This course is designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the culture of two important European nations and a fluency in their respective languages. In the case of Italian you do not need to have any prior knowledge of the language. The two halves of the programme are equally weighted and have been designed to complement each other well. There will be plenty of opportunity to put your skills to practice, especially in your third year, in which you are expected to study or work in Italy or a French 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 Italy and the French-speaking world. Through this course you will become confident and highly skilled in French and Italian, both written and spoken. You will master the fundamental elements of each language, to the point where you will graduate with a near-native command of both. We’re proud of our small language classes, often led by native speakers. 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, Italian and English, as well as having an 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, which will enhance your career prospects even further. 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), companies and organisations such as the Ministry of Defence, Energis Communication, BNP Paribas, the Taylorian Institution Library and Riso Scotti SRL, Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, PGL Travel Ltd.