Modern Languages (French and Spanish) BA - Adam Oldfield
Student profile: Adam Oldfield
Degree: Modern Languages (French and Spanish) BA
Subject area: European Languages, Culture and Society
I chose French and Spanish because I find languages extremely enjoyable, and a language degree carries with it a high employability rate. Deciding against Oxbridge, UCL was the obvious choice, as it's second for languages in most leading league tables and happens to be in the middle of one of the most vibrant, diverse and dynamic cities on the planet.
UCL offers an extremely wide range of destinations across the world. UCL also ensures that both languages studied in a joint degree are given equal attention across the year. The courses offered at UCL are very diverse, allowing language students to branch out in any particular direction they want within their chosen language regions, including linguistics, literature, history, politics, art history and anthropology. This allows students an excellent opportunity to gain experience in wider fields, in order to graduate with the most preparation possible for the world of work.
Having access to the best the world has to offer has been nothing but beneficial, from both an academic and a personal point of view. In terms of languages, there is no better place in the UK to find local communities of native speakers of the language you study, and UCL's proximity to the British Library, British Museum, Institut Français and many other centres of academia is extremely useful.