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German Studies and Spanish Studies BA (Hons)

Lancaster University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This course 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 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 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 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 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. 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’.

As well as language and subject related skills, a degree in languages develops rich interpersonal, intercultural, cognitive and transferable skills that can be utilised across a variety of careers. Our graduates have found work in a wide variety of areas such as accountancy, IT, business development, civil service, events management, finance, journalism, publishing, research and sales, as well as teaching and translating both in the UK and beyond.

In your fourth year, you will continue developing your core German and Spanish language skills.

Careers

As well as language and subject related skills, a degree in languages can help you to develop rich interpersonal, intercultural, cognitive and transferable skills that can be utilised across a variety of careers. Our graduates have found work in a wide variety of areas such as accountancy, IT, business development, civil service, events management, finance, journalism, publishing, research and sales, as well as teaching and translating both in the UK and beyond.

Spanish Studies has been ranked 1st and joint 1st in the UK respectively by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and Complete University Guide 2020.

Many graduates continue their studies at Lancaster, making the most of our postgraduate research facilities. We offer Masters degrees in Translation and Languages and Cultures, which can lead on to a variety of careers including translation, and teaching.

Application deadline

15 January

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Entry requirements

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A level : ABB

A level German and/or Spanish. Native German or Spanish speakers will not be accepted onto this scheme.

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University information

Lancaster University

  • University League Table

    8th

  • Campus address

    Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW, England

Students from over one hundred countries study at the Lancaster campus. An open and welcoming community, equality and diversity are valued.
Lancaster University offers students a range of high-quality, safe and comfortable accommodation.
Lancaster University campus has a vast array of facilities including shops, banks, hairdressers and coffee shops.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 36 5

    9th out of 48 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    21st

    17
  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    146 69%

    24th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%

    44th

    24

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