Prepare for a life crossing the boundaries of media, language and culture on this unique degree. You’ll join the only UK course to combine advanced language learning with the study of translation issues and media. You’ll also enhance your studies by spending a year studying or working abroad. Perhaps you have a keen interest in how text can be adapted across languages, media and genres, from online texts to film subtitles. Or maybe you follow current affairs and want to explore globalisation and translation in today’s changing world. This course will help you become an experienced communicator on an international level, ready to follow past graduates into fields including journalism, media, translation, interpreting, international management, and tourism, to name a few. On this unique course you’ll develop your ability to present sophisticated arguments in two foreign languages, choosing from French, Spanish and Japanese. This is a key employability skill, as are the resilience, contacts and adaptability you acquire during your year abroad. As well as traditional language skills, you’ll become an accomplished team-worker and learn to give presentations confidently, whether from notes or improvising. These abilities will stand you in good stead when you enter the workplace, in the UK or abroad. Your year abroad will broaden your academic and linguistic horizons and give you intercultural awareness, resourcefulness and confidence. Along the way you’ll form valuable relationships, building your network ready for the next. Studying with native-speaker lecturers and media and communications specialists, you’ll have a rich experience of language learning. You’ll become an expert communicator in your chosen languages and knowledgeable about professional translation in a range of media. You’ll also explore the theory and technique of translating, engaging with questions of style and register. There’s even an opportunity to gain real-world translation experience by working on texts in a professional context. Your third year is spent immersed in study, work and life in countries where your honours languages are spoken. This is a chance to develop your skills in a university, school or business context. In the final year you further refine your language skills, including in translation. You also have a range of specialised options.