Each year you will take two course units in each language. Both the Italian and Spanish elements are structured around core course units in spoken and written language. In your first year you will take either the advanced language course unit or the intensive language course unit for beginners.
For both languages you will use film resources and computer programmes designed by the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures; with language laboratories, satellite television and internet available all day for personal study.
Elective course units cover areas as diverse as history, linguistics, politics, literature, theories of communication, cinema and the visual arts.
Throughout the course, you will:
learn to converse and write confidently in Italian and Spanish
relate aspects of Italian and Spanish language and culture to daily life, business and society at large
develop a valuable portfolio of transferable skills that are highly attractive to employers.
All undergraduate degree courses at Royal Holloway are based on the course unit system. This system provides an effective and flexible approach to study, while ensuring that our degrees have a coherent and developmental structure. In the case of combined degree courses, this approach also makes it possible to change the balance of your subjects during your time at Royal Holloway.
The School's website gives detailed lists of the course units taken for each different degree.