Welcome to the Department of European Languages and Cultures
We are a medium-sized department in a lively university which is in the premier league for teaching and research. We are pioneers in multi-disciplinary language studies, offering combinations of language studies with European and 'national' societies and cultures. In both teaching and research we have a strong commitment to intercultural studies and we believe that in today's global world the language, culture and history of the countries of Europe are best understood in a trans-national (European and/or global) perspective. A degree from DELC guarantees in-depth, specialist knowledge of target languages and the societies in which they are spoken. This approach works: language graduates from Lancaster are amongst the most employable of all language graduates across the UK.
Lancaster offers a distinctive approach to the study of European languages aimed at giving you a high level of both linguistic and intercultural competence. More»
All our courses are available to JYA and Erasmus students. More»
University visit days take place in August and September or you can join a university guided campus tour.
Lancaster University in the top 5 for UK employability
Lancaster University is ranked 5th in the UK for graduate employability according to data from the 2012 Complete University Guide. Find out more»
Please note we only offer language courses as part of our Degree Programmes.
Research in the Department of European Languages & Cultures draws on a wide and diverse range of expertise on Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies, Interculturality, and Area Studies. This combination makes for an interdisciplinary research environment which revolves around the interactions between different cultures.
The department enjoys strong links with a number of key research centres and groups within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. More»
We offer exciting postgraduate opportunities with taught as well as research elements both at MA and PhD level. Some of our Masters include an internship abroad. More»
Find out about Studentships, Scholarships and Bursaries.
DELC postgrad to talk at NW Doctoral Training Centre symposium, 30 April 2013
DELC Postgraduate student Jenny Wattrus will give a paper at the North West Doctoral Training Centre, Language-Based Area Studies Pathway, Postgradu ...Read more»
View all News» Subscribe
There are no events today, the next event will be:
22 May 2013, Contemporary Poetry in Public Spaces
View all forthcoming Events» Subscribe