If you enjoy English Literature and want to develop your knowledge and awareness of the discipline whilst also gaining a firm command of spoken Spanish, then this degree is for you. With a year abroad in a Spanish-speaking country included as part of this degree, you will have the opportunity to put your linguistic skills into practice and immerse yourself in Hispanic culture. **Why study this course?** 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. An integral part of the degree is the opportunity for you to spend up to a year in a Spanish-speaking country and directly immerse yourself in the culture. You can expect to either study at a partner institution through the Erasmus+ programme, undertake a work placement or work as a British Council language teaching assistant. The core language module in the second year will prepare you for your time abroad, equipping you with the skills and knowledge required to work and live in a different culture. In the English Literature Department, everyone, from new lecturers to professors, teaches at every level of the degree: this gives you the benefit of our expertise and makes you part of the conversation about our research and its impact outside the classroom. We place a strong emphasis on small-group learning within a friendly and supportive environment. Throughout your studies, you will be supported by your personal tutor, and regular student-staff consultation. **After the course** By the time you graduate, you can expect to be able to write and speak fluently in Spanish – an immensely useful skill to have given that there is currently a great shortage of well-qualified linguists in the UK. The experience of studying or working abroad also distinguishes you from non-language graduates, providing evidence of self-reliance, adaptability and enterprise. You will also develop strong transferable skills in oral communication, research and writing, together with a high level of cultural literacy and critical sophistication. Our innovative Professional Track and placement programme will ensure that you have the ‘complete package’ that employers are looking for: a good degree, workplace skills and experience.