Combine studying a modern language and its associated culture with film and media studies, to a high level. Gain a thorough grounding in different areas of media study and an understanding of the ways in which the media relate to each other. Develop a critical approach, so that you can put your own and others' work in context. You will also have the opportunity to study a number of cross-cultural modules which will allow you to explore specific themes across a variety of language-speaking areas. The third year is normally spent abroad at a partner institution to allow you to develop your language skills and your knowledge of the culture of the language-speaking area you are studying. You can choose between French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish and you can start the programme at the level of language learning that suits you, whether you are a complete beginner or a native speaker of your chosen language. If you wish to study Portuguese you must have at least post-A Level/B2 (CEFR) or equivalent language competence.