In today’s globalised world, which is becoming increasingly interconnected thanks to easier and cheaper transport, there are countless benefits of learning an additional language, not least the fact it’s been proven to add between 10-15% to your wage.
There are a number of physical and intellectual benefits too: physiological studies have found the brains of bilingual people operate differently than single language speakers. Speaking two or more languages can enhance your cognitive process, effectively making you smarter, more perceptive, improving your memory, ability to multi-task and your decision-making skills.
This Spanish degree provides an opportunity to improve your proficiency in Spanish to almost native standards. We emphasise the use of the language in contemporary situations, so your studies will incorporate a mix of translation theory, practice and sociolinguistics, as well as Spanish cinema, literature and contemporary journalism, society, current affairs, business.
You’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Hispanic world, both through your studies and by spending a year abroad either studying in a Spanish speaking country or working in Spain (additional costs and application may apply). This allows you to gain a real understanding modern Spain, including recent social, political, business and cultural developments. Previous students have studied in universities in Málaga, Valencia, Oviedo and Madrid.
You’ll have the opportunity to take part in international extra-mural activities, such as Latin American music events, world cinema club and a range of tandem language learning evenings in the University Hub.