The combination of Chinese and Spanish 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. Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. A knowledge and understanding of Spanish will provide opportunities to explore Hispanic culture and its geographical and historical diversity. 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, Spanish and Latin American, and British cultures.