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Birkbeck, University of London

Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies with International Experience

UCAS Code: RRR1

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

104

Including A-Level/B2 (CEFR) in Spanish. The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence.

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time with time abroad | 2019

Subject

Spanish studies

Spain, Portugal and Latin America offer exciting possibilities for the study of culture, history and society. Our interdisciplinary modules cover cultural aspects of modern Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American film, literature, visual culture, linguistics and history. They include the study of world cities such as Barcelona, Lisbon, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. In addition, you can learn Spanish to an advanced level. Leaders in their fields, our language experts, lecturers and researchers provide a unique environment for you to learn and share your experience.The third year is normally spent at a partner institution in a Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking country to allow you to develop your language skills and your knowledge of the culture of the language-speaking area you are studying.You can also apply for a three-year version of the programme without a year abroad, and you will normally also be able to transfer to this version of the programme during your first or second year of study if you decide you do not wish to study outside of the UK.

Modules

The programme consists of 12 modules of 30 credits each (or the equivalent including 15-credit modules), plus the year abroad which is worth 60 credits Accredited Prior Learning, making a total of 420 credits. The modules are divided into three levels: Level 4 (introductory), Level 5 (intermediate) and Level 6 (honours).

The structure of your degree will vary depending on your language starting level. In Years 1, 2 and 4 you will take 120 credits per year. If Year 3 (study abroad) is successfully completed you will be awarded 60 credits which is a requirement if you are to be awarded a degree ‘with International Experience’.

This programme offers a great deal of flexibility, particularly in relation to the option modules you are able to choose. A typical structure for a student entering this programme with Spanish at post-A-Level/B2 (CEFR) or equivalent language competence, will consist of two Level 4 and two Level 5 modules (or 60 credits at Level 4 and 60 credits at Level 5) in Year 1, three Level 5 and one Level 6 module (or 90 credits at Level 5 and 30 credits at Level 6) in Year 2, and four Level 6 modules (or 120 credits at Level 6) in Year 4, one of which could be a Final-Year Project.

Depending on your Spanish and Portuguese language competence, up to four modules can be taken from the provision of Portuguese or Spanish language modules, or from the School-wide provision, in consultation with the programme director/personal tutor. Students with sufficient Portuguese language skills may be able to take upper intermediate-level Portuguese language modules.

Assessment methods

For language modules, work done during the year, including in-class assessments, counts in different proportions in different modules.

Literature and culture modules are assessed by a combination of different types of coursework, depending on the level of the module. For example, for most 30-credit Level 6 modules you must complete two essays a year. There are no written examinations.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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Birkbeck, University of London

Department:

Cultures and Languages

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