This is a four-year degree with a year of Study Abroad divided between a Middle Eastern country and a European one in which your chosen languages are spoken. It combines the compulsory language element with options in culture, politics, history, literature, linguistics and religious studies for two countries. Language course units progress from absolute beginner to advanced level in Arabic. There is a wide and constantly developing choice of optional course units; students receive advice from personal tutors when selecting these (between one and three each year). **Modern Languages** - French - German - Italian - Russian - Spanish In the first year, the balance between the two languages/cultures is equal; thereafter, the balance can be changed to one-third/two-thirds in favour of one of them. **Special Features** - Native speakers will be involved in your language teaching at all levels and an understanding of cultures forms an inherent part of the learning of the languages. Your study is supported by the multi-media facilities of the Language Centre. Staff there can also put you in touch with students who are native speakers of your chosen languages. - Multi-cultural Manchester provides excellent general opportunities for contact with speakers of other languages and the pursuit of European and Arabic cultural interests outside the University of Manchester (e.g. public lectures, societies, cultural events etc.). - For some European languages, we offer a unique independent language-learning course. This carefully structured course supports your learning during the first two years and is monitored by personal tutors. You are helped in focussing on areas you find difficult and receive constructive individual feedback. - The year of Study Abroad offers you the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of fascinating countries in the Middle East and in Europe. You will have the chance to gain skills in the colloquial language, to experience the modern way of life there and to further your personal development. Students are eligible for financial support from the University of Manchester towards the cost of tuition fees at Middle Eastern institutions.