French and Spanish & Latin American Studies at Aberdeen brings together two top-rated subjects and a great pairing of major European languages to give you a strong competitive advantage in the European and international world. You will gain specialist language, cultural and academic skills to make you extremely attractive to employers in many areas of global business, arts, education, tourism and media.
French at Aberdeen has an outstanding reputation, gaining the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment. You will add to your growing language skills with courses in contemporary civilisation and culture, Francophone and post-colonial studies, philosophy, history, sociology, linguistics, theatre and most genres and periods of literature from the middle ages to the present day. You will be taught by staff recognised internationally for their research, from Renaissance studies to the politics of culture and difference in contemporary France. At Honours level, you will have the opportunity to study topics in which our staff are leading experts.
Spanish & Latin American Studies at Aberdeen also scored ‘Excellent’ in the latest Teaching Quality Assessment. Aberdeen is one of the most dynamic place to study and research the Spanish language and the cultural frameworks in countries where it is spoken. You will be equipped with the skills to communicate in a global language, spoken by 350 million native Spanish speakers in 19 Latin American states, Spain, and increasingly in the US. You will also study historical, literary and cultural texts, films and visual culture.
As an integral part of your 4-year programme, you will spend the third year of your study developing your languages and cultural familiarity, with half the year spent as a language assistant or visiting student in a French-speaking country and the other half in a Spanish-speaking country. You will graduate with great options international business – such as the energy sector - European organisations including the EC, tourism, language teaching, or with transferable skills appealing to employers in many other fields.
Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university. William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the...
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