This programme seeks to develop student’ intellectual potential, enabling them to embark on a wide range of careers or progress to postgraduate study, while also promoting a lifelong interest in learning. Its multi-disciplinary approach aims to produce graduate who are competent communicators in German and Spanish, who are well-informed about German and Spanish/Latin –American literature, culture, history and current affairs, and who have acquired skills that will be of use outside the confines of the discipline. **Why study this course?** A more connected world demands language skills. Expand your horizons by immersing yourself in the history and cultures of the German-and Spanish-speaking worlds. Through this course you will master the fundamentals of both languages and can expect to become confident and highly skilled in German and Spanish, both written and spoken. You will learn both languages in the political, social and cultural contexts of the countries in which they are spoken. In German, you will have the opportunity to explore topics such as German cinema, the portrayal of Berlin in German literature, the impact of the reunification of East and West Germany in 1990 and the history behind and current debates about immigration to Germany. In Spanish, you will learn about Spanish and Latin American culture, history, literature, politics and film with staff who are internationally-recognised experts. **After the course** As a graduate from this course, you can expect to be able to write and speak fluently in German and Spanish; this, as well as your in-depth knowledge of the countries in which these languages are used, will be 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, and 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. Many of our graduates go on to put their linguistic skills to practical use by working for international companies with a German connection. However, pProspects extend well beyond translating and interpreting. Recent Reading graduates have been recruited by employers such as Sony Europe, the Civil Service, Oxford University Press, Dow Jones and PwC.