The Spanish/ French degree is a major/minor programme, meaning that you will spend two thirds of your time studying Spanish, and one third studying French. During your time as a student you will be able to choose from a range of modules which appeal to a variety of interests. The Department is relatively small and staff and students form a close-knit and friendly community. You will be taught by staff who are experts in their fields and who are active members of national and international research communities. You will be studying in a department that is ranked as one of the top 5 in the UK (NSS, 2016). France is one of Britain’s main economic partners and Europe’s foremost investor abroad, whilst Spanish is spoken by over 350 million people globally, with increasing cultural and commercial importance in North America and Asia. Skills in these languages are vital to the UK’s economic, political and strategic interests, and language graduates are in demand by employers. You will have the option to start this course at beginners' level or both at advanced level (in order to study a language at beginners’ level, you must have at least one advanced qualification in one of the languages). Beginners will be taught separately to advanced students, upon completion of the first year all beginners students will be taught with the advanced students. Students in the department will be given four hours a week of language work, this includes oral, reading, listening, writing and translation. You will be taught by native speakers and experts in the languages of the department. You will have the opportunity to develop your linguistic competencies further and explore the diverse cultural heritage of each language. We are an exceptionally friendly department, and our students benefit from the close contact with teaching staff. Employability is embedded across our teaching within the Department of Modern Languages. The Year Abroad is where our graduates are more distinguished than others. On successful completion of the Year Abroad, students return with an increased skill set, stronger language competencies and the ability to adapt in any situations. Our graduates have been successful in seeking employment after graduation. Our graduates are successful in these fields; Translation and Interpretation; Broadcasting; Education; Marketing; Human Resources; Digital Copywriting; International Banking; Civil Service. If you are interested in developing your language competencies and exploring the languages further within a social and cultural context, then this is the course for you.