Studying modern languages is about more than vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation: you will also immerse yourself in culture, spend time working or studying abroad and learn to understand the subtleties of communication. Hispanic Studies covers both the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America and includes the study of Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan. On this single honours programme you must also take at least one module relating to Portuguese or Catalan in your first year (though beginners in Spanish cannot begin a second language until their second year). You are strongly encouraged to take further modules in Portuguese or Catalan in the course of your studies. Your third year is normally spent abroad, in Spain or Latin America. You can choose to study at another university, or else take up a work placement, for example as a teaching assistant.