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Chinese Studies and Spanish Studies (Hons)

48 months
20929 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Lancaster University's  four-year Chinese Studies and Spanish Studies (Hons) 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. 


Key facts

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.

Lancaster University's  four-year Chinese Studies and Spanish Studies (Hons) 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chinese Studies
  • Language Studies
  • Spanish Studies
  • Chinese Language: Oral
  • Chinese Language: Written
  • Shaping Contemporary China: Moments and Movements
  • Shaping Contemporary Spain and Laon America: Moments and Movements

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Level ABB
  • Required Subjects A level Spanish and/or Chinese. Native Spanish or Mandarin speakers will not be accepted onto this scheme.
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in Spanish HL and/or 6 in Chinese HL
  • BTEC Considered alongside A level Spanish and/or Chinese

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20929 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20929 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Lancaster

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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