Answered by Katie Spencer

The European Studies programme is a unique option that Manchester offers where if you’ve previously studied French, Spanish or German (usually to A-Level standard) you can carry on doing this alongside medicine, focusing on the medical aspect of the language.

In years 1&2 this involves two lessons a week and then in clinical years it is one evening lesson a week. This then allows you the opportunity to complete an extended placement in France, Spain or Germany in final year and to graduate with a degree in ‘Medicine with European Studies.’

It is a few hours extra work each week so can require some good time management however if you enjoy learning languages it brings a nice change into your week!

You can read more about it here, on the University of Manchester’s website.


Katie Spencer is a medical student at the University of Manchester, you can find out more about her via her Instagram.


Posted by:Life of a Medic

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