English and Spanish & Latin American Studies at Aberdeen gives you all the advantages of the UK’s second top research hub for English literature, language and creative writing. You will study this programme within an international context through top-quality teaching of the Spanish language and the literature, history and cultures of Spain and Latin America. This subject combination is ideal preparation for a career across the creative arts and media. Aberdeen is a leading centre for the study of literature, language and creative writing, rated second in the UK for its research output. You will study poetry and prose through the dynamic relationship between author, reader and literary text, covering every period from Chaucer to contemporary English, Scottish, Irish, European and American writing and the cultural and critical impact of powerful and controversial modern works. You will be inspired by enthusiastic teachers and researchers, themselves acclaimed authors and poets and be encouraged to develop your own creative writing skills. Aberdeen is one of the most dynamic places to study and research the Spanish language and the cultural frameworks in countries where it is spoken. 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, Spain, and increasingly in the US. You will also study historical, literary and cultural texts, films and visual culture. As an integral part of your 5-year programme, you will spend the whole of year three taking your language and cultural skills to a very high level as a Teaching Assistant or visiting student in a Spanish-speaking country. You will graduate well prepared for a wide range of careers including across the arts, publishing, media, with the international dimension opening opportunities in business, international organisations and development, tourism and many other options.