Provides a thorough grounding in the language and culture of the Spanish speaking world as well as a firm grounding in Mandarin Chinese and in contemporary Chinese culture, society, economy and politics as well as China's changing relations with the West. **Spanish** - Gives students a thorough grounding in the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world as well as the opportunity to learn Catalan. - Alongside their study of Spanish language, students explore a range of options in visual culture (including film), area-specific history, linguistics and literature. **Chinese** - Students will study Mandarin Chinese throughout the course. The core language teaching in Mandarin Chinese enables you to develop various linguistic skills: speaking and writing accurately; understanding and analysing audio, video and written material; using different registers; speaking to a group with confidence; and translating with appropriate sensitivity. - At the same time, students can choose China-related topics in literature, film, cultural studies, politics, history, linguistics, economics, development studies, and business, drawing on the wide range of research expertise in Chinese Studies across the Faculty of Humanities. In this way, students will be able to tailor the course in keeping with the development of their interests. **Special Features** **Spanish** - The breadth of expertise among staff across Spanish and Latin American Studies means an unusually rich and broad curriculum. - 80% of staff are first-language Spanish-speakers and language courses are taught by native speakers with specific training. **Chinese** - Chinese Studies at Manchester is taught by a diverse team of internationally-recognised academic specialists in the field, supported by state-of-the-art resources in the University Library and Language Centre. The Manchester undergraduate degree courses in Chinese are characterised by their quality, range and flexibility. They give you the opportunity either to build on existing advanced knowledge of the language (i.e. A-level or equivalent), or to study it as a beginner.