If you are interested in languages or a future career working with languages then you will find what this joint degree offers of direct relevance. The chance to apply and further hone your linguistic skills is presented through the inclusion of a year abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. **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. This joint honours degree provides you with a solid grounding in the core mechanics and usage of language. 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. For the English language element of this degree, you will analyse language, its use in different social contexts and settings, and how it is acquired and used by children and adults. You will develop your knowledge of grammar and phonetics and can expect to become a highly skilled user and analyst of the English language. Our method of applying the theory you learn to real-life situations will help you to understand that theory - and also show how the subject is directly relevant to many key issues in 21st-century society and the workplace. Our Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics has been a leader in the field for 50 years. **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. You will be suitably equipped for a wide range of career paths in areas such as teaching, publishing, marketing, advertising, media and law.