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DELC has pioneered a distinctive 'area/cultural studies' approach which has expanded recently to being based in an exploration of European languages in the context of their related global cultures.
DELC is large and varied enough to provide a lively environment for study and small enough to offer real and productive contact between students and staff. We have 9 permanent academic staff, 7 permanent academic related staff, 5 language specific lectors, 6 assistant teaching staff, who are all supported by 3 administrative staff. We regularly admit about 100 students to major in one or more DELC subjects as single honours students, combining two or more languages, or combining a language with a non-language subject.
Being a languages student in DELC means that your work is subject to careful individual monitoring; you are constantly encouraged to achieve your very best.
Our courses are also popular with visiting students from other European countries and further afield (especially North America), enhancing the international flavour of life in the department.
Our degrees schemes combine French, German and Spanish as major subjects. Our major schemes all have the same aims: students achieve high-level language skills and in-depth understanding of the relevant cultures and complement this with courses that are comparative and trans-national (European and/or global) in nature.
Italian can also be taken as a minor subject and students are encouraged to reach an advanced (B1) level and take core culture courses. Catalan language can be studied as part of the optional units in second and final year.
Our approach to teaching and research is an exciting and intellectually challenging synthesis of languages and cultural studies, and it is an approach that is internationally recognised. At the last research assessment exercise 85% of our research was deemed to be of international standing.
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