Economics, covering mathematics and statistics. You’ll also be able to choose another subject such as Accounting and Finance, International Relations or Marketing. If you wish, you can continue with this minor subject throughout your degree.

    In the second year, you’ll progress to topics such as Micro and Macroeconomics and specialist modules such as Game Theory. Your final year sees you choosing up to eight modules taught by researchers active in that field. From Public Economics to International Trade and Health Economics, you can tailor your studies to suit your aspirations. High-performing students also have the chance to write a dissertation. In fact, a large number of our students go on to study a Masters degree after completion of their BSc.

    Throughout your degree, we’ll supply training in CV writing, interview assessment centres and telephone interviews. There’s also the option of a full-year industry placement between your second and final years. We are proud of our aspiring economists and aim to nurture the potential in every one of them.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Economics and International Relations : BA Hons : LL12

    How do you encourage an economy to grow? Should governments intervene in the market? What impact does war have on the global economy? An understanding of economics and international relations gets to the heart of how the world works. It’s also highly prized by employers in the private and public sectors.

    With a focus on China, Russia and India, you will learn from some of the field’s top academics. International Relations is taught within the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion , which strongly believes in using its research throughout its teaching.

    All first years study the Principles of Economics. You will also study International Relations.

    In your second year, you’ll be able to choose whether you take modules with a more intuitive approach, or those that are focused more on analysis, mathematics and statistics. Subjects include Game Theory, Modern Political Thought, Applied Economics and The Politics of Development.

    Your final year includes options such as Sports Economics, Islamic Politics, Advanced Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, and Human Rights. High-performing students also have the opportunity to write a dissertation.

    By looking at theories and real-world issues, you will gain analytical skills and an international perspective to make you stand out in the job market. Former graduates now work in the civil service and local government. A large number opt for private sector roles in industries such as finance, accountancy and law.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Economics and Mathematics (Industry) : BSc Hons : GL12

    How can governments prevent house price bubbles? What are the economic effects of immigration? What price should a product have?

    If these types of questions intrigue you and if you have a numerate mind, this degree, which includes a valuable paid placement in industry, can help launch your career in the public sector, government or consulting.

    You will be taught by leading academics, examining real-world issues. You don’t need an Economics A-Level as all first years study the Principles of Economics. However, you will need an A level in Mathematics or Further Mathematics.

    We will introduce you to theory, evidence and policy analysis. This allows you to understand fundamental issues and topical concerns. In the first year, you will study Calculus, Further Calculus and Linear Algebra as well as Economics.

    In your second year, you’ll progress to Computational Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics. You can also select topics such as Game Theory, Econometrics and Intermediate Macroeconomics and Microeconomics.

    Your third year is spent in industry. You’ll be supported in securing a placement, with past students joining companies such as IBM, Lloyds Bank, Microsoft, PwC and the Bank of England. Roles on offer range from project management and logistics to investment, business development and risk. Most placements are in the UK but there are some options overseas.

    Your final year sees you choosing modules taught by researchers active in that field. From Health Economics to Industrial Organisation, Medical Statistics to Advanced Macroeconomics, you can tailor your studies to suit your aspirations. High-performing students also have the chance to write a dissertation.

    By the time you graduate, you will have acquired mathematical and analytical skills in demand by employers. You will have a powerful ‘intellectual toolbox’ to understand the world economy, business strategies, and financial dynamics.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Economics and Mathematics : BSc Hons : GL11

    How can governments prevent house price bubbles? What are the economic effects of immigration? What price should a product have? If these types of questions intrigue you and if you have a numerate mind, this degree can help launch your career in industry, finance, the public sector, government or consulting.

    You will be taught by leading academics, examining real-world issues. All first years study the Principles of Economics. Your A-Level in Mathematics or Further Mathematics will enable you to develop numeracy skills from day one.

    We will introduce you to theory, evidence and policy analysis. This allows you to understand fundamental issues and topical concerns. In the first year, you will study Calculus, Further Calculus and Linear Algebra as well as Economics.

    In your second year, you’ll progress to Computational Mathematics and build upon your first year knowledge of Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics. You can also select topics such as Game Theory, Econometrics and Intermediate Macroeconomics and Microeconomics.

    Your final year sees you choosing modules taught by researchers active in that field. From Health Economics to Industrial Organisation, Medical Statistics to Advanced Macroeconomics, you can tailor your studies to suit your aspirations. High-performing students also have the chance to write a dissertation.

    By the time you graduate, you will have acquired mathematical and analytical skills in demand by employers. You will have a powerful ‘intellectual toolbox’ to understand the world economy, business strategies, and financial dynamics.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Economics and Politics : BA Hons : LL21

    Should firms in certain markets be allowed to merge? Are recent pension reforms a good idea? What are the effects of immigration? Studying Economics and Politics together gets to the heart of how government, business and society interact.

    This combined degree trains you to analyse issues and concerns using the latest techniques and technology. Our approach is to apply your learning to real-world issues.

    All first years study the Principles of Economics. You can continue with a more mathematical and statistical focus, or select modules with a more intuitive approach. You will also learn about Politics in the Modern World.

    In the second year, you can choose options to suit your aspirations from Game Theory to Economic Policy, Modern Political Thought to Microeconomics. You can continue to tailor your studies in your final year as well. You are free to select from topics such as Health Economics, International Trade, Contemporary Issues in the Middle East and more. High-performing students also have the chance to write a dissertation.

    A strong knowledge of economics and politics, plus analytical and practical expertise puts our graduates in a strong position in the job market. Many go on to roles in banking, finance, accounting, government and advertising.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering : BEng Hons : H607

    Our design-based degree teaches the essentials of electronic and electrical engineering, allowing you to engage with creativity and develop a range of practical and professional skills, which will create opportunities in a range of industries.

    Electronic and electrical engineering is concerned with the broad application of electricity and electronics, ranging from small intelligent microprocessor based systems through to large scale power generators. Virtually every sector requires and uses electronic or electrical engineering and it is difficult to think of an application where it does not have influence.

    You will benefit from our research informed teaching, which is a key strength of this programme. You will join a thriving academic department that makes use of our expertise in microelectromechanical smart systems; novel electromagnetics; radio frequency engineering; and millimetre waves with THz signals. Through this programme, you will be exposed to our work with organisations such as CERN and the European Space Agency.

    The programme begins with a broad based common first year. You will learn about subjects such as heat transfer and manufacturing, which form a key requirement of modern electronic systems. Our Electronic and Electrical Engineers work alongside other disciplines, reflecting very much how you would operate in industry, equipping you with interdisciplinary project, communication and professional skills to allow you to excel in your professional career.

    Specialist modules in electronic and electrical engineering continue in the second year, where you will build your familiarity and practical experience in widely-used programming languages and software development environments, reinforcing your technical knowledge. This year, you will complete a small group project, where you will apply your specialist knowledge within an interdisciplinary team.

    On this programme, you may decide to spend a year in industry, gaining valuable experience and enhancing your employability. We have extensive links built through our leadership in research and have students undergoing placements with multinational corporate companies through to smaller specialist SMEs. We would recommend the most appropriate time to do this would be at the end of year two, once you have gained a reasonable amount of engineering knowledge.

    In third year, you will start your individual project: a substantial piece of research and investigation into a topic of your choice, but often linked with industry or one of our research groups. The project period covers the entire academic year, with an intensive period following exams to finalise results and present the findings professionally. Previous examples include: remote moisture sensing for internet of things; wearable antennas for medical body area network; low carbon shipping through improved electric propulsion; and energy storage and development of an electrical storm tracker.

    Third year also continues the management skills theme, which is essential to modern engineering. You will develop your knowledge in company finance and aspects of law, human resource management and industrial organisation. You will also receive an overview of environmental reporting, quality and safety management.

    The BEng course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. It provides a sound foundation in crucial aspects in the design and manufacture of future systems in the medical, environmental, energy, transport, communications and ICT markets. Teaching is delivered by world-class academics and shaped by their outstanding research output. You will gain hands-on experience with modern facilities and an array of high-quality equipment in our state-of-the-art Engineering Building.

    MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering

    We also offer a MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering programme which is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. This programme provides further skills, knowledge and experience, with a focus on leadership and management. Students wanting to transfer to this programme must achieve a minimum threshold at the end of year two

    Lancaster is a member of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF).The UKESF Scholarship Scheme connects undergraduates to leading employers in the Electronics sector and provides an annual bursary, paid summer work placements and a paid-for residential workshop.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering : MEng Hons : H606

    Our design-based degree teaches advanced electronic and electrical engineering, allowing you to engage with creativity and develop a range of specialist practical and professional skills, which will create opportunities in a range of industries.

    Electronic and electrical engineering is concerned with the broad application of electricity and electronics, ranging from small intelligent microprocessor based systems through to large scale power generators. Virtually every sector requires and uses electronic or electrical engineering and it is difficult to think of an application where it does not have influence.

    You will benefit from our research informed teaching, which is a key strength of this programme. You will join a thriving academic department that makes use of our expertise in microelectromechanical smart systems; novel electromagnetics; radio frequency engineering; and millimetre waves with THz signals. Through this programme, you will be exposed to our work with organisations such as CERN and the European Space Agency.

    The programme begins with a broad based common first year, shared by all our engineers. You explore topics such as heat transfer and manufacturing, which form a key requirement of modern electronic systems. You will work alongside people from other engineering disciplines, reflecting very much how you would operate in industry, equipping you with interdisciplinary project, communication and professional skills to allow you to excel in your professional career.

    Specialist modules in electronic and electrical engineering continue in the second year, where you will build your familiarity and practical experience in widely-used programming languages and software development environments, reinforcing your technical knowledge. This year, you will complete a small group project, where you will apply your specialist knowledge within an interdisciplinary team.

    On this programme, you may decide to spend a year in industry, gaining valuable experience and enhancing your employability. We have extensive links built through our leadership in research and have students undergoing placements with multinational corporate companies through to smaller specialist SMEs. Our degree programme is flexible as to when this occurs, but we would recommend the best opportunity is once you have gained a reasonable amount of engineering knowledge. Therefore, the most appropriate time would be at the end of second or third year.

    In third year, you will start your individual project: a substantial piece of research and investigation into a topic of your choice, but often linked with industry or one of our research groups. The project period covers the entire academic year, with an intensive period following exams to finalise results and present the findings professionally. Previous examples include: remote moisture sensing for internet of things; wearable antennas for medical body area network; low carbon shipping through improved electric propulsion; and energy storage and development of an electrical storm tracker.

    Third year also continues the management skills theme, which is essential to modern engineering. You will develop your knowledge in company finance and aspects of law, human resource management and industrial organisation. You will also receive an overview of environmental reporting, quality and safety management.

    During the fourth year, you will undertake a major group project, often linked with our research groups or industry, during which you will apply your specialisation to cutting-edge technology. Examples of previous projects include: digital telemetry for a Formula Student race car; control and electrical power system design; wireless instrumentation for a renewable power system; a robotic humanoid; embedded control for a novel 3D printer; and high-frequency structures for 5G communication.

    The MEng programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. It provides a sound foundation in crucial aspects in the design and manufacture of future systems in the medical, environmental, energy, transport, communications and ICT markets. Teaching is delivered by world-class academics and shaped by their outstanding research output. You will gain hands-on experience with modern facilities and an array of high-quality equipment in our state-of-the-art Engineering Building.

    Lancaster is a member of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF).The UKESF Scholarship Scheme connects undergraduates to leading employers in the Electronics sector and provides an annual bursary, paid summer work placements and a paid-for residential workshop.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Engineering (Study Abroad) : BEng Hons : H101

    Modern technology is often described as an enabler to shrink the world, yet very few degree programmes reflect the increasing internationalisation of the subject. Our Study Abroad programme is an ideal way to explore the international dimension of modern engineering.

    In modern engineering, it is almost impossible to define distinct boundaries between disciplines and as such we offer a general engineering entry point. Knowledge and experience spanning across several engineering disciplines will compliment later specialisms, improve career prospects, and is ideal for students who want to defer choosing a specialism. For example, it can be highly beneficial for an electronic and electrical engineer to understand thermal heat transfer, a chemical engineer to understand stress analysis, and a mechanical engineer to be able to programme a simple interface.

    During this general first year, we will introduce you to many of the key features of engineering, equipping you with a well-rounded understanding and skill set in areas such as transport technology, chemical engineering, computing and digital electronics. In addition to these, you will gain an appreciation for the interdisciplinary nature of the subject.

    With the Study Abroad programme, you will need to decide on your subject specialisation at the end of Michaelmas term. You will then select, in consultation with the Department, your preferences of overseas partner institutions, and module choices will be picked based on a curriculum mapping exercise.

    Your second year will then be spent studying at a partner university in Europe, the United States of America or Australia. This year abroad allows you to broaden your horizons, grow as a person and adds a new insight and perspective on not only the discipline of engineering, but also on the methods and structure within higher education. The marks you gain during your international year will be converted to grades at Lancaster and will count towards your final degree classification.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    On return to Lancaster in year three, you will join your specialist programme of study, taking modules in your specific discipline and continuing to develop your core skills as an engineer.

    Study Abroad students also have the opportunity to have an industrial year should they wish to extend their experience and degree programme further.

    All of our programmes are accredited by at least one professional body as meeting partial fulfilment (BEng) or full fulfilment (MEng) of the educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer. Professional bodies include: the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), and depend on which specialism you wish to pursue.

    MEng Engineering (Study Abroad)

    We also offer a MEng Engineering (Study Abroad), which the IET and IMechE have accredited as meeting complete fulfilment of the educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer. This programme provides further skills, knowledge and experience, with a focus on leadership and management. Students wanting to transfer to this programme must achieve a minimum threshold at the end of year two.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Engineering (Study Abroad) : MEng Hons : H104

    Modern technology is often described as an enabler to shrink the world, yet very few degree programmes reflect the increasing internationalisation of the subject. Our Masters Study Abroad programme is an ideal way to explore the international dimension of advanced modern engineering.

    In modern engineering, it is almost impossible to define distinct boundaries between disciplines and as such we offer a general engineering entry point. Knowledge and experience spanning across several engineering disciplines will compliment later specialisms, improve career prospects, and is ideal for students who want to defer choosing a specialism. For example, it can be highly beneficial for an electronic and electrical engineer to understand thermal heat transfer, a chemical engineer to understand stress analysis, and a mechanical engineer to be able to programme a simple interface.

    During this general first year, we will introduce you to many of the key features of engineering, equipping you with a well-rounded understanding and skill set in areas such as transport technology, chemical engineering, computing and digital electronics. In addition to these, you will gain an appreciation for the interdisciplinary nature of the subject.

    With the Study Abroad programme, you will need to decide on your subject specialisation at the end of Michaelmas term. You will then select, in consultation with the Department, your preferences of overseas partner institutions, and module choices will be picked based on a curriculum mapping exercise.

    Your second year will then be spent studying at a partner university in Europe, the United States of America or Australia. This year abroad allows you to broaden your horizons, grow as a person and adds a new insight and perspective on not only the discipline of engineering, but also on the methods and structure within higher education. The marks you gain during your international year will be converted to grades at Lancaster and will count towards your final degree classification.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    On return to Lancaster in year three, you will join your specialist programme of study, taking modules in your specific discipline and continuing to develop your core skills as an engineer.

    Study Abroad students also have the opportunity to have an industrial year should they wish to extend their experience and degree programme further.

    All of our programmes are accredited by at least one professional body as meeting partial fulfilment (BEng) or full fulfilment (MEng) of the educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer. Professional bodies include: the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), and depend on which specialism you wish to pursue.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Engineering : BEng Hons : H100

    Engineering at Lancaster will challenge you to design and build things to solve real-world problems. The discipline is particularly interesting to anyone with a technical and creative mind, and enjoys working as part of a team.

    In modern engineering, it is almost impossible to define distinct boundaries between disciplines and as such we offer a general engineering entry point. Knowledge and experience spanning across several engineering disciplines will compliment later specialisms, improve career prospects, and is ideal for students who want to defer choosing a specialism. For example, it can be highly beneficial for an electronic and electrical engineer to understand thermal heat transfer, a chemical engineer to understand stress analysis, and a mechanical engineer to be able to programme a simple interface.

    During this general first year, we will introduce you to many of the key features of engineering, equipping you with a well-rounded understanding and skill set in areas such as transport technology, chemical engineering, computing and digital electronics. In addition to these, you will gain an appreciation for the interdisciplinary nature of the subject.

    Following the first year, where you will have developed a solid foundation of engineering knowledge and begun to explore a variety of different areas of the discipline, you will have the opportunity to consider and plan your academic progression. At this stage, you move onto any of our specialist programmes.

    The BEng course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. All of our specialist programmes are accredited by at least one professional body including the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), and depend on which specialism you wish to pursue.

    A combination of core and optional modules will allow you to focus your interest while gaining practical experience. This flexibility to choose enables you to develop specialist skills from one of the many fields of engineering, preparing you for a vast range of focused or interdisciplinary roles.

    In addition to undertaking a dissertation, your third year enables you to apply your skills in a series of individual and group projects. The project theme will depend on the area of engineering that you wish to study and will have real positive impact on businesses and society, cementing your specialist engineering knowledge and developing your professional skills and experience. You will also further your study through a selection of optional modules, allowing you to expand within your specialist field.

    BEng Engineering (Study Abroad)

    In addition to the specialist subject pathways, you may want to consider the Study Abroad variant of our programmes. On this programme, your second year will be spent at one of our partner universities in North America or Australasia. It’s an opportunity to broaden your horizons and gain valuable experience of a different social and academic environment.

    Industry Experience

    Alternatively, you may wish to explore spending a year in Industry. This would provide you with valuable real-world experience and allow you to practise and enhance the skills you have gained during the programme.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Engineering : MEng Hons : H102

    Engineering at Lancaster will challenge you to design and build things to solve real-world problems. The discipline is particularly interesting to anyone with a technical and creative mind, and enjoys working as part of a team. The MEng programme builds confidence and develops your leadership skills.

    In modern engineering, it is almost impossible to define distinct boundaries between disciplines and as such we offer a general engineering entry point. Knowledge and experience spanning across several engineering disciplines will complement later specialisms, improve career prospects, and is ideal for students who want to defer choosing a specialism. For example, it can be highly beneficial for an electronic and electrical engineer to understand thermal heat transfer, a chemical engineer to understand stress analysis, and a mechanical engineer to be able to programme a simple interface.

    During this general first year, we will introduce you to many of the key features of engineering, equipping you with a well-rounded understanding and skill set in fundamental engineering science such as how to complete static structural analysis, calculation of mass and energy balance, analogue and digital circuit analysis through to fundamental computer aided design (CAD) and software programming skills. The intent is to provide insight and gain an appreciation for the broad scope and interdisciplinary nature of the subject.

    Following the first year, you will have the opportunity to consider and plan your academic progression. At this stage, you move onto any of our specialist programmes where a combination of core and optional modules will allow you to focus your interest while gaining practical experience. This flexibility to choose enables you to develop specialist skills from one of the many fields of engineering, preparing you for a vast range of focused or interdisciplinary roles.

    All of our specialist programmes are accredited by at least one professional body, including the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), and depend on which specialism you wish to pursue.

    Although you select a specialisation, there are still common themes to all degrees notably in management and business development. Interdisciplinary work also continues throughout the group project work where the change in emphasis is about project management and adding your technical specialism to ensure the success of the project. You will also develop and reflect upon your professional skills and experience, just as you would do in industry.

    During your fourth year, you will undertake two short projects linked to industry. Set by the company, these projects provide an opportunity to tackle the unfamiliar, asking you to develop a solution by applying your prior learning and skills in a logical, insightful manner. Although daunting at first, we find they provide real businesses experience and learning that is difficult to achieve within a purely academic environment.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • English Language (Placement Year) : BA Hons : Q305

    Uncovering the secrets of the English language is a rich and rewarding experience. From how the English Language functions and sounds, right through to how we can apply language study to a real-world context, our English Language degree allows you to delve deep into this fascinating subject.

    We are a very large Linguistics and English Language department which means that we have a wide range of optional modules available to you throughout your degree programme. Our academics cover a very wide range of language study specialisms, and our students benefit from their expertise in lectures, seminars, tutorials, and supervisions. They will teach you from day one in small classes designed to challenge you as a linguist.

    You will begin your academic career with us on the core English Language module. How do you describe the English Language in terms of its grammatical and sound systems? How does it function in different contexts? How does language interact with society? As well as exploring these questions, you will explore newer and emerging fields such as conversation analysis, corporate communication, and corpus linguistics.

    Our first year system allows you to select two other modules in your first year, giving you increased choice and flexibility. This might be linguistics or another subject that complements your major.

    In your second year, you’ll focus on the core subjects, delving into the grammar and sound system of the English language. As for optional modules, we offer modules on Discourse Analysis, Language and Pedagogic Practice and Child Language Acquisition. As a final-year undergraduate, along with core modules in Advanced Phonetics and Corpus-based English Language Studies, you can also select from optional modules in Forensic Linguistics, Language Change in English and Beyond, and others. You’ll also write your dissertation, exploring a topic that you’re particularly interested in, and this is overseen by a member of staff from our department who specialises in your particular area. Given the size of the department, our academics can supervise a very wide range of subjects covering most students’ special interests.

    An English Language degree is well-suited for careers in education, publishing, the media and information technology. It is valuable in fields involving international communication, such as science, trade and international relations. We offer an English Language degree which teaches you the skills of data analysis, academic writing, and argumentation, and we are confident that our teaching, combined with your willingness to learn, will put you in a strong position to move forward in your career.

    Your placement year

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • English Language (Study Abroad) : BA Hons : Q310

    Uncovering the secrets of the English language is a rich and rewarding experience. From how the English Language functions and sounds, right through to how we can apply language study to a real-world context, our English Language degree allows you to delve deep into this fascinating subject. The study abroad option is an exciting and informative experience for anyone who is thinking of working abroad during their career. It’s a chance to broaden your horizons and make international contacts.

    We are a very large Linguistics and English Language department which means that we have a wide range of optional modules available to you throughout your degree programme. Our academics cover a very wide range of language study specialisms, and our students benefit from their expertise in lectures, seminars, tutorials, and supervisions. They will teach you from day one in small classes designed to challenge you as a linguist.

    You will begin your academic career with us on the core English Language module. How do you describe the English Language in terms of its grammatical and sound systems? How does it function in different contexts? How does language interact with society? As well as exploring these questions, you will explore newer and emerging fields such as conversation analysis, corporate communication, and corpus linguistics.

    Our first year system allows you to select two other modules in your first year, giving you increased choice and flexibility. This might be linguistics or another subject that complements your major.

    You’ll spend your second year at one of our partner universities around the world, which could include the U.S.A., Europe, Canada, or Australia. Here you’ll move on to core subjects such as English phonetics and English grammar, but you will also be able to benefit from the courses offered by our partner universities, some of which we may not offer here at Lancaster. Our academics here at Lancaster will ensure that the programme you select whilst studying abroad is appropriate. We are careful to support you in benefitting from the study abroad experience, ensuring that there is a smooth transition into third-year when you return from abroad.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    Exciting options await when you return to Lancaster for your final year. They include core courses in Advanced Phonetics and Corpus-based English Language Studies. Optional courses include Forensic Linguistics and Language in the Workplace. As a third-year undergraduate, you’ll also write your dissertation, exploring a topic that you’re particularly interested in. This is overseen by a member of staff from our department who specialises in your particular area and, given the size of the department, our academics can supervise a very wide range of subjects covering most students’ special interests.

    An English Language degree is well-suited for careers in education, publishing, the media and information technology. It is valued in fields involving international communication, such as science, trade and international relations. Studying abroad is a great way to make your CV stand out. It will enable you to develop additional skills in communication, cultural awareness, and you'll experience different styles of teaching and learning. We offer an English Language degree which teaches you the skills of data analysis, academic writing, and argumentation, and we are confident that our teaching, combined with your willingness to learn, will put you in a strong position to move forward in your career.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • English Language : BA Hons : Q304

    Uncovering the secrets of the English language is a rich and rewarding experience. From how the English Language functions and sounds, right through to how we can apply language study to a real-world context, our English Language degree allows you to delve deep into this fascinating subject.

    We are a very large Linguistics and English Language department which means that we have a wide range of optional modules available to you throughout your degree programme. Our academics cover a very wide range of language study specialisms, and our students benefit from their expertise in lectures, seminars, tutorials, and supervisions. They will teach you from day one in small classes designed to challenge you as a linguist.

    You will begin your academic career with us on the core English Language module. How do you describe the English Language in terms of its grammatical and sound systems? How does it function in different contexts? How does language interact with society? As well as exploring these questions, you will explore newer and emerging fields such as conversation analysis, corporate communication, and corpus linguistics.

    Our first year system allows you to select two other modules in your first year, giving you increased choice and flexibility. This might be linguistics or another subject that complements your major.

    In your second year, you’ll focus on the core subjects, delving into the grammar and sound system of the English language. As for optional modules, we offer modules on Discourse Analysis, Language and Pedagogic Practice and Child Language Acquisition. As a final-year undergraduate, along with core modules in Advanced Phonetics and Corpus-based English Language Studies, you can also select from optional modules in Forensic Linguistics, Language Change in English and Beyond, and others. You’ll also write your dissertation, exploring a topic that you’re particularly interested in, and this is overseen by a member of staff from our department who specialises in your particular area. Given the size of the department, our academics can supervise a very wide range of subjects covering most students’ special interests.

    An English Language degree is well-suited for careers in education, publishing, the media and information technology. It is valuable in fields involving international communication, such as science, trade and international relations. We offer an English Language degree which teaches you the skills of data analysis, academic writing, and argumentation, and we are confident that our teaching, combined with your willingness to learn, will put you in a strong position to move forward in your career.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • English Language and Creative Writing (Placement Year) : BA Hons : Q4WV

    Do you want to combine creating original fiction with an in-depth study of the English language? Then this is the degree for you.

    At Lancaster, all Creative Writing students combine writing with study in another subject. You’ll be taught Creative Writing through lectures, readings, practices and discussion in regular tutor-led workshops by practising writers. As a student on the English Language and Creative Writing degree, you’ll join a thriving community, where you can get involved with the Writing Society, poetry nights, and spoken word events in the city. You’ll have the chance to develop your writing skills, cultivating a strong feel for words and their meaning within context.

    Our Linguistics and English Language department is one of the largest in the UK. You could be analysing sound patterns or learning more about the tones, nuances and registers of the English language. The two different focuses of this degree reinforce and complement each other perfectly.

    In your first year you’ll study the core modules of English Language and Introduction to Creative Writing. You will build up a writing portfolio throughout the year, which counts towards your final mark, and you will have the opportunity to work in small groups to offer supportive constructive criticism on each other’s work. In the second year you’ll move on to Stylistics and Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop. You’ll also be able to select modules such as Discourse Analysis, Creative Non-Fiction: Genre and Practice and English Phonetics. We also offer a series of lectures on the business of being a writer.

    Your final year is made up of an Advanced Creative Writing Workshop and options such as a dissertation, Forensic Linguistics or Poetry and Experiment.

    Many English Language graduates go on to work in education, publishing, the media and information technology. It is a subject that is useful in fields involving international communication, such as science, trade and international relations. As well as writing, this degree combination is particularly well-suited for careers in publishing, journalism, editing and PR.

    Your placement year

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • English Language and Creative Writing : BA Hons : Q3WV

    Do you want to combine creating original fiction with an in-depth study of the English language? Then this is the degree for you.

    At Lancaster, all Creative Writing students combine writing with study in another subject. You’ll be taught Creative Writing through lectures, readings, practices and discussion in regular tutor-led workshops by practising writers. As a student on the English Language and Creative Writing degree, you’ll join a thriving community, where you can get involved with the Writing Society, poetry nights, and spoken word events in the city. You’ll have the chance to develop your writing skills, cultivating a strong feel for words and their meaning within context.

    Our Linguistics and English Language department is one of the largest in the UK. You could be analysing sound patterns or learning more about the tones, nuances and registers of the English language. The two different focuses of this degree reinforce and complement each other perfectly.

    In your first year you’ll study the core modules of English Language and Introduction to Creative Writing. You will build up a writing portfolio throughout the year, which counts towards your final mark, and you will have the opportunity to work in small groups to offer supportive constructive criticism on each other’s work. In the second year you’ll move on to Stylistics and Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop. You’ll also be able to select modules such as Discourse Analysis, Creative Non-Fiction: Genre and Practice and English Phonetics. We also offer a series of lectures on the business of being a writer.

    Your final year is made up of an Advanced Creative Writing Workshop and options such as a dissertation, Forensic Linguistics or Poetry and Experiment.

    Many English Language graduates go on to work in education, publishing, the media and information technology. It is a subject that is useful in fields involving international communication, such as science, trade and international relations. As well as writing, this degree combination is particularly well-suited for careers in publishing, journalism, editing and PR.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • English Language and French Studies : BA Hons : QR31

    This four-year degree is provided jointly by our Department of Linguistics and English Language and our Department of Languages and Cultures.

    A year abroad gives you the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the language and culture. You don’t need to have studied French before as we offer an Intensive course for beginners.

    In French Studies we aim to help you become truly fluent. You’ll explore France’s history, culture, politics and social background. You’ll also learn how the English language functions and study traditional linguistic areas such as lexis, grammar and phonetics. In the following year you’ll study core modules such as English Phonetics and Shaping Contemporary France, and develop your French language skills. You’ll also be able to choose from options ranging from Society on Screen to Discourse Analysis. Studying English Language, in tandem with French Studies, will give you greater awareness of language use within context, and should equip you with the skills to identify how language structure interacts with meaning.

    The aim of your third year, which is spent living abroad, is to deepen your intercultural sensitivity and your command of the language. You can study at a partner institution or carry out a work placement and practice your language skills in a real-world context. Staff members within the department will work with you to secure accommodation, and help to ensure that you are ready for your year in France.

    On your return to Lancaster, your fourth year allows you to develop your French to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages C1/C2 levels, and you can specialise in particular fields of study. Modules could include Psycholinguistics, Translation as a Cultural Practice or Francophone Voices. You could also choose to complete a dissertation on a topic you would like to explore in-depth. Given the range of expertise within our department, our academics will be able to supervise most topics that fit your interests.

    The linguistic, communication and interpersonal skills you will have the opportunity to acquire are highly vlaued by most employers. The linguistics element of your degree is of professional relevance in many areas, from education to business management, advertising to accountancy. Linguistic awareness is likely to provide a real boost when working for international and multicultural companies and organisations, and our degree programme provides a solid foundation for a career in these areas.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • English Language and German Studies : BA Hons : QR32

    This four-year degree is provided jointly by our Department of Linguistics and English Language and our Department of Languages and Cultures.

    A year abroad gives you the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the language and culture, and you don’t need to have studied German before as we offer an intensive course for beginners.

    In German Studies we aim to help you become truly fluent. We offer courses on German history, culture, politics and social background. You’ll also learn how the English language functions, studying traditional linguistic areas such as lexis, grammar and phonetics. In the following year you’ll study core modules such as English Phonetics and Becoming German, and develop your German language skills. You’ll also be able to choose from options ranging from Corporate Communication to Discourse Analysis.

    The aim of your third year, which is spent living abroad, is to deepen your intercultural sensitivity and your command of the language. You can study at a partner institution or carry out a work placement and practice your language skills in a real-world context. Staff members within the department will work with you to secure accommodation, and help to ensure that you are ready for your year in Germany.

    On your return to Lancaster, your fourth year allows you to develop your German to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages C1/C2 levels. You can also specialise in particular fields of study. Modules could include Psycholinguistics, Images of Austria or Languages and Identity. You could also choose to complete a dissertation on a topic you would like to explore in-depth. Given the range of expertise within our department, our academics will be able to supervise most topics that fit your interests.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • English Language and Linguistics (Placement Year) : BA Hons : QQC4

    How does language work? Why do we develop accents? What makes human language such a unique way of communicating? Linguistics offers a fresh insight into the human mind, combining arts and sciences into one captivating subject.

    We currently stand as one of the country’s largest Linguistics and English Language departments, meaning that we have a wide range of optional modules available to you throughout your degree programme. Our world-leading academics cover a very wide range of language study specialisms, and our students benefit from their expertise in lectures, seminars, tutorials, and supervisions. They will teach you from day one in small classes designed to challenge you as a linguist.

    Whether you want to analyse vocal anatomy or how a native Russian speaker thinks compared to a Thai speaker, we are likely to have a member of staff who specialises in your particular area of interest. Our impressive facilities include both a Phonetics Lab and Psycholinguistics Lab which students are encouraged to use throughout their degrees.

    You’ll begin your degree with modules including Linguistics and English Language. In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as English Phonetics, English Grammar, Sounds of the World’s Languages and Structures of the World’s Languages. In the final year, you’ll pick two modules from Corpus approaches to English Language, Advanced English Phonetics, Cognitive Linguistics and topics in phonetic and phonological theory. You’ll complete your degree with a dissertation in which you carry out in-depth research into a topic which interests you.

    Your degree could open doors to jobs in speech therapy and language technology. You will have the opportunity to develop analytical and investigative skills, which are valued by employers such as law firms, management consultancies and the media. Linguistic awareness is a real boost when working for international and multicultural companies and organisations.

    Your placement year

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • English Language and Linguistics (Study Abroad) : BA Hons : QQC5

    How does language work? Why do we develop accents? What makes human language such a unique way of communicating? Linguistics offers a fresh insight into the human mind, combining arts and sciences into one captivating subject. The study abroad option is an exciting and informative experience for anyone who is thinking of working abroad during their career. It’s a chance to broaden your horizons and make international contacts.

    We currently stand as one of the country’s largest Linguistics and English Language departments, meaning that we have a wide range of optional modules available to you throughout your degree programme. Our world-leading academics cover a very wide range of language study specialisms, and our students benefit from their expertise in lectures, seminars, tutorials, and supervisions. They will teach you from day one in small classes designed to challenge you as a linguist.

    Whether you want to analyse vocal anatomy or how a native Russian speaker thinks compared to a Thai speaker, we are likely to have a member of staff who specialises in your particular area of interest. Our impressive facilities include both a Phonetics Lab and Psycholinguistics Lab which students are encouraged to use throughout their degrees.

    You’ll begin your degree with modules including Linguistics and English Language. You’ll spend your second year at one of our partner universities around the world, which could include the U.S.A., Europe, Canada, or Australia. Here you’ll move onto core subjects such as English phonetics and English grammar, but you will also be able to benefit from the courses offered by our partner universities. Our academics here at Lancaster will ensure that the programme you select whilst studying abroad is appropriate.

    In the final year, you’ll pick two modules from Corpus approaches to English Language, Advanced English Phonetics, Cognitive Linguistics and topics in phonetic and phonological theory. You’ll complete your degree with a dissertation in which you carry out in-depth research into a topic which interests you.

    Your degree could open doors to jobs in speech therapy and language technology. You will have the opportunity to develop analytical and investigative skills, which are valued by employers such as law firms, management consultancies and the media. Linguistic awareness can be a real boost when working for international and multicultural companies and organisations.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • English Language and Linguistics : BA Hons : QQC3

    How does language work? Why do we develop accents? What makes human language such a unique way of communicating? Linguistics offers a fresh insight into the human mind, combining arts and sciences into one captivating subject.

    We currently stand as one of the country’s largest Linguistics and English Language departments, meaning that we have a wide range of optional modules available to you throughout your degree programme. Our world-leading academics cover a very wide range of language study specialisms, and our students benefit from their expertise in lectures, seminars, tutorials, and supervisions. They will teach you from day one in small classes designed to challenge you as a linguist.

    Whether you want to analyse vocal anatomy or how a native Russian speaker thinks compared to a Thai speaker, we are likely to have a member of staff who specialises in your particular area of interest. Our impressive facilities include both a Phonetics Lab and Psycholinguistics Lab which students are encouraged to use throughout their degrees.

    You’ll begin your degree with modules including Linguistics and English Language. In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as English Phonetics, English Grammar, Sounds of the World’s Languages and Structures of the World’s Languages. In the third, you’ll pick two modules from Corpus approaches to English Language, Advanced English Phonetics, Cognitive Linguistics and topics in phonetic and phonological theory. You’ll complete your degree with a dissertation in which you carry out in-depth research into a topic which interests you.

    We’ll assess your progress through coursework and exams and you’ll have regular meetings with your academic advisor, who will provide support and encouragement. You may be interested in applying for an internship if you are considering further study beyond your undergraduate degree.

    Your degree could open doors to jobs in speech therapy and language technology. You will have the opportunity to develop analytical and investigative skills, which are valued by employers such as law firms, management consultancies and the media. Linguistic awareness is a real boost when working for international and multicultural companies and organisations.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • English Language and Literature (Placement Year) : BA Hons : Q303

    Do you want to study a wide range of authors, genres, historical periods, literary movements, techniques and critical approaches? Would you like to combine this with discovering how the language at the heart of key literary texts actually functions? A joint English Language and Literature degree could be the answer.

    You’ll be taught by one of the country’s largest Linguistics and English Language departments and an English Literature department that provides a vibrant array of authors, genres, historical periods, literary movements, techniques and critical approaches.

    The core modules in your first year will give you a good foundation in English Language and English Literature. We’ll cover plays, films, short stories, novels and poetry from the sixteenth century to the modern day. You’ll study lexis, grammar and phonetics as well as descriptive concepts such as accents and dialects.

    In your second year you’ll study core modules of Stylistics and The Theory and Practice of Criticism. You’ll also be able to choose from modules ranging from British Romanticism to The Language of Advertising. In your final year you are free to specialise in genres and periods that especially interest you such as Advanced English Phonetics, Victorian Gothic or Forensic Linguistics.

    Our English Language and Literature degree helps you develop an analytical approach to working. It teaches the skills of data analysis, academic writing, and argumentation, and we are confident that our teaching, combined with your willingness to learn, will put you in a strong position to move forward in your career.

    Your placement year

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • English Language and Literature : BA Hons : Q302

    Do you want to study a wide range of authors, genres, historical periods, literary movements, techniques and critical approaches? Would you like to combine this with discovering how the language at the heart of key literary texts actually functions? A joint English Language and Literature degree could be the answer.

    You’ll be taught by one of the country’s largest Linguistics and English Language departments and an English Literature department that provides a vibrant array of authors, genres, historical periods, literary movements, techniques and critical approaches.

    The core modules in your first year will give you a good foundation in English Language and English Literature. We’ll cover plays, films, short stories, novels and poetry from the sixteenth century to the modern day. You’ll study lexis, grammar and phonetics as well as descriptive concepts such as accents and dialects.

    In your second year you’ll study core modules of Stylistics and The Theory and Practice of Criticism. You’ll also be able to choose from modules ranging from British Romanticism to The Language of Advertising. In your final year you are free to specialise in genres and periods that especially interest you such as Advanced English Phonetics, Victorian Gothic or Forensic Linguistics.

    Our English Language and Literature degree helps you develop an analytical approach to working. It teaches the skills of data analysis, academic writing, and argumentation, and we are confident that our teaching, combined with your willingness to learn, will put you in a strong position to move forward in your career.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • English Language and Spanish Studies : BA Hons : QR34

    This four-year degree is provided jointly by our Department of Linguistics and English Language and our Department of Languages and Cultures.

    It’s a stimulating blend of academic study and hands-on experience gained through a year abroad, and you don’t need to have studied Spanish before as we offer an intensive course for beginners.

    In Spanish Studies we aim to help you become truly fluent. We offer courses on Spanish and Mexican history, culture, politics and social background. You’ll also learn how the English language functions, studying traditional linguistic areas such as lexis, grammar and phonetics. In your second year, you’ll study core modules such as English Phonetics, Spanish language skills and Power and Resistance in Spain and Spanish America. You’ll also choose from options ranging from The Language of Advertising to Stylistics.

    The aim of your third year, which is spent living abroad, is to deepen your intercultural sensitivity and your command of the language. You can study at a partner institution or may have the opportunity to carry out a work placement and practice your language skills in a real-world context. Staff members within the department will work with you to secure accommodation, and help ensure that you are ready for your year in Spain. On your return to Lancaster, your fourth year allows you to develop your Spanish to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages C1/C2 levels. You can also specialise in particular fields of study. Modules include Advanced English Phonetics, Game of (Spanish) Thrones and Contemporary Cities in Literature and Film. You could also choose to complete a dissertation on a topic you would like to explore in-depth. Given the size of the department, our academics will be able to supervise most topics that fit your interests.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • English Language in the Media (Study Abroad) : BA Hons : QP3H

    Would you like to focus on how language is used in historical, contemporary, and emerging forms of media? This degree scheme will allow you to analyse how language is used in newspapers, on websites, blogs, and social media, and how language differs depending on both the medium and genre. The study abroad option is an exciting and informative experience for anyone who is thinking of working abroad during their career. It’s a chance to broaden your horizons and make international contacts.

    You will begin your academic career with us on the core English Language module. How do you describe the English Language in terms of its grammatical and sound systems? How does it function in different contexts? How does language interact with society? As well as exploring these questions, you will explore newer and emerging fields such as conversation analysis, corporate communication, and corpus linguistics. You also take two other subjects to complement your major. English Language and Linguistics are popular choices, but you could select subjects from other related disciplines.

    You’ll spend your second year at one of our partner universities around the world, which could include the U.S.A., Europe, Canada, or Australia. Here you’ll move onto core subjects such as English phonetics and English grammar, but you will also be able to benefit from the courses offered by our partner universities. Our academics here at Lancaster will ensure that the programme you select whilst studying abroad is appropriate.

    As a final-year undergraduate, your options include Forensic Linguistics, Language and Identities and Language Change in English and Beyond. You’ll also write your dissertation, exploring a topic that you’re particularly interested in. This is overseen by a member of staff from our department who specialises in your particular area. Given the size of the department, our academics can supervise a very wide range of subjects covering most students’ special interests.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • English Language in the Media (Placement Year) : BA Hons : QP34

    Would you like to focus on how language is used in historical, contemporary, and emerging forms of media? This degree scheme will allow you to analyse how language is used in newspapers, on websites, blogs, and social media, and how language differs depending on both the medium and genre. .

    You will begin your academic career with us on the core English Language module. How do you describe the English Language in terms of its grammatical and sound systems? How does it function in different contexts? How does language interact with society? As well as exploring these questions, you will explore newer and emerging fields such as conversation analysis, corporate communication, and corpus linguistics. You also take two other subjects to complement your major. English Language and Linguistics are popular choices, but you could select subjects from other related disciplines.

    In the second year, you’ll move on to core subjects such as English Phonetics, The Language of Advertising and Understanding Media. You can also pick from modules such as Stylistics and Corporate communication.

    As a final-year undergraduate, your options include Forensic Linguistics, Language and Identities and Language Change in English and Beyond. You’ll also write your dissertation, exploring a topic that you’re particularly interested in. This is overseen by a member of staff from our department who specialises in your particular area. Given the size of the department, our academics can supervise a very wide range of subjects covering most students’ special interests.

    Your placement year

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • English Language in the Media : BA Hons : QP33

    Would you like to focus on how language is used in historical, contemporary, and emerging forms of media? This degree scheme will allow you to analyse how language is used in newspapers, on websites, blogs, and social media, and how language differs depending on both the medium and genre. .

    You will begin your academic career with us on the core English Language module. How do you describe the English Language in terms of its grammatical and sound systems? How does it function in different contexts? How does language interact with society? As well as exploring these questions, you will explore newer and emerging fields such as conversation analysis, corporate communication, and corpus linguistics. You also take two other subjects to complement your major. English Language and Linguistics are popular choices, but you could select subjects from other related disciplines.

    In the second year, you’ll move on to core subjects such as English Phonetics, The Language of Advertising and Understanding Media. You can also pick from modules such as Stylistics and Corporate communication. As a third-year undergraduate, your options include Forensic Linguistics, Language and Identities and Language Change in English and Beyond. You’ll also write your dissertation, exploring a topic that you’re particularly interested in. This is overseen by a member of staff from our department who specialises in your particular area. Given the size of the department, our academics can supervise a very wide range of subjects covering most students’ special interests.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • English Language with Chinese (Placement Year) : BA Hons : Q3T2

    This combined degree is provided jointly by the Department of Languages and Cultures and the Department of Linguistics and English Language.

    In your first year you’ll learn how the English language functions, studying traditional linguistic areas such as lexis, grammar and phonetics. Alongside this you’ll learn Mandarin Chinese, spoken by around 20% of the world’s population. Our core Chinese module is designed to teach absolute beginners how to speak, listen to and read this fascinating language. You’ll also study simplified writing characters and Chinese culture.

    For your second year you will study English Grammar and English Phonetics alongside further Chinese language modules. These modules build on your knowledge through further language tuition and understanding of the structure of Chinese. You will also have the opportunity to choose a further module such as The Language of Advertising or Discourse Analysis.

    The core modules of your final year include Corpus-Based English Language Studies, Advanced English Phonetics, Chinese Culture and Society and a further Chinese Language module. You can also choose from options such as Forensic Linguistics and Language Changes in English and Beyond. As a final-year undergraduate, you’ll have the option to write a dissertation, exploring a topic that you’re particularly interested in, and this is overseen by a member of staff from our department who specialises in your particular area. Given the size of the department, our academics can supervise a very wide range of subjects covering most students’ special interests.

    Through your degree you’ll gain language and communication skills that are valued by employers. The English Language element of your degree is of professional relevance in many areas, from education to business management, advertising to accountancy. A proficiency in the Chinese language and a practical knowledge of China can lead to career destinations in the Civil Service, international trade or banking. Due to Mandarin’s increasing usage throughout the world, having a grasp of the language would be highly beneficial.

    Your placement year

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • English Language with Chinese : BA Hons : Q3T1

    This combined degree is provided jointly by the Department of Languages and Cultures and the Department of Linguistics and English Language.

    In your first year you’ll learn how the English language functions, studying traditional linguistic areas such as lexis, grammar and phonetics. Alongside this you’ll learn Mandarin Chinese, spoken by around 20% of the world’s population. Our core Chinese module is designed to teach absolute beginners how to speak, listen to and read this fascinating language. You’ll also study simplified writing characters and Chinese culture.

    For your second year you will study English Grammar and English Phonetics alongside further Chinese language modules. These modules build on your knowledge through further language tuition and understanding of the structure of Chinese. You will also have the opportunity to choose a further module such as The Language of Advertising or Discourse Analysis.

    The core modules of your final year include Corpus-Based English Language Studies, Advanced English Phonetics, Chinese Culture and Society and a further Chinese Language module. You can also choose from options such as Forensic Linguistics and Language Changes in English and Beyond. As a third-year undergraduate, you’ll have the option to write a dissertation, exploring a topic that you’re particularly interested in, and this is overseen by a member of staff from our department who specialises in your particular area. Given the size of the department, our academics can supervise a very wide range of subjects covering most students’ special interests.

    Through your degree you’ll gain language and communication skills that are valued by employers. The English Language element of your degree is of professional relevance in many areas, from education to business management, advertising to accountancy. A proficiency in the Chinese language and a practical knowledge of China can lead to career destinations in the Civil Service, international trade or banking. Due to Mandarin’s increasing usage throughout the world, having a grasp of the language would be highly beneficial.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • English Literature (Placement Year) : BA Hons : Q301

    If you choose to study English Literature at Lancaster we will take you on an exciting journey through a vibrant array of authors, genres, historical periods, literary movements, techniques and critical approaches.

    We offer a degree that is intellectually stimulating, provides a wide variety of study choice and turns out graduates with excellent employment prospects.

    You can study writers dating from the middle ages to the present day, and choose genres and periods that particularly appeal to you. Some of the genres you may encounter include science fiction; gothic; utopia; world literature; the graphic novel; travel writing and slave narratives. You’ll discover a wide range of authors, from which could include classics such as Geoffrey Chaucer, John Milton, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Charlotte Bronte and Oscar Wilde and more modern and contemporary authors such as Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, Chinua Achebe, Samuel Beckett, Margaret Atwood, Jackie Kay and Carol Ann Duffy. Flexibility is built into our degree programme, meaning you can immerse yourself in English Literature or combine it with another complementary subject.

    Our academics are passionate about English Literature and they teach our courses from the first year onwards, meaning they are available to help you. Our keen emphasis on employment means you will develop professional skills as part of your studies. We offer a number of placement and internship opportunities, which could include classroom experience in schools, a short placement in a creative or heritage organisations and internship opportunities, as well as a separate placement year degree.

    There is a strong international emphasis to our work and you may have the opportunity to spend your second or third year at one of our prestigious partner universities. There may also be opportunities for short study trips.

    Your placement year

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • English Literature : BA Hons : Q300

    If you choose to study English Literature at Lancaster we will take you on an exciting journey through a vibrant array of authors, genres, historical periods, literary movements, techniques and critical approaches.

    We offer a degree that is intellectually stimulating, provides a wide variety of study choice and turns out graduates with excellent employment prospects.

    You can study writers dating from the middle ages to the present day, and choose genres and periods that particularly appeal to you. Some of the genres you may encounter include science fiction; gothic; utopia; world literature; the graphic novel; travel writing and slave narratives. You’ll discover a wide range of authors, from which could include classics such as Geoffrey Chaucer, John Milton, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Charlotte Bronte and Oscar Wilde and more modern and contemporary authors such as Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, Chinua Achebe, Samuel Beckett, Margaret Atwood, Jackie Kay and Carol Ann Duffy. Flexibility is built into our degree programme, meaning you can immerse yourself in English Literature or combine it with another complementary subject.

    Our academics are passionate about English Literature and they teach our courses from the first year onwards, meaning they are available to help you. Our keen emphasis on employment means you will develop professional skills as part of your studies. We offer a number of placement and internship opportunities, which could include classroom experience in schools, a short placement in a creative or heritage organisations and internship opportunities, as well as a separate placement year degree.

    There is a strong international emphasis to our work and you may have the opportunity to spend your second or third year at one of our prestigious partner universities. There may also be opportunities for short study trips.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • English Literature and History (Placement Year) : BA Hons : QV32

    Studying History alongside English Literature at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of both subjects in an outstanding academic environment. Our diverse research interests allow us to offer you a particularly wide selection of historical topics and approaches to the study of History and Literature.

    You’ll enjoy frequent opportunities for stimulating discussion with your tutors and fellow students as well as plenty of scope to specialise in areas of Literature and History that particularly interest you.

    Your degree begins with courses including From Medieval to Modern: History and Historians, and English Literature. In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as The Theory and Practice of Criticism while your final-year modules may include Shakespeare, Victorian Gothic or Contemporary Literature You’ll also have the chance to undertake in-depth study of topics of your own choosing, either by doing a dissertation in place of an exam, or by undertaking a History ‘special subject’ course.

    Your placement year

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • English Literature and History : BA Hons : QV31

    Studying History alongside English Literature at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of both subjects in an outstanding academic environment. Our diverse research interests allow us to offer you a particularly wide selection of historical topics and approaches to the study of History and Literature.

    You’ll enjoy frequent opportunities for stimulating discussion with your tutors and fellow students as well as plenty of scope to specialise in areas of Literature and History that particularly interest you.

    Your degree begins with courses including From Medieval to Modern: History and Historians, and English Literature. In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as The Theory and Practice of Criticism while your final-year modules may include Shakespeare, Victorian Gothic or Contemporary Literature You’ll also have the chance to undertake in-depth study of topics of your own choosing, either by doing a dissertation in place of an exam, or by undertaking a History ‘special subject’ course.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • English Literature and Linguistics (Placement Year) : BA Hons : QQ14

    Two of our departments join forces to teach this fascinating degree. You’ll be taught by one of the country’s largest Linguistics and English Language department and an English Literature department which has a cutting-edge approach to literary study. You’ll study a broad range of literature while at the same time you will uncover the secrets contained within the language used to write them. Studying the sound, grammar and meaning systems of language means your appreciation and understanding of texts will be enhanced.

    The mixture of English Literature and Linguistics topics is evenly balanced. The degree starts with the core elements of English Literature and Linguistics, while in the second year you’ll move on to more specialised modules.

    Your placement year

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    Your fourth year

    In your final year, you’ll be able to pursue the topics that intrigue you the most. You could choose from modules such as a dissertation, Cognitive Linguistics, Contemporary Middle Eastern Literatures, Shakespeare, and many other fascinating topics.

    You’ll have regular meetings with your academic advisor and the opportunity to join our student societies which bring together students with a shared interest in writing, literature, and language.

    Your degree opens doors to jobs in speech therapy and language technology. You will be encouraged to develop your analytical and investigative skills, which are valued by employers such as law firms, management consultancies and the media. Linguistic awareness is a real boost when working for international and multicultural companies and organisations.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • English Literature and Linguistics : BA Hons : QQ13

    Two of our departments join forces to teach this fascinating degree. You’ll be taught by one of the country’s largest Linguistics and English Language department and an English Literature department which has a cutting-edge approach to literary study. You’ll study a broad range of literature while at the same time you will uncover the secrets contained within the language used to write them. Studying the sound, grammar and meaning systems of language means your appreciation and understanding of texts will be enhanced.

    The mixture of English Literature and Linguistics topics is evenly balanced. The degree starts with the core elements of English Literature and Linguistics, while in the second year you’ll move on to more specialised modules.

    In your final year, you’ll be able to pursue the topics that intrigue you the most. You could choose from modules such as a dissertation, Cognitive Linguistics, Contemporary Middle Eastern Literatures, Shakespeare, and many other fascinating topics.

    You’ll have regular meetings with your academic advisor and the opportunity to join our student societies which bring together students with a shared interest in writing, literature, and language.

    Your degree opens doors to jobs in speech therapy and language technology. You will be encouraged to develop your analytical and investigative skills, which are valued by employers such as law firms, management consultancies and the media. Linguistic awareness is a real boost when working for international and multicultural companies and organisations.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • English Literature and Philosophy (Placement Year) : BA Hons : QV34

    Your degree is taught jointly by Lancaster’s Philosophy Department and our English Literature and Creative Writing Department.

    You’ll learn how philosophical perspectives can be applied fruitfully to literature and your literary studies will elucidate the narrative structures and cultural functions of Philosophy. You’ll take various approaches to English and other literatures by diverse authors and will look at both the history of and contemporary debates in Philosophy.

    You’ll start your degree with courses including English Literature and Introduction to Philosophy. As you progress, the scheme allows you to specialise according to your own interests and strengths, with a selection of second and final-year English Literature modules and options such as The Theory and Practice of Criticism; Literature and Film; Shakespeare; History of Philosophy; Philosophy of the Mind; and Philosophy of Science.

    Your placement year

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • English Literature and Philosophy : BA Hons : QV35

    Your degree is taught jointly by Lancaster’s Philosophy Department and our English Literature and Creative Writing Department.

    You’ll learn how philosophical perspectives can be applied fruitfully to literature and your literary studies will elucidate the narrative structures and cultural functions of Philosophy. You’ll take various approaches to English and other literatures by diverse authors and will look at both the history of and contemporary debates in Philosophy.

    You’ll start your degree with courses including English Literature and Introduction to Philosophy. As you progress, the scheme allows you to specialise according to your own interests and strengths, with a selection of second and third-year English Literature modules and options such as The Theory and Practice of Criticism; Literature and Film; Shakespeare; History of Philosophy; Philosophy of the Mind; and Philosophy of Science.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • English Literature and Religious Studies : BA Hons : QV36

    The wide range of topics covered by Lancaster’s English Literature and Religious Studies degree gives you the opportunity to focus on the areas that are of most interest to you. You’ll be taught by academic staff with a national and international reputation for their research, who are passionate about their subjects and keen to support your interests.

    You’ll study a wide range of English and other literatures, scrutinise major writers and hear present-day writers discuss their work. In Religious Studies you’ll explore the history of religions and specialise in the study of religion in the modern world.

    You’ll start your degree with courses including English Literature and Religions of the Modern World. In your second and third years, you’ll be able to choose from a selection of English Literature modules and take options such as The Theory and Practice of Criticism, Literature and Film, Shakespeare, Media, Religion and Politics; Religion and Society, and Cross-Cultural Ethics.

    In the most recent national research assessment (REF 2014) English at Lancaster was ranked third for research power, behind only Oxford and Cambridge in this field. Religious Studies, as part of the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, was ranked first in the UK for research impact.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • English Literature with Creative Writing (Placement Year) : BA Hons : Q3W9

    This is a major-minor degree, comprising approximately three quarters English Literature and one quarter Creative Writing.

    In English Literature, you’ll take core and optional modules, gaining in-depth knowledge of a variety of literary writings with the opportunity to specialise in genres and periods that particularly appeal to you.

    You’ll be taught Creative Writing modules by published authors who share their expertise through workshops that focus closely on your own writing and lectures that address general issues of effective writing and professional development.

    Your placement year

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • English Literature with Creative Writing : BA Hons : Q3W8

    This is a major-minor degree, comprising approximately three quarters English Literature and one quarter Creative Writing.

    In English Literature, you’ll take core and optional modules, gaining in-depth knowledge of a variety of literary writings with the opportunity to specialise in genres and periods that particularly appeal to you.

    You’ll be taught Creative Writing modules by published authors who share their expertise through workshops that focus closely on your own writing and lectures that address general issues of effective writing and professional development.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • English Literature, Creative Writing and Practice (Placement Year) : BA Hons : QW39

    This combined major degree enables you to spend as much time on Creative Writing as you do on English Literature. Our programme offers you a rigorous and inspiring study of Literature while Creative Writing workshops, lectures and readings help you develop your own writing.

    In addition to the core English Literature modules, your degree includes an Introduction to Creative Writing in the first year, an intermediary workshop in the second year, and an advanced workshop in the final year. You can also choose special units, where one of our tutors gives you deeper guidance in their own specialism, be it writing for the stage, long fiction or poetry. All Creative Writing modules are taught by published authors, who bring real-world experience to their teaching.

    In your final term of each year, you will study both collaboratively and independently to complete a portfolio to be submitted for assessment.

    Your placement year

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • English Literature, Creative Writing and Practice : BA Hons : QW38

    This combined major degree enables you to spend as much time on Creative Writing as you do on English Literature. Our programme offers you a rigorous and inspiring study of Literature while Creative Writing workshops, lectures and readings help you develop your own writing.

    In addition to the core English Literature modules, your degree includes an Introduction to Creative Writing in the first year, an intermediary workshop in the second year, and an advanced workshop in the final year. You can also choose special units, where one of our tutors gives you deeper guidance in their own specialism, be it writing for the stage, long fiction or poetry. All Creative Writing modules are taught by published authors, who bring real-world experience to their teaching.

    In your final term of each year, you will study both collaboratively and independently to complete a portfolio to be submitted for assessment.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Environmental Science (Placement Year) : BSc Hons : F752

    Discover the global challenges facing our environment through a series of fascinating topics that are brought to life out in the field and in dedicated state-of-the-art laboratories. Benefit from support to secure a paid placement enabling you to experience twelve months working in the type of organisation that you might aspire to join when you graduate.

    This flexible programme draws from a wide range of scientific disciplines to build a degree that matches your interests and career aspirations. Covering both natural and man-made environments, we will explore the main factors and processes that control today’s environment; how the environment has evolved to its current state; and how environmental conditions may change in the future.

    Throughout your degree, you will be taught by internationally-renowned academics, and will have access to our state-of-the-art laboratories, which offer excellent facilities for practical work.

    We offer a range of exciting fieldwork opportunities during your degree: you can choose to examine glaciers and landscapes in Iceland; undertake geomorphology work in northern Spain; or study water and environmental management in Croatia. We also provide geology field modules which include work in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

    To prepare students for their work placement year, our Careers and Placements Team will provide advice and guidance on: the skills required to create effective CVs, cover letters and applications; tips and techniques on how to make an impact at interviews and assessment centres; how to create a relevant digital profile; and how to research employers and career sectors of interest. In addition, there is great emphasis placed upon developing self-awareness and on how to present yourself in a professional manner to employers. This optional provision will be delivered via a blend of traditional and digital methods including face-to-face workshops, online webinars, e-courses and 1:1 appointments.

    Your first year will address many of the fundamental themes of environmental science, from understanding hydrology and flood risk to learning about the atmosphere, weather and climate. In addition, you will take a Placement Preparation module which provides guidance on writing your CV, finding a placement and interview techniques.

    Second year modules build on themes introduced in Year 1, whilst allowing you to apply your knowledge in a residential fieldwork module at Carrock Fell in the scenic Lake District. This week-long module allows you to engage with the environment first-hand in an informal and practical setting. You will also take part in a ‘work-based learning’ module designed to provide guidance and support as you apply for nationally advertised placements and help you gain the most from your placement year.

    Specialisation begins in the second year with the aim to prepare you for your final year dissertation. In your second year, you will be given flexibility to shape your own path and focus on a specific topic, be it geological hazards, soil science, environmental radioactivity or glacial systems.

    You will spend your third year on placement, which may be in a science or non-science position. The placement offers you the opportunity to work as a full-time employee of the organisation whilst still receiving both academic and pastoral support from Lancaster University.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    The final year dissertation gives you an opportunity to work on a subject that really interests you. Many students choose projects with a substantial fieldwork component, benefitting from our strong links with external organisations in the UK and abroad. Alternatively, you can conduct your research in our own state-of-the-art laboratories, or gain access to resources from other departments to enable computer-based modelling, for example.

    In addition to your subject knowledge, you will gain communication and information technology skills and will become familiar with data handling and environmental sampling and analysis. Considerable weight is placed upon these transferable skills by potential employers.

    Assessment

    The assessment process varies across modules, but includes laboratory reports, essays, independent project reports, group presentations, multiple-choice tests and exams. Assessment is an on-going process, rather than being left solely until the end of the module. This means we are able to offer feedback to you throughout your degree and, equally as importantly, it relieves pressure on you when modules are examined at the end of each year.

    Our community

    We offer support in a variety of ways to ensure that you achieve your full academic potential. You’ll be assigned a student mentor to help you settle in, and you can receive help with any aspect of your degree from your academic tutor, Director of Studies, teaching coordinators and student learning advisor. We strive to inspire and encourage our future environmental scientists.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Environmental Science (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons : F754

    Discover the global challenges facing our environment and broaden your horizons with an exciting international placement.

    This flexible programme draws from a wide range of scientific disciplines to build a degree that matches your interests and career aspirations. Covering both natural and man-made environments, we will explore the main factors and processes that control today’s environment; how the environment has evolved to its current state; and how environmental conditions may change in the future.

    You will spend the second year of your degree studying at another world-class university in North America, Australasia or Europe. There, you will undertake a similar set of modules that you would at Lancaster, whilst broadening your horizons and engaging with a different culture and society.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    Your first year will address many of the fundamental themes of environmental science, from understanding hydrology and flood risk to learning about the atmosphere, weather and climate. You will be taught by internationally-renowned academics, and will have access to our state-of-the-art laboratories, which offer excellent facilities for practical work.

    Second year modules, taken abroad, will build on themes introduced in Year 1, whilst offering you a range of specialist modules to choose from. You will be given flexibility to shape your own path and focus on a specific topic area, be it geological hazards, soil science, environmental radioactivity or glacial systems.

    The third year dissertation gives you an opportunity to work on a subject that really interests you. Many students choose projects with a substantial fieldwork component, benefitting from our strong links with external organisations in the UK and abroad. Alternatively, you can conduct your research in our own state-of-the-art laboratories, or gain access to resources from other departments to enable computer-based modelling, for example.

    In addition to your subject knowledge, you will gain communication and information technology skills and will become familiar with data handling and environmental sampling and analysis. Throughout your degree, considerable weight is placed upon these transferable skills by potential employers.

    MSci Hons Environmental Science Study Abroad

    You can also choose to Study Abroad on our MSci Hons Environmental Science degree. It includes all the content offered in the BSc programme with an added fourth year where you’ll study a variety of Masters level modules and complete an extended research project.

    Assessment

    The assessment process varies across modules, but includes laboratory reports, essays, independent project reports, group presentations, multiple-choice tests and exams. Assessment is an on-going process, rather than being left solely until the end of the module. This means we are able to offer feedback to you throughout your degree and, equally as importantly, it relieves pressure on you when modules are examined at the end of each year.

    Our community

    We offer support in a variety of ways to ensure that you achieve your full academic potential. You’ll be assigned a student mentor to help you settle in, and you can receive help with any aspect of your degree from your academic tutor, Director of Studies, teaching coordinators and student learning advisor. We strive to inspire and encourage our future environmental scientists.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Environmental Science (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons : F851

    Discover the global challenges facing our environment and broaden your horizons with an exciting international placement.

    This flexible programme draws from a wide range of scientific disciplines to build a degree that matches your interests and career aspirations. Covering both natural and man-made environments, we will explore the main factors and processes that control today’s environment; how the environment has evolved to its current state; and how environmental conditions may change in the future.

    You will spend the second year of your degree studying at another world-class university in North America, Australasia or Europe. There, you will undertake a similar set of modules that you would at Lancaster, whilst broadening your horizons and engaging with a different culture and society.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    Your first year will address many of the fundamental themes of environmental science, from understanding hydrology and flood risk to learning about the atmosphere, weather and climate. You will be taught by internationally-renowned academics, and will have access to our state-of-the-art laboratories, which offer excellent facilities for practical work.

    Second year modules, taken abroad, will build on themes introduced in Year 1, whilst offering you a range of specialist modules to choose from. You will be given flexibility to shape your own path and focus on a specific topic area, be it geological hazards, soil science, environmental radioactivity or glacial systems.

    The third year dissertation gives you an opportunity to work on a subject that really interests you. Many students choose projects with a substantial fieldwork component, benefitting from our strong links with external organisations in the UK and abroad. Alternatively, you can conduct your research in our own state-of-the-art laboratories, or gain access to resources from other departments to enable computer-based modelling, for example.

    This programme includes a fourth year of study which enables you to undertake an extended research project. You will also be given an opportunity to choose from a range of Masters level modules, such as Lake Ecology, and Flood Forecasting and Flood Risk Management.

    In addition to your subject knowledge, you will gain communication and information technology skills and will become familiar with data handling and environmental sampling and analysis. Throughout your degree, considerable weight is placed upon these transferable skills by potential employers.

    MSci Hons Environmental Science

    As an alternative to our Study Abroad degree, you may wish to consider the MSci Hons Environmental Science variant. You will spend your second year at Lancaster instead of at one of our partnering universities.

    Assessment

    The assessment process varies across modules, but includes laboratory reports, essays, independent project reports, group presentations, multiple-choice tests and exams. Assessment is an on-going process, rather than being left solely until the end of the module. This means we are able to offer feedback to you throughout your degree and, equally as importantly, it relieves pressure on you when modules are examined at the end of each year.

    Our community

    We offer support in a variety of ways to ensure that you achieve your full academic potential. You’ll be assigned a student mentor to help you settle in, and you can receive help with any aspect of your degree from your academic tutor, Director of Studies, teaching coordinators and student learning advisor. We strive to inspire and encourage our future environmental scientists.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Environmental Science : BSc Hons : F750

    Discover the global challenges facing our environment through a series of fascinating topics that are brought to life out in the field and in dedicated state-of-the-art laboratories.

    This flexible programme draws from a wide range of scientific disciplines to build a degree that matches your interests and career aspirations. Covering both natural and man-made environments, we will explore the main factors and processes that control today’s environment; how the environment has evolved to its current state; and how environmental conditions may change in the future.

    Throughout your degree, you will be taught by internationally-renowned academics, and will have access to our state-of-the-art laboratories, which offer excellent facilities for practical work.

    Your first year will address many of the fundamental themes of environmental science, from understanding hydrology and flood risk to learning about the atmosphere, weather and climate.

    Second year modules build on themes introduced in Year 1, whilst allowing you to apply your knowledge in a residential fieldwork module at Carrock Fells in the scenic Lake District. This week-long module allows you to engage with the environment first-hand in an informal and practical setting. Additionally, we offer a range of other exciting fieldwork opportunities: you can choose to examine glaciers or ecology in Switzerland; undertake geomorphology work in northern Spain; or study water and environmental management in Croatia. We also provide geology field modules which include work in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

    Specialisation begins in the second year with the aim to prepare you for your third year dissertation. In your second year you will be given flexibility to shape your own path and focus on a specific topic, be it geological hazards, soil science, environmental radioactivity or glacial systems.

    The third year dissertation gives you an opportunity to work on a subject that really interests you. Many students choose projects with a substantial fieldwork component, benefitting from our strong links with external organisations in the UK and abroad. Alternatively, you can conduct your research in our own state-of-the-art laboratories, or gain access to resources from other departments to enable computer-based modelling, for example.

    In addition to your subject knowledge, you will gain communication and information technology skills and will become familiar with data handling and environmental sampling and analysis. Throughout your degree, considerable weight is placed upon these transferable skills by potential employers.

    MSci Hons Environmental Science

    During your degree, you may be able to move to our MSci Hons Environmental Science programme which includes all the content available on this degree as well as a fourth year offering a variety of Masters level modules and enabling you to undertake an extended research project.

    Environmental Science Study Abroad degrees

    Broaden your horizons with our Environmental Science Study Abroad programme, available as a three-year BSc Hons or four-year MSci Hons degree. You will spend the second year of your degree studying at one of our partnering universities in North America, Australasia or Europe, allowing you the opportunity to gain experience of a different culture and society whilst studying a similar set of modules to those we offer at Lancaster.

    Assessment

    The assessment process varies across modules, but includes laboratory reports, essays, independent project reports, group presentations, multiple-choice tests and exams. Assessment is an on-going process, rather than being left solely until the end of the module. This means we are able to offer feedback to you throughout your degree and, equally as importantly, it relieves pressure on you when modules are examined at the end of each year.

    Our community

    We offer support in a variety of ways to ensure that you achieve your full academic potential. You’ll be assigned a student mentor to help you settle in, and you can receive help with any aspect of your degree from your academic tutor, Director of Studies, teaching coordinators and student learning advisor. We strive to inspire and encourage our future environmental scientists.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Environmental Science : MSci Hons : F850

    Discover the global challenges facing our environment through a series of fascinating topics that are brought to life out in the field and in dedicated state-of-the-art laboratories.

    This flexible programme draws from a wide range of scientific disciplines to build a degree that matches your interests and career aspirations. Covering both natural and man-made environments, we will explore the main factors and processes that control today’s environment; how the environment has evolved to its current state; and how environmental conditions may change in the future.

    Throughout your degree, you will be taught by internationally-renowned academics, and will have access to our state-of-the-art laboratories, which offer excellent facilities for practical work.

    Your first year will address many of the fundamental themes of environmental science, from understanding hydrology and flood risk to learning about the atmosphere, weather and climate.

    Second year modules build on themes introduced in Year 1, whilst allowing you to apply your knowledge in a residential fieldwork module at Carrock Fells in the scenic Lake District. This week-long module allows you to engage with the environment first-hand in an informal and practical setting. Additionally, we offer a range of other exciting fieldwork opportunities: you can choose to examine glaciers and landscapes in Iceland; undertake geomorphology work in northern Spain; or study water and environmental management in Croatia. We also provide geology field modules in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

    Specialisation begins in the second year with the aim to prepare you for your third year dissertation. In your second year you will be given flexibility to shape your own path and focus on a specific topic area, be it geological hazards, soil science, environmental radioactivity or glacial systems.

    The third year dissertation gives you an opportunity to work on a subject that really interests you. Many students choose projects with a substantial fieldwork component, benefitting from our strong links with external organisations in the UK and abroad. Alternatively, you can conduct your research in our own state-of-the-art laboratories, or gain access to resources from other departments to enable computer-based modelling, for example.

    This programme includes a fourth year of study which enables you to undertake an extended research project. You will also be given an opportunity to choose from a range of Masters level modules, such as Lake Ecology, and Flood Forecasting and Flood Risk Management.

    In addition to your subject knowledge, you will gain communication and information technology skills and will become familiar with data handling and environmental sampling and analysis. Throughout your degree, considerable weight is placed upon these transferable skills by potential employers.

    MSci Hons Environmental Science Study Abroad option

    If you want to broaden your horizons, our MSci Hons Environmental Science Study Abroad programme allows you to spend the second year of your degree studying at one of our partnering universities in North America, Australasia or Europe. You will have the opportunity to gain experience of a different culture and society whilst studying a similar set of modules to those we offer at Lancaster.

    Assessment

    The assessment process varies across modules, but includes laboratory reports, essays, independent project reports, group presentations, multiple-choice tests and exams. Assessment is an on-going process, rather than being left solely until the end of the module. This means we are able to offer feedback to you throughout your degree and, equally as importantly, it relieves pressure on you when modules are examined at the end of each year.

    Our community

    We offer support in a variety of ways to ensure that you achieve your full academic potential. You’ll be assigned a student mentor to help you settle in, and you can receive help with any aspect of your degree from your academic tutor, Director of Studies, teaching coordinators and student learning advisor. We strive to inspire and encourage our future environmental scientists.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Ethics, Philosophy and Religion : BA Hons : VV56

    What is the meaning of life? What does it mean to be human? What do we owe to other people? How can we understand our relationship with the divine? What does it mean to talk about the divine or the infinite? Can we have decent and meaningful human relationships without the presence of something greater? Are these questions universal, or culturally specific? The degree in Ethics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster addresses these questions from a variety of philosophical and religious perspectives.

    In your first year, you will take the core module Ethics, Philosophy and Religion which provides you with the opportunity to gain the knowledge, academic techniques and skills to approach fundamental questions about the meaning of life and the human condition with confidence and, crucially, to consider what is at stake in ethical reasoning with self-assurance and maturity. Also in your first year, you will either take the module Religion in the Modern World or Introduction to Philosophy or both.

    In your second year you must take either PPR. 207 Moral Philosophy or PPR. 259 Constructing Christian Ethics and Politics.In your final year, you will choose from a variety of modules and also have the option to complete a Dissertation on a subject that interests you.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Film Studies (Placement Year) : BA Hons : P304

    Your degree recognises cinema’s role as a major cultural form and investigates film through a variety of approaches. You’ll examine cinema’s aesthetic, social and political importance in the context of an increasingly visual and media-orientated culture, while also investigating the intersections between contemporary art, theatre, dance, music, sound and film. Film at Lancaster provides a framework for the close analysis of individual films. You will study cinema history and the social significance of films and will develop a detailed understanding of the techniques of film production. While Film Studies is primarily an academic programme, students have the opportunity to make their own digital film in all three years of the course. We have excellent technical resources, including digital editing equipment. You can choose from a range of modules and will develop skills that can lead to postgraduate study and careers in the media, advertising and marketing.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Film Studies : BA Hons : P303

    Your degree recognises cinema’s role as a major cultural form and investigates film through a variety of approaches. You’ll examine cinema’s aesthetic, social and political importance in the context of an increasingly visual and media-orientated culture, while also investigating the intersections between contemporary art, theatre, dance, music, sound and film. Film at Lancaster provides a framework for the close analysis of individual films. You will study cinema history and the social significance of films and will develop a detailed understanding of the techniques of film production. While Film Studies is primarily an academic programme, students have the opportunity to make their own digital film in all three years of the course. We have excellent technical resources, including digital editing equipment. You can choose from a range of modules and will develop skills that can lead to postgraduate study and careers in the media, advertising and marketing.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Film and Creative Writing (Placement Year) : BA Hons : PW39

    Lancaster's degree in Film and Creative Writing is taught jointly by the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts and the Department of English and Creative Writing. It combines the study of Film with the writing of original and imaginative fiction, poetry or plays. These two different focuses reinforce and complement each other. Your Creative Writing modules are taught by a team of widely published authors through a combination of lectures, readings, practice and discussion in regular tutor-led workshops. Your degree includes an Introduction to Creative Writing in your first year, and in your second and third years of study you will choose additional genre-specific units such as Short Fiction, Poetry Writing or Creative Non-fiction. Film at Lancaster is a stimulating and intellectually engaging course which provides a framework for the close analysis of individual films. You will study cinema history and the social significance of films and will develop a detailed understanding of the techniques of film production. You will also have the opportunity to produce short films in all three years of your study. You can choose from a range of specialist courses and will develop skills that can lead to postgraduate study and careers in the media, advertising and marketing.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Film and Creative Writing : BA Hons : PW38

    Lancaster's degree in Film and Creative Writing is taught jointly by the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts and the Department of English and Creative Writing. It combines the study of Film with the writing of original and imaginative fiction, poetry or plays. These two different focuses reinforce and complement each other. Your Creative Writing modules are taught by a team of widely published authors through a combination of lectures, readings, practice and discussion in regular tutor-led workshops. Your degree includes an Introduction to Creative Writing in your first year, and in your second and third years of study you will choose additional genre-specific units such as Short Fiction, Poetry Writing or Creative Non-fiction. Film at Lancaster is a stimulating and intellectually engaging course which provides a framework for the close analysis of individual films. You will study cinema history and the social significance of films and will develop a detailed understanding of the techniques of film production. You will also have the opportunity to produce short films in all three years of your study. You can choose from a range of specialist courses and will develop skills that can lead to postgraduate study and careers in the media, advertising and marketing.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Film and English Literature (Placement Year) : BA Hons : PQ34

    Taking Film and English Literature at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to study for a stimulating degree scheme based jointly at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) and the Department of English and Creative Writing.

    Your Film degree examines cinema’s aesthetic importance in the context of an increasingly visual and media-oriented culture, while investigating the connections between contemporary art, theatre, music and film. Lancaster’s course is academic rather than vocational, but you will have the opportunity at each year of the programme to make your own digital films using the University’s state-of-the-art equipment.

    In English Literature, you’ll explore texts of different periods and genres, develop a deeper understanding of literature’s role in society, and discover new approaches. The department has an established interest in intersections between literature and film.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Film and English Literature : BA Hons : PQ33

    Taking Film and English Literature at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to study for a stimulating degree scheme based jointly at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) and the Department of English and Creative Writing.

    Your Film degree examines cinema’s aesthetic importance in the context of an increasingly visual and media-oriented culture, while investigating the connections between contemporary art, theatre, music and film. Lancaster’s course is academic rather than vocational, but you will have the opportunity at each year of the programme to make your own digital films using the University’s state-of-the-art equipment.

    In English Literature, you’ll explore texts of different periods and genres, develop a deeper understanding of literature’s role in society, and discover new approaches. The department has an established interest in intersections between literature and film.

    You’ll begin your degree with modules including English Literature and Introduction to Film. In your second year, you’ll study subjects such Literature and Film and Global Cinema before completing your degree with a Film Dissertation module.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Film and Philosophy (Placement Year) : BA Hons : PV36

    Lancaster’s combined Film and Philosophy degree is taught jointly by academics in the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion.

    Your degree aims to provide you with the information and theoretical frameworks for understanding films as crucial cultural artefacts. You’ll have the opportunity to study the aesthetic importance of cinema in the context of an increasingly visual and media-oriented culture, while investigating the connections between contemporary art, theatre, music and film. Lancaster’s course is academic rather than vocational, but you will have the opportunity at each year of the programme to make your own digital film using the University’s film equipment.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Film and Philosophy : BA Hons : PV35

    Lancaster’s combined Film and Philosophy degree is taught jointly by academics in the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion.

    Your degree aims to provide you with the information and theoretical frameworks for understanding films as crucial cultural artefacts. You’ll have the opportunity to study the aesthetic importance of cinema in the context of an increasingly visual and media-oriented culture, while investigating the connections between contemporary art, theatre, music and film. Lancaster’s course is academic rather than vocational, but you will have the opportunity at each year of the programme to make your own digital film using the University’s film equipment.

    You’ll be able to select from a wide range of options in both disciplines to complement your compulsory modules, beginning with the core first-year modules Introduction to Film and Introduction to Philosophy. In your second year, your courses include Global Cinema and you’ll complete a Film Dissertation in your third year.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Film and Sociology (Placement Year) : BA Hons : PL34

    Taking Film and Sociology at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to learn from academics at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts and our Sociology Department.

    Film combines particularly well with Sociology because it examines cinema's role as a major contemporary cultural form that influences, reflects and shapes social values and beliefs. You’ll examine cinema’s aesthetic importance in the context of an increasingly visual and media-oriented culture, while investigating the connections between contemporary art, theatre, music and film.

    You’ll be able to select from a wide range of options in both disciplines to complement your core modules – see the course structure tab for more information. Lancaster’s film programme is academic rather than vocational, but you will have the opportunity at each year of the course to make your own digital film using the University’s state-of-the-art equipment.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Film and Sociology : BA Hons : PL33

    Taking Film and Sociology at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to learn from academics at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts and our Sociology Department.

    Film combines particularly well with Sociology because it examines cinema's role as a major contemporary cultural form that influences, reflects and shapes social values and beliefs. You’ll examine cinema’s aesthetic importance in the context of an increasingly visual and media-oriented culture, while investigating the connections between contemporary art, theatre, music and film.

    You’ll be able to select from a wide range of options in both disciplines to complement your core modules – see the course structure tab for more information. Lancaster’s film programme is academic rather than vocational, but you will have the opportunity at each year of the course to make your own digital film using the University’s state-of-the-art equipment.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Film and Theatre (Placement Year) : BA Hons : PW35

    Lancaster's degree in Film and Theatre, taught by the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) gives you the opportunity to study contemporary theatre performance alongside the history and theory of film.Film at Lancaster is a stimulating and intellectually engaging course which provides a framework for the close analysis of individual films. You will study cinema history and the social significance of films and will develop a detailed understanding of the techniques of film production. You will also have the opportunity to produce short films in all three years of your study. You can choose from a range of specialist courses and will develop skills that can lead to postgraduate study and careers in the media, advertising and marketing.Studying Theatre at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to learn about innovative twentieth and twenty first century theatre and performance through an exciting and varied mix of theoretical and practical approaches. You will gain critical and creative skills that open up possibilities for working in theatre, while making you attractive to a wide range of other employers.You will begin your degree with core courses including an Introduction to Film Studies and an Introduction to Theatre Studies. In your second year you’ll move on to subjects such as Global Cinema, Performance Composition and our LICA interdisciplinary module Critical Reflections. You will then complete your degree by choosing a selection of the Film and Theatre modules we offer such as Advanced Film Theory, Film and Comic Books, Contemporary British Theatre and Applied Theatre Practice.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience will boost your employment prospects and will help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings. Our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement that will support your professional development. Applying for a placement is a competitive process and the preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in your placement applications. You will also be provided with dedicated workshops, 1:1 appointments with careers professionals as well as opportunities to speak with employers here on campus.

    During the placement year you will remain a Lancaster University student which means that you will still be eligible for a student loan, have access to facilities such as the library and receive discounts on transport and council tax. Your tuition fee will be reduced to 20% during the placement year.

    The placement will enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice and this will benefit your final year of study. This is an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers which will place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Film and Theatre : BA Hons : PW34

    Lancaster's degree in Film and Theatre, taught by the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) gives you the opportunity to study contemporary theatre performance alongside the history and theory of film. Film at Lancaster is a stimulating and intellectually engaging course which provides a framework for the close analysis of individual films. You will study cinema history and the social significance of films and will develop a detailed understanding of the techniques of film production. You will also have the opportunity to produce short films in all three years of your study. You can choose from a range of specialist courses and will develop skills that can lead to postgraduate study and careers in the media, advertising and marketing. Studying Theatre at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to learn about innovative twentieth and twenty first century theatre and performance through an exciting and varied mix of theoretical and practical approaches. You will gain critical and creative skills that open up possibilities for working in theatre, while making you attractive to a wide range of other employers. You will begin your degree with core courses including an Introduction to Film Studies and an Introduction to Theatre Studies. In your second year you’ll move on to subjects such as Global Cinema, Performance Composition and our LICA interdisciplinary module Critical Reflections.You will then complete your degree by choosing a selection of the Film and Theatre modules we offer such as Advanced Film Theory, Film and Comic Books, Contemporary British Theatre and Applied Theatre Practice.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Film, Media and Cultural Studies (Placement Year) : BA Hons : PL37

    Lancaster’s degree in Film, Media and Cultural Studies, taught by the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts and the Sociology department gives you the opportunity to study film within the broader areas of communications and entertainment media and culture. Film at Lancaster is a stimulating and intellectually engaging course which provides a framework for the close analysis of individual films. You will study cinema history and the social significance of films and will develop a detailed understanding of the techniques of film production. You will also have the opportunity to produce short films in all three years of your study. You can choose from a range of specialist courses and will develop skills that can lead to postgraduate study and careers in the media, advertising and marketing. Media and Cultural Studies at Lancaster is similarly theoretical and analytical but also contains practical components and skills embedded within the core curriculum. This programme is concerned with the critical study of media and culture and offers you the opportunity to examine historical and contemporary issues and debates. We will cover such themes as media history, politics and power, subcultures and marginal cultures, the role played by media in contemporary activist movements, the relationship between media, gender, race, ability, disability and body image, and making, reforming and hacking the public sphere.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Film, Media and Cultural Studies : BA Hons : PL36

    Lancaster’s degree in Film, Media and Cultural Studies, taught by the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts and the Sociology department gives you the opportunity to study film within the broader areas of communications and entertainment media and culture. Film at Lancaster is a stimulating and intellectually engaging course which provides a framework for the close analysis of individual films. You will study cinema history and the social significance of films and will develop a detailed understanding of the techniques of film production. You will also have the opportunity to produce short films in all three years of your study. You can choose from a range of specialist courses and will develop skills that can lead to postgraduate study and careers in the media, advertising and marketing. The Media and Cultural Studies programme at Lancaster is similarly theoretical and analytical but also contains practical components and skills embedded within the core curriculum. This programme is concerned with the critical study of media and culture and offers you the opportunity to examine historical and contemporary issues and debates. We will cover such themes as media history, politics and power, subcultures and marginal cultures, the role played by media in contemporary activist movements, the relationship between media, gender, race, ability, disability and body image, and making, reforming and hacking the public sphere. On this combined programme of study you will take the core modules from the Film Studies programme and the closely related Media and Cultural Studies programme. You can choose optional modules from a wide range of topics (see Course Structure section in above menu). In your final year, you will complete an independent research Dissertation, where staff will support you on a topic of your choice, and where you have the option to combine practical and written elements.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Finance (Industry) : BSc Hons : N301

    Finance is a challenging, exciting arena vital to the world economy. Do you aspire to be a future leader? A global influencer? Hungry for a career in investment and finance? This degree offers the perfect balance of academic theory and practical experience.

    There’s ample opportunity to tailor your studies. We begin with the bedrock of finance theory and methodology. You’ll then study programming for financial applications, portfolio management, international financial markets, and advanced corporate finance.

    Your first year includes Accounting and Finance, Quantitative Methods for Finance and Investment plus Principles of Economic B. Second year students learn about Corporate Finance, Financial Engineering, Econometrics and Programing for Finance Applications.

    A year spent on placement allows you to gain valuable practical experience, with previous students joining companies such as Airbus, GE Aviation, Samsung and The Walt Disney Company.

    When you return to Lancaster, you choose all your final year modules, from Investments to Corporate Finance. There is no dissertation.

    You can get a taste of real-time investing through our student investment fund and trading floor simulation system, complete with Bloomberg terminals. You’ll use a computerised investing strategy for competitive advantage, discovering more about automated trading and algorithms. You’ll also study Python, the programming language which is a key component of finance technology. The Department of Accounting and Finance will support you in finding internship opportunities in leading investment banks, asset management and insurance companies.

    You will be led by academics at the frontier of financial research. Our professors are working on major European projects including investigating how to apply artificial intelligence to banking. Our researchers are also working on the art, precision and effectiveness of factor investing and hedge fund strategies. The Department has developed strong links with the Bank of England, top asset management companies, financial regulators and economists across the world.

    Our graduates leave as independent thinkers, problem solvers and skilled communicators. Their ability to analyse information quickly and precisely, respond to challenges, and work with others make them highly attractive to employers.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Finance : BSc Hons : N300

    Finance is challenging, exciting and vital to the world economy. Do you aspire to be a future leader? A global influencer? Hungry for a career in investment and finance? This degree offers the perfect balance of academic theory and practical experience.

    There’s ample opportunity to tailor your studies. We begin with the bedrock of finance theory and methodology. You’ll then study programming for financial applications, portfolio management, international financial markets, and advanced corporate finance.

    Your first year includes Accounting and Finance, Quantitative Methods for Finance and Investment plus a third subject. Second year students learn about Corporate Finance, Financial Engineering, Econometrics and Programing for Financial Applications. In your final year, you choose all your modules, from Portfolio Management, Financial Markets, Bloomberg Analysis and Advanced Corporate Finance.

    You can get a taste of real-time investing through our student investment fund and trading floor simulation system, complete with Bloomberg terminals. You’ll use a computerised investing strategy for competitive advantage, discovering more about automated trading and algorithms. You’ll also study Python, the programming language which is a key component of fintech. The Department of Accounting and Finance will support you for summer internship opportunities in leading investment banks, asset management and insurance companies.

    You will be led by academics at the frontier of financial research. Our professors are working on major European projects including investigating how to apply artificial intelligence to banking. Our researchers are also working on the art, precision and effectiveness of factor investing and hedge fund strategies. The department has developed strong links with the Bank of England, top asset management companies, financial regulators and economists across the world.

    Our graduates leave as independent thinkers, problem solvers and skilled communicators. Their ability to analyse information quickly and precisely, respond to challenges, and work with others, makes them highly attractive to employers.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Finance and Economics (Industry) : BSc Hons : NL32

    How do stock markets work? What is the link between exchange rates and interest rates? How do betting markets operate? Finance and economics are intrinsic to how the modern world functions. Our joint honours degree provides an excellent foundation for a career in management and finance and you’ll gain valuable experience of economics and finance in action during your paid placement year in industry.

    Your financial studies will cover areas such as capital markets, investment decision-making and financial statement analysis. You will look at economics from an individual and international level, and examine issues such as the crisis in banking, fairness in organisations and CEO salaries.

    You don’t need an Economics A level as all first years study the Principles of Economics and Quantitative Methods. Our Introduction to Accounting and Finance gives you a strong foundation in concepts and techniques, using real-world financial data for actual companies. In the second year, you’ll learn about topics including capital management, matrix algebra and applying econometrics using the statistical package SPSS. You will also build on your knowledge of micro and macro-economics.

    Your third year is spent in industry. You’ll be supported in securing a placement, with past students joining companies such as IBM, Lloyds Bank, Microsoft, PwC and the Bank of England. Roles on offer range from project management and logistics to investment, business development and risk. Most placements are in the UK but there are some options overseas.

    When you return to Lancaster, your final year offers a wealth of options from International Trade to Game Theory. You can extract, analyse and interpret data using the Bloomberg Professional terminals in our Financial Markets Lab to solve real-life financial problems. There is also an option to prepare for your Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 examination.

    Our graduates’ analytical skills mean many secure places on training schemes with accounting firms, banks and other financial institutions.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Finance and Economics : BSc Hons : NL31

    How do stock markets work? What is the link between exchange rates and interest rates? How do betting markets operate? Finance and economics are intrinsic to how the modern world functions. Our three-year joint honours degree provides an excellent foundation for a career in management and finance.

    You will be taught by our leading Management School academics who are at the frontier of financial research. There is a firm emphasis on figures, not essays. It was one of our teaching team, Prof. Ian Walker, who made headlines researching the best return on student investment according to graduate salaries.

    Your financial studies will cover areas such as capital markets, investment decision-making and financial statement analysis. You will look at economics from an individual and international level, and we will examine issues such as the crisis in banking, fairness in organisations and CEO salaries.

    All first years study the Principles of Economics and Quantitative Methods. Our Introduction to Accounting and Finance gives you a strong foundation in concepts and techniques, using real-world financial data from actual companies. In the second year, you’ll learn about topics including capital management, matrix algebra and applying econometrics using the statistical package SPSS. You will also build on your knowledge of micro and macro-economics.

    Your final year offers a huge choice of options from International Trade to Game Theory. You can extract, analyse and interpret data using the Bloomberg Professional terminals in our Financial Markets Lab to solve real-life financial problems. There is also an option to prepare for your Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 examination.

    Our graduates’ analytical skills mean many secure places on training schemes with accounting firms, banks and other financial institutions.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Financial Mathematics (Placement Year) : BSc Hons : GN1J

    Financial mathematicians are interested in making good decisions in the face of uncertainty. Through our rigorous programme, you will develop the skills and knowledge to become a major decision maker and influencer in your chosen career and gain valuable real-world experience in industry.

    Financial maths is about learning to interpret and manipulate data to draw valuable conclusions and make predictions. This is particularly important in business and finance, but the skills gained from this programme are widely applicable and highly sought after. During the course, you will be able to draw on expertise from three specialist departments: Mathematics and Statistics; Accounting and Finance; and Economics. You will also benefit from completing a year of full-time work experience, providing you with invaluable experience and an insight into the real-world workplace.

    During your first year, you will build on your previous knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. Modules cover a wide range of topics from calculus, probability and statistics to logic, proofs and theorems. As well as developing your technical knowledge and mathematical skills, you will also enhance your data analysis, problem-solving and quantitative reasoning skills. During this year, you will also receive an introduction to accounting and finance, which will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and techniques of the discipline, including financial accounting, managerial finance, and financial statement analysis.

    In the second year, you will further develop your knowledge in analysis, probability and statistics. During this year, you will also begin to explore advanced finance and will benefit from modules in economics at managerial level. These will provide you with insight into micro and macroeconomics, and their related issues. You will develop real-world knowledge and experience by applying your analytical skills, interpreting events and evaluating policies. This will be instrumental in developing a career related to banking, finance, international payments and exchange rates, and monetary policy.

    To prepare students for their work placement year, our Careers and Placements Team will provide advice and guidance on: the skills required to create effective CVs, cover letters and applications; tips and techniques on how to make an impact at interviews and assessment centres; how to create a relevant digital profile; and how to research employers and career sectors of interest. In addition, there is great emphasis placed upon developing self-awareness and on how to present yourself in a professional manner to employers. This optional provision will be delivered via a blend of traditional and digital methods including face-to-face workshops, online webinars, e-courses and 1:1 appointments.

    The third year will take you away from the academic environment and into the workplace. You will spend this year with one of our partner organisations, putting what you have learnt into practice and gaining experience of a real workplace. This is a fantastic opportunity to see how what you have studied applies to the real-world and gives you the chance to get a taster of a potential career. This experience will be highly beneficial once you begin researching your career and applying for jobs.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    Returning to Lancaster in the fourth year to complete your study, you will delve deeper into the theory of probability and will explore the concept of statistical inference. Alongside this, you will build upon the valuable industry and employability skills gained during your placement through a dedicated careers-focused module. This final year will also be highly customisable, allowing you to select from a range of modules to suit your own interests and career aspirations.

    MSci Financial Mathematics

    In addition to our BSc, we also offer a MSci Financial Mathematics programme that includes an additional year of study and a substantial research project. This programme will provide you with Masters-level proficiency in mathematical analysis and concepts, as well as specialist financial knowledge.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Financial Mathematics : BSc Hons : GN13

    Financial mathematicians are interested in making good decisions in the face of uncertainty. Through our rigorous programme, you will develop the skills and knowledge to become a major decision maker and influencer in your chosen career.

    Financial maths is about learning to interpret and manipulate data to draw valuable conclusions and make predictions. This is particularly important in business and finance, but the skills gained from this programme are widely applicable and highly sought after. Over the three years, you will be able to draw on expertise from three specialist departments: Mathematics and Statistics; Accounting and Finance; and Economics.

    During your first year, you will build on your previous knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. Modules cover a wide range of topics from calculus, probability and statistics to logic, proofs and theorems. As well as developing your technical knowledge and mathematical skills, you will also enhance your data analysis, problem-solving and quantitative reasoning skills. During this year, you will also receive an introduction to accounting and finance, which will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and techniques of the discipline, including financial accounting, managerial finance, and financial statement analysis.

    In the second year, you will further develop your knowledge in analysis, probability and statistics. During this year, you will also begin to explore advanced finance and will benefit from modules in economics at managerial level. These will provide you with insight into micro and macroeconomics, and their related issues. You will develop real-world knowledge and experience by applying your analytical skills, interpreting events and evaluating policies. This will be instrumental in developing a career related to banking, finance, international payments and exchange rates, and monetary policy.

    During your third year, you will delve deeper into the theory of probability and will explore the concept of statistical inference. Alongside this, you will gain valuable industry and employability skills through a dedicated careers-focused module. This final year will also be highly customisable, allowing you to select from a range of modules to suit your own interests and career aspirations.

    MSci Financial Mathematics

    As well as offering a BSc, we also offer a four year MSci Financial Mathematics degree. During the course of this programme, you have the option to graduate after three years with a BSc, or progress onto an advanced fourth year and complete an MSci. This additional year features Masters-level modules and a dissertation.

    BSc Financial Mathematics (Industry)

    Alternatively, you may wish to apply for our BSc Financial Mathematics (Industry) programme, which will offer you the opportunity to spend a year working with one of our partner organisations. This year in industry will provide you with invaluable experience and insight into the real-world workplace and will allow you to try out a possible career pathway.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Financial Mathematics : MSci Hons : GN1H

    Financial mathematicians are interested in making good decisions in the face of uncertainty. Through our rigorous Masters programme, you will develop advanced skills and knowledge to become a major decision maker and influencer in your chosen career.

    Financial maths is about learning to interpret and manipulate data to draw valuable conclusions and make predictions. This is particularly important in business and finance, but the skills gained from this programme are widely applicable and highly sought after. Over the first three years, you will be able to draw on expertise from three specialist departments: Mathematics and Statistics; Accounting and Finance; and Economics. Studying at Masters-level, you will gain an advanced understanding of the discipline and will develop a greater breadth and depth of financial and mathematical expertise.

    During your first year, you will build on your previous knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. Modules cover a wide range of topics from calculus, probability and statistics to logic, proofs and theorems. As well as developing your technical knowledge and mathematical skills, you will also enhance your data analysis, problem-solving and quantitative reasoning skills. During this year, you will also receive an introduction to accounting and finance, which will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and techniques of the discipline, including financial accounting, managerial finance, and financial statement analysis.

    In the second year, you will further develop your knowledge in analysis, probability and statistics. During this year, you will also begin to explore advanced finance and will benefit from modules in economics at managerial level. These will provide you with insight into micro and macroeconomics, and their related issues. You will develop real-world knowledge and experience by applying your analytical skills, interpreting events and evaluating policies. This will be instrumental in developing a career related to banking, finance, international payments and exchange rates, and monetary policy.

    During your third year, you will delve deeper into the theory of probability and will explore the concept of statistical inference. Alongside this, you will gain valuable industry and employability skills through a dedicated careers-focused module. This final year will also be highly customisable, allowing you to select from a range of modules to suit your own interests and career aspirations.

    In the fourth year, you will benefit from expertise from a fourth specialist department, Management Science. This year will offer you advanced modules in financial maths, which will enhance your existing skills, allow you to gain new ones, and develop a greater level of knowledge in the discipline. You will also benefit from a wide range of optional modules, which can allow you to drive your study towards a specific industry, or enhance your skill set more generally. In addition, you will complete a substantial research project, which will give you the opportunity to put everything you have learnt into practice, and will provide you with valuable insight into real-world projects.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Fine Art (Placement Year) : BA Hons : W101

    Taught by academic staff who are themselves practising artists, historians and theorists, you will be able to study the Fine Art disciplines separately or through interdisciplinary practice. Every Lancaster Fine Art student has their own dedicated studio space from day one, accessible 24/7, day and night. Our aim from the beginning of your course is for you to become an informed Fine Art practitioner with clear creative aspirations and ambition. You will achieve this through the integration of studio-based art making and the study of both art theory and history. We have a wide ranging view of what fine Art can be in the 21st century and have no ‘house style’. Our emphasis is on Fine Art practice and Fine Art thinking. You will work across painting, drawing, sculpture, digital, live art and their hybrids. Our aim is for you to develop the practice and ideas that best reflect your aims and values as a young Fine Artist.

    Your tutors will be professional artists and publishing historians and the mix of academic and creative skills gained at Lancaster makes you highly attractive for postgraduate study and employers. Getting seen is crucial for those who want to pursue careers in Fine Art. With this in mind, our degree programme ends with both a group exhibition in the university art gallery and a solo show for each student.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Fine Art : BA Hons : W100

    Taught by academic staff who are themselves practising artists, historians and theorists, you will be able to study the Fine Art disciplines separately or through interdisciplinary practice. Every Lancaster Fine Art student has their own dedicated studio space from day one, accessible 24/7, day and night. Our aim from the beginning of your course is for you to become an informed Fine Art practitioner with clear creative aspirations and ambition. You will achieve this through the integration of studio-based art making and the study of both art theory and history. We have a wide ranging view of what fine Art can be in the 21st century and have no ‘house style’. Our emphasis is on Fine Art practice and Fine Art thinking. You will work across painting, drawing, sculpture, digital, live art and their hybrids. Our aim is for you to develop the practice and ideas that best reflect your aims and values as a young Fine Artist.

    Your tutors will be professional artists and publishing historians and the mix of academic and creative skills gained at Lancaster makes you highly attractive for postgraduate study and employers. Getting seen is crucial for those who want to pursue careers in Fine Art. With this in mind, our degree programme ends with both a group exhibition in the university art gallery and a solo show for each student.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Fine Art and Creative Writing (Placement Year) : BA Hons : WW19

    Lancaster's degree in Fine Art and Creative Writing is taught jointly by the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) and the Department of English and Creative Writing. This course is ideal for anyone with strong academic and creative abilities who wants to study fine art alongside creative writing.

    Your Creative Writing courses are taught by a team of widely published authors through a combination of lectures, readings, practice and discussion in regular tutor-led workshops. Your degree includes an Introduction to Creative Writing in your first year, and in your second and third years of study you will choose additional genre-specific units such as Short Fiction, Poetry Writing or Creative Non-fiction.

    Fine Art at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to integrate Art Practice with Art History/Theory at a high level. From the first through to the final year of your degree you will develop creative and technical skills in painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art and their hybrids. While we have no ‘house style’ the emphasis is on Fine Art practice and Fine Art ‘thinking’ rather than illustration. Our aim is for you to develop the practice and ideas that best reflect your aims and values as a young Fine Artist. Your tutors will be professional artists and publishing historians and the mix of academic and creative skills gained at Lancaster makes you highly attractive for postgraduate study and employers.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Fine Art and Creative Writing : BA Hons : WW18

    Lancaster's degree in Fine Art and Creative Writing is taught jointly by the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) and the Department of English and Creative Writing. This course is ideal for anyone with strong academic and creative abilities who wants to study fine art alongside creative writing.

    Your Creative Writing courses are taught by a team of widely published authors through a combination of lectures, readings, practice and discussion in regular tutor-led workshops. Your degree includes an Introduction to Creative Writing in your first year, and in your second and third years of study you will choose additional genre-specific units such as Short Fiction, Poetry Writing or Creative Non-fiction.

    Fine Art at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to integrate Art Practice with Art History/Theory at a high level. From the first through to the final year of your degree you will develop creative and technical skills in painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art and their hybrids. While we have no ‘house style’ the emphasis is on Fine Art practice and Fine Art ‘thinking’ rather than illustration. Our aim is for you to develop the practice and ideas that best reflect your aims and values as a young Fine Artist. Your tutors will be professional artists and publishing historians and the mix of academic and creative skills gained at Lancaster makes you highly attractive for postgraduate study and employers.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Fine Art and Design (Placement Year) : BA Hons : W1W3

    Lancaster's Fine Art and Design degree gives you the opportunity to study fine art practice alongside the practices of contemporary design.

    Fine Art at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to integrate Fine Art Practice with Art History/Theory at a high level. From the first through to the final year of your degree you will have the opportunity to develop creative and technical skills in painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art and their hybrids. We have a wide ranging view of what fine Art can be in the 21st century and have no ‘house style’. Our emphasis is on Fine Art practice and Fine Art thinking. Students work across painting, drawing, sculpture, digital, live art and their hybrids. Our aim is for you to develop the practice and ideas that best reflect your aims and values as a young Fine Artist.

    Lancaster’s approach to design reflects a department that is actively seeking new and innovative ways to apply design. The degree is taught by leading design researchers, and it moves beyond the scope of traditional disciplines such as graphic or product design. Instead you will be given the opportunity to develop the skills to solve complex cultural and social problems by combining design thinking with innovation, technology, business and research. This will equip you for a range of exciting careers in new and emerging industries. The Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts also has a range of interdisciplinary modules available to you to give you the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and understanding that is relevant across both art and design.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Fine Art and Design : BA Hons : W1W2

    Lancaster's Fine Art and Design degree gives you the opportunity to study fine art practice alongside the practices of contemporary design.

    Fine Art at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to integrate Fine Art Practice with Art History/Theory at a high level. From the first through to the final year of your degree you will have the opportunity to develop creative and technical skills in painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art and their hybrids. We have a wide ranging view of what fine Art can be in the 21st century and have no ‘house style’. Our emphasis is on Fine Art practice and Fine Art thinking. Students work across painting, drawing, sculpture, digital, live art and their hybrids. Our aim is for you to develop the practice and ideas that best reflect your aims and values as a young Fine Artist.

    Lancaster’s approach to design reflects a department that is actively seeking new and innovative ways to apply design. The degree is taught by leading design researchers, and it moves beyond the scope of traditional disciplines such as graphic or product design. Instead you will be given the opportunity to develop the skills to solve complex cultural and social problems by combining design thinking with innovation, technology, business and research. This will equip you for a range of exciting careers in new and emerging industries. The Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts also has a range of interdisciplinary modules available to you to give you the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and understanding that is relevant across both art and design.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Fine Art and Film (Placement Year) : BA Hons : WP14

    Lancaster's degree in Fine Art and Film, taught by the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts , gives you the opportunity to study art practice alongside the history and theory of film.

    Your Fine Art modules will provide you with the opportunity to integrate Art Practice with Art History/Theory at a high level. Throughout your degree you will have the opportunity to develop creative and technical skills in painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art and their hybrids. We have a wide ranging view of what fine Art can be in the 21st century and have no ‘house style’. Our aim is for you to develop the practice and ideas that best reflect your aims and values as a young Fine Artist. Your tutors will be professional artists and publishing historians/theorists and the mix of academic and creative skills gained at Lancaster makes you highly attractive for postgraduate study and employers.

    Film at Lancaster offers stimulating and intellectually engaging modules, which provide a framework for the close analysis of individual films. You will study cinema history and the social significance of films and will develop a detailed understanding of the techniques of film production. You will also have the opportunity to produce short films in all three years of your study. You can choose from a range of specialist courses and will develop skills that can lead to postgraduate study and careers in the media, advertising and marketing.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Fine Art and Film : BA Hons : WP13

    Lancaster's degree in Fine Art and Film, taught by the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts , gives you the opportunity to study art practice alongside the history and theory of film.

    Your Fine Art modules will provide you with the opportunity to integrate Art Practice with Art History/Theory at a high level. Throughout your degree you will have the opportunity to develop creative and technical skills in painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art and their hybrids. We have a wide ranging view of what fine Art can be in the 21st century and have no ‘house style’. Our aim is for you to develop the practice and ideas that best reflect your aims and values as a young Fine Artist. Your tutors will be professional artists and publishing historians/theorists and the mix of academic and creative skills gained at Lancaster makes you highly attractive for postgraduate study and employers.

    Film at Lancaster offers stimulating and intellectually engaging modules, which provide a framework for the close analysis of individual films. You will study cinema history and the social significance of films and will develop a detailed understanding of the techniques of film production. You will also have the opportunity to produce short films in all three years of your study. You can choose from a range of specialist courses and will develop skills that can lead to postgraduate study and careers in the media, advertising and marketing.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Fine Art and Theatre (Placement Year) : BA Hons : WW17

    Lancaster's degree in Fine Art and Theatre, taught by the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA), gives you the opportunity to study art practice alongside the contemporary theatre performance.Your Fine Art courses will provide you with the opportunity to integrate Art Practice with Art History/Theory at a high level. Throughout your degree you will develop creative and technical skills in painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art and their hybrids. We have no ‘house style’ so you will develop the practice and ideas that best reflect your aims and values as a young Fine Artist. Your tutors will be professional artists and publishing historians/theorists and the mix of academic and creative skills gained at Lancaster makes you highly attractive for postgraduate study and employers.

    Studying Theatre at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to learn about innovative twentieth and twenty first century theatre and performance through an exciting and varied mix of theoretical and practical approaches. You will gain critical and creative skills that open up possibilities for working in theatre, while making you attractive to a wide range of other employers.You'll begin your degree with core modules including Modernism in the Arts, An Introduction to Theatre Studies and Fine Art Practice. In your second year, you'll study subjects such as Studio Practice, Performance Composition and our LICA interdisciplinary module Critical Reflections. You will then complete your degree by choosing from a selection of Fine Art and Theatre modules on offer such as Advanced Studio Practice, Contemporary British Theatre and Applied Theatre Practice.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience will boost your employment prospects and will help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings. Our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement that will support your professional development. Applying for a placement is a competitive process and the preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in your placement applications. You will also be provided with dedicated workshops, 1:1 appointments with careers professionals as well as opportunities to speak with employers here on campus.

    During the placement year you will remain a Lancaster University student which means that you will still be eligible for a student loan, have access to facilities such as the library and receive discounts on transport and council tax. Your tuition fee will be reduced to 20% during the placement year.

    The placement will enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice and this will benefit your final year of study. This is an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers which will place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Fine Art and Theatre : BA Hons : WW14

    Taught by academic staff who are themselves practising artists, historians and theorists, you will be able to study the Fine Art disciplines separately or through interdisciplinary practice. Every Lancaster Fine Art student has their own dedicated studio space from day one, accessible 24/7, day and night. Our aim from the beginning of your course is for you to become an informed Fine Art practitioner with clear creative aspirations and ambition. You will achieve this through the integration of studio-based art making and the study of both art theory and history. We have a wide ranging view of what fine Art can be in the 21st century and have no ‘house style’. Our emphasis is on Fine Art practice and Fine Art thinking. Students work across painting, drawing, sculpture, digital, live art and their hybrids. Our aim is for you to develop the practice and ideas that best reflect your aims and values as a young Fine Artist. Your tutors will be professional artists and publishing historians and the mix of academic and creative skills gained at Lancaster makes you highly attractive for postgraduate study and employers. Getting seen is crucial for those who want to pursue careers in Fine Art. With this in mind, our degree programme ends with both a group exhibition in the university art gallery and a solo show for each student.

    Studying Theatre at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to learn about innovative twentieth and twenty-first century theatre and performance through an exciting and varied mix of practical and academic approaches. You will be taught by internationally esteemed, award winning theatre practitioners and scholars and will be given the opportunity to gain critical and creative skills that open up possibilities for working in theatre and a wide range of other employers.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • French Studies : BA Hons : R120

    French Studies is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures. Our approach enables you to acquire high-level language skills and a thorough understanding of French cultures and societies within a global context and includes an international placement year where you will study abroad.

    Your first year comprises an exploration of the French language and its cultural context. Alongside this, you will study two minor subjects of your choice, one of which may be another language.

    Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will also study France’s culture, politics and history in more depth, as well as selecting courses which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond.

    Spending your third year abroad in a French-speaking country makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You will have the opportunity to study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    In your final year, you will consolidate your French language skills, and study specialist culture and comparative courses, such as ‘Francophone Voices: Literature and Film from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Canada’, and ‘Translation as a Cultural Practice’. You will have the opportunity to develop a particular topic from your second year studies into your specialist dissertation.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • French Studies and Computing : BSc Hons : GR41

    Lancaster’s joint French Studies and Computing is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures in conjunction with the School of Computing and Communications.

    Your French Studies programme enables you to acquire high-level language skills while gaining a thorough understanding of the country’s historical, cultural, social and political background in a global context. In Computing, you’ll focus on developing professional skills, including extensive study of software and systems development.

    Your first year comprises an exploration of the French language and its cultural context, as well as core modules in the fundamentals of computer science and software development. Alongside this, you will study a minor subject of your choice.

    Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will study the culture, politics and history of the French-speaking world in more depth, as well as selecting modules which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. You will combine these with modules such as Databases, HCI, Networking and Software Design.

    Spending your third year abroad in a French-speaking country makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    In your final year, you consolidate your French language skills, and study specialist culture and comparative modules, such as ‘Translation as a Cultural Practice’. You will also select Computing modules such as Internet Applications Engineering and Artificial Intelligence.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • French Studies and English Literature : BA Hons : RQ13

    Lancaster’s joint French Studies and English Literature degree is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures in conjunction with the Department of English and Creative Writing. This degree includes an international placement in year 3.

    Your French Studies programme enables you to acquire high-level language skills while gaining a thorough understanding of the country’s historical, cultural, social and political background in a global context. In English Literature you will study a wide range of authors, genres, historical periods, literary movements, techniques and critical approaches.

    Your first year comprises an exploration of the French language and its cultural context, as well as a core module in English Literature. Alongside this, you can choose another English module such as World Literature or Creative Writing, or alternatively a minor subject from another department.

    Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will study the culture, politics and history of the French-speaking world in more depth, as well as selecting modules which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. You will combine these with the core English module, ‘The Theory and Practice of Criticism’ and choose options such as ‘British Romanticism’, ‘Literature and Film’ and ‘American Literature to 1900’.

    Spending your third year abroad in a French-speaking country makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    In your final year, you consolidate your French language skills, and study specialist culture and comparative modules, such as ‘Mirrors across Media: Reflexivity in Literature, Film, Comics and Video Games’. You will also select English Literature modules such as the full-year ‘Shakespeare’ and ‘Contemporary Literature’ as well as choosing from a variety of specialist half-year modules.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • French Studies and Film : BA Hons : R1P3

    Lancaster’s joint French Studies and Film degree is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures in conjunction with Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA).

    Your French Studies programme enables you to acquire high-level language skills while gaining a thorough understanding of the country’s historical, cultural, social and political background in a global context. In Film, you’ll examine cinema’s aesthetic, social and political importance in the context of an increasingly visual and media-orientated culture, while also investigating the intersections between contemporary art, theatre, design, sound and film.

    Your first year comprises an exploration of the French language and its cultural context as well as an introduction to Film Studies and the core module, ‘Modernism in the Arts’. Alongside this, you will study a minor subject of your choice.

    Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will study the culture, politics and history of the French-speaking world in more depth, as well as selecting modules which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. You will combine these with the modules ‘Critical Reflections’ and ‘Hollywood and Beyond: Global Cinema’.

    Spending your third year abroad in a French-speaking country makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    In your final year, you consolidate your French language skills, and study specialist culture and comparative modules, such as ‘Contemporary Cities in Literature and Film’. You will also choose film modules such as ‘Apocalypse Then: New Hollywood Cinema’, ‘Silent Cinema’ or ‘Media and Performance’.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • French Studies and Geography : BA Hons : LR71

    Study in our outstanding facilities; explore our beautiful surroundings; take part in international field trips and learn from world-renowned lecturers, while gaining a detailed, working understanding of French language, culture and society.

    This exciting programme will allow you to gain a detailed understanding of geography, while giving you the skills and knowledge to engage with the discipline in preparation for a placement year overseas in a French speaking country. During the four years, you will be able to draw on expertise from two specialist departments: Languages and Cultures; and Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC).

    Situated between the idyllic rural settings of the north and the bustling cities of Liverpool and Manchester, Lancaster’s location enables us to explore some of the most unique areas of geographic interest in the UK. You will gain a wealth of hands-on experience with field trips to places such as the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbrian coast and Lake District, as well as international locations such as Iceland, the Brazilian Amazon, New York and Croatia.

    You will develop a fundamental understanding of human geography in your first year Geography modules. These modules equip you with a well-rounded introduction to some of the key themes in geography, as well as providing you with the skills used by geographers to analyse problems in both the human and physical aspects of the discipline. In addition, you will take language classes, determined by your current level of ability. These are taught by native speakers and will ensure you have a solid grasp of the written and spoken language.

    Specialisation begins in second year, enabling you to choose topics that match your particular interests. Core modules will focus on practical work, equipping you with a range of analytical and research skills, while optional modules feature cultural and political geography, a field course on food politics in Paris, and the opportunity to gain valuable classroom experience in a local school. You will also benefit from specialist French modules, which will develop your communication skills further and broaden your social, political and cultural understanding of France.

    Additionally, you will also take a specialist module that will prepare you for your year abroad. This module will allow you to select what activities you will take part in, explain the British Council English Language Assistantship scheme, and introduce you to academia and work overseas. You will also gain valuable employability skills as well as advice on welfare and wellbeing.

    You will spend your third year at one of our partner institutions in a French speaking country, where you will practise and develop your language abilities, while continuing to enhance your geographical skills and knowledge. You can spend this year either studying or working, both of which will provide you with the opportunity to analyse the social, cultural, political and economic issues related to the area, complementing both your French and geography studies.

    Returning to Lancaster for your fourth year, you will undertake an extended essay, guided by your academic supervisor, which offers a chance to investigate, in depth, a topic of your choice related to both aspects of your joint degree. While completing the essay, you will use the key research, analytical and academic writing skills you have learnt throughout your degree.

    You will also be offered further optional module choices, which could include the study of Global Consumption, Urban Infrastructure in a Changing World, and the Geographies of Health, and there will be fieldwork opportunities in locations such as Croatia, the Amazon and New York. In addition to your subject knowledge, you will gain communication and IT skills and will become familiar with data handling and environmental sampling and analysis. Throughout your degree, considerable weight is placed upon enhancing your employability and such skills are greatly valued by potential employers.

    Assessment

    We offer flexible programmes with a strong emphasis on practical learning. You will engage in a wide range of classroom and lab-based modules that span the breadth of geographical topics and infuse content from humanities and social sciences. Your work will be regularly assessed by a combination of classroom and workshop-based assignments, in addition to written examinations and project reports.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • French Studies and German Studies : BA Hons : RR12

    This joint language degree combines French Studies and German Studies isTaught by the Department of Languages and Cultures, our approach gives you the opportunity to acquire high-level language skills and a thorough understanding of French and German cultures and societies within a global context. This degree includes an international placement in year 3. You’ll begin your degree with French and German courses which both have a language-specific cultural component. You will also study a minor subject of your choice, which may be another language.

    Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will also study the culture, politics and history of France and Germany in more depth, as well as selecting courses which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond.

    Spending your third year abroad gives you the opportunity to greatly improve your language proficiency while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement. As a joint major student, you can spend your time in a French- or German-speaking country, or split the year between the two.

    In your fourth year, you will continue developing your core French and German language skills. You will combine this with language-specific modules such as ‘Modernity of Forms and Forms of Modernity in French Literature: 1850-2000’. You may also choose some comparative culture courses, such as ‘Translation as a Cultural Practice’.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • French Studies and History : BA Hons : RV11

    Lancaster’s joint French Studies and History degree is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures in conjunction with the Department of History. This degree includes an international placement in year 3.

    Your French Studies programme gives you the opportunity to acquire high-level language skills while gaining a thorough understanding of the country’s historical, cultural, social and political background in a global context. In History, you will develop your critical abilities studying modules in British, European and American world history.

    Your first year comprises an exploration of the French language and its cultural context as well as the core History module ‘From Medieval to Modern: History and Historians’. Alongside this, you can choose the History module ‘People, Places, and the Past’ or a minor subject from another department.

    Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will have the opportunity to study the culture, politics and history of the French-speaking world in more depth, as well as selecting modules which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. You will combine these with the core module, ‘The Nature and Practice of History’, and select options such as ‘A History of Paris, c. 1730 to the Present’ or ‘Three Colours, One Flag, One Empire: the French Colonial World, 1791-1962’.

    Spending your third year abroad in a French-speaking country gives you the opportunity to develop your language proficiency while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    In your final year, you consolidate your French language skills, and study specialist culture and comparative modules, such as ‘Imagining Modern Europe: Post-Revolutionary Utopias and Ideologies in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century’. You will also select History modules such as ‘Europe’s Age of Extremes, 1914-45: Film and Memory’ or ‘The Shock of the New - Modernity and Modernism in American Culture, 1877-1919’.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • French Studies and Linguistics : BA Hons : QR11

    This four-year combined degree is provided by our Department of Languages and Cultures and the highly-ranked Department of Linguistics and English Language. It includes an international placement in year 3.A year abroad gives you the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the language and culture. You don’t need to have studied French before as we offer an Intensive course for beginners.

    In French Studies we aim to help you become truly fluent. Taking Linguistics in tandem with French Studies will give you increased awareness of the grammar of the language, and allow you to really understand the structure of both English, French, and a wide range of other languages from around the world. In your second year you’ll study modules such as The Structures of Language and Shaping Contemporary France: Culture, Politics and the Legacy of History.

    Your third year living abroad will give you the opportunity to deepen your intercultural sensitivity and your command of the language. You can study at a partner institution or carry out a work placement and practice your language skills in a real-world context. Staff members within the department will work with you to secure accommodation, ensuring that you are fully equipped before embarking on your year in a French speaking country.

    On your return to Lancaster, your fourth year allows you to develop your French to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages C1/C2 levels, and you can specialise in particular fields of study. Modules could include Psycholinguistics, Language, Culture and Thought, or Francophone Voices. You could also choose to complete a dissertation on a topic you would like to explore in-depth. Given the range of expertise within our department, our academics will be able to supervise most topics that fit your interests.

    The linguistic, communication and interpersonal skills you will have the opportunity to acquire are highly vlaued by most employers. The linguistics element of your degree is of professional relevance in many areas, from education to business management, advertising to accountancy. Linguistic awareness is likely to provide a real boost when working for international and multicultural companies and organisations, and our degree programme provides a solid foundation for a career in these areas.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • French Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons : GR11

    Lancaster’s joint French Studies and Mathematics degree is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures in conjunction with the Mathematics and Statistics Department.

    Your French Studies programme gives you the opportunity to acquire high-level language skills while gaining a thorough understanding of the country’s historical, cultural, social and political background in a global context. In Maths, you’ll study in-depth mathematical theory and practice and have the option to specialise in pure mathematics or statistics.

    Your first year comprises an exploration of the French language and its cultural context, core modules in calculus and probability, and selected modules in topics such as ‘Linear Algebra’ and ‘Discrete Mathematics’. Alongside these, you will study a minor subject of your choice.

    Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will study the culture, politics and history of the French-speaking world in more depth, as well as selecting modules which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. You will combine these with Mathematics modules such as ‘Groups and Rings’ and ‘Real Analysis’.

    Spending your third year abroad in a French-speaking country makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    In your final year, you consolidate your French language skills, and study specialist culture and comparative modules, such as ‘Translation as a Cultural Practice’. You will also select Mathematics modules such as ‘Differential Equations’, ‘Combinatorics’, or ‘Geometry of Curves and Surfaces’.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • French Studies and Philosophy : BA Hons : RV15

    Lancaster’s joint French Studies and Philosophy degree is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures in conjunction with the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. This degree includes an international placement in year 3.

    Your French Studies programme gives you the opportunity to acquire high-level language skills while gaining a thorough understanding of the country’s historical, cultural, social and political background in a global context. In Philosophy, you will cultivate your own critical perspective on philosophical problems and questions, and develop a range of methods for analysing, critically engaging with, and discussing such problems.

    Your first year comprises an exploration of the French language and its cultural context as well as an introduction to some of the central problems in philosophy and the theories produced in response to them. Alongside this, you will study a minor subject of your choice.

    Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will be given the opportunity to study the culture, politics and history of the French-speaking world in more depth, as well as selecting modules which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. You will combine these with Philosophy modules such as, ‘Epistemology’, ‘Ethics: Theory and Practice’, and ‘Metaphysics’.

    Spending your third year abroad in a French-speaking country gives you the opportunity to greatly improve your language proficiency, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    In your final year, you consolidate your French language skills, and study specialist culture and comparative modules, such as ‘Imagining Modern Europe: Post-Revolutionary Utopias and Ideologies in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century’. You will also select Philosophy modules such as ‘Logic and Language’ or ‘Aesthetics’.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • French Studies and Politics : BA Hons : RL12

    Lancaster’s joint French Studies and Politics degree is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures in conjunction with the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. This degree includes an international placement in year 3.

    Your French Studies programme gives you the opportunity to acquire high-level language skills while gaining a thorough understanding of the country’s historical, cultural, social and political background in a global context. In Politics, you will explore the themes, concepts and events that have shaped the contemporary world.

    Your first year gives you the opportunity to explore the French language and its cultural context as well as the core module ‘Politics and International Relations in the Contemporary World’, which introduces you to key themes such as the theory and practice of liberal democracy, globalisation and threats to international security. In addition, you will study a minor subject of your choice.

    Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will study the culture, politics and history of the French-speaking world in more depth, as well as selecting modules which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. You will combine these with modules such as ‘Modern Political Thought’, or ‘Comparative Politics of the Asia Pacific and the Middle East’.

    Spending your third year abroad in a French-speaking country gives you the opportunity to improve your language proficiency, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    In your final year, you consolidate your French language skills, and study specialist culture and comparative modules, such as ‘Autocrats, Caudillos and Big Men: Understanding Dictatorship and its Cultural Representation in the 20th Century’. You will also select from Politics modules such as, ‘Islamic Politics’, or ‘Corporations, Global Political Economy and the Law’.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • French Studies and Spanish Studies : BA Hons : RR14

    Taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures, our approach enables you to acquire high-level language skills and a thorough understanding of French and Spanish cultures and societies within a global context. This degree includes an international placement in year 3.

    You’ll begin your degree with French and Spanish courses which both have a language-specific cultural component. You will also study a minor subject of your choice, which may be another language.

    Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will also study the culture, politics and history of France and Spain in more depth, as well as selecting courses which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond.

    Spending your third year abroad gives you the opportunity to greatly improve your language proficiency while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement. As a joint major student, you can spend your time in a French- or Spanish-speaking country, or split the year between the two.

    In your fourth year, you will continue developing your core French and Spanish language skills. You will combine this with language-specific modules such as ‘Game of (Spanish) Thrones: Treachery, War and Exile in Spanish Poetry (13th-20th c.)’. You may also choose some comparative culture courses, such as ‘Writing in the Margins: Narrating Cross-cultural Experience’.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • French Studies and Theatre : BA Hons : WR41

    Lancaster’s joint French Studies and Theatre degree is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures in conjunction with Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA). This degree includes an international placement in year 3.Your French Studies programme gives you the opportunity to acquire high-level language skills while gaining a thorough understanding of the country’s historical, cultural, social and political backgrounds in a global context. In Theatre, you’ll learn about innovative 20th and 21st century theatre and performance through an exciting and varied mix of practical and academic approaches.

    Your first year comprises an exploration of the French language and its cultural context as well as an introduction to theatre’s key concepts and practical tools that culminates in a group performance project. Alongside this, you will study a minor subject of your choice.

    Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will study the culture, politics and history of the French-speaking world in more depth, as well as selecting modules which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. You will combine these with modules such as ‘Performing the Avant-Garde’, ‘Modern Dance’ and ‘British Theatre and the State of the Nation (1945-2000)’.

    Spending your third year abroad in a French-speaking country gives you the opportunity to improve your language proficiency while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    In your final year, you consolidate your French language skills, and study specialist culture and comparative modules, such as ‘Witchcraft, Heresy, and the Inquisition: The Prosecution of ‘Otherness’ in Europe (14th-17th c.)’. You will also select LICA modules such as ‘Contemporary European Post-dramatic Theatre’, ‘Creative Enterprise’ and ‘Applied Theatre Practice II’.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • French Studies with Italian : BA Hons : R1R3

    French Studies with Italian is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures. Our distinctive approach enables you to acquire high-level language skills and a thorough understanding of French and Italian cultures and societies within a global context.

    Your first year comprises an exploration of the French language and its cultural context. Alongside this, you will study an intensive Italian language and culture module, designed for beginners with little or no prior knowledge. You will also take a minor subject of your choice.

    In Year 2, you will study France’s culture, politics and history in more depth, as well as selecting courses which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. In the core Italian modules, you will improve your linguistic proficiency in a range of settings and study Italian lexis, grammar and syntax.

    Spending your third year abroad in a French-speaking country makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement. We strongly recommend spending some time in Italy too as part of your degree.

    In your fourth year, you will continue developing your French and Italian language alongside a choice of specialist culture and comparative courses, such as ‘Contemporary Cities in Literature and Film’. You will also develop a particular topic from your second year studies into your specialist dissertation.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Geography (Placement Year) : BA Hons : L704

    You won’t just be sat in lectures at Lancaster. Study in our outstanding practical facilities; explore our beautiful surroundings; take part in international field trips; and learn from world-renowned lecturers. Benefit from support to secure a paid placement enabling you to experience twelve months working in the type of organisation that you might aspire to join when you graduate.

    Geography is a distinctive subject. You will learn about the Earth’s landscapes, species, places and environment in a unique discipline that merges social science (human geography) with the natural (physical geography).

    Situated between the rural settings of the north and the bustling cities of Liverpool and Manchester, Lancaster’s position enables us to explore some of the UK’s most unique areas of geographic interest. You will gain a wealth of hands-on experience with field trips to places such as the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbrian coast and Lake District, as well as international locations such as Iceland, the Brazilian Amazon, New York and Croatia.

    You will develop a fundamental understanding of human, physical and environmental geography in your first year Geography modules. These modules equip you with a well-rounded introduction to some of the key themes in geography, as well as providing you with key skills used by geographers to analyse problems in both the human and physical aspects of the discipline.

    To prepare students for their work placement year, our Careers and Placements Team will provide advice and guidance on: the skills required to create effective CVs, cover letters and applications; tips and techniques on how to make an impact at interviews and assessment centres; how to create a relevant digital profile; and how to research employers and career sectors of interest. In addition, there is great emphasis placed upon developing self-awareness and on how to present yourself in a professional manner to employers. This optional provision will be delivered via a blend of traditional and digital methods including face-to-face workshops, online webinars, e-courses and 1:1 appointments.

    Specialisation begins in second year, enabling you to choose topics that match your interests. Core modules will focus on practical work, giving you a range of analytical and research project skills, while optional modules feature exciting field trips to Spain and France. You will also take part in a ‘work-based learning’ module designed to provide guidance and support as you apply for nationally advertised placements and help you gain the most from your placement year.

    You will spend your third year on an industrial placement, before returning to Lancaster for your fourth year where you will continue in your chosen specialties. The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    In the final (fourth) year, you will undertake a dissertation project, guided by your academic supervisor, which offers a chance to perform original geographical research on a topic of your choice. While completing the dissertation, you will use the key research, analytical and academic writing skills you have learnt throughout your degree. You will be offered further optional module choices, and there will be fieldwork opportunities in locations such as Iceland, the Amazon and New York. Topics may include the study of Global Consumption, Urban Infrastructure in a Changing World, and the Geographies of Health, but could also include elements of physical geography such as Natural Hazards, Glacial Systems or Water Resource Management.

    In addition to your subject knowledge, you will gain communication and information technology skills and will become familiar with data handling and environmental sampling and analysis. Throughout your degree, considerable weight is placed upon enhancing your employability and such skills are greatly valued by potential employers.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Geography (Placement Year) : BSc Hons : F803

    You won’t just be sat in lectures at Lancaster. Study in our outstanding practical facilities; explore our beautiful surroundings; take part in international field trips; and learn from world-renowned lecturers. Benefit from support to secure a paid placement enabling you to experience twelve months working in the type of organisation that you might aspire to join when you graduate.

    Geography is a distinctive subject: it studies our world in a vast range of areas. You will learn about the Earth’s landscapes, species, places and environment in a unique discipline that merges social science (human geography) with the natural (physical geography).

    Situated between the rural settings of the north and the bustling cities of Liverpool and Manchester, Lancaster’s position enables us to explore some of the UK’s most unique areas of geographic interest. You will gain a wealth of hands-on experience with field trips to places such as the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbrian coast and Lake District, as well as international locations such as Iceland, the Brazilian Amazon, the Mediterranean and Croatia. You won’t just be sat in lectures at Lancaster. Study in our outstanding practical facilities; explore our beautiful surroundings; take part in international field trips; and learn from world-renowned lecturers.

    You will develop a fundamental understanding of human, physical and environmental geography in your first year Geography modules. These modules equip you with a well-rounded introduction to some of the key themes of geography, as well as providing you with some of the key skills used by geographers to analyse problems in both the physical and human aspects of the discipline.

    To prepare students for their work placement year, our Careers and Placements Team will provide advice and guidance on: the skills required to create effective CVs, cover letters and applications; tips and techniques on how to make an impact at interviews and assessment centres; how to create a relevant digital profile; and how to research employers and career sectors of interest. In addition, there is great emphasis placed upon developing self-awareness and on how to present yourself in a professional manner to employers. This optional provision will be delivered via a blend of traditional and digital methods including face-to-face workshops, online webinars, e-courses and 1:1 appointments.

    Specialisation begins in second year, enabling you to choose topics that match your interests. Core modules will focus on practical work, giving you a range of analytical and research project skills, while optional modules feature exciting field trips to Spain and France. You will also take part in a ‘work-based learning’ module designed to provide guidance and support as you apply for nationally advertised placements and help you gain the most from your placement year.

    You will spend your third year on an industrial placement, before returning to Lancaster for your fourth year where you will continue in your chosen specialties. The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    In the final (fourth) year, you will undertake a dissertation project, guided by your academic supervisor, which offers a chance to perform original geographical research on a topic of your choice. While completing the dissertation, you will use the key research, analytical and academic writing skills you have learnt throughout your degree. You will be offered further optional module choices and there will be fieldwork opportunities in locations such as Iceland, the Brazilian Amazon and New York. Topics may include the study of Geological Hazards, coastal processes and glacial systems, but could also include an element of human geography, such as Global Consumption, Urban Infrastructure in a Changing World or Geographies of Health. In addition to your subject knowledge, you will gain communication and information technology skills and will become familiar with data handling and environmental sampling and analysis. Throughout your degree, considerable weight is placed upon enhancing your employability and such skills are greatly valued by potential employers.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Geography (Professional Experience) : MSci Hons : 4R60

    You won’t just be sat in lectures at Lancaster. Study geography in our outstanding practical facilities; explore our beautiful surroundings; take part in international field trips; learn from world-renowned lecturers; and collaborate with industry professionals and businesses.

    Geography is a distinctive subject: it studies our world in a vast range of areas. Our Geography degree programme explores the Earth’s landscapes, species, places and environment in a dynamic range of modules that draw from the humanities, social science and physical science subjects. Through this programme, you will also be given the fantastic opportunity to get involved with real-world projects, working with our partners in industry.

    While studying in the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC), you will have access to new teaching and research labs, computer systems and software and even our very own weather monitoring station. Working in comfortable class sizes, you will have the opportunity to get to know your lecturers personally, enabling you to benefit from their expert knowledge and helpful one-to-one advice.

    Our location, between the rural settings of the north and the bustling cities of Liverpool and Manchester, enables us to explore some of the UK’s most unique areas of geographic interest. You will gain a wealth of hands-on experience with field trips to places such as the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbrian coast and Lake District, as well as international locations such as Iceland, Amazonia, New York and Croatia.

    You will develop a fundamental understanding of human, physical and environmental geography in the Double Year 1 Geography modules. These first year modules equip you with a well-rounded introduction to some of the key themes of geography, as well as providing you with some of the key skills used by geographers to analyse problems in both the physical and human aspects of the discipline.

    Specialisation begins in second year, enabling you to choose topics that match your interests. Core modules will focus on practical work, giving you a range of analytical and research project skills. A series of optional modules offer exciting field trips to Spain and France.

    In the third year, you will undertake a dissertation, guided by your academic supervisor which offers a chance to perform original geographical research on a topic of your choice. You will complete this piece of research by working alongside a business, working with professionals and gaining valuable insight into working life and industry. This will be a fantastic opportunity to apply and develop your geography skills in a real, working environment, allowing you to gain experience and employability skills that will be invaluable when pursuing your career goals.

    You will also be offered further optional module choices, and there will be fieldwork opportunities in locations such as Iceland, Croatia and New York. Topics may include the study of coastal processes, geological hazards and glacial systems, but could also include an element of human geography, such as Global Consumption, Urban Infrastructure in a Changing World or Geographies of Health.

    Your fourth year of study provides an advanced qualification which will give you a competitive edge in the graduate jobs market by equipping you with the extra experience, knowledge and skills that come with studying Masters-level modules and undertaking a second dissertation. This will enable you to stand out from the crowd in the selection process for graduate roles.

    In addition, this programme provides a ten-week placement with a graduate employer where you will utilise and develop your skills in a professional environment, gaining valuable real-world experience. You will also gain communication and IT skills, and will become familiar with data handling and environmental sampling and analysis.

    Assessment

    We offer flexible programmes with a strong emphasis on practical learning. You will engage in a wide range of modules that span the breadth of geographical topics and infuse content from the humanities, along with the social and physical sciences. Your work will be regularly assessed by a combination of assignments, written examinations and project reports.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Geography (Study Abroad) : BA Hons : L701

    Discover Geography at Lancaster and overseas with our exciting Study Abroad programme. Explore a range of amazing locations and learn from world-renowned lecturers.

    Geography is a distinctive subject: it studies our world in a vast range of areas. Our Study Abroad programme provides a unique first-hand experience of work and life in a different country. You will spend a year exploring the diverse physical environments, societies and culture in North America or Australasia, as well as benefiting from our world-class teaching at the state-of-the-art Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC).

    While studying at LEC, you will have access to a host of new facilities including teaching and research labs, computer systems and software, and even our very own weather monitoring station. Working in comfortable class sizes, you will have the opportunity to get to know your lecturers personally, enabling you to benefit from their expert knowledge and helpful one-to-one advice.

    Modules taken at Lancaster will make extensive use of the rural settings of the north and the bustling cities of Liverpool and Manchester, allowing you to explore some of the UK’s most unique areas of geographic interest in comparison with another country. You will gain a wealth of hands-on experience with field trips to places such as the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbrian coast and Lake District, as well as international locations including New York, Croatia or the Brazilian Amazon.

    You will develop a fundamental understanding of human, physical and environmental geography in your first year Geography modules. These modules equip you with a well-rounded introduction to some of the key themes in geography, as well as providing you with some of the key skills used by geographers to analyse problems in both the human and physical aspects of the discipline.

    Second year modules will be taught at a partner university in North America or Australasia. You may engage in topics such as cities and globalisation, environmental change, glacial systems, coastal processes, and water management. In addition, you will gain valuable fieldwork experience in another country.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    In the third year, you will undertake a dissertation project, guided by an academic supervisor, which offers a chance to perform original geographical research on a topic of your choice. While completing the dissertation, you will use the key research, analytical and academic writing skills you have learnt throughout your degree. You will be offered further optional module choices with an emphasis on both human and physical geography, and there will be fieldwork opportunities in locations such as Iceland, the Amazon and New York.

    MArts Hons Geography (Study Abroad)

    Our four-year MArts Hons Geography degree equips you with advanced knowledge, skills and experience by enabling you to take a second dissertation and Masters-level modules.

    Assessment

    We offer flexible programmes with a strong emphasis on practical learning. You will engage in a wide range of classroom and lab-based modules that span the breadth of geographical topics and infuse content from humanities, along with the social and physical sciences. Your work will be regularly assessed by a combination of classroom and lab-based assignments, in addition to written examinations and project reports.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Geography (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons : F802

    Discover Geography at Lancaster and overseas with our exciting Study Abroad programme. Explore a range of amazing locations and learn from world-renowned lecturers.

    Geography is a distinctive subject: it studies our world in a vast range of areas. Our Study Abroad programme provides a unique first-hand experience of work and life in a different country. You will spend a year exploring the diverse physical environments, societies and culture in North America or Australasia, as well as benefiting from our world-class teaching at the state-of-the-art Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC).

    While studying at LEC, you will have access to a host of new facilities including teaching and research labs, computer systems and software, and even our very own weather monitoring station! Working in comfortable class sizes, you will have the opportunity to get to know your lecturers personally, enabling you to benefit from their expert knowledge and helpful one-to-one advice.

    Modules taken at Lancaster will make extensive use of the rural settings of the north and the bustling cities of Liverpool and Manchester, allowing you to explore some of the UK’s most unique areas of geographic interest. You will gain a wealth of hands-on experience with field trips to places such as the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbrian coast and Lake District, as well as to international locations including Iceland, Croatia and New York.

    You will develop a fundamental understanding of human, physical and environmental geography in your first year Geography modules. These modules equip you with a well-rounded introduction to some of the key themes of geography, as well as providing you with some of the key skills used by geographers to analyse problems in both the physical and human aspects of the discipline.

    Second year modules will be taught at a partner university in North America or Australasia. You may engage in topics such as cities and globalisation, environmental change, glacial systems, coastal processes, and water management. In addition, you will gain valuable fieldwork experience in another country.

    In the third year, you will undertake a dissertation project, guided by an academic supervisor, which offers a chance to perform original geographical research on a topic of your choice. While completing the dissertation, you will use the key research, analytical and academic writing skills you have learnt throughout your degree. You will be offered further optional module choices with an emphasis on both human and physical geography, and there will be fieldwork opportunities in locations such as Iceland, the Amazon and New York.

    MSci Hons Geography (Study Abroad)

    This four-year programme, in which you will spend your second year at a partner university in North America or Australasia, includes a second dissertation project and Master’s level modules. You will gain further experience of formulating, designing, researching, analysing and reporting of your own independent research project, enabling you to stand out from the crowd in the selection process for graduate posts.

    Assessment

    We offer flexible programmes with a strong emphasis on practical learning. You will engage in a wide range of classroom and lab-based modules that span the breadth of geographical topics and infuse content from across the physical sciences as well as from the humanities, and the social sciences. Your work will be regularly assessed by a combination of classroom and lab-based assignments, in addition to written examinations and project reports.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Geography (Study Abroad) : MArts Hons : L703

    Discover Geography at Lancaster and overseas with our exciting Study Abroad programme. Explore a range of amazing locations; study Masters-level modules; and learn from world-renowned lecturers.

    Geography is a distinctive subject: it studies our world in a vast range of areas. Our Study Abroad programme provides a unique first-hand experience of work and life in a different country. You will spend a year exploring the diverse physical environments, societies and culture in North America or Australasia, as well as benefiting from our world-class teaching at the state-of-the-art Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC).

    While studying at LEC, you will have access to a host of new facilities including teaching and research labs, computer systems and software, and even our very own weather monitoring station. Working in comfortable class sizes, you will have the opportunity to get to know your lecturers personally, enabling you to benefit from their expert knowledge and helpful one-to-one advice.

    Modules taken at Lancaster will make extensive use of the rural settings of the north and the bustling cities of Liverpool and Manchester, allowing you to explore some of the UK’s most unique areas of geographic interest. You will gain a wealth of hands-on experience with field trips to places such as the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbrian coast and Lake District, as well as international locations including New York, Croatia or the Brazilian Amazon.

    You will develop a fundamental understanding of human, physical and environmental geography in your first year Geography modules. These modules equip you with a well-rounded introduction to some of the key themes in geography, as well as providing you with key skills used by geographers to analyse problems in both the human and physical aspects of the discipline.

    Second year modules will be taught at a partner university in North America or Australasia. You may engage in topics such as cities and globalisation, environmental change, glacial systems, coastal processes, and water management. In addition, you will gain valuable fieldwork experience in another country.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    In the third year, you will undertake a dissertation project, guided by an academic supervisor, which offers a chance to perform original geographical research on a topic of your choice. While completing the dissertation, you will use the key research, analytical and academic writing skills you have learnt throughout your degree. You will be offered further optional module choices with an emphasis on both human and physical geography, and there will be fieldwork opportunities in locations such as Iceland, the Amazon and New York.

    Your fourth year of study provides an advanced qualification which will give you a competitive edge in the graduate jobs market by equipping you with the extra experience, knowledge and skills that come with studying Masters-level modules and undertaking a second dissertation.

    Assessment

    We offer flexible programmes with a strong emphasis on practical learning. You will engage in a wide range of modules that span the breadth of geographical topics and infuse content from the humanities, along with the social and physical sciences. Your work will be regularly assessed by a combination of classroom and lab-based assignments, in addition to written examinations and project reports.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Geography (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons : 4R62

    Discover Geography at Lancaster and overseas with our exciting Study Abroad programme. Explore a range of amazing locations; study Masters-level modules; and learn from world-renowned lecturers.

    Geography is a distinctive subject: it studies our world in a vast range of areas. Our Study Abroad Masters programme provides a unique first-hand experience of work and life in a different country. You will spend a year exploring the diverse physical environments, societies and culture in North America or Australasia, as well as benefiting from our world-class teaching at the state-of-the-art Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC).

    While studying in the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC), you will have access to new teaching and research labs, computer systems and software and even our very own weather monitoring station. Working in comfortable class sizes, you will have the opportunity to get to know your lecturers personally, enabling you to benefit their expert knowledge and helpful one-to-one advice.

    Modules taken at Lancaster will make extensive use of the rural settings of the north and the bustling cities of Liverpool and Manchester, allowing you to explore some of the UK’s most unique areas of geographic interest. You will gain a wealth of hands-on experience with field trips to places such as the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbrian coast and Lake District, as well as international locations including Iceland, Croatia or New York.

    You will develop a fundamental understanding of human, physical and environmental geography in your first year Geography modules. These first year modules equip you with a well-rounded introduction to some of the key themes of geography, as well as providing you with some of the key skills used by geographers to analyse problems in both the physical and human aspects of the discipline.

    Second year modules will be taught at a partner university in North America or Australasia. You may engage in topics such as cities and globalisation, environmental change, glacial systems, coastal processes, and water management. In addition, you will gain valuable fieldwork experience in another country.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    In the third year, you will undertake a dissertation project, guided by an academic supervisor, which offers a chance to perform original geographical research on a topic of your choice. While completing the dissertation, you will use the key research, analytical and academic writing skills you have learnt throughout your degree. You will be offered further optional module choices with an emphasis on both human and physical geography, and there will be fieldwork opportunities in locations such as Iceland, Croatia and New York.

    Your fourth year of study provides an advanced qualification which will give you a competitive edge in the graduate jobs market by equipping you with the extra experience, knowledge and skills that come with studying Masters-level modules and undertaking a second dissertation. This will enable you to stand out from the crowd in the selection process for graduate roles.

    Assessment

    We offer flexible programmes with a strong emphasis on practical learning. You will engage in a wide range of modules that span the breadth of geographical topics and infuse content from the humanities, along with the social and physical sciences. Your work will be regularly assessed by a combination of assignments, written examinations and project reports.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Geography : BA Hons : L700

    You won’t just be sat in lectures at Lancaster. Study in our outstanding practical facilities; explore our beautiful surroundings; take part in international field trips; and learn from world-renowned lecturers.

    Geography is a distinctive subject: it studies our world in a vast range of areas. You will learn about the Earth’s landscapes, species, places and environment in a unique discipline that merges social science (human geography) with the natural (physical geography).

    Situated between the rural settings of the north and the bustling cities of Liverpool and Manchester, Lancaster’s position enables us to explore some of the UK’s most unique areas of geographic interest. You will gain a wealth of hands-on experience with field trips to places such as the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbrian coast and Lake District, as well as international locations such as Iceland, the Brazilian Amazon, New York and Croatia.

    You will develop a fundamental understanding of human, physical and environmental geography in your first year Geography modules. These modules equip you with a well-rounded introduction to some of the key themes in geography, as well as providing you with key skills used by geographers to analyse problems in both the human and physical aspects of the discipline.

    Specialisation begins in second year, enabling you to choose topics that match your interests. Core modules will focus on practical work, giving you a range of analytical and research project skills, while optional modules feature exciting field trips to Spain and France.

    In the third year, you will undertake a dissertation project, guided by your academic supervisor, which offers a chance to perform original geographical research on a topic of your choice. While completing the dissertation, you will use the key research, analytical and academic writing skills you have learnt throughout your degree. You may wish to take advantage of the unique opportunity to collaborate with a business to complete your dissertation research, allowing you to gain valuable work experience at the same time. You will be offered further optional module choices, and there will be fieldwork opportunities in locations such as Iceland, the Amazon and New York. Topics may include the study of Global Consumption, Urban Infrastructure in a Changing World, and the Geographies of Health, but could also include elements of physical geography such as Natural Hazards, Glacial Systems or Water Resource Management.

    In addition to your subject knowledge, you will gain communication and information technology skills and will become familiar with data handling and environmental sampling and analysis. Throughout your degree, considerable weight is placed upon enhancing your employability and such skills are greatly valued by potential employers.

    MArts Hons Geography

    Our four-year MArts Hons Geography degree equips you with advanced knowledge, skills and experience by enabling you to take a second dissertation and Masters-level modules.

    BA Hons/MArts Hons Geography (Study Abroad)

    Broaden your horizons with our Study Abroad programme. This is available as a three-year BA Hons or four-year MArts Hons degree. You will spend your second year studying at one of our international partnering universities, allowing you to gain experience of a different culture and society while studying a similar set of modules to those we offer at Lancaster.

    Assessment

    We offer flexible programmes with a strong emphasis on practical learning. You will engage in a wide range of classroom and lab-based modules that span the breadth of geographical topics and infuse content from humanities, along with the social and physical sciences. Your work will be regularly assessed by a combination of classroom and lab-based assignments, in addition to written examinations and project reports.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Geography : BSc Hons : F800

    You won’t just be sat in lectures at Lancaster. Study in our outstanding practical facilities; explore our beautiful surroundings; take part in international field trips; and learn from world-renowned lecturers.

    Geography is a distinctive subject: it studies our world in a vast range of areas. You will learn about the Earth’s landscapes, species, places and environment in a unique discipline that merges social science (human geography) with the natural (physical geography).

    Situated between the rural settings of the north and the bustling cities of Liverpool and Manchester, Lancaster’s position enables us to explore some of the UK’s most unique areas of geographic interest. You will gain a wealth of hands-on experience with field trips to places such as the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbrian coast and Lake District, as well as international locations such as Iceland, the Brazilian Amazon, the Mediterranean and Croatia.

    You will develop a fundamental understanding of human, physical and environmental geography in your first year Geography modules. These modules equip you with a well-rounded introduction to some of the key themes of geography, as well as providing you with some of the key skills used by geographers to analyse problems in both the physical and human aspects of the discipline.

    Specialisation begins in second year, enabling you to choose topics that match your interests. Core modules will focus on practical work, giving you a range of analytical and research project skills, while optional modules feature exciting field trips to Spain and France.

    In the third year, you will undertake a dissertation project, guided by your academic supervisor, which offers a chance to perform original geographical research on a topic of your choice. While completing the dissertation, you will use the key research, analytical and academic writing skills you have learnt throughout your degree. You may also wish to take advantage of the unique opportunity to collaborate with a business to complete your dissertation research, allowing you to gain valuable work experience at the same time. You will be offered further optional module choices and there will be fieldwork opportunities in locations such as Iceland, the Brazilian Amazon and New York. Topics may include the study of Geological Hazards, coastal processes and glacial systems, but could also include an element of human geography, such as Global Consumption, Urban Infrastructure in a Changing World or Geographies of Health. In addition to your subject knowledge, you will gain communication and information technology skills and will become familiar with data handling and environmental sampling and analysis. Throughout your degree, considerable weight is placed upon enhancing your employability and such skills are greatly valued by potential employers.

    MSci Hons Geography

    Our four-year MSci Hons Geography degree equips you with advanced knowledge, skills and experience by enabling you to take a second dissertation and Masters-level modules.

    BSc Hons/MSci Hons Geography (Study Abroad)

    Broaden your horizons with our Study Abroad programme. This is available as a three-year BSc Hons or four-year MSci Hons degree. You will spend your second year studying at one of our international partner universities, allowing you to gain experience of a different culture and society while studying a similar set of modules to those we offer at Lancaster.

    Assessment

    We offer flexible programmes with a strong emphasis on practical learning. You will engage in a wide range of classroom and lab-based modules that span the breadth of geographical topics and infuse content from the physical sciences, along with the social sciences and humanities. Your work will be regularly assessed by a combination of classroom and lab-based assignments, in addition to written examinations and project reports.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Geography : MArts Hons : L702

    You will undertake an extensive course of study, gain a wide range of skills and have the opportunity to cover many innovative and exciting modules that make Geography at Lancaster distinctive.

    For example, you could launch your teaching career with our unique Communicating Geography programme. This programme is a distinctive feature of your degree course and gives you experience of working in a local school in order to develop your own project on a geographical topic. It will also help you to develop vital career skills. Alongside this you can take options such as Introduction to Eco-Innovation, where you work with academics and staff from companies based in our Environment Centre, or our Iceland field course on Glacier-Landscape Interactions.

    During your second year you will study core modules covering skills and concepts in Geography and will also take a number of optional modules. Your third year includes the completion of an in-depth dissertation and six further modules chosen from a range of areas of Geography.

    In the fourth and final year of your degree you will undertake a dissertation. You will also take four modules from the wide range of masters-level modules on offer by our Environment Centre including Geoinformatics, Environmental Justice and Climate Change and Society.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Geography : MSci Hons : 4R61

    You won’t just be sat in lectures at Lancaster. Study geography in our outstanding practical facilities; explore our beautiful surroundings; take part in international field trips; and learn from world-renowned lecturers.

    Geography is a distinctive subject: it studies our world in a vast range of areas. Our Geography degree programme explores the Earth’s landscapes, species, places and environment in a dynamic range of modules that draw from the humanities, social science and physical science subjects.

    While studying in the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC), you will have access to new teaching and research labs, computer systems and software and even our very own weather monitoring station. Working in comfortable class sizes, you will have the opportunity to get to know your lecturers personally, enabling you to benefit from their expert knowledge and helpful one-to-one advice.

    Our location, between the rural settings of the north and the bustling cities of Liverpool and Manchester, enables us to explore some of the UK’s most unique areas of geographic interest. You will gain a wealth of hands-on experience with field trips to places such as the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbrian coast and Lake District, as well as international locations like Iceland, Croatia and New York.

    You will develop a fundamental understanding of human, physical and environmental geography in your first year Geography modules. These modules equip you with a well-rounded introduction to some of the key themes of geography, as well as providing you with some of the key skills used by geographers to analyse problems in both the physical and human aspects of the discipline.

    Specialisation begins in second year, enabling you to choose topics that match your interests. Core modules will focus on practical work, giving you a range of analytical and research project skills. A series of optional modules offer exciting field trips to Spain and France.

    In the third year, you will be offered further optional module choices, and there will be fieldwork opportunities in locations such as Iceland, the Amazon and New York. Topics may include the study of Natural Hazards, Glacial Systems or Water Resource Management, but could also include elements of human geography such as Global Consumption, Urban Infrastructure in a Changing World or Geographies of Health.

    You will also undertake a dissertation project, guided by your academic supervisor, which offers a chance to perform original geographical research on a topic of your choice. While completing the dissertation, you will use the key research, analytical and academic writing skills you have learnt throughout your degree. Alternatively, you may wish to take advantage of the opportunity to collaborate with a business to complete your dissertation research, allowing you to gain valuable work experience at the same time.

    Your fourth year of study provides an advanced qualification which will give you a competitive edge in the graduate jobs market by equipping you with the extra experience, knowledge and skills that come with studying Masters-level modules and undertaking a second dissertation. This will enable you to stand out from the crowd in the selection process for graduate roles.

    In addition to your subject knowledge, you will gain communication and information technology skills and will become familiar with data handling and environmental sampling and analysis. Throughout your degree, considerable weight is placed upon enhancing your employability and such skills are greatly valued by potential employers.

    MSci Hons Geography (Professional Experience)

    This programme provides a ten-week placement with a graduate employer. You will also have the opportunity to undertake Masters-level modules.

    MSci Hons Geography (Study Abroad)

    Broaden your horizons with our Study Abroad programme. You will spend the second year of your degree studying at one of our international partnering universities, allowing you to gain experience of a different culture and society while studying an equivalent set of modules to those we offer at Lancaster.

    Assessment

    We offer flexible programmes with a strong emphasis on practical learning. You will engage in a wide range of modules that span the breadth of geographical topics and infuse content from the humanities, along with the social and physical sciences. Your work will be regularly assessed by a combination of assignments, written examinations and project reports.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Geography and Economics : BA Hons : LL71

    Studying a combined degree in Economics and Geography at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to benefit from expert teaching in both subjects. You’ll be taught jointly by staff in the Lancaster University Management School, which is consistently among the UK’s top ten and our Geography Department, which is part of the award-winning Lancaster Environment Centre.

    In Economics you’ll learn about the production and distribution of wealth and the consumption of goods and services. You’ll also cover many contemporary world issues. In Geography you’ll study the impact of these issues in terms of geopolitics, sustainable development, environmental conservation and globalisation.

    You’ll begin your degree following modules including the Principles of Economics as well as Society and Space - Human Geography. In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as Intermediate Microeconomics; Geographies of Political Economy, and Environment and Society. In your final year you will undertake an extended essay, guided by your academic supervisor. This essay offers a chance to investigate a topic of your choice related to both aspects of your joint degree. While completing the essay, you will use the essential research, analytical and academic writing skills you have learnt throughout your degree.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • German Studies : BA Hons : R220

    German Studies is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures. Through our approach we can enable you to acquire high-level language skills and a thorough understanding of German cultures and societies within a global context. This programme includes an international placement year where you will study abroad.

    Your first year comprises an exploration of the German language and its cultural context. Alongside this, you will study two minor subjects that complements your degree, one of which may be another language.

    Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will also study Germany’s culture, politics and history in more depth, as well as selecting modules which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond.

    Spending your third year abroad in a German-speaking country makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    In your final year, you consolidate your German language skills, and study specialist culture and comparative courses, such as ‘Images of Austria: National Identity and Cultural Representation’, and ‘Autocrats, Caudillos and Big Men: Understanding Dictatorship and its Cultural Representation in the 20th Century’. You will also develop a particular topic from your second year studies into your specialist dissertation.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • German Studies and Computing : BSc Hons : GR42

    Lancaster’s joint German Studies and Computing is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures in conjunction with the School of Computing and Communications.

    Your German Studies programme enables you to acquire high-level language skills while gaining a thorough understanding of the country’s historical, cultural, social and political background in a global context. In Computing, you’ll focus on developing professional skills, including extensive study of software and systems development.

    Your first year comprises an exploration of the German language and its cultural context, as well as core modules in the fundamentals of computer science and software development. Alongside this, you will study a minor subject of your choice.

    Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will study the culture, politics and history of Germany and Austria in more depth, as well as selecting modules which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. You will combine these with modules such as Databases, HCI, Networking and Software Design.

    Spending your third year abroad in a German-speaking country makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    In your final year, you consolidate your German language skills, and study specialist culture and comparative modules, such as ‘Translation as a Cultural Practice’. You will also select Computing modules such as Internet Applications Engineering and Artificial Intelligence.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • German Studies and English Literature : BA Hons : RQ23

    Lancaster’s joint German Studies and English Literature degree is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures in conjunction with the Department of English and Creative Writing.

    Your German Studies programme enables you to acquire high-level language skills and gain a thorough understanding of the country’s historical, cultural, social and political background in a global context. In English Literature you will study a wide range of authors, genres, historical periods, literary movements, techniques and critical approaches.

    Your first year comprises an exploration of the German language and its cultural context, as well as a core module in English Literature. Alongside this, you can choose another English module such as World Literature or Creative Writing, or alternatively a minor subject that complements your degree.

    Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will study the culture, politics and history of Germany and Austria in more depth, as well as selecting modules which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. You will combine these with the core English module, ‘The Theory and Practice of Criticism’ and choose options such as ‘British Romanticism’, ‘Literature and Film’ and ‘American Literature to 1900’.

    Spending your third year abroad in a German-speaking country gives you the opportunity to develop your language proficiency while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    In your final year, you consolidate your German language skills, and study specialist culture and comparative modules, such as ‘Mirrors across Media: Reflexivity in Literature, Film, Comics and Video Games’. You will also select English Literature modules such as the full-year ‘Shakespeare’ and ‘Contemporary Literature’ as well as choosing from a variety of specialist half-year modules.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • German Studies and Film : BA Hons : R2P3

    Lancaster’s joint German Studies and Film degree is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures in conjunction with Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA).

    Your German Studies programme enables you to acquire high-level language skills while gaining a thorough understanding of the country’s historical, cultural, social and political background in a global context. In Film, you’ll examine cinema’s aesthetic, social and political importance in the context of an increasingly visual and media-orientated culture, while also investigating the intersections between contemporary art, theatre, design, sound and film.

    Your first year comprises an exploration of the German language and its cultural context as well as an introduction to Film Studies and the core module, ‘Modernism in the Arts’. Alongside this, you will study a minor subject that complements your degree.

    Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will study the culture, politics and history of Germany and Austria in more depth, as well as selecting modules which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. You will combine these with the modules ‘Critical Reflections’ and ‘Hollywood and Beyond: Global Cinema’.

    Spending your third year abroad in a German-speaking country gives you the opportunity to develop your language proficiency while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    In your final year, you consolidate your German language skills, and study specialist culture and comparative modules, such as ‘Contemporary Cities in Literature and Film’. You will also choose film modules such as ‘Apocalypse Then: New Hollywood Cinema’, ‘Silent Cinema’ or ‘Media and Performance’.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • German Studies and Geography : BA Hons : LR72

    Gain an in-depth understanding of the German language, culture and society, while developing your geographical skills, learning from world-renowned lecturers and taking part in exciting international fieldtrips.

    This exciting programme will allow you to gain a detailed understanding of geography, while giving you the skills and knowledge to engage with the discipline in preparation for a placement year overseas in a German speaking country. During the four years, you will be able to draw on expertise from two specialist departments: Languages and Cultures; and Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC).

    Situated between the idyllic rural settings of the north and the bustling cities of Liverpool and Manchester, Lancaster’s location enables us to explore some of the most unique areas of geographic interest in the UK. You will gain a wealth of hands-on experience with field trips to places such as the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbrian coast and Lake District, as well as international locations such as Iceland, the Brazilian Amazon, New York and Croatia.

    You will develop a fundamental understanding of human geography in your first year Geography modules. These modules equip you with a well-rounded introduction to some of the key themes in geography, as well as providing you with the skills used by geographers to analyse problems in both the human and physical aspects of the discipline. In addition, you will take language classes, determined by your current level of ability. These are taught by native speakers and will ensure you have a solid grasp of the written and spoken language.

    Specialisation begins in second year, enabling you to choose topics that match your particular interests. Core modules will focus on practical work, equipping you with a range of analytical and research skills, while optional modules feature cultural and political geography, a field course on food politics in Paris, and the opportunity to gain valuable classroom experience in a local school. You will also benefit from specialist German modules, which will develop your communication skills further and broaden your social, political and cultural understanding of Germany.

    Additionally, you will also take a specialist module that will prepare you for your year abroad. This module will allow you to select what activities you will take part in, explain the British Council English Language Assistantship scheme, and introduce you to academia and work overseas. You will also gain valuable employability skills, as well as advice on welfare and wellbeing.

    You will spend your third year at one of our partner institutions in a German speaking country, where you will practise and develop your language abilities, while continuing to enhance your geographical skills and knowledge. This year, you will analyse the social, cultural, political and economic issues related to the area, complementing both your German and geography studies.

    Returning to Lancaster for your fourth year, you will undertake an extended essay, guided by your academic supervisor, which offers a chance to investigate, in depth, a topic of your choice related to both aspects of your joint degree. While completing the essay, you will use the key research, analytical and academic writing skills you have learnt throughout your degree.

    You will also be offered further optional module choices, which could include the study of Global Consumption, Urban Infrastructure in a Changing World, and the Geographies of Health, and there will be fieldwork opportunities in locations such as Croatia, the Amazon and New York.

    In addition to your subject knowledge, you will gain communication and IT skills, and will become familiar with data handling and environmental sampling and analysis. Throughout your degree, considerable weight is placed upon enhancing your employability and such skills are greatly valued by potential employers.

    Assessment

    We offer flexible programmes with a strong emphasis on practical learning. You will engage in a wide range of classroom and lab-based modules that span the breadth of geographical topics and infuse content from humanities and social sciences. Your work will be regularly assessed by a combination of classroom and workshop-based assignments, in addition to written examinations and project reports.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • German Studies and History : BA Hons : RV21

    Lancaster’s joint German Studies and History degree is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures in conjunction with the Department of History.

    Your German Studies programme gives you the opportunity to acquire high-level language skills and gain a thorough understanding of the country’s historical, cultural, social and political background in a global context. In History, we will help you to develop your critical abilities studying modules in British, European and American world history.

    Your first year comprises an exploration of the German language and its cultural context as well as the core History module ‘From Medieval to Modern: History and Historians’. Alongside this, you can choose the History module ‘People, Places, and the Past’ or a minor subject that complements your degree.

    Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will study the culture, politics and history of Germany and Austria in more depth, as well as selecting modules which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. You will combine these with the core module, ‘The Nature and Practice of History’, and select options such as ‘The Making and Unmaking of Heroes in German History: from Warriors and a People’s Queen to Film Stars and a Football Team' and 'Restless Nation: Germany in the 20th Century'.

    Spending your third year abroad in a German-speaking country allows you to make a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    In your final year, you consolidate your German language skills, and study specialist culture and comparative modules, such as ‘Imagining Modern Europe: Post-Revolutionary Utopias and Ideologies in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century’. You will also select History modules such as ‘Europe’s Age of Extremes, 1914-45: Film and Memory’ or ‘The Shock of the New - Modernity and Modernism in American Culture, 1877-1919’.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • German Studies and Linguistics : BA Hons : QR12

    This four-year combined degree is provided by our Department of Languages and Cultures and the Department of Linguistics and English Language. A year abroad gives you a unique opportunity to be immersed in the language and culture. You don’t need to have studied German before as we offer an Intensive course for beginners.

    In German Studies we aim to help you become truly fluent. Taking Linguistics in tandem with German Studies will allow you to increase your awareness of the grammar of the language, and allow you to really understand the structure of both English, German, and a range of other languages from around the world.

    Your first year includes modules in Linguistics and German Language. In your second year you can take core modules such as The Structures of the World’s Languages, German Language and Becoming German: Post-War German Language, Culture and Identities.

    Spending your third year abroad in a German-speaking country gives you the opportunity to develop your language proficiency while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    On your return to Lancaster, your fourth year allows you to specialise in the modules that interest you most. Modules include Cognitive Linguistics and German Language Oral Skills. You could also choose to complete a dissertation on a topic you would like to explore in-depth. Given the range of academics within our department, we aim to supervise most topics that fit your interests.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • German Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons : GR12

    Lancaster’s joint German Studies and Mathematics degree is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures in conjunction with the Mathematics and Statistics Department.

    Your German Studies programme gives you the opportunity to acquire high-level language skills and gain a thorough understanding of the country’s historical, cultural, social and political background in a global context. In Maths, you’ll study in-depth mathematical theory and practice and have the option to specialise in pure mathematics or statistics.

    Your first year comprises an exploration of the German language and its cultural context, core modules in calculus and probability, and selected modules in topics such as ‘Linear Algebra’ and ‘Discrete Mathematics’. Alongside these, you will study a minor subject that complements your degree.

    Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will study the culture, politics and history of Germany and Austria in more depth, as well as selecting modules which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. You will combine these with Mathematics modules such as ‘Groups and Rings’ and ‘Real Analysis’.

    Spending your third year abroad in a German-speaking country allows you to make a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    In your final year, you consolidate your German language skills, and study specialist culture and comparative modules, such as ‘Translation as a Cultural Practice’. You will also select Mathematics modules such as ‘Differential Equations’, ‘Combinatorics’, or ‘Geometry of Curves and Surfaces’.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • German Studies and Philosophy : BA Hons : RV25

    Lancaster’s joint German Studies and Philosophy degree is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures in conjunction with the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion.

    Your German Studies programme gives you the opportunity to acquire high-level language skills and gain a thorough understanding of the country’s historical, cultural, social and political background in a global context. In Philosophy, we will help you to cultivate your own critical perspective on philosophical problems and questions, and develop a range of methods for analysing, critically engaging with, and discussing such problems.

    Your first year comprises an exploration of the German language and its cultural context as well as an introduction to some of the central problems in philosophy and the theories produced in response to them. Alongside this, you will study a minor subject that complements your degree.

    Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will study the culture, politics and history of Germany and Austria in more depth, as well as selecting modules which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. You will combine these with Philosophy modules such as, ‘Epistemology’, ‘Ethics: Theory and Practice’, and ‘Metaphysics’.

    Spending your third year abroad in a German-speaking country gives you the opportunity to develop your language proficiency while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    In your final year, you consolidate your German language skills, and study specialist culture and comparative modules, such as ‘Imagining Modern Europe: Post-Revolutionary Utopias and Ideologies in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century’. You will also select Philosophy modules such as ‘Logic and Language’ or ‘Aesthetics’.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • German Studies and Politics : BA Hons : RL22

    Lancaster’s joint German Studies and Politics degree is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures in conjunction with the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion.

    Your German Studies programme gives you the opportunity to acquire high-level language skills and gain a thorough understanding of the country’s historical, cultural, social and political background in a global context. In Politics, you will explore the themes, concepts and events that have shaped the contemporary world.

    Your first year comprises an exploration of the German language and its cultural context as well as the core module ‘Politics and the New World’, which introduces you to key themes such as the theory and practice of liberal democracy, globalisation and threats to international security. In addition, you will study a minor subject that complements your degree.

    Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will study the culture, politics and history of Germany and Austria in more depth, as well as selecting modules which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. You will combine these with modules such as ‘Modern Political Thought’, or ‘Comparative Politics of the Asia Pacific and the Middle East’.

    Spending your third year abroad in a German-speaking country gives you the opportunity to develop your language proficiency while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    In your final year, you consolidate your German language skills, and study specialist culture and comparative modules, such as ‘Autocrats, Caudillos and Big Men: Understanding Dictatorship and its Cultural Representation in the 20th Century’. You will also select from Politics modules such as, ‘Islamic Politics’, or ‘Corporations, Global Political Economy and the Law’.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • German Studies and Spanish Studies : BA Hons : RR24

    Taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures, our approach enables you to acquire high-level language skills and a thorough understanding of French and German cultures and societies within a global context.

    You’ll begin your degree with German and Spanish courses which both have a language-specific cultural component. You will also study a minor subject that complements your degree, which may be another language.

    Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will also study the culture, politics and history of Germany and Spain in more depth, as well as selecting courses which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond.

    Spending your third year abroad in a German-speaking country gives you the opportunity to develop your language proficiency while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement. As a joint major student, you can spend your time in a German- or Spanish-speaking country, or split the year between the two.

    In your fourth year, you will continue developing your core German and Spanish language skills. You will combine this with language-specific modules such as ‘Literature and Fame in Contemporary Germany’. You may also choose some comparative culture courses, such as ‘Mirrors across Media: Reflexivity in Literature, Film, Comics and Video Games’

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • German Studies and Theatre : BA Hons : WR42

    Lancaster’s joint German Studies and Theatre degree is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures in conjunction with Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA).

    Your German Studies programme gives you the opportunity to acquire high-level language skills and gain a thorough understanding of the country’s historical, cultural, social and political backgrounds in a global context. In Theatre, you’ll learn about innovative 20th and 21st century theatre and performance through an exciting and varied mix of practical and academic approaches.

    Your first year comprises an exploration of the German language and its cultural context as well as an introduction to theatre’s key concepts and practical tools that culminates in a performance project. Alongside this, you will study a minor subject that complements your degree.

    Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will study the culture, politics and history of Germany and Austria in more depth, as well as selecting modules which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. You will combine these with modules such as ‘Performing the Avant-Garde’, ‘Modern Dance’ and ‘British Theatre and the State of the Nation (1945-2000)’.

    Spending your third year abroad in a German-speaking country gives you the opportunity to develop your language proficiency while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    In your final year, you consolidate your German language skills, and study modules such as ‘Witchcraft, Heresy, and the Inquisition: The Prosecution of ‘Otherness’ in Europe (14th-17th c.)’. You will also select LICA modules such as ‘Contemporary European Post-dramatic Theatre’, ‘Creative Enterprise’ and ‘Applied Theatre Practice II’.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • German Studies with Italian : BA Hons : R2R3

    German Studies with Italian is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures. Our approach gives you the opportunity to acquire high-level language skills and gain a thorough understanding of German cultures and societies within a global context. The programme also offers an introduction to Italian culture and society presented in the first year and gives the opportunity to develop this knowledge in the second and third year.

    Your first year comprises an exploration of the German language and its cultural context. Alongside this, you will study an intensive Italian language and culture module, designed for beginners with little or no prior knowledge. You will also take a minor subject of your choice.

    In Year 2, you will study Germany’s culture, politics and history in more depth, as well as selecting courses which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. In the core Italian modules, you will have the chance to improve your linguistic proficiency in a range of settings and study Italian lexis, grammar and syntax.

    Spending your third year abroad in a German-speaking country makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    We strongly recommend spending some of your vacation time in Italy too in order to gain first-hand experience of the Italian language and its culture.

    In your fourth year, you will continue developing your German and Italian language alongside a choice of specialist culture and comparative courses, such as ‘Translation as a Cultural Practice’. You will also develop a particular topic from your second year studies into your specialist dissertation.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • History (Placement Year) : BA Hons : V101

    Develop your critical abilities and historical knowledge within a vibrant department of committed students and expert scholars.

    The course encompasses histories from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia and examines pivotal events, transformative processes and historical debates. Lectures and seminars will deepen your critical historical knowledge and support you in developing your own research, essay-writing and presentational skills. The majority of our students choose from a second set of optional first-year modules. These specialised modules include ‘The Fall of Rome’ and ‘Histories of Violence: How Imperialism made the Modern World’.

    For Year 2 and 4 students, the Department offers an extensive range of modules that includes both short term-length modules and the third-year Special Subjects. You can choose to focus on a particular period, theme or region or to develop a breadth of chronological and geographical knowledge. These module options include British, European, American, Asian and Middle Eastern history, from the ancient world to the twenty-first century. These modules emerge from the research expertise of academic staff in the department.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • History (Study Abroad) : BA Hons : V102

    Develop your critical abilities and historical knowledge within a vibrant department of committed students and expert scholars.

    This degree will integrate a full-year of study at one of our partner institutions abroad in your second year of a three-year undergraduate programme.

    In your first year, you will take our first-year core History module, which surveys world history from the world of antiquity to the twentieth century. The course encompasses histories from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia and examines pivotal events, transformative processes and historical debates. Weekly lectures and seminars will deepen your critical historical knowledge and support you in developing your own research, essay-writing and presentational skills. The majority of our students choose from a second set of optional first-year modules. These specialised modules include ‘The Fall of Rome’ and ‘Histories of Violence: How Imperialism made the Modern World’.

    A study abroad year is an exciting opportunity to gain a different perspective on your major subject through studying the subject in another country. At the same time you have the chance to broaden your horizons and life experience by immersing yourself in the culture of another country.

    During your degree you’ll spend a year as a registered student at one of our approved partner universities in North America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand or Europe.

    Preparation for your study abroad year will begin the year before, when the Global Experiences team and your Departmental Study Abroad Adviser will guide you through the process of securing your study abroad opportunity, finding accommodation, identifying which modules you will study etc. They will continue to support you while you are abroad.

    Depending on the country, you will usually leave for your year abroad in July, August or September. You will become a registered student at your host university for the year, living and studying alongside home and other international students.

    During the year abroad, you will take modules that are relevant to your degree programme at Lancaster and which have been approved by your department here. The grades you achieve at your host university will count towards your Lancaster degree.

    Teaching is in English at most of our study abroad partners. If you speak a foreign language to a high standard, you may be apply to a partner that teaches in that language. However, these places are limited and this option may not be available for your subject.

    You can find out more on our study abroad page.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    When you return to Lancaster for your third and final year you will take two term-length modules, a Special Subject and you will write a dissertation under the research supervision of an academic member of staff. The department offers a range of over thirty modules. Examples of these modules include British, European, American, Asian and Middle Eastern options spanning two-millennia of history. These modules emerge from the research expertise of academic staff in the department.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • History : BA Hons : V100

    Develop your critical abilities and historical knowledge within a vibrant department of committed students and scholars.

    The course encompasses histories from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia and examines pivotal events, transformative processes and historical debates. Lectures and seminars will deepen your critical historical knowledge and support you in developing your own research, essay-writing and presentational skills. The majority of our students choose from a second set of optional first-year modules. These specialised modules include ‘The Fall of Rome’ and ‘Histories of Violence: How Imperialism made the Modern World’.

    For second and third-year students, the Department offers an extensive range of modules that includes both short term-length modules and the third-year Special Subjects. You can choose to focus on a particular period, theme or region or to develop a breadth of chronological and geographical knowledge. These module options include British, European, American, Asian and Middle Eastern history, from the ancient world to the twenty-first century. These modules emerge from the research expertise of academic staff in the department.

    In your second year you can also choose to undertake a heritage placement project. These placements allow our students to gain invaluable work experience and enhance their employability. Some previous placements partners include The National Trust, Cumbria County Council and The Duchy of Lancaster.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • History and International Relations (Placement Year) : BA Hons : VL13

    Lancaster’s History and International Relations degree is taught jointly between our Department of History and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. It gives you the opportunity to build an in-depth knowledge of both subjects, learning from scholars in the field.

    Your degree scheme concentrates on the history of international politics since 1780 and introduces you to various theoretical understandings of the modern world. You will be given the opportunity to develop a stronger understanding of the influence of History and International Relations on each other, while engaging with topics such as diplomacy, terrorism, religious conflict and human rights.

    Beginning with modules including ‘From the Medieval to the Modern: History and Historians’ and ‘Politics in the Modern World’, you will move on to modules such as; ‘Peace Studies in Action, and ‘International Relations, Security and Sustainability’ in your second year.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    You will complete your degree following final-year modules that include the ‘Politics of Global Danger’; ‘Britain in the World’; ‘Africa and Global Politics’, and ‘Islamic Politics’.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • History and International Relations : BA Hons : VL12

    Lancaster’s History and International Relations degree is taught jointly between our Department of History and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. It gives you the opportunity to build an in-depth knowledge of both subjects, learning from scholars in the field.

    Your degree scheme concentrates on the history of international politics since 1780 and introduces you to various theoretical understandings of the modern world. You will be given the opportunity to develop a stronger understanding of the influence of History and International Relations on each other, while engaging with topics such as diplomacy, terrorism, religious conflict and human rights.

    Beginning with modules including ‘From the Medieval to the Modern: History and Historians’ and ‘Politics in the Modern World’, you will move on to modules such as; ‘Peace Studies in Action, and ‘International Relations, Security and Sustainability’ in your second year.

    You will complete your degree following final-year modules that include the ‘Politics of Global Danger’; ‘Britain in the World’; ‘Africa and Global Politics’, and ‘Islamic Politics’.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • History and Philosophy (Placement Year) : BA Hons : VVC6

    Develop your critical abilities within two vibrant departments of like-minded students and expert scholars and gain a strong understanding of how History and Philosophy intersect and influence one another.

    History's core first year module is designed to extend and deepen your knowledge of the past and introduce you to major historical topics and themes from the ancient world to the present day. You have the opportunity to gain insight into how historians conduct research and interpret the past and develop your own research, essay-writing and presentational skills.

    The first year Philosophy module is an introduction to several key areas of philosophy, focusing on the nature of philosophy, the theory of knowledge, metaphysics, critical thinking and ethics. The emphasis is on developing skills in careful reading, critical reflection and rigorous interpretation and argument. You don't need to have studied philosophy before.

    In year 2 and 4 there is a wide range of optional modules on topics ranging from aesthetics and ethics, the history of philosophy, to philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. Your History options may include British, European, American, Asian and Middle Eastern history, from the eighth century BC to the twentieth century.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • History and Philosophy : BA Hons : VVC5

    Develop your critical abilities within two vibrant departments of like-minded students and scholars and gain a strong understanding of how History and Philosophy intersect and influence one another.

    History's core first year module is designed to extend and deepen your knowledge of the past and introduce you to major historical topics and themes from the ancient world to the present day. You will gain insights into how historians conduct research and interpret the past and develop your own research, essay-writing and presentational skills.

    The first year Philosophy module is an introduction to several key areas of philosophy, focusing on the nature of philosophy, the theory of knowledge, metaphysics, critical thinking and ethics. The emphasis is on developing skills in careful reading, critical reflection and rigorous interpretation and argument. You don't need to have studied philosophy before.

    In your second and third years you can choose from modules that include British, European, American, Asian and Middle Eastern history, from the eighth century BC to the twentieth century. You'll have philosopgy options including aesthetics and ethics, the history of philosophy, to philosophy of mind and philosophy of science.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • History and Politics (Placement Year) : BA Hons : LV22

    Lancaster’s History and Politics degree is taught collaboratively between our Department of History and our Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. It gives you the opportunity to develop knowledge, political insight and specialist skills alongside students and scholars who share your passion and interests.

    You’ll be able to select complementary modules from each department. So, for example, in History you may choose to study the political and cultural history of the United States while exploring Government and Politics of the United States in your Politics courses.

    You’ll begin your degree with core modules including ‘From the Ancient to the Modern: History and Historians’, and ‘Politics in the Modern World’. In your second year and final year, your courses cover modules such as ‘Politics and History of the Middle East’; ‘Modern Political Thought: Liberty, Theory and Practice; Contemporary Issues in the Middle East; and ‘Britain in the World.’

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • History and Politics : BA Hons : LV21

    Lancaster’s History and Politics degree is taught collaboratively between our Department of History and our Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. It gives you the opportunity to develop knowledge, political insight and specialist skills alongside students and scholars who share your passion and interests.

    You’ll be able to select complementary modules from each department. So, for example, in History you may choose to study the political and cultural history of the United States while exploring Government and Politics of the United States in your Politics courses.

    You’ll begin your degree with core modules including ‘From the Ancient to the Modern: History and Historians’, and ‘Politics in the Modern World’. In your second year and final year, your courses cover modules such as ‘Politics and History of the Middle East’; ‘Modern Political Thought: Liberty, Theory and Practice; Contemporary Issues in the Middle East; and ‘Britain in the World.’

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • History and Religious Studies : BA Hons : VV16

    Develop your critical abilities within two vibrant departments of like-minded students and expert scholars and gain a strong understanding of how History and Religious Studies intersect and influence one another.

    History and Religious studies first year modules are designed to extend and deepen your knowledge of the past and introduce you to major historical topics and themes from the ancient world to the present day. You will have the opportunity to learn about the growth and development of the world’s major religious traditions and their primary characteristics. It also provides an overview of some of the forms religious belief takes in the contemporary world, as well as some of the problems and opportunities it faces. There is also a cross-cultural and inter-religious examination of key issues in the study of religion relating to, for example, ethics, politics, gender, and the character of the religious life, many students choose to take additional, specialised modules on topics that compliment both elements of the degree. You will gain insights into how historians and religious studies experts conduct research, interpret the past and develop your own research, essay-writing and presentational skills.

    In your second and third years focus on the themes, periods and nations which interest you the most, with options that include British, European, American, Asian and Middle Eastern history, from the eighth century BC to the twentieth century. Religious studies modules available to you address a broad spectrum of subjects that provide an opportunity to study the world's major religious traditions, to debate the role of religion in the modern world. Options include modules on religion and violence; religion and gender; religion and politics; philosophy and religious thought; religion in relation to secularism and multiculturalism; interpretations of sacred texts; and new religions.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • History, Philosophy and Politics (Placement Year) : BA Hons : V0L1

    Lancaster’s History, Philosophy and Politics degree is a triple major combined degree, taught by experts from our Department of History and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. Your study of Intellectual History, Philosophy and Politics gives you the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of each discipline and understand how they intersect with and influence one another.

    In the first year, you will study three compulsory modules giving you a detailed introduction to each discipline. Your modules include From the Medieval to the Modern: History and Historians; Introduction to Philosophy, and Politics in the Modern World.

    In your second and third years, you will move on to a range of optional modules covering the periods, movements and schools of thought that have shaped the world we live in and continue to shape the contemporary world. As the novelist William Faulkner wrote, "The past is never dead. It's not even past.”

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • History, Philosophy and Politics : BA Hons : V0L0

    Lancaster’s History, Philosophy and Politics degree is a triple major combined degree, taught by experts from our Department of History and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. Your study of Intellectual History, Philosophy and Politics gives you the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of each discipline and understand how they intersect with and influence one another.

    In the first year, you’ll study three compulsory modules giving you a detailed introduction to each discipline. Your modules include From the Medieval to the Modern: History and Historians; Introduction to Philosophy, and Politics in the Modern World.

    In your second and third years, you’ll move on to a range of optional modules covering the periods, movements and schools of thought that have shaped the world we live in and continue to shape the contemporary world. As the novelist William Faulkner wrote, "The past is never dead. It's not even past.”

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Human Geography (Placement Year) : BA Hons : L723

    With a unique blend of social sciences and geography, gain first-hand experience of the ways in which people interact with their environment and how they form communities, cultures, and economies. Benefit from support to secure a paid placement enabling you to experience twelve months working in the type of organisation that you might aspire to join when you graduate.

    You will study a diverse range of modules that are developed and taught by our world-class academics who are leading experts in human, environmental and political geography, development studies, Anthropology, political economy and science and technology.

    Our location, between the rural settings of the north and the bustling cities of Liverpool and Manchester, enables us to explore some of the UK’s most unique areas of geographic interest. You will gain a wealth of hands-on experience with field trips to places such as Manchester city centre, the Cumbrian coast and the Lake District, as well as international locations such as Paris, Amazonia, New York and Croatia.

    While studying at the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC), you will have access to state-of-the-art computer systems and software. You will work in comfortable class sizes, giving you the opportunity to get to know your lecturers personally and benefit from their expert knowledge and helpful one-to-one advice.

    First year modules equip you with a well-rounded introduction to some of the key themes of human geography, as well as helping you to develop skills used by geographers to analyse problems within the discipline. In addition to the Geography modules, you will be given the opportunity to take two other subjects alongside your first year studies. You may use this opportunity to explore some of the many subjects offered within the LEC, or study further social sciences such as Sociology or Politics, or gain transferable skills in Economics or Marketing. You will undertake a Placement Preparation module which provides guidance on writing your CV, finding a placement and interview techniques.

    In the second year, you will undertake a series of core modules that focus on human geography skills, concepts and research techniques. Optional choices include a field trip to Paris and modules that address individual topics in culture and politics, as well as our Communicating Geography module in which you can help teach the subject in a local school, gaining valuable classroom experience. You will also take part in a ‘work-based learning’ module designed to provide guidance and support as you apply for nationally advertised placements and help you gain the most from your placement year.

    To prepare students for their work placement year, our Careers and Placements Team will provide advice and guidance on: the skills required to create effective CVs, cover letters and applications; tips and techniques on how to make an impact at interviews and assessment centres; how to create a relevant digital profile; and how to research employers and career sectors of interest. In addition, there is great emphasis placed upon developing self-awareness and on how to present yourself in a professional manner to employers. This optional provision will be delivered via a blend of traditional and digital methods including face-to-face workshops, online webinars, e-courses and 1:1 appointments.

    You will spend your third year on an industrial placement, before returning to Lancaster for your fourth year where you will continue in your chosen specialties. The placement offers you the opportunity to work as a full-time employee of the organisation whilst still receiving both academic and pastoral support.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    In the final (fourth) year you will undertake a dissertation project, guided by your academic supervisor, which offers a chance to perform original geographical research on a topic of your choice. While completing the dissertation, you will use the key research, analytical and academic writing skills you have learnt throughout your degree. You may wish to take advantage of the unique opportunity to collaborate with a business to complete your dissertation research, allowing you to gain valuable work experience at the same time. In addition, you may select from a range of optional modules which cover topics such as food and agriculture, health, enterprise and global consumption, as well as field courses to New York, Croatia and the Brazilian Amazon.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Human Geography (Study Abroad) : BA Hons : L721

    Gain first-hand experience of the ways people interact with their environment and how they form communities, cultures and economies. With a strong emphasis on fieldwork, you’ll gain a wealth of knowledge and skills from world-renowned lecturers.

    In this programme, you will benefit from studying at the multidisciplinary Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC), and will spend one year of your study gaining hands-on experience in USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. You will study a diverse range of modules that are developed and taught by our world-class academics who are leading experts in human, environmental and political geography, development studies and Anthropology, political economy and science and technology studies.

    First year modules equip you with a well-rounded introduction to some of the key themes of human geography, as well as helping you to develop skills used by geographers to analyse problems within the discipline. In addition to the Human Geography modules, you will be given the opportunity to take two other subjects alongside your first year studies. You may use this opportunity to explore some of the many subjects offered within the Lancaster Environment Centre, study further social sciences such as Sociology or Politics, or gain transferable skills in Economics or Marketing, for example.

    Second year modules will be taught at one of our partner universities in Australia or New Zealand, Canada or the USA. You will gain hands-on-experience with overseas culture and climates, build an international network, and will undertake a variety of module topics.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    In the third year you will undertake a dissertation project, guided by your academic supervisor, researching a topic of your choice. While completing the dissertation, you will use the key research, analytical and academic writing skills you have learnt throughout your degree. In addition, you may select from a range of optional modules which cover topics such as food and agriculture, health, enterprise and global consumption, as well as field courses to New York, Croatia and the Brazilian Amazon.

    MArts Hons Geography

    Our MArts Hons Geography degree has a strong emphasis on Human Geography. The fourth year of this programme equips you with advanced knowledge, skills and experience by enabling you to take a second dissertation and Masters-level modules. There is also a Study Abroad option that enables you to spend a year studying in North America or Australasia.

    Assessment

    We offer flexible programmes with a strong emphasis on practical learning. You will engage in a wide range of modules that span the breadth of geographical topics and infuse content from humanities and social sciences. Your work will be regularly assessed by a combination of fieldwork and practical assignments, in addition to written examinations and project reports.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Human Geography : BA Hons : L720

    With a unique blend of social sciences and geography, gain first-hand experience of the ways in which people interact with their environment and how they form communities, cultures, and economies.

    You will study a diverse range of modules that are developed and taught by our world-class academics who are leading experts in human, environmental and political geography, development studies and Anthropology, political economy and science and technology studies.

    Our location, between the rural settings of the north and the bustling cities of Liverpool and Manchester, enables us to explore some of the UK’s most unique areas of geographic interest. You will gain a wealth of hands-on experience with field trips to places such as Manchester city centre, the Cumbrian coast and Lake District, as well as international locations such as Paris, Amazonia, New York and Croatia.

    While studying at the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC), you will have access to state of the art computer systems and software. You will work in comfortable class sizes, giving you the opportunity to get to know your lecturers personally and benefit from their expert knowledge and helpful one-to-one advice.

    First year modules equip you with a well-rounded introduction to some of the key themes of human geography, as well as helping you to develop skills used by geographers to analyse problems within the discipline. In addition to the Geography modules, you will be given the opportunity to take two other subjects alongside your first year studies. You may use this opportunity to explore some of the many subjects offered within the LEC, study further social sciences such as Sociology or Politics, or gain transferable skills in Economics or Marketing, for example.

    In the second year, you will undertake a series of core modules that focus on human geography skills and concepts and research project skills. Optional choices include a field trip to Paris and modules that address individual topics in culture and politics, as well as our Communicating Geography module in which you can help teach the subject in a local school, gaining valuable classroom experience.

    In the third year you will undertake a dissertation project, guided by your academic supervisor, which offers a chance to perform original geographical research on a topic of your choice. While completing the dissertation, you will use the key research, analytical and academic writing skills you have learnt throughout your degree. You may wish to take advantage of the unique opportunity to collaborate with a business to complete your dissertation research, allowing you to gain valuable work experience at the same time. In addition, you may select from a range of optional modules which cover topics such as food and agriculture, health, enterprise and global consumption, as well as field courses to New York, Croatia and the Brazilian Amazon.

    BA Hons Human Geography (Study Abroad)

    This programme includes a year of study at a university in USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, giving you the opportunity to explore the history, culture and many other aspects of human geography in a different country.

    MArts Hons Geography

    Our MArts Hons Geography degree has a strong emphasis on Human Geography. The fourth year of this programme equips you with advanced knowledge, skills and experience by enabling you to take a second dissertation and Masters-level modules. There is also a Study Abroad option that enables you to spend a year studying in North America or Australasia.

    Assessment

    We offer flexible programmes with a strong emphasis on practical learning. You will engage in a wide range of modules that span the breadth of geographical topics and infuse content from humanities and social sciences. Your work will be regularly assessed by a combination of fieldwork and practical assignments, in addition to written examinations and project reports.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • International Business Management (France) : BSc Hons : N2R1

    Do you want the invaluable insight into another country’s culture and customs that only living abroad can bring? Do you want to combine practical managerial skills and experience with a technical knowledge of management, plus fluency in another European language? We have the degree that delivers this and more.

    Our double degrees are four-year integrated programmes. You spend two years in Lancaster, two years studying abroad. In addition you will undertake work placements in the UK and overseas.

    First year students are introduced to business analytics, financial accounting, management, organisation and work theories. In your second year, you will learn more about data analysis, finance, economics and marketing. In both years, you study languages with the Department of Languages and Cultures. All students take an approved work placement in the summer vacations of their first two years.

    Your third and final years are spent abroad, studying at the prestigious NEOMA in Reims, France. You transfer to the partner university at the beginning of your third year, studying courses such as Managerial Economics and Introduction to Operations Management. You will also undertake a work placement in France, typically starting in the middle of your third year.

    At the end of the four years, you will be awarded two degrees: BSc Hons from Lancaster and the corresponding degree of the partner university. Our graduates find their international perspective puts them in a strong position in the corporate jobs market. These include roles in market research, financial analysis, management, communications and consultancy with brands such as Aston Martin, Deloitte and Neilson.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • International Business Management (Germany) : BSc Hons : N2R2

    Do you want the invaluable insight into another countrys culture and customs that only living abroad can bring? Do you want to combine practical managerial skills and experience with a technical knowledge of management, plus fluency in another European language? We have the degree that delivers this and more.

    Our double degrees are four-year integrated programmes. You spend two years in Lancaster, two years studying abroad. In addition you will undertake work placements in the UK and overseas.

    First year students are introduced to business analytics, financial accounting, management, organisation and work theories. In your second year, you will learn more about data analysis, finance, economics and marketing. In both years you study languages with the Department of Languages and Cultures. All students take an approved work placement in the summer vacations of their first two years.

    Your third and final years are spent abroad, studying at the prestigious ESB Business School in Reutlingen, Germany. You transfer to the partner university at the beginning of your third year studying courses such as Managerial Economics and Introduction to Operations Management. You will also undertake a work placement in Germany, typically starting in the middle of your third year.

    At the end of the four years, you will be awarded two degrees: BSc Hons from Lancaster and the corresponding degree of the partner university. Our graduates find their international perspective put them in a strong position in the corporate jobs market. These include roles in market research, financial analysis, management, communications and consultancy with brands such as Aston Martin, Deloitte and Neilson.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • International Business Management (Italy) : BSc Hons : N2R3

    Do you want the invaluable insight into another country’s culture and customs that only living abroad can bring? Do you want to combine practical managerial skills and experience with a technical knowledge of management, plus fluency in another European language? We have the degree that delivers this and more.

    Our double degrees are four-year integrated programmes. You spend two years in Lancaster, two years studying abroad. In addition you will undertake work placements in the UK and overseas.

    First years are introduced to business analytics, financial accounting, management, organisation and work theories. In your second year, you will learn more about data analysis, finance, economics and marketing. In both years you study languages with the Department of Languages and Cultures. All students take an approved work placement in the summer vacations of their first two years.

    Your third and final years are spent abroad, studying at the prestigious UCSC (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) in Piacenza, Italy. You transfer to the partner university at the beginning of your third year studying courses such as Managerial Economics and Introduction to Operations Management. You will also undertake a work placement in Italy, typically starting in the middle of your third year.

    At the end of the four years, you will be awarded two degrees: BSc Hons from Lancaster and the corresponding degree of the partner university. Our graduates find their international perspective put them in a strong position in the corporate jobs market. These include roles in market research, financial analysis, management, communications and consultancy with brands such as Aston Martin, Deloitte and Neilson.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • International Business Management (Mexico) : BSc Hons : N2R5

    Do you want the invaluable insight into another country’s culture and customs that only living abroad can bring? Do you want to combine practical managerial skills and experience with atechnical knowledge of management, plus fluency in another language? We have the degree that delivers this and more.

    Our double degrees are four-year integrated programmes. You spend two years in Lancaster, two years studying abroad. In addition you will undertake work placements in the UK and overseas.

    First year students are introduced to business analytics, financial accounting, management, organisation and work theories. In your second year, you will learn more about data analysis, finance, economics and marketing. In both years, you study languages with the Department of Languages and Cultures. All students take an approved work placement in the summer vacations of their first two years.

    Your third and final years are spent abroad, studying at the prestigious UDLAP (Universidad de las Américas Puebla) in Puebla, Mexico. You transfer to the partner university at the beginning of your third year studying courses such as Managerial Economics and Introduction to Operations Management. You will also undertake a work placement in Mexico, typically starting in the middle of your third year.

    At the end of the four years, you will be awarded two degrees: BSc Hons from Lancaster and the corresponding degree of the partner university. Our graduates find their international perspective put them in a strong position in the corporate jobs market. These include roles in market research, financial analysis, management, communications and consultancy with brands such as Aston Martin, Deloitte and Neilson.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • International Relations (Placement Year) : BA Hons : 6T91

    This degree will enable you to gain a strong grounding in understanding the forces that shape the political relations between nations and the involvement of non-state powers in the world today. The course typically covers the EU, the Middle East, India, China and the Far East, Africa, and the USA. Alongside this you will explore general themes in the field of International Relations, such as Politics of Development and Global Changes and Understanding External Intervention in Violent Conflicts.

    You will begin your degree with the module International Relations: Theory and Practice and will have the option to choose from a range of international relations modules offered by the Department.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • International Relations : BA Hons : 6T99

    This degree will enable you to gain a strong grounding in understanding the forces that shape the political relations between nations and the involvement of non-state powers in the world today. The course typically covers the EU, the Middle East, India, China and the Far East, Africa, and the USA. Alongside this you will explore general themes in the field of International Relations, such as Politics of Development and Global Changes and Understanding External Intervention in Violent Conflicts.

    You will begin your degree with the module International Relations: Theory and Practice and will have the option to choose from a range of international relations modules offered by the Department.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • International Relations and Religious Diversity : BA Hons : 6B71

    Through a range of modules on the programme, you will be able to explore the intersection of International Relations and Religious Diversity in contexts around the globe, including Europe, North America, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. Within these contexts, you will examine the impact of religion at sub and supra state levels and the ways in which religion plays a key role in both facilitating and restricting political agency.

    You will begin your degree with the modules Religions of the Modern World and International Relations: Theory and Practice. In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as International Relations Security and Sustainability; Peace Studies in Action; International Relations and Politics of the Asia Pacific; Gender and Religion; The Politics of Race and Hinduism in the Modern World. You will then complete your degree with modules that include: Politics of Global Danger; Contemporary Issues in the Middle East and Media, Religion.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Law (Clinical Learning) : LLB Hons : M103

    This qualifying Law degree is taught by world-leading, research-active academics based in our Law School.

    The degree will introduce you to technical legal topics and help you to understand the ways that law shapes society. Practical experience is at the heart of this degree, with all three years of your degree involving hands-on legal work allowing you to develop the practical skills and competences of a lawyer. The degree takes a problem-based learning approach, centred on real case-work and advising clients. You will use a wide range of professional and academic skills to provide legal advice to your clients.

    There are two ‘tracks’ within this degree.

    • You can choose to work in the Law School’s Law Clinic, providing free legal advice to members of the community. In the Clinic, local practitioners will supervise you in delivering the appropriate legal advice to your clients. On this track you are required to take either a Law Clinic, Legal Advice or Miscarriages of Justic module in each year.
    • Alternatively, you may have the option of working with North Lancashire Citizen’s Advice Bureau throughout your degree. You would provide legal advice and support to clients who come to the Citizens Advice Bureau for help and would have the opportunity to gain official recognition as a CAB advisor. On this track you are required to take a CAB module in each year.

    Networking opportunities

    We have strong links to Chambers, Law firms and related professions from across the UK, including magic circle firms from London. We usually host a judicial lecture series, alumni visits and lectures, and a Law Fair, which is typically attended by lawyers (including trainees, associates and partners) and members of their recruitment teams. All of this should help you to make professional connections, learn more about their firms, and get a head start on your career in Law.

    Our student-run Law Society usually organises a wide range of extracurricular activities including mooting and negotiation competitions (typically judged by barristers and members of the judiciary). In recent years they have organised a Law Ball, sporting fixtures, and a careers dinner. Each event is designed to help you build your peer and employer networks.

    80% of the School’s research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014).

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Law (International Law) : LLB Hons : M102

    This qualifying Law degree is taught by world-leading, research-active academics based in our Law School.

    They will introduce you to technical legal topics and help you to understand the ways that law shapes society. Specialising in the area of International Law, this degree gives students an international and comparative perspective on the Law. Alongside your core Law modules, you will select a proportion of your modules from International Law topics such as:

    • International Human Rights Law
    • International Law
    • Private International Law
    • Responses to Massive Violations of Human Rights
    • Human Rights and Civil Liberties

    Networking opportunities

    We have strong links to Chambers, Law firms and related professions from across the UK, including magic circle firms from London. We usually host a judicial lecture series, alumni visits and lectures, and a Law Fair, which is typically attended by lawyers (including trainees, associates and partners) and members of their recruitment teams. All of this should help you to make professional connections, learn more about their firms, and get a head start on your career in Law.

    Our student-run Law Society usually organises a wide range of extracurricular activities including mooting and negotiation competitions (typically judged by barristers and members of the judiciary). In recent years they have organised a Law Ball, sporting fixtures, and a careers dinner. Each event is designed to help you build your peer and employer networks.

    Practical experience

    Practical experience is important in this degree, with a range of opportunities available. You may be able to take part in our Law Clinic which provides real-world experience of giving free legal advice to members of the local community. Our Miscarriages of Justice Project gives the chance to work on real criminal cases alongside practising lawyers as they support prisoners who maintain their innocence and have exhausted their appeal rights. The Street Law project provides experience in schools and organisations, advising and supporting them on specific areas of law.

    We offer a wide range of diverse opportunities and try to ensure that all students can access the opportunities that interest them, however please note that places are limited on some schemes and modules.

    80% of the School’s research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014).

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Law (Placement Year) : LLB Hons : M104

    This qualifying Law degree is taught by world-leading, research-active academics based in our Law School.

    The degree will introduce you to technical legal topics and help you to understand the ways that law shapes society.

    Practical experience

    Practical experience is important in this degree, with a range of opportunities available. You may be able to take part in our Law Clinic which provides real-world experience of giving free legal advice to members of the local community. Our Miscarriages of Justice Project gives the chance to work on real criminal cases alongside practising lawyers as they support prisoners who maintain their innocence and have exhausted their appeal rights. The Street Law project provides experience in schools and organisations, advising and supporting them on specific areas of law.

    We offer a wide range of diverse opportunities and try to ensure that all students can access the opportunities that interest them, however please note that places are limited on some schemes and modules.

    Your placement year

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While placement roles may not be in a field or organisation that is related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    Networking opportunities

    We have strong links to Chambers, Law firms and related professions from across the UK, including magic circle firms from London. We usually host a judicial lecture series, alumni visits and lectures, and a Law Fair, which is typically attended by lawyers (including trainees, associates and partners) and members of their recruitment teams. All of this should help you to make professional connections, learn more about their firms, and get a head start on your career in Law.

    Our student-run Law Society usually organises a wide range of extracurricular activities including mooting and negotiation competitions (typically judged by barristers and members of the judiciary). In recent years they have organised a Law Ball, sporting fixtures, and a careers dinner. Each event is designed to help you build your peer and employer networks.

    80% of the School’s research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014).

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Law : LLB Hons : M100

    This qualifying Law degree is taught by the world-leading, research-active academics based in our Law School.

    The degree will introduce you to technical legal topics and help you to understand the ways that law shapes society. If you choose to do so, you can, from your second year, opt to specialise in one of our three pathways, after which you will be awarded a named degree:

    • Criminal Law and Justice
    • Commercial Law
    • Human Rights Law

    The pathways enable you to pursue your own interests and specialise from an early point in your studies and the in-depth knowledge you’ll gain will help you to stand out from the crowd when applying for graduate roles.

    80% of the School’s research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014).

    Networking opportunities

    We have strong links to Chambers, Law firms and related professions from across the UK, including magic circle firms from London. We usually host a judicial lecture series, alumni visits and lectures, and a Law Fair, which is typically attended by lawyers (including trainees, associates and partners) and members of their recruitment teams. All of this should help you to make professional connections, learn more about their firms, and get a head start on your career in Law.

    Our student-run Law Society usually organises a wide range of extracurricular activities including mooting and negotiation competitions (typically judged by barristers and members of the judiciary). In recent years they have organised a Law Ball, sporting fixtures, and a careers dinner. Each event is designed to help you build your peer and employer networks.

    Practical experience

    Practical experience is important in this degree, with a range of opportunities available. You may be able to take part in our Law Clinic which provides real-world experience of giving free legal advice to members of the local community. Our Miscarriages of Justice Project gives the chance to work on real criminal cases alongside practising lawyers as they support prisoners who maintain their innocence and have exhausted their appeal rights. The Street Law project provides experience in schools and organisations, advising and supporting them on specific areas of law.

    If you would like to see how law impacts on countries around the world, you could apply for Study Abroad - extending your degree to four years and spending your third year with one of our highly-regarded partner universities in the US, Europe, Canada and Australia.

    If you wish to extend your range of experience, you may be interested in our Placement Year degree or in a volunteer role. Previously we have offered volunteering opportunities with the Citizens Advice Bureau and Lancashire Constabulary's Special Constables.

    We offer a wide range of diverse opportunities and try to ensure that all students can access the opportunities that interest them, however please note that places are limited on some schemes and modules.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Law with Criminology : LLB Hons : MM12

    Are you interested in developing practical legal knowledge and an understanding of crime, criminology and criminal justice? This qualifying Law degree is taught by the world-leading, research-active academics based in our prestigious Law School. They will introduce you to core topics in Criminology and Law and you will explore the connections between the two disciplines as you develop both specialist and transferable skills.

    During the degree you will analyse the social, cultural, political and economic contexts of crime and criminal justice, taking an in-depth look at the social circumstances of offending, policies regulating crime, and the social response to criminal activity. The degree draws on the Law School’s expertise in criminal law, international human rights, organised crime, youth justice, cybercrime, policing, prisons and punishment, sex work, hate crime, drugs and substance abuse and gender-based violence.

    80% of the Law School’s research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.

    Programme Overview

    You will be taught by lecturers who are actively engaged in research, informing policy and public debate related to criminological and legal issues. Your first year will introduce you to core criminological and legal concepts and perspectives, including criminal law, the English legal system and explanations for crime and offending behaviour. During your second year you will explore a broad range of criminological and legal perspectives, consider how to ‘do’ criminological research and be able to choose a range of optional modules which explore various criminological and legal controversies and issues.

    If you would like to take a global perspective on Law and Criminology, you can opt for a semester abroad at one of our highly regarded partner institutions in the US and Canada. By year three, you will have the choice to study specialist subjects in depth from our range of optional modules. You will also explore key legal issues in depth, such as Equity and Trusts.

    Networking opportunities

    We have strong links to Chambers, Law firms and related professions from across the UK, including magic circle firms from London. We usually host a judicial lecture series, alumni visits and lectures, and a Law Fair, which is typically attended by lawyers (including trainees, associates and partners) and members of their recruitment teams. All of this should help you to make professional connections, learn more about their firms, and get a head start on your career in Law.

    Our student-run Law Society usually organises a wide range of extracurricular activities including mooting and negotiation competitions (typically judged by barristers and members of the judiciary). In recent years they have organised a Law Ball, sporting fixtures, and a careers dinner. Each event is designed to help you build your peer and employer networks.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Law with Politics : LLB Hons : M1L2

    Interested in developing practical legal knowledge and an understanding of how interplay between Law and Politics affects issues such as war and peace, poverty and inequality, order and justice, governance and power?

    This qualifying Law degree is taught by the world-leading, research-active academics based in our Law School and Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion.

    Networking opportunities

    We have strong links to Chambers, Law firms and related professions from across the UK, including magic circle firms from London. We usually host a judicial lecture series, alumni visits and lectures, and a Law Fair, which is typically attended by lawyers (including trainees, associates and partners) and members of their recruitment teams. All of this should help you to make professional connections, learn more about their firms, and get a head start on your career in Law.

    Our student-run Law Society usually organises a wide range of extracurricular activities including mooting and negotiation competitions (typically judged by barristers and members of the judiciary). In recent years they have organised a Law Ball, sporting fixtures, and a careers dinner. Each event is designed to help you build your peer and employer networks.

    Practical experience

    Practical experience is important in this degree, with a range of opportunities available. You may be able to take part in our Law Clinic which provides real-world experience of giving free legal advice to members of the local community. Our Miscarriages of Justice Project gives the chance to work on real criminal cases alongside practising lawyers as they support prisoners who maintain their innocence and have exhausted their appeal rights. The Street Law project provides experience in schools and organisations, advising and supporting them on specific areas of law.

    We offer a wide range of diverse opportunities and try to ensure that all students can access the opportunities that interest them, however please note that places are limited on some schemes and modules.

    80% of the Law School’s research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), while the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion was ranked first in the UK for the impact of its research.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Linguistics (Placement Year) : BA Hons : Q101

    What is the relationship between accents and social status? How can voice recognition technologies be improved? How does a child learn language? What do the world’s languages have in common, and how are they different? Linguistics offers a fresh insight into the human mind, combining arts and sciences into one captivating subject.

    Our approach to linguistics brings to life the theory through exploring real-world implications and applications. We are one of the country’s largest Linguistics and English Language departments, meaning that we have a wide range of optional modules available to you throughout your degree programme. Our world-leading academics cover a very wide range of language study specialisms, and our students benefit from their expertise in lectures, seminars, tutorials, and supervisions. They will teach you from day one in small classes designed to challenge you as a linguist.

    Whether you want to understand more about accents or the benefits of multilingualism, how people communicate across cultures or how politicians use words to persuade, we have expertise across a very wide spectrum. We have a large Phonetics Lab and Psycholinguistics Lab which students are encouraged to use throughout their degree programme.

    In your first year, the Linguistics module gives you an introduction to the basics, touching on many intriguing and inspiring topics. You also take two other subjects to complement your major. A popular choice for one of these is English Language, but you could select subjects from other related disciplines.

    In addition to the core courses about the sounds and structures of language, there are many exciting options for your second and final year. They include Child Language Acquisition, Corporate Communication, Language Change, Forensic Linguistics and Stylistics. In your final year, you’ll also write your dissertation, exploring a topic that particularly interests you. You will be supported by a supervisor, one of our staff who has expertise in the area you choose to research.

    A Linguistics degree is well-suited for careers in education, publishing, the media and information technology. It is highly valued in fields involving international communication, such as science, trade and international relations. We offer a Linguistics degree which teaches you the skills of data analysis, academic writing, and argumentation, and we are confident that our teaching, combined with your willingness to learn, will put you in a strong position to move forward in your career.

    Your placement year

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Linguistics (Study Abroad) : BA Hons : Q102

    What is the relationship between accents and social status? How can voice recognition technologies be improved? How does a child learn language? What do the world’s languages have in common, and how are they different? Linguistics offers a fresh insight into the human mind, combining arts and sciences into one captivating subject.

    Our approach to linguistics brings to life the theory through exploring real-world implications and applications. We are one of the country’s largest Linguistics and English Language departments, meaning that we have a wide range of optional modules available to you throughout your degree programme. Our world-leading academics cover a very wide range of language study specialisms, and our students benefit from their expertise in lectures, seminars, tutorials, and supervisions. They will teach you from day one in small classes designed to challenge you as a linguist.

    Whether you want to understand more about accents or the benefits of multilingualism, how people communicate across cultures or how politicians use words to persuade, we have expertise across a very wide spectrum. We have a large Phonetics Lab and Psycholinguistics Lab which students are encouraged to use throughout their degree programme.

    In your first year, the Linguistics module gives you an introduction to the basics, touching on many intriguing and inspiring topics. You also take two other subjects to complement your major. A popular choice for one of these is English Language, but you could select subjects from other related disciplines.

    The study abroad option is an exciting and informative experience for anyone who is thinking of working abroad during their career. It’s a chance to broaden your horizons and make international contacts. You’ll spend your second year at one of our partner universities around the world including the U.S.A., Europe, Canada, and Australia. Here you’ll move onto core subjects such as English phonetics and English grammar, but you will also be able to benefit from the courses offered by our partner universities, some of which we may not offer here at Lancaster. Our academics here at Lancaster will ensure that the programme you select whilst studying abroad is appropriate. We are careful to make sure that you will benefit from the study abroad experience, ensuring that there is a smooth transition into third-year when you return from abroad.

    Exciting options await when you return to Lancaster for your final year. You’ll also write your dissertation, exploring a topic that particularly interests you. You will be supported by a supervisor, one of our staff who has expertise in the area you choose to research.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Linguistics : BA Hons : Q100

    What is the relationship between accents and social status? How can voice recognition technologies be improved? How does a child learn language? What do the world’s languages have in common, and how are they different? Linguistics offers a fresh insight into the human mind, combining arts and sciences into one captivating subject.

    Our approach to linguistics brings to life the theory through exploring real-world implications and applications. We are one of the country’s largest Linguistics and English Language departments, meaning that we have a wide range of optional modules available to you throughout your degree programme. Our world-leading academics cover a very wide range of language study specialisms, and our students benefit from their expertise in lectures, seminars, tutorials, and supervisions. They will teach you from day one in small classes designed to challenge you as a linguist.

    Whether you want to understand more about accents or the benefits of multilingualism, how people communicate across cultures or how politicians use words to persuade, we have expertise across a very wide spectrum. We have a large Phonetics Lab and Psycholinguistics Lab which students are encouraged to use throughout their degree programme.

    In your first year, the Linguistics module gives you an introduction to the basics, touching on many intriguing and inspiring topics. You also take two other subjects to complement your major. A popular choice for one of these is English Language, but you could select subjects from other related disciplines.

    In addition to the core courses about the sounds and structures of language, there are many exciting options for your second and final year. They include Child Language Acquisition, Corporate Communication, Language Change, Forensic Linguistics and Stylistics. In your final year, you’ll also write your dissertation, exploring a topic that particularly interests you. You will be supported by a supervisor, one of our staff who has expertise in the area you choose to research.

    A Linguistics degree is well-suited for careers in education, publishing, the media and information technology. It is highly valued in fields involving international communication, such as science, trade and international relations. We offer a Linguistics degree which teaches you the skills of data analysis, academic writing, and argumentation, and we are confident that our teaching, combined with your willingness to learn, will put you in a strong position to move forward in your career.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Linguistics and Philosophy (Placement Year) : BA Hons : QV16

    How does language relate to thought? Studying language alongside philosophy will give you a fascinating insight into humanity. You’ll also learn about the history of philosophy and contemporary philosophical discussion. This three-year combined degree is provided by our Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion and the Department of Linguistics and English Language.

    Your first year includes introductory modules in Linguistics and Philosophy. In your second year you’ll study modules such as Structures of the World’s Languages, Philosophy of the Mind and Philosophy of Science.

    In your final year, you’ll specialise even further. Choices include Psycholinguistics and Language and Identities: Gender, ethnicity and class. You can also choose to write a dissertation, exploring a topic that you’re particularly interested in, and this is overseen by a member of staff from our department who specialises in your particular area. Given the size of the department, our academics will be able to supervise most topics and fit your interests. You will delve further into the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, linguistic relativity, and testing through psycholinguistic methods.

    We’ll assess your progress through coursework and exams and you’ll have regular meetings with your academic advisor, who will provide support and encouragement. Your degree will stand you in good stead for careers involving analysis, assessment and the weighing-up of arguments. The linguistic, analytical and investigative skills you will have the opportunity to develop are valued by employers such as law firms, management consultancies and the media. Linguistic awareness is a real boost when working for international and multicultural companies and organisations.

    Your placement year

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Linguistics and Philosophy : BA Hons : QV15

    How does language relate to thought? Studying language alongside philosophy will give you a fascinating insight into humanity. You’ll also learn about the history of philosophy and contemporary philosophical discussion. This three-year combined degree is provided by our Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion and the Department of Linguistics and English Language.

    Your first year includes introductory modules in Linguistics and Philosophy. In your second year you’ll study modules such as Structures of the World’s Languages, Philosophy of the Mind and Philosophy of Science.

    In your final year, you’ll specialise even further. Choices include Psycholinguistics and Language and Identities: Gender, ethnicity and class. You can also choose to write a dissertation, exploring a topic that you’re particularly interested in, and this is overseen by a member of staff from our department who specialises in your particular area. Given the size of the department, our academics will be able to supervise most topics and fit your interests. You will delve further into the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, linguistic relativity, and testing through psycholinguistic methods.

    We’ll assess your progress through coursework and exams and you’ll have regular meetings with your academic advisor, who will provide support and encouragement. Your degree will stand you in good stead for careers involving analysis, assessment and the weighing-up of arguments. The linguistic, analytical and investigative skills you will have the opportunity to develop are valued by employers such as law firms, management consultancies and the media. Linguistic awareness is a real boost when working for international and multicultural companies and organisations.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Linguistics with Chinese (Placement Year) : BA Hons : Q1T2

    This degree is provided jointly by our Department of Linguistics and English Language and our Department of Languages and Cultures.

    How does language work? Why do we develop accents? Your first year Linguistics module offers a fresh insight into the human mind. Alongside this you’ll learn Mandarin Chinese, spoken by around 20% of the world’s population. Learning a language so radically different from English will show you how linguistics works in action. Our core Chinese module is designed to teach absolute beginners how to speak, listen and read this fascinating language. You’ll also study simplified writing characters and Chinese culture.

    In your second year you’ll study more advanced Chinese, such as the structure of the language and the intricate grammatical patterns. On the Linguistics side, you’ll find out about structures and sounds of world languages, from Inuit to the clicking languages of South Africa. Further modules include Discourse Analysis and Child Language Acquisition.

    Your final year gives you the chance to study a topic in-depth through writing your dissertation. You will be supported by a supervisor, one of our staff who has expertise in the area you choose to research.There are also modules in Chinese Culture and Society, Cognitive Linguistics, Phonetic and Phonological Theory and others on offer.

    We’ll assess your progress through coursework and exams and you’ll have regular meetings with your academic advisor, who will provide support and encouragement. The linguistic, communication and interpersonal skills you’ll have the opportunity to develop are valued by employers. The Linguistics element of your degree is of professional relevance in many areas, from education to business management, advertising to accountancy. The British Council, Civil and Diplomatic services, MI6, GCHQ, and other international agencies offer many interesting career paths for language graduates. Linguistic awareness is a real boost when working for international and multicultural companies and organisations, and we are confident our degree programme will stand you in good stead for a career in these areas.

    Your placement year

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Linguistics with Chinese : BA Hons : Q1T1

    This degree is provided jointly by our Department of Linguistics and English Language and our Department of Languages and Cultures.

    How does language work? Why do we develop accents? Your first year Linguistics module offers a fresh insight into the human mind. Alongside this you’ll learn Mandarin Chinese, spoken by around 20% of the world’s population. Learning a language so radically different from English will show you how linguistics works in action. Our core Chinese module is designed to teach absolute beginners how to speak, listen and read this fascinating language. You’ll also study simplified writing characters and Chinese culture.

    In your second year you’ll study more advanced Chinese, such as the structure of the language and the intricate grammatical patterns. On the Linguistics side, you’ll find out about structures and sounds of world languages, from Inuit to the clicking languages of South Africa. Further modules include Discourse Analysis and Child Language Acquisition.

    Your final year gives you the chance to study a topic in-depth through writing your dissertation. You will be supported by a supervisor, one of our staff who has expertise in the area you choose to research.There are also modules in Chinese Culture and Society, Cognitive Linguistics, Phonetic and Phonological Theory and others on offer.

    We’ll assess your progress through coursework and exams and you’ll have regular meetings with your academic advisor, who will provide support and encouragement. The linguistic, communication and interpersonal skills you’ll have the opportunity to develop are valued by employers. The Linguistics element of your degree is of professional relevance in many areas, from education to business management, advertising to accountancy. The British Council, Civil and Diplomatic services, MI6, GCHQ, and other international agencies offer many interesting career paths for language graduates. Linguistic awareness is a real boost when working for international and multicultural companies and organisations, and we are confident our degree programme will stand you in good stead for a career in these areas.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Management and Entrepreneurship (Industry) : BSc Hons : N2N2

    In an unpredictable world, innovative minds have the edge. Thinking and acting entrepreneurially is as valuable in a large organisation as it is to a new venture. Both leading companies and start-ups must develop new ideas, products and services that create value. That’s why they look for graduates with an entrepreneurial mindset, someone comfortable with change and challenge.

    Entrepreneurs are trailblazers who relish the challenge of change. Connecting the needs for profitability with an understanding of the increasing pressures that the world is facing, the entrepreneurs of tomorrow will be those who are able to identify new opportunities that create value for customers, society and business. Do you want to feel empowered to make things happen, to be resilient to change? This could be the right degree for you.

    This is no typical management programme. We are at the forefront of entrepreneurial education, drawing on world-leading theories. Our approach encompasses all elements of the entrepreneurial process, including creativity, opportunity recognition, sales, finance, entrepreneurial leadership and effective communication. It is also complemented through a focus on the development of the entrepreneurial self – you. Our programme will inspire and motivate you to make change, at the same time as building resilience to the many challenges you might face.

    Our entrepreneurs-in-residence act as sounding boards for your ideas, participate in your lectures and are available for regular working lunches. Our focus is on practice, skills and understanding. You will be asked to come up with ideas, gather resources and deliver solutions that solve real-world, global and local problems and challenges.

    Your third year is spent in industry. Supported by our Careers and Internships team in the Management School, you will enter into the job hunting arena: getting an internship really is getting a job, and the experience will prove invaluable for when you move on as a graduate into the world of work. Students returning from a year in industry invariably have an enhanced motivation for their final year, accompanied by – often for the first time – a true sense of career orientation. Your predecessors will have worked across industry, and the Management and Entrepreneurship degree is often a real door-opener, providing rich experience to discuss with potential employers, whether for a year in industry or as you near graduation.

    This degree helps you understand the complexities of the real world and how to do business within it. Whether you join a graduate programme with a bank, or start your own business, this degree gives you the tools to succeed.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Management and Entrepreneurship (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons : N2N3

    In an unpredictable world, innovative minds have the edge. Thinking and acting entrepreneurially is as valuable in a large organisation as it is to a new venture. Both leading companies and start-ups must develop new ideas, products and services that create value. That’s why they look for graduates with an entrepreneurial mindset, someone comfortable with change and challenge.

    Entrepreneurs are trailblazers who relish the challenge of change. Connecting the needs for profitability with an understanding of the increasing pressures that the world is facing, the entrepreneurs of tomorrow will be those who are able to identify new opportunities that create value for customers, society and business. Do you want to feel empowered to make things happen? To be resilient to change? This could be the right degree for you.

    This is no typical management programme. We are at the forefront of entrepreneurial education, drawing on world-leading theories. Our approach encompasses all elements of the entrepreneurial process, including creativity, opportunity recognition, sales, finance, entrepreneurial leadership and effective communication. It is also complemented through a focus on the development of the entrepreneurial self – you. Our programme will inspire and motivate you to make change, at the same time as building resilience to the many challenges you might face.

    Our entrepreneurs-in-residence act as sounding boards for your ideas, participate in your lectures and are available for regular working lunches. Our focus is on practice, skills and understanding. You will be asked to come up with ideas, gather resources and deliver solutions that solve real-world, global and local problems and challenges.

    In the third year, you’ll study at a Lancaster University partner university. These partners are located in several continents, with recent students studying in Australia, Italy, or USA amongst other countries. Your year overseas allows you to study modules that are local specialities, and to see how entrepreneurship is taught in other contexts. Study abroad brings many advantages, including personal and educational development, experiencing a new culture, and enhanced employability. Living in a different place really does promote fresh thinking and will be a valuable addition to your studies at Lancaster.

    This degree helps you understand the complexities of the real world and how to do business within it. Whether you join a graduate programme with a bank, or start your own business, this degree gives you the tools to succeed.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Management and Entrepreneurship : BSc Hons : N1N2

    In an unpredictable world, innovative minds have the edge. Thinking and acting entrepreneurially is as valuable in a large organisation as it is to a new venture. Both leading companies and start-ups must develop new ideas, products and services that create value. That’s why they look for graduates with an entrepreneurial mindset, someone comfortable with change and challenge.

    Entrepreneurs are trailblazers who relish the challenge of change. Connecting the needs for profitability with an understanding of the increasing pressures that the world is facing, the entrepreneurs of tomorrow will be those who are able to identify new opportunities that create value for customers, society and business. Do you want to feel empowered to make things happen, to be resilient to change? This could be the right degree for you.

    This is no typical management programme. We are at the forefront of entrepreneurial education, drawing on world-leading theories. Our approach encompasses all elements of the entrepreneurial process, including creativity, opportunity recognition, sales, finance, entrepreneurial leadership and effective communication. It is also complemented through a focus on the development of the entrepreneurial self – you. Our programme will inspire and motivate you to make change, at the same time as building resilience to the many challenges you might face.

    Our entrepreneurs-in-residence act as sounding boards for your ideas, participate in your lectures and are available for regular working lunches. Our focus is on practice, skills and understanding. You will be asked to come up with ideas, gather resources and deliver solutions that solve real-world, global and local problems and challenges.

    This degree helps you understand the complexities of the real world and how to do business within it. Whether you join a graduate programme with a bank or start your own business, this degree gives you the tools to succeed.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Management and French Studies : BA Hons : RN12

    There is a seismic change in the world of multinational companies. This makes it an exciting time to be exploring international business.

    The Management School and the Department of Languages and Cultures jointly run this four-year degree course. It offers the chance to study French alongside management studies and brings all of the associated benefits of language studies with it - such as gaining an international perspective on management practices, enhancing your problem-solving and critical thinking abilities, improved communication skills, and a boost to your employability.

    You will need an A-level in French or be of a similar standard. In your first year, you will study the French language and culture at an advanced level. Alongside this, you will choose from either Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Management and Organisations or Marketing.

    In the second year, you can select what to study, with choices ranging from Advertising to Understanding Culture, Franchising to Society on Screen. You will improve how you communicate in French, whilst broadening your knowledge about French-speaking society, politics and contemporary issues.

    During your third year abroad, you can choose to either studying Management at a partner university or on a work placement. This will give you an international perspective as well as boosting your language skills.

    In your final year, you can select options covering subjects such as brand strategy, foreign literature and film, business models, translation and strategic management. By graduation, you should have an excellent understanding of the French-speaking world. You should also be able to communicate close to the level of a native speaker.

    This degree equips you with the skills to deal with the cultural complexities of management in local and international contexts. Your substantial international experience and language skills will give you a strong edge in the jobs market. Past graduates have secured roles in international business, government departments and well-known corporations.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Management and German Studies : BA Hons : RN41

    The Management School and the Department of Languages and Cultures jointly run this four-year degree course. It offers the chance to study German alongside management studies and brings all of the associated benefits of language studies with it - such as gaining an international perspective on management practices, enhancing your problem-solving and critical thinking abilities, improved communication skills, and a boost to your employability.

    You will need an A-level in German or be of a similar standard. In your first year, you will study the German language and culture at an advanced level. Alongside this, you will choose from either Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Management and Organisations or Marketing.

    In the second year, you can select what to study, with choices ranging from Advertising to Understanding Culture, Franchising to Society on Screen. You will improve how you communicate in German, whilst broadening your knowledge about German-speaking society, politics and contemporary issues.

    In your final year, you can select options covering subjects such as brand strategy, foreign literature and film, business models, translation and strategic management. By graduation, we aim for you to have an excellent understanding of the German-speaking world.

    Spending your third year abroad in a German-speaking country makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    This degree equips you with the skills to deal with the cultural complexities of management in local and international contexts. Your substantial international experience and language skills will give you a strong edge in the jobs market. Past graduates have secured roles in international business, government departments and well-known corporations.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Management and Human Resources (Industry) : BSc Hons : N602

    Can the interests of employees and of organisations co-exist? What is the impact of the ‘gig economy’ on employee relations? What are the drivers behind communication, change and motivation? So much can be uncovered by delving into people’s behaviours and interactions with organisations and society.

    This degree includes a year in the workplace and focuses on understanding humans – the way they work and how their behaviour can be influenced through people management practices. We won’t teach you how to become a manager. Instead, we will explore the perspectives of both employers and employees. Join us in challenging the assumptions behind human resources and how people are managed.

    You will study management theory alongside psychology, sociology and history. Our teaching approach blends academic material with practical insights and exercises. You will be taught by academics who are tackling the big questions of the day such as Artificial Intelligence, ethnic and cultural diversity and technology.

    In your first year you study Management and Organisational Behaviour, selecting two more subjects. The most useful options are from Social Sciences or the Management School, but the choice is yours.

    In your second year you will study Human Resources Management and deepen your understanding by choosing from topics such as Managing People or Business Ethics.

    You will gain valuable life and work experience on your third-year industry placement. This is a priceless (and paid) opportunity to gain a practical perspective of work, people and organisations in the real world.

    The final year sees you selecting from options such as International Human Resource Management, Ethics and Sustainability, and Organisational Change.

    This degree will give you a critical understanding of the complex world of work and organisations. If you are interested in how to create a happy, efficient workforce, this degree can put you on the path to a career in people management.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Management and Human Resources (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons : N601

    Can the interests of employees and of organisations co-exist? What is the impact of the ‘gig economy’ on employee relations? What are the drivers behind communication, change and motivation? So much can be uncovered by delving into people’s behaviours and interactions with organisations and society.

    This degree focuses on understanding humans – the way they work and how their behaviour can be influenced through people management practices. We won’t teach you how to become a manager. Instead, we will explore the perspectives of both employers and employees. Join us in challenging the assumptions behind human resources and how people are managed.

    You will study management theory alongside psychology, sociology and history. You will also spend a year studying overseas.

    Our teaching approach blends academic material with practical insights and exercises. You will be taught by academics who are tackling the big questions of the day such as Artificial Intelligence, ethnic and cultural diversity and technology.

    In your first year, you study Management and Organisational Behaviour, selecting two more subjects. The most useful options are from Social Sciences or Management School, but the choice is yours.

    You will spend your second year at one of our partner universities abroad. Here you can explore another culture while deepening your understanding of Human Resources Management. You will also choose from topics such as Managing People or Business Ethics.

    The final year sees you selecting from options such as International Human Resource Management, Ethics and Sustainability, and Organisational Change.

    This degree will give you a critical understanding of the complex world of work and organisations. If you are interested in how to create a happy, efficient workforce, this degree can put you on the path to a career in people management.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Management and Human Resources : BSc Hons : N600

    Can the interests of employees and of organisations co-exist? What is the impact of the ‘gig economy’ on employee relations? What are the drivers behind communication, change and motivation? So much can be uncovered by delving into people’s behaviours and interactions with organisations and society.

    This degree focuses on understanding humans – the way they work and how their behaviour can be influenced through people management practices. We won’t teach you how to become a manager. Instead, we will explore the perspectives of both employers and employees. Join us in challenging the assumptions behind human resources and how people are managed.

    You will study management theory alongside psychology, sociology and history. Our teaching approach blends academic material with practical insights and exercises. You will be taught by academics who are tackling the big questions of the day such as Artificial Intelligence, ethnic and cultural diversity and technology.

    In your first year you study Management and Organisational Behaviour, selecting two more subjects from either Social Sciences or the Management School.

    In your second year you will study Human Resources Management and deepen your understanding by choosing from topics such as Managing People or Business Ethics.

    The final year sees you selecting from options such as International Human Resource Management, Ethics and Sustainability, and Organisational Change.

    This degree will give you a critical understanding of the complex world of work and organisations. If you are interested in how to create a happy, efficient workforce, this degree can put you on the path to a career in people management.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Management and Information Technology (Industry) : BSc Hons : GN52

    How does Amazon work? How do you develop technology to make organisations more productive? If you’re interested in both computer science and business, this flexible degree plays to your strengths.

    It is an accredited Tech Industry Gold four-year degree run by our Management School and Computer Science departments. It integrates industry-relevant academic learning with the technical, business and interpersonal skills to meet standards defined by employers.

    We use real-world examples to question the role of Information Technology in business. You will learn how to manage teams and projects in IT-related business scenarios, apply IT solutions and evaluate technical knowledge.

    Your first year provides a strong foundation in Information Systems, Business Analytics, Software Development and key debates in Management, Organisations and Work. You can also study areas such as Creative Technology, Entrepreneurship, Design, Marketing and Operations Management.

    In your second year, you’ll move on to areas such as Financial Accounting, Managing Business Information Systems, Knowledge and Data, Project Management and Software Design. You can choose from options ranging from Business Ethics to Human Resource Management. You will also learn how to conduct a piece of business research before you prepare for your placement.

    You’ll spend your third year on industry placement, and The Tech Partnership Degrees supports us in finding placements. Throughout your degree you can attend Tech Partnership Degrees events, conferences and their networking opportunities with employers.

    In your final year you will look at how to develop Business Information Systems and Psychological Approaches to Managing Change plus study options such as Security and Risk and Psychological Approaches to Managing Change.

    This degree provides a thorough knowledge of change management, project management, information technology management and information systems development. It can lead to further study. It also helps you stand out in the job market and opens up opportunities with our sponsor organisations.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Management and Information Technology : BSc Hons : GN51

    How does Amazon work? How do you develop technology to make organisations more productive? If you’re interested in both computer science and business, this flexible degree plays to your strengths.

    This is an accredited Tech Industry Gold three-year degree run by our Management School and Computer Science departments. It integrates industry-relevant academic learning with the technical, business and interpersonal skills to meet standards defined by employers.

    We use real-world examples to question the role of information technology in business. You will learn how to manage teams and projects in IT-related business scenarios, apply IT solutions and evaluate technical knowledge. Throughout your degree, you can attend Tech Partnership Degrees' events, conferences and their networking opportunities with employers.

    Your first year provides a strong foundation in Information Systems, Business Analytics, Software Development and covers key debates in Management, Organisations and Work. You can also study areas such as Creative Technology, Entrepreneurship, Design, Marketing and Operations Management.

    In your second year, you’ll move on to areas such as Financial Accounting, Managing Business Information Systems, Knowledge and Data, Project Management and Software Design. You can choose from options ranging from Business Ethics to Human Resource Management. You will have the opportunity to learn how to conduct a piece of business research.

    In your final year, you will look at how to develop Business Information Systems and how to manage change from a psychological perspective, plus study options such as Security and Risk and Ethical Responsibility in Business.

    This degree provides a thorough knowledge of change management, project management, information technology management and information systems development. It can help you stand out in the job market, and opens up opportunities with our sponsor organisations, or provides a route into further study.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Management and Spanish Studies : BA Hons : RN22

    The world of multinational companies shifts and grows. This makes it an exciting time to be exploring international business.

    This four-year degree course is jointly run by the Management School and the Department of Languages and Cultures. It offers the chance to study Spanish alongside management studies and brings all of the associated benefits of language studies with it - such as the opportunity to gain an international perspective on management practices, enhance your problem-solving and critical thinking abilities, improve your communication skills, and helps you to boost to your employability.

    You will need an A-level in Spanish or be of a similar standard. In your first year you will study the Spanish language and culture at an advanced level. Alongside this, you will choose from either Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Management and Organisations or Marketing.

    In the second year you can select what to study, with choices ranging from Advertising to Understanding culture, Franchising to Society on Screen. You can improve how you communicate in Spanish whilst broadening your knowledge about Spanish-speaking society, politics and contemporary issues.

    Spending your third year abroad in a Spanish-speaking country gives you the opportunity to develop your language proficiency while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    In your final year you can select options covering subjects such as brand strategy, foreign literature and film, business models, translation and strategic management. As well as having, the opportunity to develop your communication in the Spanish language, on this degree you will also have the case to develop an excellent understanding of the Spanish-speaking world.

    This degree helps you to equip yourself with the skills to deal with the cultural complexities of management in local and international contexts. Some of our graduates have secured roles in international business, government departments and well-known corporations.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Management, Politics and International Relations (Industry) : BSc Hons : N230

    Technology, organisation and work all help shape modern society. How do businesses set their direction over the next 30 years? How do we create stronger economies and better societies? How do we respond to political and global change?

    This four-year interdisciplinary degree is unique to the UK. We step away from idealised business models. Instead we offer you the chance to dive deeper into politics, international relations and the management of institutions regionally and globally. Our aim is to develop leaders capable of reshaping the economy and business.

    Where would you invest £5 million? Why? Will that investment protect the money? Or add to it? These are the types of questions you will be asked. You will learn about areas of management such as Organisation, Work and Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing. You will also study Politics and International Relations to better understand the global business world.

    If you’re going to be a future business leader, you need to earn the right to be heard. Challenges include asking you to identify the most important story on the front page of the Financial Times or Newsweek. You will spend your third year within an organization here in the UK or overseas to help you to apply your knowledge to a real-world situation.

    Previous students have worked with companies such as Hyundai, Deloitte, Irdeto, PwC, Sony and RES4MED in roles across business development, marketing, recruitment, PR and management.

    As a graduate of this degree, you will be better able to decipher political situations and their impact on business. Every organisation needs people who think about and understand how the world works. This degree will help you be one of them.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Marketing (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons : N502

    Studying Marketing at Lancaster helps to develop an understanding of many current and critical questions. Why do people buy a product or service? How are YouTube, vlogging and Instagram influencers changing the marketing landscape? What are the ethics behind collecting consumer data?

    From sales to branding, consumer behaviour to distribution, marketing is crucial to a company’s success. Skilled professionals are required to develop, design and implement marketing programmes, processes and activities.

    This degree provides an all-round understanding of marketing and includes a study of key areas including Brand Strategy, Marketing Communications and Global Markets. You will also study all aspects of Market Research, and gain a practical understanding of how marketing and advertising work in an organisational context.

    During the three years of this degree, you will experience a broad range of learning opportunities, with a strong emphasis on collaborative working, that support your personal development as well as your academic skills. You will spend your second year at a partner university in North America or Australasia where you will study subjects including Marketing Research, Consumer Behaviour and Routes to Market. The chance to study in another country will give you an invaluable international perspective.

    In your final year you will carry out a market research project with a real client which may include an international branded organisation, agency, charity or local company. These projects will strengthen your market research abilities and give you the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to the real world.

    If you wish to gain a holistic understanding of current marketing theory and practice, you will receive an excellent grounding by studying with us. Past graduates have been employed as assistant brand managers, account executives and marketing managers across a wide spectrum of commercial and not-for-profit organisations.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Marketing : BSc Hons : N500

    Studying Marketing at Lancaster helps to develop an understanding of many current and critical questions. Why do people buy a product or service? How are YouTube, vlogging and Instagram influencers changing the marketing landscape? What are the ethics behind collecting consumer data?

    From sales to branding, consumer behaviour to distribution, marketing is crucial to a company’s success. Skilled professionals are required to develop, design and implement marketing programmes, processes and activities.

    This degree provides an all-round understanding of marketing and includes a study of key areas including Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Communications and Global Markets. You will also study all aspects of Market Research, and gain a practical understanding of how marketing and advertising work in an organisational context.

    During the three years of this degree, you will experience a broad range of learning opportunities, with a strong emphasis on collaborative working, that support your personal development as well as your academic skills.

    You will also carry out a market research project with a real client which may include an international branded organisation, agency, charity or local company. These projects will strengthen your market research abilities and give you the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to the real world.

    If you wish to gain a holistic understanding of current marketing theory and practice, you will receive an excellent grounding by studying with us. Past graduates have been employed as assistant brand managers, account executives and marketing managers across a wide spectrum of commercial and not-for-profit organisations.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Marketing Management (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons : N504

    Continuous changes in global markets and technology mean that marketing managers need the skills to be able to adapt to a marketing landscape that’s in constant flux. Today’s Chief Marketing Officers need to develop not just the short term marketing plans but the longer term future strategies for their organisations.

    This four-year degree helps shape and build you as a future marketing leader, with a year in industry and new challenges overseas being central to your learning experience.

    This degree provides an all-round understanding of marketing and includes a study of key areas including Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Communications and Global Markets. You will also study all aspects of Market Research, and gain a practical understanding of how marketing and advertising work in an organisational context. In addition to this you will have the option of studying various modules from other departments in the Management School to develop your wider management knowledge and acumen.

    During the course of this degree, you will experience a broad range of learning opportunities, with a strong emphasis on collaborative working, that support your personal development as well as your academic skills. In addition to your academic modules, you will also take modules which are specifically designed to help prepare for and later reflect on your year’s placement in industry.

    You will spend the second year of your degree at a partner university usually in North America or Australasia. There are many advantages to studying abroad, including personal and educational development, experiencing a new culture, and enhanced employability.

    Your industry placement in your third year is designed to improve your understanding of marketing and management in practice. Previous students have spent this year working with multinational companies such as The Walt Disney company, Boots and Nike, whereas others have secured roles with marketing agencies, charities and local organisations.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Marketing Management : BSc Hons : N503

    Continuous changes in global markets and technology mean that marketing managers need the skills to be able to adapt to a marketing landscape that’s in constant flux. Today’s Chief Marketing Officers need to develop not just the short term marketing plans but the longer term future strategies for their organisations.

    This four-year degree helps shape and build you as a future marketing leader, with a year in industry central to your learning experience.

    This degree provides an all-round understanding of marketing and includes a study of key areas including Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Communications and Global Markets. You will also study all aspects of Market Research, and gain a practical understanding of how marketing and advertising work in an organisational context. In addition to this you will have the option of studying various modules from other departments in the Management School to develop your wider management knowledge and acumen.

    During the course of this degree, you will experience a broad range of learning opportunities, with a strong emphasis on collaborative working, that support your personal development as well as your academic skills. In addition to your academic modules, you will also take two modules which are specifically designed to help prepare for and later reflect on your year’s placement in industry.

    Your industry placement in your third year is designed to improve your understanding of marketing and management in practice. Previous students have spent this year working with multinational companies such as The Walt Disney company, Boots and Nike, whereas others have secured roles with marketing agencies, charities and local organisations.

    Your final year allows you to reflect on your real-world experience and develop a portfolio of work to impress at any job interview. Past graduates have gone on to positions as Marketing Executives, Assistant Brand Managers and Management and Marketing Officers.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Marketing and Design : BSc Hons : NW52

    Are you highly creative? Do you want to understand business and marketing as well as the design process? This joint honours degree in both Marketing and Design offers the chance to study a degree in business with a creative focus.

    Delivered by our Design department and Marketing departments, this isn’t about graphic design but rather the theory and development of the design process. You’ll develop a solid grounding in design principles and applications. You will learn how to produce design briefs, commission design work and manage marketing for any area, from packaging to online advertising. The lively discussion between marketers and contemporary designers forms an important part of your course. Interactive lectures, tutorials and seminars help bring academic principles to life.

    In your first year, you will learn about business models, science and new technology, product development, sustainability, and how design interacts with social media. We’ll also explore areas ranging from consumer behaviour to marketing research, customer relationship management to marketing communications. Throughout the year, you’ll be encouraged to think about how any theory works in practice.

    The second year covers subjects such as routes to market – in particular retail, the application of design thinking and marketing research methods.

    Every final year student carries out a design research consultancy project with a real-life client.

    The relationship between design and marketing is becoming increasingly more strategic and business-driven. This degree gives you the skills to succeed, whichever career path you choose.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Mathematics (Placement Year) : BSc Hons : G102

    Our Mathematics (Placement Year) degree offers you the chance to apply the knowledge you’ve gained from our comprehensive range of modules in your first two years whilst working full-time in industries from the public and private sectors.

    Mathematics forms the foundations of all science and technology and as such is an extensive and rigorous discipline. Our programme reflects this and offers a comprehensive, detailed study through excellent teaching and development opportunities. Maths is difficult to concisely define, but at its core it is the study of change, patterns, quantities, structures and space. This engaging programme, and our reputation for excellence in research, means that you will receive high quality teaching delivered by academics who are leaders in their field. Throughout the three years, you will develop a range of discipline specific skills and gain specialist knowledge that will prepare you for your chosen career.

    During your first year, you will build on your previous knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. Modules cover a wide range of topics from calculus, probability and statistics to logic, proofs and theorems. As well as developing your technical knowledge and mathematical skills, you will also enhance your data analysis, problem-solving and quantitative reasoning skills. To prepare you for your third year placement, you’ll undertake the Preparation for Placement module which provides guidance on writing your CV, finding a placement and interview techniques.

    In the second year, you will further develop your knowledge in analysis, algebra, probability and statistics. You will also be introduced to Computational Mathematics, exploring the theory and application of computation and numerical problem-solving methods. While studying these topics, you will complete our Project Skills module, which provides you with the chance to enhance your research and employment skills through an individual and group project. Additionally, you will gain experience of scientific writing, and you will practise using statistical software such as R and LaTeX. In Lent term you’ll complete the Work Based Learning Preparation module which covers topics such as workplace structures, handling difficult conversations and the importance of being a reflective practitioner.

    To prepare students for their work placement year, our Careers and Placements Team will provide advice and guidance on: the skills required to create effective CVs, cover letters and applications; tips and techniques on how to make an impact at interviews and assessment centres; how to create a relevant digital profile; and how to research employers and career sectors of interest. In addition, there is great emphasis placed upon developing self-awareness and on how to present yourself in a professional manner to employers. This optional provision will be delivered via a blend of traditional and digital methods including face-to-face workshops, online webinars, e-courses and 1:1 appointments.

    In third year you will undertake a 12 month placement which will allow you to apply the knowledge and skills that you’ve learnt in Years 1 and 2, and to gain invaluable experience which will make you highly employable when you graduate. As well as your paid employment, you will submit monthly learning logs reflecting on your experience.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    Returning to Lancaster, your final year offers a wide range of specialist optional modules, allowing you to develop and drive the programme to suit your interests and guide you to a specific career pathway. You will have the chance to apply the skills and knowledge you have gained in the first two years in advanced mathematical modules such as Combinatorics, Number Theory, Hilbert Space and Metric Spaces. Looking back at your placement year, you will also complete a portfolio of work-based learning reflections such as the skills you’ve developed and the experiences you’ve had, and how this has impacted upon your future aspirations.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Mathematics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons : G103

    Mathematics forms the foundations of all science and technology and as such is an extensive and rigorous discipline. Our Study Abroad programme reflects this, offering you comprehensive, Masters-level teaching, while allowing you to experience a new culture and society overseas.

    Maths is difficult to concisely define, but at its core it is the study of change, patterns, quantities, structures and space. This engaging programme, and our reputation for excellence in research, means that we are able to offer high-quality teaching delivered by academics who are leaders in their field.

    Our four year MSci Mathematics (Study Abroad) pathway gives you the exciting opportunity to experience a new culture and society by spending a year studying overseas. You will also gain a deeper specialisation in mathematics, and the chance to develop your research skills by undertaking a dissertation or industry research project.

    During your first year, you will build on your previous knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. Modules cover a wide range of topics from calculus, probability and statistics to logic, proofs and theorems. As well as developing your technical knowledge and statistical skills, you will also enhance your data analysis, problem-solving and quantitative reasoning skills.

    In the second year, you will further develop your knowledge in analysis, algebra, probability and statistics. You will also be introduced to Computational Mathematics, exploring the theory and application of computation and numerical problem-solving methods. While studying these topics, you will complete our Project Skills module which provides you with the chance to enhance your research and employment skills through an individual and group project. Additionally, you will gain experience of scientific writing, and you will practise using statistical software such as R and LaTeX.

    Your third year will be spent at one of our partner institutions in North America, Australia and New Zealand where you will experience a new culture and increase your academic network. Following your rigorous study in the first two years, the third year offers a wide range of specialist optional modules, allowing you to develop and drive the programme to suit your interests and guide you to a specific career pathway.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    In the fourth year, you will be able to widen your knowledge and skills by selecting from a pool of optional Masters-level modules. Some of these will be familiar from third year, while others will be new to this year. These advanced modules allow you to exercise what you have learnt during the programme, while expanding and evolving your skill set further.

    You will also complete a major research project in either pure maths or statistics, guided by your interests and supervised by an active researcher, or undertaken as part of a collaborative industry project. This will cement your learning, provide you with valuable experience and position you for a career in maths or academia and research.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Mathematics : BSc Hons : G100

    Mathematics forms the foundations of all science and technology and as such is an extensive and rigorous discipline. Our programme reflects this and offers a comprehensive, detailed study through excellent teaching and development opportunities.

    Maths is difficult to concisely define, but at its core it is the study of change, patterns, quantities, structures and space. This engaging programme, and our reputation for excellence in research, means that you will receive high quality teaching delivered by academics who are leaders in their field. Throughout the three years, you will develop a range of discipline specific skills and gain specialist knowledge that will prepare you for your chosen career.

    During your first year, you will build on your previous knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. Modules cover a wide range of topics from calculus, probability and statistics to logic, proofs and theorems. As well as developing your technical knowledge and mathematical skills, you will also enhance your data analysis, problem-solving and quantitative reasoning skills.

    In the second year, you will further develop your knowledge in analysis, algebra, probability and statistics. You will also be introduced to Computational Mathematics, exploring the theory and application of computation and numerical problem-solving methods. While studying these topics, you will complete our Project Skills module, which provides you with the chance to enhance your research and employment skills through an individual and group project. Additionally, you will gain experience of scientific writing, and you will practise using statistical software such as R and LaTeX.

    Your final year offers a wide range of specialist optional modules, allowing you to develop and drive the programme to suit your interests and guide you to a specific career pathway. You will have the chance to apply the skills and knowledge you have gained in the first two years in advanced mathematical modules such as Combinatorics, Number Theory, Hilbert Space and Metric Spaces.

    MSci Mathematics

    As well as offering a BSc degree, we also offer a four year MSci Mathematics degree. During the course of this programme, you have the option to graduate after three years with a BSc, or progress onto an advanced fourth year and complete an MSci. This additional year features Masters-level modules and a dissertation.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Mathematics : MSci Hons : G101

    Mathematics forms the foundations of all science and technology and as such is an extensive and rigorous discipline. Our integrated Masters programme reflects this and offers a comprehensive, detailed study through excellent teaching, taking your academic work to an advanced level.

    Maths is difficult to concisely define, but at its core it is the study of change, patterns, quantities, structures and space. This engaging programme, and our reputation for excellence in research, means that we are able to offer high-quality teaching delivered by academics who are leaders in their field. Our four year integrated Masters gives you the opportunity for deeper specialisation in maths and the chance to develop your research skills by undertaking a dissertation or industry research project.

    During your first year, you will build on your previous knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. Modules cover a wide range of topics from calculus, probability and statistics to logic, proofs and theorems. As well as developing your technical knowledge and statistical skills, you will also enhance your data analysis, problem-solving and quantitative reasoning skills.

    In the second year, you will further develop your knowledge in analysis, algebra, probability and statistics. You will also be introduced to Computational Mathematics, exploring the theory and application of computation and numerical problem-solving methods. While studying these topics, you will complete our Project Skills module, which provides you with the chance to enhance your research and employment skills through an individual and group project. Additionally, you will gain experience of scientific writing, and you will practise using statistical software such as R and LaTeX.

    Beyond second year, we offer a wide range of specialist optional modules, allowing you to develop and drive the programme to suit your interests and guide you to a specific career pathway. In third year, you will put the skills and knowledge you have gained so far into practice as your study begins to really focus in on advanced topics, such as Combinatorics, Bayesian Inference, Medical Statistics, and Number Theory.

    In the fourth year, you will be able to widen your knowledge and skills by selecting from a pool of optional Masters-level modules. Some of these will be familiar from third year, while others will be new to this year. These advanced modules allow you to exercise what you have learnt during the programme, while expanding and evolving your skill set further.

    You will also complete a major research project in either pure maths or statistics, guided by your interests and supervised by an active researcher, or undertaken as part of a collaborative industry project. This will cement your learning, provide you with valuable experience and position you for a career in maths or academia and research.

    MSci Mathematics (Study Abroad)

    In addition to our MSci degree, we also offer a MSci Mathematics (Study Abroad) programme. As well as studying at Lancaster, this programme allows you to spend a year gaining valuable knowledge and developing specialist skills at one of our partner institutions in North America. You get to experience an exciting new culture, explore another country and gain insight into academic life overseas, while expanding your professional network.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Mathematics and Philosophy : BA Hons : GV15

    Uncover the fundamental workings of the universe and develop a high-level of reasoning through our exciting and challenging programme. While studying mathematics and philosophy, you will gain a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience, preparing you for your chosen career.

    Maths and philosophy are both difficult to concisely define, but at their core, they are concerned with the underlying workings and meaning of the universe. Maths is the study of change, patterns, quantities, structures and space, while philosophy is concerned with fundamental problems in topics such as knowledge and reason.

    Over the three years, you will be able to draw on expertise from two specialist departments: Mathematics and Statistics; and Politics, Philosophy and Religion. This is an engaging programme of study and our reputation for excellence in research means that we are able to offer high-quality teaching delivered by academics who are leaders in their field.

    The first year philosophy module ‘Introduction to Philosophy‘ introduces students to key themes in the study of philosophy. Consciously drawing on a broad range of philosophical traditions -- Continental, Analytic, and non-Western -- it aims to present a comprehensive overview of various theoretical sub-disciplines within philosophy, but also to equip students with the ability to reason and think clearly about the most fundamental questions of human existence. The course, though designed as an introduction to the advanced degree-level study of philosophy, will also function as a self-standing introduction to philosophy suitable for those seeking to broaden their understanding of philosophy as it has been practiced throughout various traditions.

    In the second and third years you will be able to choose from a broad range of philosophy modules, including for example: ‘Continental Philosophy; Logic and Language; Aesthetics; Moral Philosophy’. For more modules please see the PPR department website.

    In the second year, you will further develop your knowledge in complex and real analysis, and abstract and linear algebra. These highly analytical topics will complement your study of philosophy, which will really begin to expand and develop this year. You will be able to choose from a range of philosophy modules, such as Epistemology, Metaphysics, Modern Political Thought, and Philosophy of Science. This will allow you to build a solid repertoire of philosophy knowledge and analytical skills, while gearing your studies towards your own interests and aspirations.

    Our final year offers you the chance to choose from a wide range of specialist modules, allowing you to develop the programme further to suit your interests and guide you to a specific career pathway. These topics include: Combinatorics; Lebesgue Integration; and Representation Theory of Finite Groups, as well as exciting philosophy modules such as Aesthetics, Continental Philosophy, and Moral, Legal and Political Philosophy.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Mathematics with Statistics (Placement Year) : BSc Hons : GCG3

    Mathematics and statistics underpin all aspects of modern life: advances in science, innovations in medicine, new technology, and business. A placement year offers you the chance to apply the knowledge you’ve gained in your first two years and will prepare you for a wide range of rewarding career opportunities.

    Mathematics and statistics allow us to understand our world at the most fundamental level. Studying these subjects provides us with information in its purest form, giving us answers to problems from all aspects of life. You can learn to study and predict patterns and changes in everything, including human behaviour, plant growth, chemical reactions, and stocks and shares. As a result, an advanced understanding of maths and stats is highly sort after in a range of industries.

    During your first year, you will build on your previous knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. Modules cover a wide range of topics from calculus, probability and statistics to logic, proofs and theorems. As well as developing your technical knowledge and mathematical skills, you will also enhance your data analysis, problem-solving and quantitative reasoning skills. To prepare you for your third year placement, you’ll undertake the Preparation for Placement module which provides guidance on writing your CV, finding a placement and interview techniques.

    In the second year, you will further develop your knowledge in analysis, algebra, probability and statistics. You will also be introduced to Computational Mathematics, exploring the theory and application of computation and numerical problem-solving methods. While studying these topics, you will complete our Project Skills module, which provides you with the chance to enhance your research and employment skills through an individual and group project. Additionally, you will gain experience of scientific writing, and you will practise using statistical software such as R and LaTeX. In Lent term you’ll complete the Work Based Learning Preparation module which covers topics such as workplace structures, handling difficult conversations and the importance of being a reflective practitioner.

    To prepare students for their work placement year, our Careers and Placements Team will provide advice and guidance on: the skills required to create effective CVs, cover letters and applications; tips and techniques on how to make an impact at interviews and assessment centres; how to create a relevant digital profile; and how to research employers and career sectors of interest. In addition, there is great emphasis placed upon developing self-awareness and on how to present yourself in a professional manner to employers. This optional provision will be delivered via a blend of traditional and digital methods including face-to-face workshops, online webinars, e-courses and 1:1 appointments.

    In third year you will undertake a 12 month placement which will allow you to apply the knowledge and skills that you’ve learnt in Years 1 and 2, and to gain invaluable experience which will make you highly employable when you graduate.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    Your final year offers a wide range of specialist optional modules, allowing you to develop and drive the programme to suit your interests and guide you to a specific career pathway. You will have the chance to apply the skills and knowledge you have gained in the first two years in advanced mathematical modules such as Combinatorics, Number Theory, Medical Statistics and Stochastic Processes. Looking back at your placement year, you will also complete a portfolio of work-based learning reflections such as the skills you’ve developed and the experiences you’ve had, and how this has impacted upon your future aspirations.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Mathematics with Statistics (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons : G1GH

    Mathematics and statistics underpin all aspects of modern life: advances in science, innovations in medicine, new technology, and business. This Masters programme provides a comprehensive, advanced study, while allowing you to experience a new culture overseas.

    Mathematics and statistics allow us to understand our world at the most fundamental level. Studying these subjects provides us with information in its purest form, giving us answers to problems from all aspects of life. You can learn to study and predict patterns and changes in everything, including human behaviour, plant growth, chemical reactions, and stocks and shares.

    Our four year MSci Mathematics with Statistics (Study Abroad) pathway gives you the exciting opportunity to experience a new culture and society by spending a year studying overseas. You will also gain a deeper specialisation in mathematics, and the chance to develop your research skills by undertaking a dissertation or industry research project.

    During your first year, you will build on your previous knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. Modules cover a wide range of topics from calculus, probability and statistics to logic, proofs and theorems. As well as developing your technical knowledge and mathematical skills, you will also enhance your data analysis, problem-solving and quantitative reasoning skills.

    In the second year, you will further develop your knowledge in analysis, algebra, probability and statistics. You will also be introduced to Computational Mathematics, exploring the theory and application of computation and numerical problem-solving methods. While studying these topics, you will complete our Project Skills module, which provides you with the chance to enhance your research and employment skills through an individual and group project. Additionally, you will gain experience of scientific writing, and you will practise using statistical software such as R and LaTeX.

    Your third year will be spent at one of our partner institutions in North America, Australia and New Zealand where you will experience a new culture and increase your academic network. Following your rigorous study in the first two years, the third year offers a wide range of specialist optional modules, allowing you to develop and drive the programme to suit your interests and guide you to a specific career pathway.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    In the fourth year, you will be able to widen your knowledge and skills by selecting from a pool of optional Masters-level modules. Some of these will be familiar from third year, while others will be new to this year. These advanced modules allow you to exercise what you have learnt during the programme, while expanding and evolving your skill set further.

    You will also complete a major research project in either pure maths or statistics, guided by your interests and supervised by an active researcher, or undertaken as part of a collaborative industry project. This will cement your learning, provide you with valuable experience and position you for a career in maths or academia and research.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Mathematics with Statistics : BSc Hons : G1G3

    Mathematics and statistics underpin all aspects of modern life: advances in science, innovations in medicine, new technology, and business. Our programme provides a comprehensive study, preparing you for a wide range of rewarding career opportunities.

    Mathematics and statistics allow us to understand our world at the most fundamental level. Studying these subjects provides us with information in its purest form, giving us answers to problems from all aspects of life. You can learn to study and predict patterns and changes in everything, including human behaviour, plant growth, chemical reactions, and stocks and shares. As a result, an advanced understanding of maths and stats is highly sort after in a range of industries.

    During your first year, you will build on your previous knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. Modules cover a wide range of topics from calculus, probability and statistics to logic, proofs and theorems. As well as developing your technical knowledge and mathematical skills, you will also enhance your data analysis, problem-solving and quantitative reasoning skills.

    In the second year, you will further develop your knowledge in analysis, algebra, probability and statistics. You will also be introduced to Computational Mathematics, exploring the theory and application of computation and numerical problem-solving methods. While studying these topics, you will complete our Project Skills module, which provides you with the chance to enhance your research and employment skills through an individual and group project. Additionally, you will gain experience of scientific writing, and you will practise using statistical software such as R and LaTeX.

    Your final year offers a wide range of specialist optional modules, allowing you to develop and drive the programme to suit your interests and guide you to a specific career pathway. You will have the chance to apply the skills and knowledge you have gained in the first two years in advanced mathematical modules such as Combinatorics, Number Theory, Medical Statistics and Stochastic Processes.

    MSci Mathematics with Statistics

    As well as offering a BSc degree, we also offer a four year MSci Mathematics with Statistics degree. During the course of this programme, you have the option to graduate after three years with a BSc, or progress onto an advanced fourth year and complete an MSci. This additional year features Masters-level modules and a dissertation.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Mathematics with Statistics : MSci Hons : G1GJ

    Mathematics and statistics underpin all aspects of modern life: advances in science, innovations in medicine, new technology, and business. This Masters programme provides a comprehensive, advanced study, preparing you for a wide range of rewarding career opportunities.

    Mathematics and statistics allow us to understand our world at the most fundamental level. Studying these subjects provides us with information in its purest form, giving us answers to problems from all aspects of life. You can learn to study and predict patterns and changes in everything, including human behaviour, plant growth, chemical reactions, and stocks and shares.

    This is an engaging programme of study and our reputation for excellence in research means that we are able to offer high-quality teaching delivered by academics who are leaders in their field. Our four year integrated Masters gives you the opportunity for deeper specialisation in mathematics and statistics, and the chance to develop your research skills by undertaking a dissertation or industry research project.

    During your first year, you will build on your previous knowledge and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts. Modules cover a wide range of topics from calculus, probability and statistics to logic, proofs and theorems. As well as developing your technical knowledge and mathematical skills, you will also enhance your data analysis, problem-solving and quantitative reasoning skills.

    In the second year, you will further develop your knowledge in analysis, algebra, probability and statistics. You will also be introduced to Computational Mathematics, exploring the theory and application of computation and numerical problem-solving methods. While studying these topics, you will complete our Project Skills module, which provides you with the chance to enhance your research and employment skills through an individual and group project. Additionally, you will gain experience of scientific writing, and you will practise using statistical software such as R and LaTeX.

    Beyond second year, we offer a wide range of specialist optional modules, allowing you to develop and drive the programme to suit your interests and guide you to a specific career pathway. In third year, you will put the maths and statistics skills and knowledge you have gained so far into practice as your study begins to really focus in on advanced statistics. Topics include: Combinatorics, Bayesian Inference, Medical Statistics, and Number Theory.

    In the fourth year, you will be able to widen your knowledge and skills by selecting from a pool of optional Masters-level modules. Some of these will be familiar from third year, while others will be new to this year. These advanced modules allow you to exercise what you have learnt during the programme, while expanding and evolving your skill set further.

    You will also complete a major research project in either pure maths or statistics, guided by your interests and supervised by an active researcher, or undertaken as part of a collaborative industry project. This will cement your learning, provide you with valuable experience and position you for a career in maths or academia and research.

    MSci Mathematics with Statistics (Study Abroad)

    In addition to our MSci degree, we also offer a MSci Mathematics with Statistics (Study Abroad) programme. As well as studying at Lancaster, this programme allows you to spend a year gaining valuable knowledge and developing specialist skills at one of our partner institutions in North America. You get to experience an exciting new culture, explore another country and gain insight into academic life overseas, while expanding your professional network.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) (Industry) : BSc Hons : GLN1

    Shifting markets and an ever-changing political landscape make for a complex world. Every organisation, whether industrial, financial or in government, needs to embrace technology and data to maximise what they deliver. Smartphone use, the role of social media data, risk planning, retail patterns... All of these can be counted and analysed. They can also help forecast the future, deciding what to invest in or what route to take. But this needs creative, technically competent and business-savvy people. The kind of graduates our MORSE degree produces.

    We’ve combined the highly influential subjects of Mathematics, Operational Research and Economics into one coherent degree and added in a year of paid work experience in industry. It’s ideal if you’re a mathematically-gifted student who wants to use numbers to solve real-world problems in business and industry.

    In your first year you’ll gain a strong foundation in mathematics, operations research, statistics and economics. You then tailor your programme, either developing a broad knowledge base or specialising in topics relevant to your future career.

    Your third year is spent on a placement, giving you practical experience of a work environment and allowing you to apply and refine the skills and knowledge acquired in the first two years of study. You’ll be supported in finding a position with companies such as IBM, Lloyds Bank, Microsoft, PwC and the Bank of England.

    Our world-class departments of Mathematics and Statistics, Economics, and Management Science all focus on applying mathematical theory in a practical context. As well as more traditional subjects such as mathematics, you will learn about business modelling, economic theory, statistics and analytics. MORSE shows how all these skills can come together to create better solutions to intricate problems.

    You will graduate with an enviable array of quantitative and analytical skills. These are in high demand by industry, commerce, finance, the public sector, consulting and the government.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) : BSc Hons : GLN0

    Shifting markets and an ever-changing political landscape make for a complex world. Every organisation, whether industrial, financial or governmental, needs to embrace technology and data to maximise what they deliver. Smartphone use, the role of social media data, risk planning, retail patterns... all of these can be counted and analysed. They can also help forecast the future, deciding what to invest in or what route to take. This needs creative, technically competent and business-savvy people; the kind of graduates our MORSE degree produces.

    We’ve combined the highly influential subjects of Mathematics, Operational Research and Economics into one coherent degree. It’s ideal if you’re a mathematically-gifted student who wants to use numbers to solve real-world problems in business and industry.

    In your first year you’ll gain a strong foundation in mathematics, operations research, statistics and economics. You then tailor your programme, either developing a broad knowledge base or specialising in topics relevant to your future career.

    Our departments of Mathematics and Statistics, Economics, and Management Science all focus on applying mathematical theory in a practical context. As well as more traditional subjects such as mathematics, you will learn about business modelling, economic theory, statistics and analytics. MORSE shows how all these skills can come together to create better solutions to intricate problems.

    You will graduate with an enviable array of quantitative and analytical skills. These are in high demand by industry, commerce, finance, the public sector, consulting and the government.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Mechanical Engineering : BEng Hons : H300

    Our Mechanical Engineering degree adopts a practical approach that will develop your skills and knowledge for a career involving innovation and leadership.

    Mechanical engineering is concerned with anything that moves and many things that don’t. From a simple nut and bolt, through to the complex multi-physics of aerodynamics in Formula One, mechanical engineering solves the broadest range of challenges and leads to a multitude of different and exciting careers.

    Our approach reinforces your learning from lectures through practical activities, and allows you to fully assess your assumptions while building teamwork and project management skills essential to your future career. The degree is professionally accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) as meeting complete fulfilment of the educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer.

    Year 1

    In the modern world, Mechanical Engineers are part of small or large teams developing complex systems, which is why our broad based common first year adds significant value to your degree. You will study themes from within mechanical engineering, but also the fundamentals behind electrical, electronics and chemical processes, along with a solid foundation in engineering mathematics.

    Year 2

    Specialist modules in mechanical engineering will begin in the second year, where you will cover main themes of materials, statics and dynamics, fluids and thermodynamics, complemented by design and laboratory activities. You have the opportunity to undertake a business development project, to introduce you to Industry 4.0 concepts.

    Year 3

    In year three, you will work on an engaging individual project shaped over your interests and ambitions. Your supervisor, a leading specialist in the subject area, will guide you to gain an in-depth knowledge of the topic for successful project completion.

    Previous examples include:

    • Wind turbine blade icing study
    • Microstructural design of steels for improving strength and toughness
    • Graphene-based coating systems for corrosion protection
    • Lightweight pipe inspection robot
    • Revolutionary flywheel energy storage (FES) solution

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Mechanical Engineering : MEng Hons : H303

    Our Masters-level degree adopts a practical approach that will develop your skills and knowledge for a career involving innovation and leadership. The IMechE accreditation will qualify you as a Chartered Engineer, a professional title carrying considerable prestige with employers.

    Mechanical engineering is concerned with anything that moves and many things that don’t. From a simple nut and bolt, through to the complex multi-physics of aerodynamics in Formula One, mechanical engineering solves the broadest range of challenges and leads to a multitude of different and exciting careers.

    Our approach reinforces your learning from lectures through practical activities, and allows you to fully assess your assumptions while building teamwork and project management skills essential to your future career.

    Year 1

    In the modern world, Mechanical Engineers are part of small or large teams developing complex systems. Our common first year is tailored to equip you with the required broad fundamental knowledge. You will study themes from within mechanical engineering, but also the fundamentals behind electrical, electronics and chemical processes, along with a solid foundation in engineering mathematics.

    Year 2

    Specialist modules in mechanical engineering will begin in the second year, where you will cover main themes of materials, statics and dynamics, fluids and thermodynamics, complemented by design and laboratory activities. You have the opportunity to undertake a business development project, to introduce you to Industry 4.0 concepts.

    Year 3

    In year three, you will work on an engaging individual project shaped over your interests and ambitions. Your supervisor, a leading specialist in the subject area, will guide you to gain an in-depth knowledge of the topic for successful project completion.

    Previous examples include:

    • Wind turbine blade icing study
    • Microstructural design of steels for improving strength and toughness
    • Graphene-based coating systems for corrosion protection
    • Lightweight pipe inspection robot
    • Revolutionary flywheel energy storage (FES) solution

    Year 4

    In year four, our programme provides advanced skills, knowledge and experience, with a focus on leadership and management, and offers the following three distinctive pathways to support your career ambitions:

    • Design
    • Energy and Resources
    • Materials and Manufacturing

    Fourth year project

    You will undertake a significant team-based project. The project is a culmination of the four years of studying at Lancaster and allows you to apply your specialist knowledge to an engineering challenge.

    Successful projects include:

    • Waste water energy generation with Yorkshire Water
    • A novel prototype tidal turbine with WASP Cumbria Ltd in the field of renewable energy
    • Performance improvement of the Sinterstation 2000 with 3D Systems Europe
    • Surface finish of metallic powder bed additive manufactured in partnership with BAE Systems and Formula Student

    During this programme, you will also undertake two short industry linked projects, giving you the opportunity to develop your leadership, entrepreneurial and management potential.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Mechatronic Engineering : BEng Hons : HH63

    This multidisciplinary, professionally accredited programme will allow you to benefit from hands-on experience and gain specialist knowledge in product design and integrated systems.

    Mechatronic engineering is the study of systems that require a combination of mechanical, electronic and computer engineering, such as robotics, digitally controlled engines and self-driving cars. Our programme was the first of its kind in 1984 and continues to be so well regarded that many of our graduates go on to coordinate teams of engineers or move upwards into engineering management.

    Your degree will begin with a common first year, where you will be taught a series of modules that are taken by all first-year engineering students. We will introduce you to many of the key features of engineering, equipping you with a well-rounded understanding and skill set and an appreciation for the interdisciplinary nature of the subject.

    Following the first year, the Mechatronics programme never loses the interdisciplinary focus that modern engineering has become. You will continue with specialist modules in the areas of mechanical and electronic engineering, as well as subjects such as control. You will also have the freedom to pick modules most appropriate to your areas of interest.

    During year two, you will gain experience in project management and complete a team project to design, build and test a small mobile robot, aimed at following a guided pathway while completing a set task. Previous examples have included transporting hazardous liquid waste, and dribbling a ball and scoring a goal.

    On this programme, you may decide to spend a year in industry, gaining valuable experience and enhancing your employability. We have extensive links built through our leadership in research and have students undergoing placements with multinational corporate companies through to smaller specialist SMEs. We would recommend the most appropriate time to do this would be at the end of year two, once you have gained a reasonable amount of engineering knowledge.

    As you progress into third year, the programme will begin to focus on more advanced technical material. Taught modules provide insight and understanding from some of the leading research we undertake, while the dissertation project will refine your analytical and technical skills. This will also provide you with an opportunity to practise programming and design, and gain valuable hands-on experience of the discipline. You will also benefit from our Engineering Management module, which will examine the role of management and its relevance to engineers today. This experience will be essential in preparing you for a graduate career.

    The BEng course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. The degree is also professionally accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Teaching is delivered by world-class academics and shaped by their outstanding research output. You will gain hands-on experience with access to cutting-edge facilities and an array of high-quality equipment in our state-of-the-art Engineering Building.

    MEng Mechatronics

    We also offer a MEng Mechatronics programme, which is accredited as meeting complete fulfilment of the educational requirements to become a Chartered Engineer. This programme provides further skills, knowledge and experience, with a focus on leadership and management. Students wanting to transfer to this programme must achieve a minimum threshold at the end of year two.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Mechatronic Engineering : MEng Hons : HHH6

    This multidisciplinary, professionally accredited programme will allow you to benefit from hands-on experience and gain specialist knowledge in product design and integrated systems. Studying at an advanced level, you will begin your journey to becoming a Chartered Engineer.

    Mechatronic engineering is the study of systems that require a combination of mechanical, electronic and computer engineering, such as robotics, digitally controlled engines and self-driving cars. Our programme was the first of its kind in 1984 and continues to be so well regarded that many of our graduates go on to coordinate teams of engineers or move upwards into engineering management.

    Your degree will begin with a common first year, where you will be taught a series of modules that are taken by all first-year engineering students. We will introduce you to many of the key features of engineering, equipping you with a well-rounded understanding and skill set and an appreciation for the interdisciplinary nature of the subject.

    Following the first year, the Mechatronics programme never loses the interdisciplinary focus that modern engineering has become. You will continue with specialist modules in the areas of mechanical and electronic engineering, as well as subjects such as control. You will also have the freedom to pick modules most appropriate to your areas of interest.

    During year two, you will gain experience in project management and complete a team project to design, build and test a small mobile robot, aimed at following a guided pathway while completing a set task. Previous examples have included transporting hazardous liquid waste, and dribbling a ball and scoring a goal.

    On this programme, you may decide to spend a year in industry, gaining valuable experience and enhancing your employability. We have extensive links built through our leadership in research and have students undergoing placements with multinational corporate companies through to smaller specialist SMEs. Our degree programme is flexible as to when this occurs, but we would recommend the best opportunity is once you have gained a reasonable amount of engineering knowledge. Therefore, the most appropriate time would be at the end of second or third year.

    As you progress into third year, the programme will begin to focus on more advanced technical material. Taught modules provide insight and understanding from some of the leading research we undertake, while the dissertation project will refine your analytical and technical skills. This will also provide you with an opportunity to practise programming and design, and gain valuable hands-on experience of the discipline. You will also benefit from our Engineering Management module, which will examine the role of management and its relevance to engineers today. This experience will be essential in preparing you for a graduate career.

    Your fourth year of study provides you with a solid grasp of engineering in the real-world and experience of the profession through two short industry linked projects, building your confidence further and preparing you for the world of work. You will also be expected to apply all of the professional and technical skills you have developed over the course to complete an extensive group project. This will cement your study and ensure you are in the strongest possible position to begin your engineering career and work your way towards receiving Chartered status.

    The MEng programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. The degree is also professionally accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Teaching is delivered by world-class academics and shaped by their outstanding research output. You will gain hands-on experience with access to cutting-edge facilities and an array of high-quality equipment in our state-of-the-art Engineering Building.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Media and Cultural Studies (Placement Year) : BA Hons : LP64

    Media industries and media cultures are constantly changing. Understanding these changes is important as media continuously influence the way we live our lives, get in touch with others, and are informed about the world. As global citizens, we are surrounded by a huge variety of messages, texts, images, and representations communicating a host of competing ideas, opinions, and values. But how much do we really know about how these texts and images are produced and shared? In what contexts do they circulate? How are they are received?

    Our Media and Cultural Studies programme provides you with preparation for careers in the creative sector, advertising and marketing, and communications and journalism by helping you better understand media practices, platforms, and (audio-visual) texts in an ever-changing technological context. It provides you with the theoretical insights, analytical skills, and wide-ranging knowledge needed to explore the production, consumption, and meaning of media and culture in today’s society. We investigate the social, economic, political, and practical dimensions of media in a global cultural setting, and recognise the key roles of media in shaping who we are, what we think, and what we value.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply

    Find out more about our approach, and what our students have to say, in the features below.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Media and Cultural Studies : BA Hons : LP63

    Media industries and media cultures are constantly changing. Understanding these changes is important as media continuously influence the way we live our lives, get in touch with others, and are informed about the world. As global citizens, we are surrounded by a huge variety of messages, texts, images, and representations communicating a host of competing ideas, opinions, and values. But how much do we really know about how these texts and images are produced and shared? In what contexts do they circulate? How are they are received?

    Our Media and Cultural Studies programme provides you with preparation for careers in the creative sector, advertising and marketing, and communications and journalism by helping you better understand media practices, platforms, and (audio-visual) texts in an ever-changing technological context. It provides you with the theoretical insights, analytical skills, and wide-ranging knowledge needed to explore the production, consumption, and meaning of media and culture in today’s society. We investigate the social, economic, political, and practical dimensions of media in a global cultural setting, and recognise the key roles of media in shaping who we are, what we think, and what we value.

    Find out more about our approach, and what our students have to say, in the features below.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Placement Year) : BA Hons : V126

    The Medieval and Renaissance Studies degree will develop your critical abilities within a vibrant department of like-minded students and scholars.

    You will work collaboratively with the Department of English and Creative Writing, the Department of Languages and Cultures and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. You will select modules that allow you to study the history of the period between 300 and 1700 as well as the complimentary culture, languages, literature and politics of the time, ranging from Celtic Britain to seventeenth-century Europe.

    On this programme the core first year module is designed to extend and deepen your knowledge of the past and introduce you to major historical topics and themes from the ancient world to the present day. You will gain insights into how historians conduct research and interpret the past and develop your own research, essay-writing and presentational skills.

    You will be able to choose additional modules to compliment core elements of your study.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies : BA Hons : V125

    The Medieval and Early Modern Studies degree will develop your critical abilities within a vibrant department of like-minded students and scholars.

    On this course, you will work collaboratively with the Department of English and Creative Writing, and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. You will select modules that allow you to study the history of the period between 300 and 1700 as well as the complimentary culture, languages, literature and politics of the time, ranging from Celtic Britain to seventeenth-century Europe.

    On this programme, the core first year History module is designed to extend and deepen your knowledge of the past and introduce you to major historical topics and themes from the ancient world to the present day. You will gain insights into how historians conduct research, interpret the past, and develop your own research, essay-writing and presentational skills. You will also need to study our English Literature module in your first year.

    You will be able to choose additional modules to compliment core elements of your study.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Modern Languages : BA Hons : R800

    Lancaster’s Modern Languages degree is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures. This degree gives you the opportunity to study three languages. We offer Chinese, French, German or Spanish as major subjects and Italian as minor subject. This degree includes an international placement year where you will study abroad and a large amount of choice in both the languages you will study and cultural modules that bring your chosen languages to life.

    Year One

    In your first year, you can choose to study:

    • three languages at advanced level
    • or two languages at advanced level and one at beginner level

    You will focus on developing linguistic fluency as well as learning about the cultural contexts of your chosen languages.

    Year Two

    You will develop your language skills and also study the cultural, political and historical context of your chosen languages in more depth.

    There are two possible routes through the second year:

    Route A - Chinese / French / German / Spanish

    • three languages at advanced level
    • or two languages at advanced level and one intensive language
    • plus culture modules relating to your chosen languages

    Route B - Chinese / French / German / Spanish with Italian

    • two advanced languages
    • two culture modules relating to the advanced languages
    • two Italian language modules

    Year Three - International Placement Year

    Spending your third year abroad makes a major contribution to your language ability, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You will spend time in two countries where your major languages are spoken. You can either study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

    We also encourage you to spend some vacation time in the country of your third language, and the department may be able to offer opportunities to apply for funding to support this.

    Year Four

    Back at Lancaster in the fourth year, you will consolidate your multiple language skills alongside language-specific cultural modules such as ‘Sinophone Literature and Film’ or ‘Latin America and Spain on Film: Violence and Masculinities’. You can also take comparative courses which allow you to see the languages and cultures you're studying in a global context.

    There are three possible routes through the final year.

    Route A - The language intensive route (Chinese / French / German / Spanish)

    • three advanced languages
    • culture modules relating to the advanced languages

    Route B - The culture intensive route (Chinese / French / German / Spanish)

    • two advanced languages
    • a range of culture modules relating to the advanced languages and others

    Route C - The Italian route (Chinese / French / German / Spanish with Italian)

    • two advanced languages
    • culture modules relating to the advanced languages
    • two Italian language modules

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Modern Languages and Cultures : MLang Hons : R810

    Lancaster’s MLang degree is a selective and accelerated programme enabling you to achieve an MA in one or two languages and related studies in four years. It is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures and includes an international study placement in year 2.

    In Year 1, you will study core language modules which aim to strengthen your reading, writing and speaking ability. You will have the opportunity to engage with advanced grammar and develop key translation and composition skills. This is complemented by language-specific modules, introducing you to your language’s political, historical and cultural context. You will also choose a minor subject, which may be an additional language.

    You will spend your second year abroad at a partner institution. This makes a major contribution to your command of the language while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. If you are studying two languages, you will split the year between the two countries.

    Back at Lancaster in your third year, you will consolidate your language skills, alongside specialist culture and comparative courses, such as ‘French Culture in the Digital Age’ and ‘Translation as a Cultural Practice’. You will also write a specialist topic dissertation.

    In your final year you will study at postgraduate level, taking the core module ‘Research Skills for Modern Linguists’, and an optional module, such as ‘Reading Theoretically’. You will also write your Master’s dissertation, supervised by an academic with expertise in the relevant field.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Nuclear Engineering : BEng Hons : H820

    Nuclear engineers design, build and operate equipment and processes that benefit humanity. Our programme focuses on creativity and ingenuity to develop your design and implementation skills, and prepare you for your chosen career.

    Nuclear applications cover a broad range of sectors from healthcare and cancer treatment through to power generation, national security and decommissioning activity. The industry is set to expand over the next ten years. With an estimated international spend of around £930 billion for building new reactors and £250 billion for decommissioning those coming offline, there is potential for the generation of 40,000 jobs in the UK nuclear sector alone.

    Your degree will begin with a common first year, where you will be taught a series of modules that are taken by all first-year engineering students. We will introduce you to many of the key features of engineering, equipping you with a well-rounded understanding and skill set. Following the first year, you will have the opportunity to consider and plan your academic progression. At this stage, you may choose to begin your Nuclear Engineering study, or move onto any of our other specialist programmes.

    Specialist modules in nuclear engineering begin in the second year, where you will also continue to develop your core skills as an engineer. This year you will study modules covering topics such as nuclear chemistry, nuclear engineering systems and nuclear safety. As our flexible programme begins to focus in on core aspects of nuclear engineering, you will develop practical skills, and test and analyse your design ideas in the laboratory or through computer simulation, using engineering IT tools.

    On this programme, you may decide to spend a year in industry, gaining valuable experience and enhancing your employability. We have extensive links built through our leadership in research and have students undergoing placements with multinational corporate companies through to smaller specialist SMEs. We would recommend the most appropriate time to do this would be at the end of year two, once you have gained a reasonable amount of engineering knowledge.

    Your third year enables you to apply your skills in an individual project, during which you will learn to use professional software and develop your research and design skills further. You will also gain specialist knowledge, develop an interdisciplinary approach, and apply engineering principles to analyse key processes. This experience will allow you to grow and enhance your professional and discipline specific skills, and you will gain relevant real-world experience.

    The BEng course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. The degree is also professionally accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

    All of your teaching is delivered by world-class academics and shaped by their outstanding research output. You will gain hands-on experience with access to cutting-edge facilities and an array of high-quality equipment in our state-of-the-art Engineering Building.

    MEng Nuclear Engineering

    We also offer a MEng Nuclear Engineering programme which is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. This programme provides further skills, knowledge and experience, with a focus on leadership and management. Students wanting to transfer to this programme must achieve a minimum threshold at the end of year two.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Nuclear Engineering : MEng Hons : H821

    Nuclear engineers design, build and operate equipment and processes that benefit humanity. Our Masters programme focuses on creativity and ingenuity to develop your design and implementation skills to an advanced level, and prepare you for your chosen career.

    Nuclear applications cover a broad range of sectors from healthcare and cancer treatment through to power generation, national security and decommissioning activity. The industry is set to expand over the next ten years. With an estimated international spend of around £930 billion for building new reactors and £250 billion for decommissioning those coming offline, there is potential for the generation of 40,000 jobs in the UK nuclear sector alone.

    Your degree will begin with a common first year, where you will be taught a series of modules that are taken by all first-year engineering students. We will introduce you to many of the key features of engineering, equipping you with a well-rounded understanding and skill set. Following the first year, you will have the opportunity to consider and plan your academic progression. At this stage, you may choose to begin your Nuclear Engineering study, or move onto any of our other specialist programmes.

    Specialist modules in nuclear engineering begin in the second year, where you will also continue to develop your core skills as an engineer. This year you will study modules covering topics such as nuclear chemistry, nuclear engineering systems and nuclear safety. As our flexible programme begins to focus in on core aspects of nuclear engineering, you will develop practical skills, and test and analyse your design ideas in the laboratory or through computer simulation, using engineering IT tools.

    On this programme, you may decide to spend a year in industry, gaining valuable experience and enhancing your employability. We have extensive links built through our leadership in research and have students undergoing placements with multinational corporate companies through to smaller specialist SMEs. Our degree programme is flexible as to when this occurs, but we would recommend the best opportunity is once you have gained a reasonable amount of engineering knowledge. Therefore, most appropriate time would be at the end of second or third year.

    Your third year enables you to apply your skills in an individual project, during which you will learn to use professional software and develop your research and design skills further. You will also gain specialist knowledge, develop an interdisciplinary approach, and apply engineering principles to analyse key processes. This experience will allow you to grow and enhance your professional and discipline specific skills, and you will gain relevant real-world experience.

    The MEng programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. The degree is also professionally accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

    All of your teaching is delivered by world-class academics and shaped by their outstanding research output. You will gain hands-on experience with access to cutting-edge facilities and an array of high-quality equipment in our state-of-the-art Engineering Building.

    In the fourth year, you will be guided by our research excellence in nuclear instrumentation; nuclear decommissioning; and chemical processes; as well as our partnerships with Sellafield Ltd, Westinghouse Springfield Fuels Ltd and other specialist companies. You will undertake a group project that will allow you to experience a prolonged, live project that requires a multidisciplinary approach. Working in collaboration with an industry partner, or as part of one of our research activities, you will develop the ability to critically analyse and evaluate a project brief, gain experience in project management and learn to input your specialism into a wider context. This experience will be essential in preparing you for a graduate career.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Peace Studies and International Relations (Placement Year) : BA Hons : LL93

    On this degree you'll be taught by academic staff from the department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion where you will examine how conflicts can be resolved and prevented within the context of global politics and international security. In year one, you’ll be introduced to core concepts through the module International Relations: Theory and Practice plus two further modules either from within the Department or in subjects that complement your studies.

    In your second and fourth years, you’ll examine peace and conflict resolution in detail. You can select from second year modules which include Peace Studies in Action; International Relations, Security and Sustainability and Politics of Development and Global Changes.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    Final year modules include Politics of Global Danger; Contemporary Issues in Human Rights, and Understanding External Intervention in Violent Conflicts.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Peace Studies and International Relations : BA Hons : LL92

    On this degree you'll be taught by academic staff from the department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion where you will examine how conflicts can be resolved and prevented within the context of global politics and international security. In year one, you’ll be introduced to core concepts through the module International Relations: Theory and Practice plus two further modules either from within the Department or in subjects that complement your studies.

    In your second and third years, you’ll examine peace and conflict resolution in detail. You can select from second year modules which include Peace Studies in Action; International Relations, Security and Sustainability and Politics of Development and Global Changes. Final year modules include Politics of Global Danger; Contemporary Issues in Human Rights, and Understanding External Intervention in Violent Conflicts.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Philosophy (Placement Year) : BA Hons : V501

    Our Philosophy degree allows you to study and debate important philosophical questions with academics in the field and your peers. How should we live? Is there a God? Are we free to act as we wish if everything is determined by prior causes? Why should we obey the law? Can science discover all the facts that can be known?

    These are some of the many challenging questions you will engage with in a Philosophy degree. At Lancaster, we approach these questions through the history of Philosophy – studying figures such as Plato, Descartes, Kant and Nietzsche – and also via contemporary philosophical debate.

    In your first year, you’ll have the opportunity to gain an understanding of some of the core areas of Philosophy by taking Introduction to Philosophy plus two other modules. In your second and fourth years, you can choose from a range of optional modules such as Moral Philosophy; Epistemology and Philosophy of Science. There is also the option to engage in one-to-one study with a member of academic staff for your fourth year dissertation on a specific philosophical topic of interest to you.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Philosophy : BA Hons : V500

    Our Philosophy degree allows you to study and debate important philosophical questions with academics in the field and your peers. How should we live? Is there a God? Are we free to act as we wish if everything is determined by prior causes? Why should we obey the law? Can science discover all the facts that can be known?

    These are some of the many challenging questions you will engage with in a Philosophy degree. At Lancaster, we approach these questions through the history of Philosophy – studying figures such as Plato, Descartes, Kant and Nietzsche – and also via contemporary philosophical debate.

    In your first year, you’ll have the opportunity to gain an understanding of some of the core areas of Philosophy by taking Introduction to Philosophy plus two other modules. In your second and third years, you can choose from a range of optional modules such as Moral Philosophy; Epistemology and Philosophy of Science. There is also the option to engage in one-to-one study with a member of academic staff for your third year dissertation on a specific philosophical topic of interest to you.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Philosophy and Politics (Placement Year) : BA Hons : VL53

    A joint degree in Philosophy and Politics allows you to study and debate philosophical questions such as How should we live? Is there a God? Whilst exploring some of the themes, concepts and events that have shaped the contemporary political scene. Learning from academics in the field you will be given the opportunity to develop an understanding of contemporary issues in both subjects. For example, what obligations do we have to the state? Can ideas change the world? How should we think about right and wrong, truth and falsity?

    You’ll begin your degree with first-year modules including Introduction to Philosophy, and Politics in the Modern World. In your second and fourth years, you can choose modules from a selection of subjects such as Nineteenth Century Philosophy; Issues in Contemporary Politics and Philosophy; Modern Political Thought: Liberty, Theory and Practice, and Government and Politics of the United States.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Philosophy and Politics : BA Hons : VL52

    A joint degree in Philosophy and Politics allows you to study and debate philosophical questions such as How should we live? Is there a God? Whilst exploring some of the themes, concepts and events that have shaped the contemporary political scene. Learning from academics in the field you will be given the opportunity to develop an understanding of contemporary issues in both subjects. For example, what obligations do we have to the state? Can ideas change the world? How should we think about right and wrong, truth and falsity?

    You’ll begin your degree with first-year modules including Introduction to Philosophy, and Politics in the Modern World. In your second and third years, you can choose modules from a selection of subjects such as Nineteenth Century Philosophy; Issues in Contemporary Politics and Philosophy; Modern Political Thought: Liberty, Theory and Practice, and Government and Politics of the United States.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Philosophy and Religious Studies : BA Hons : VV65

    Taking this joint degree at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to learn from academics in the field of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

    Exploring Philosophy and Religion side by side, you’ll debate some of the key questions, such as: how does religion influence political behaviour? What role does religion play in current affairs? You will be enabled to gain a good understanding of the central themes of both subjects before specialising in topics related to Philosophy and Religious Studies.

    You will begin your degree with core modules including Introduction to Philosophy and Religions of the Modern World. In your second and final years, you’ll study subjects such as The Ethics of Belief and Ignorance; Continental Philosophy; Religion in Society: Theories and Methods; Religion and Violence and Logic and Language.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Philosophy with Chinese (Placement Year) : BA Hons : 1A23

    A degree in Philosophy with Chinese allows you to explore some of the themes, concepts and events that have shaped the contemporary philosophical scene, whilst studying Chinese language and culture.

    Our degree allows you to study and debate important philosophical questions with academics in the field and peers. How should we live? Is there a God? Are we free to act as we wish if everything is determined by prior causes? Why should we obey the law? Can science discover all the facts that can be known?

    These are some of the many challenging questions you will engage with. At Lancaster, we approach these questions through the history of Philosophy - studying figures such as Plato, Descartes, Kant and Nietzsche - and also via contemporary philosophical debate. We also offer courses on Asian traditions of thought, where you can discover contemporary deployments of Chinese philosophical concepts such as "All-under-heaven" or "guanxi" relations.

    You will begin your degree with one core module called Introduction to Philosophy and one core Chinese module which is designed for beginners with little or no prior knowledge of Chinese Language or Culture. In addition, you can choose to complement your studies with a further module.

    In you second year options include Philosophy of Science; Epistemology; Metaphysics; and Moral Philosophy. The core Chinese Language modules will build on the language introduction given in the first year through further language tuition.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    In your final year, you will study Chinese Culture and Society and a further Chinese Language module. You have the opportunity to undertake a sustained investigation on a specific philosophical subject of greatest interest to you and can choose from a range of modules, such as Logic and Language or China in the Modern World.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Philosophy with Chinese : BA Hons : 1A22

    A degree in Philosophy with Chinese allows you to explore some of the themes, concepts and events that have shaped the contemporary philosophical scene, whilst studying Chinese language and culture.

    Our degree allows you to study and debate important philosophical questions with academics in the field and peers. How should we live? Is there a God? Are we free to act as we wish if everything is determined by prior causes? Why should we obey the law? Can science discover all the facts that can be known?

    These are some of the many challenging questions you will engage with. At Lancaster, we approach these questions through the history of Philosophy - studying figures such as Plato, Descartes, Kant and Nietzsche - and also via contemporary philosophical debate. We also offer courses on Asian traditions of thought, where you can discover contemporary deployments of Chinese philosophical concepts such as "All-under-heaven" or "guanxi" relations.

    You will begin your degree with one core module called Introduction to Philosophy and one core Chinese module which is designed for beginners with little or no prior knowledge of Chinese Language or Culture. In addition, you can choose to complement your studies with a further module.

    In you second year options include Philosophy of Science; Epistemology; Metaphysics; and Moral Philosophy. The core Chinese Language modules will build on the language introduction given in the first year through further language tuition.

    In your final year, you will study Chinese Culture and Society and a further Chinese Language module. You have the opportunity to undertake a sustained investigation on a specific philosophical subject of greatest interest to you and can choose from a range of modules, such as Logic and Language or China in the Modern World.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Placement Year) : BA Hons : L0V1

    Philosophy, Politics and Economics, known as PPE, is a joint degree delivered by the department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion and the department of Economics.

    You will explore philosophical, economic and political ideas in relation to one another. For example, the study of Philosophy provides a historical background and gives you the opportunity to develop your critical reasoning skills and understanding, which are directly relevant to Politics and Economics.

    In Politics, you will examine the history and basis of political ideas and critically reflect upon the nature and activities of political institutions. You will have the chance to learn how political decisions concern, and are influenced by, economic matters. You will also critically engage with a range of economic models and theories.

    The first year of your degree is designed to enable you to develop a firm grounding in each of the three disciplines through the core modules: Introduction to Philosophy; Politics in the Modern World, and Principles of Economics.

    In your second and fourth years, you’ll develop your skills and knowledge, choosing from a range of optional modules in the three subject areas. For example: Modern Political Thought: Liberty, Theory and Practice; The Ethics of Belief and Ignorance; Managerial Economics, and International Economics.

    You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings.

    Applying for a placement is a competitive process and our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement. The preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in both your placement applications and the placement itself.

    One of the aims of the placement year is to enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice which could benefit your final year of study. Placements provide an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers, which can place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.

    The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics : BA Hons : L0V0

    Philosophy, Politics and Economics, known as PPE, is a joint degree delivered by the department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion and the department of Economics.

    You will explore philosophical, economic and political ideas in relation to one another. For example, the study of Philosophy provides a historical background and gives you the opportunity to develop your critical reasoning skills and understanding, which are directly relevant to Politics and Economics.

    In Politics, you will examine the history and basis of political ideas and critically reflect upon the nature and activities of political institutions. You will have the chance to learn how political decisions concern, and are influenced by, economic matters. You will also critically engage with a range of economic models and theories.

    The first year of your degree is designed to enable you to develop a firm grounding in each of the three disciplines through the core modules: Introduction to Philosophy; Politics in the Modern World, and Principles of Economics.

    In your second and third years, you’ll develop your skills and knowledge, choosing from a range of optional modules in the three subject areas. For example: Modern Political Thought: Liberty, Theory and Practice; The Ethics of Belief and Ignorance; Managerial Economics, and International Economics.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Physical Geography (Placement Year) : BSc Hons : F841

    Learn about processes operating within our natural environment and explore the physical world. Work in our outstanding practical facilities, alongside world-renowned lecturers. Benefit from support to secure a paid placement enabling you to experience twelve months working in the type of organisation that you might aspire to join when you graduate.

    Physical Geography considers the processes and patterns occurring within our natural environment, including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and geosphere. Our Physical Geography degree has a strong emphasis on practical work. You will discover how the environment has changed in the past, the controls on environmental processes in the present, and how we can predict changes in the future. You are able to shape your degree by choosing from an extensive range of modules.

    Lancaster proves to be an exceptional location for studying a degree in physical geography. Located between the rural settings of the north and the bustling cities of Liverpool and Manchester, Lancaster’s position enables us to explore some of the UK’s most unique areas of geographic interest. You will gain a wealth of hands-on experience with field trips to places such as the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbrian coast and Lake District, as well as international locations such as Iceland, the Mediterranean and Croatia.

    While studying at the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC), you will have access to new teaching and research labs, computer systems and software and even our very own weather monitoring station. You will work in comfortable class sizes, giving you the opportunity to get to know your lecturers personally and benefit from their expert knowledge and helpful one-to-one advice.

    First year modules equip you with a well-rounded introduction to some of the key themes of physical geography. In addition to the Physical Geography modules, you will be given the opportunity to take two other subjects alongside your first year studies. You will further develop your understanding of environmental processes by studying another subject from within LEC, such as Environmental Science, as well as undertaking a third subject from either within LEC or the wider University, such as Biology or Maths, to enhance your transferrable skills.

    To prepare students for their work placement year, our Careers and Placements Team will provide advice and guidance on: the skills required to create effective CVs, cover letters and applications; tips and techniques on how to make an impact at interviews and assessment centres; how to create a relevant digital profile; and how to research employers and career sectors of interest. In addition, there is great emphasis placed upon developing self-awareness and on how to present yourself in a professional manner to employers. This optional provision will be delivered via a blend of traditional and digital methods including face-to-face workshops, online webinars, e-courses and 1:1 appointments.

    In the second year, you will learn a variety of physical geography skills and concepts. Modules include Spatial Analysis and Geographic Information Systems, and you will develop valuable research project skills in preparation for your final year of study. Optional choices could include a field trip to Spain, where you will study environmental problems in Mediterranean environments, and modules that address individual topics in hydrology, soil science, and glaciology. You will also take part in a ‘work-based learning’ module designed to provide guidance and support as you apply for nationally advertised placements and help you gain the most from your placement year.

    You will spend your third year on placement before returning to Lancaster where you will continue in your chosen specialities. The placement offers you the opportunity to work as a full-time employee of the organisation whilst still receiving both academic and pastoral support. The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.

    If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.

    In the final year you will undertake a dissertation project, guided by your academic supervisor which offers a chance to perform original geographical research on a topic of your choice. While completing the dissertation, you will use the key research, analytical and academic writing skills you have learnt throughout your degree. In addition, you will be offered further optional module choices possibly including exciting fieldwork opportunities in Croatia and Iceland.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

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  • Physical Geography (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons : F847

    Discover the natural environment in our exciting Study Abroad programme. With a strong emphasis on fieldwork, you’ll gain a wealth of knowledge and skills from our world-renowned lecturers.

    Physical geography addresses the major components that make up the Earth-system, such as the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and geosphere. In this programme, you will benefit from working with state-of-the-art equipment at Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC), and will spend one year of your study gaining hands-on experience in the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. You will receive world-class teaching throughout your degree.

    First year modules equip you with a well-rounded introduction to some of the key themes of physical geography. In addition to the Physical Geography modules, you will be given the opportunity to take two other subjects alongside your first year studies. You will further develop your understanding of environmental processes by studying another subject from within LEC, such as Environmental Science, as well as undertaking a third subject from either within LEC or the wider University, such as Biology or Maths, to enhance your transferrable skills.

    Second year modules will be taught at one of our partner universities in the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. You will gain hands-on-experience with overseas culture and climate, build an international network, and undertake a variety of module topics.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    In the third year, you will complete a dissertation project, guided by your academic supervisor which offers a chance to perform original geographical research on a topic of your choice. While working on the dissertation, you will use the key research, analytical and academic writing skills you have learnt throughout your degree. You will also have a wide range of modules to choose from. These include exciting fieldwork projects that will allow you to apply your practical knowledge in locations such as Croatia or Iceland, and also cover topics such as Glacial Systems, Water Resource Management and Coastal Processes.

    MSci Hons Physical Geography (Study Abroad)

    This four-year programme, in which you will spend your second year at a partner university in North America or Australasia, includes a second dissertation project and Master’s level modules. You will gain further experience of formulating, designing, researching, analysing and reporting of your own independent research project, enabling you to stand out from the crowd in the selection process for graduate posts.

    Assessment

    We offer flexible programmes with a strong emphasis on practical learning. You will engage in a wide range of fieldwork and lab-based modules that span the breadth of geographical topics and infuse content from across the physical sciences. Your work will be regularly assessed by a combination of classroom and lab-based assignments, in addition to written examinations and project reports.

    For more details regarding the course, including course structure and fees and funding information, see full course details.

    Apply online now

  • Physical Geography (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons : 4R64

    Discover the natural environment in our exciting Study Abroad programme. With a strong emphasis on fieldwork, you’ll gain a wealth of knowledge and skills from our world-renowned lecturers.

    Physical geography addresses the major components that make up the earth-system, such as the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and geosphere. Our Physical Geography degree has a strong emphasis on practical work. You will shape your degree from an extensive range of modules taught within a unique natural landscape.

    Lancaster proves to be an exceptional location for studying physical geography. You will be able to explore some of the UK’s most unique areas of geographic interest and you will gain a wealth of experience with field trips to places such as the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbrian coast and Lake District. Our programme also allows you to explore international locations through field trips and your year abroad.

    While studying at Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC), you will have access to new teaching and research labs, computer systems and software and even our very own weather monitoring station. You will work in comfortable class sizes, giving you the opportunity to get to know your lecturers personally and benefit from their expert knowledge and helpful one-to-one advice.

    First year modules equip you with a well-rounded introduction to some of the key themes of physical geography. In addition to the Physical Geography modules, you will be given the opportunity to take two other subjects to accommodate your first year studies. LEC provides a wide range of suitable subjects cognate to physical geography, or you may choose to undertake Double Part I Geography, which encompasses Human Geography, and one other subject. Subjects from outside LEC can also be taken.

    In the second year, you will study at one of our partner institutions in the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. There you will learn a variety of physical geography skills and concepts and will gain experience of another society and culture.

    Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.

    Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year or term abroad.

    Your third year includes a dissertation project, guided by your academic supervisor, which offers a chance to perform original geographical research on a topic of your choice. While completing the dissertation, you will use the key research, analytical and academic writing skills you have learnt throughout your degree. In addition, you will have access to a wide range of optional modules, covering topics such as Glacial Systems, Water Resource Management and Coastal Processes as well as exciting fieldwork opportunities in Croatia and Iceland.

    Your fourth year of study provides an advanced qualification which will give you a competitive edge in the graduate jobs market by equipping you with the extra experience, knowledge and skills that come with studying Masters-level modules and undertaking a second dissertation. This will enable you to stand out from the crowd in the selection process for graduate roles.

    Assessment

    We offer flexible programmes with a strong emphasis on practical learning. You will engage in a wide range of fieldwork and lab-based modules that span the breadth of geographical topics an