This programme allows you to combine the study of a modern language with international law to a high level. if you choose either French, German, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish 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. For Portuguese you must have at least post-A Level/B2 (CEFR) or equivalent language competence. Not only will you attain a good level of competence in the language, you will also have a chance to learn about the culture of the language-speaking area, choosing from a range of modules covering literature, film, history, visual culture and philosophy, amongst other fields. 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 aim of the law component of the programme is to equip you with the tools to understand the operation of law in the modern world and in particular the ways in which law is deployed to mark distinctions between the national/international and global. You will have a chance to gain a strong grounding in UK constitutional law, the English legal system and European Union law, public and private international law, migration law (including asylum), and human rights. 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.