Art History & Visual Culture can be studied with Modern Languages, combining these two popular subjects to give you unique insight into the inter-related worlds of art and foreign culture, as well as much sought-after language skills. The programme enables you to divide your time equally between the two related subject areas. As an integral part of the programme, you will normally spend your third year at one of our partner institutions (as part of a four year degree). Art History & Visual Culture provides an excellent grounding in both traditional fine arts and contemporary visual forms. Through the flexible structure of the degree, you can study painting, sculpture, and illustration and follow your own personal interests through a wide range of optional modules. In Modern Languages, you can choose to study Chinese (Mandarin), French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian and Portuguese. All programmes are taught by language specialists including native speakers and academic staff at the cutting edge of research in their particular discipline. You will develop a high level of proficiency in reading, writing, understanding and speaking your selected language, providing you with valued language skills of potential use for future careers. There is a great choice of modules enabling you to focus more towards language skills or to learn about the society in which a language is spoken. These society-based modules cover topics as broad as history, politics, philosophy, literature and cinema.