At Sheffield we pride ourselves on finding new and exciting ways to immerse our students in Hispanic cultures. This includes visits from Spanish and Latin American writers, film makers and scholars, some filmmaking of your own, and the chance to take part in Hispanic plays and concerts. We teach Spanish in small groups, often led by native speakers. We also offer a beginners course for students who don’t have A Level Spanish. You will spend your third year studying or working in Spain or a Latin American country. Recent placements include internships in Panama and volunteering in Costa Rica. Sheffield’s Department of Politics, where you will spend roughly half your time, is one of the UK’s best, rated No 1 for research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. Staff here pioneered an undergraduate module accredited and co-taught by the House of Commons, a model that’s since been adopted around the world. Choosing a degree like this one is often the first step towards a richer intellectual and cultural life. A second language, and experience of living and studying in another culture are big advantages in the jobs market too, particularly if you want an international career. Graduates go into teaching, translating, journalism, broadcasting, government, business and non-profits.