Economics and Spanish & Latin American Studies at Aberdeen is a great combination to widen your solid grounding in the global economy and topical economic challenges and issues. You will gain the strong competitive advantage of a modern European language, cultural perspective and experience, with a fast track to a career in European and international organisations and business. In Economics, you will explore the microeconomics of business and society, macroeconomics of the world economy and economic problems in political, social and historical contexts, with a strong emphasis on applied learning. You will thrive in the dynamic, international environment of our Business School of 45 nationalities and be taught by experts including leading petroleum economist and government adviser Professor Alex Kemp and our health economists whose work influences Scottish and UK policy decisions on public health. Spanish & Latin American Studies has an outstanding reputation with the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment. You will be equipped with the skills to communicate in a global language, spoken by 350 million native Spanish speakers in 19 Latin American states, in Spain and increasingly in the US and complement this with studies in Spanish and Latin American culture. As an integral part of your four-year programme you will spend half of year three developing your language skills as a Teaching Assistant or visiting student in a Spanish-speaking country. The combination of your business, language and cultural skills will give you a special advantage in international business, including the energy industry which is important in the growing economies of Latin America. International development, NGOs, education and tourism are all options for which you’ll be an outstanding candidate.