The combination of Chinese and Italian is designed to develop your interest, and complex knowledge and understanding, of the two countries, including their language, history, literature, culture and social issues. A knowledge of Chinese language and culture is increasingly important as China becomes a bigger global player, economically and politically. China currently has the largest population in the world and the world's second largest economy. Italy is one of Europe's most creative and distinctive civilisations with a fascinating history and culture. Graduate employers recognise the importance of both languages and the need for a broad cultural education alongside language skills. Graduates will be capable of acting as bridges of understanding and conduits of knowledge between Chinese, Italian, and British cultures.