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.