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Lancaster University

Spanish Studies and Politics

UCAS Code: RL42
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Politics
  • Spanish studies
Student score
87% MED
77% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
£18.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Lancaster's four-year combined Spanish Studies and Politics degree includes a year working or studying in a Spanish-speaking country where you'll immerse yourself in the language and culture. You'll complement your study and practice of the Spanish language with a wide range of options that explore Spanish society, culture, politics and history. In Politics, you'll be able to focus on areas that interest you most selecting from the available core and optional modules.

Modules

Spanish Studies Year 1: Modules include: Spanish studies (intensive for beginners or advanced). Year 2: Modules include: from the Spanish empire to the 21st century; intensive (spoken language); intensive (written language); oral skills; written skills. Year 3: Intercultural and academic reflection. Year 4: Modules include: oral skills; written skills. Politics All years: Modules include: politics and governance in the contemporary world; politics of development; politics of the European Union.

Lancaster University

Grizedale College at dusk

Collegiate, local, global: Lancaster is the ultimate university community. Whoever you are, you're bound to feel at home. At Lancaster you won't just be coming to a top 10 university, you'll be coming to a world of opportunity - Lancaster students can volunteer in Malaysia, India and China. We've had the best uni halls for three years running, according to the National Student Housing Survey.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
73%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

16%
84%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
47%
53%

Year 1

60%
40%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

53%
47%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 87% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

71%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
28% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
38% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
402 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

5%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Other popular industries include marketing and PR, management consultancy, youth and community work, the finance industry and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in six politics graduates go on to take another course to get a Masters after they finish their degrees.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

65%

Feedback on work has been prompt

63%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

63%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
72% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
410 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18.5k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

14%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

10%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's often said there's a shortage of modern language graduates, and graduates from Spanish courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. In 2012, just over 1,100 UK graduates got degrees in Spanish, and about one in five got jobs overseas – often as English teachers. If you want to put your degree to work in the UK, teacher training is a common option, and businesses see Spanish-speaking countries as important markets, leading to graduate opportunities in translation, finance, human resources and project management. But remember – whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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