Expertise in modern languages has never been more important as the United Kingdom forges a new relationship with its European partners and seeks to develop its trading and cultural ties throughout the world. This degree enables you to combine the study of Spanish and Russian, two of the founding cultures of Europe, offering a worldwide perspective. Spanish is the second most widely spoken European language in the world and is the second language of the United States. Russia continues to assert itself as a powerful political and economic force and Russian expertise is becoming increasingly important in a range of professions. You can learn one language from beginners' level or build on your existing knowledge within the lively, friendly and supportive environment which both departments offer. You will divide your year abroad between a Spanish-speaking and a Russian-speaking environment, undertaking work or study placements.