Develop a deeper understanding of the world in which we live through the study of international relations and Spanish in this joint degree. A year in a Spanish-speaking country is included, providing the opportunity to experience Hispanic life and culture whilst furthering your studies. **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. Through this course you will master the fundamental elements of the language and can expect to become confident and highly skilled in written and spoken Spanish. We’re proud of our small language classes, 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** 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 transferable skills in analysis of language data, problem solving, team working and presentation skills and be suitably equipped for a wide range of career paths in areas such as teaching, publishing, marketing, advertising, media and law. Past students have put their political analysis skills to direct use in the home and European civil services, political research units, think tanks, non-governmental organisations and journalism.