There are clear advantages to studying two languages and cultures together because of the connecting border between them. Studying both subjects in the same department will provide a coherent experience with plenty of opportunity for intercultural encounter. There will plenty of opportunity to put your skills to practice, especially in your third year, in which you are expected to study or work in a French or German speaking country. **Why study this course?** A more connected world demands language skills. Expand your horizons and achieve fluency in two languages by immersing yourself in the history and cultures of the French- and German-speaking worlds. Join our friendly and dynamic Department of Modern Languages and European Studies, which offers the opportunity to study in a lively, multilingual community with staff and students from all over the world. We offer a flexible and supportive approach to learning which allows you to tailor your degree to your interests, including the opportunity to learn other languages. Through this course, you will be able to confidently speak and write in both French and German, in both formal and informal contexts. We’re proud of our small language classes, led by native speakerswhich encourage every student to participate. Direct access to expert staff for help and feedback ensures you develop your language skills to the best of your ability. **After the course** Being able to write and speak fluently in French, German and English, as well as your in-depth knowledge of the countries in which these languages are used, will make you highly attractive to a wide range of employers. Well-qualified linguists are currently in short supply in the UK. The course provides you with numerous transferable skills in research, analysis, presenting and group working. The experience of studying or working abroad also distinguishes you from non-language graduates, providing evidence of self-reliance, adaptability and enterprise. Our graduates have an excellent record of gaining employment or progressing to further study. Recent graduates have gone on to careers ranging from translating, teaching and research (doctorates at Oxford and Queen Mary, University of London) to financial services (HSBC, Zurich Insurance), telecommunications (Vodafone), marketing, the fashion industry (Chanel), the international art business (Christie’s) regional development (the Design Wales Project), and publishing (Oxford University Press).