Catalan is a Romance language spoken in the regions of Catalonia, Valencia, and the Balearic Islands (Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza...), in a part of Aragon, Roussillon and Alghero, by over 10 million people. It's the language spoken in Barcelona, and also one of the 4 official languages spoken in Spain.
Our 2018 Catalan undergraduate programme is:
Studying modern languages is about more than vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation: you will also immerse yourself in culture, spend time working or studying abroad and learn to understand the subtleties of communication.This programme focuses on the multicultural and multilingual nature of the Hispanic world. It is split between the two languages (Spanish and Catalan). To achieve the same high level of competence in both languages, you will take modules in the written and spoken language for each subject all the way through your degree course.
In addition, you will choose, each year, from a range of modules offered. You normally spend your third year abroad in a Catalan-speaking territory. You can choose whether to study, or take up a work placement.
In 2019 Catalan will be part of our new BA in Modern Languages programme
This will now allow you to choose to study Catalan, as a beginner, with one of the following; French, German, Russian or Spanish as part of a joint degree.
Or you could choose to study Catalan, as a minor subject in three langauge degree.