Join this four-year programme and take your command of two languages – choosing from French, Spanish and Japanese – to honours level. You’ll spend a year abroad, studying or working, and you’ll master interpretation and translation and discover the critical role of language in the world of politics, business and beyond. Perhaps you want to explore language, translation and intercultural communication in today’s global communication networks. Or maybe you have a keen interest in current affairs, keeping abreast of events in both English and foreign-language media. This degree is a chance to build on your linguistic abilities and extend them onto the world stage. You’ll graduate ready for a career where your skills as a modern linguist will set you apart. As well as traditional language skills and the theory and techniques of translation, we’ll help you learn to give clear presentations, whether working from notes or improvising. In your year abroad you’ll not only deepen your understanding of your two languages but have unique experiences and make new connections. You may also gain valuable first-hand experience through internships and work placements. Employers will be looking for graduates like you, with resilience, adaptability and self-reliance. Whichever languages you study, you’ll be learning from native speakers, as well as from experts in translation, interpreting, language trends and intercultural communication. By the time you graduate you’ll have a very high level of ability in your chosen languages. As part of your studies you’ll also take modules on culture and society, and discover the theory and techniques of translating, engaging with its vital questions in a range of specialised areas. Your third year is spent immersed in study, work and life in countries where your honours languages are spoken. It’s a chance to develop your academic and language skills and to make new connections. In your final year you’ll study advanced modules, becoming a confident and fluent translator for different audiences and in different media.