We use cookies to allow us and selected partners to improve your experience and our advertising. By continuing to browse you consent to our use of cookies as per our policy which also explains how to change your preferences.

Nottingham Trent University

Spanish and Linguistics (4 years)

UCAS Code: RQ41

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

Entry requirements


104 UCAS Tariff points from up to four qualifications (two of which must be A-level equivalent).

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 GCSE Maths grade C/4

104 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Diploma and up to two qualifications.

104 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and three qualifications (one of which must be A-level equivalent).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subjects

Spanish studies

Linguistics

Joint Honours degrees give you the maximum flexibility to study subject areas that really interest you. You can shape your study according to your strengths, interests and career ambitions. SPANISH can be studied at beginner or GCSE level where you won't need any prior knowledge of the language. If you'd like to study this at post A-level then you'll need an A-level in Spanish at grade C or above. The course explores a range of interesting aspects of Spanish culture, politics and society and will provide you with an in-depth analysis of these areas, which you'll be able to utilise during your third year where you can spend time either working or studying abroad. LINGUISTICS will enhance and directly influence your understanding of human communications, identity and how language constructs and constrains meaning. NTU's Linguistics courses are in the UK's Top 15 for student satisfaction (NSS 2017). Spanish at NTU has been created to ensure that you gain a quick learning of the language and an in-depth understanding of the societies and cultures in which it's spoken. You’ll also have an exciting opportunity to either work or study in Spain or South America during your third year to practically apply your learning and gain additional knowledge. This course will help you to gain an impressive communicative skill whilst developing your accuracy and fluency of Spanish. Our partner universities are in; Alcalá, Avila, León, Madrid, Salamanca, Murcia, Granada, Valencia, Oviedo, the Basque Country and Santiago ( Chile). The course will teach you by using the latest methodologies and CALL technologies. Alongside classes, you'll have access to excellent language resource centres and computer aided language learning software. Linguistics will provide you with the knowledge which is required to analyse language on a larger and more detailed scale, paying attention to the power that language has to construct meaning in societies. You'll learn language structure, the study of meaning and the social functions of language. NTU’s Spanish courses are in the UK’s Top 20 for student satisfaction (NSS 2017). To study this course you'll not be expected to have prior knowledge of grammar; foreign languages; or technical terminology. You'll examine the latest developments in clinical linguistics, media discourse, child language acquisition and research in languages and gender and then be taught how to carry out research like linguists do. This course will prepare you for a range of national and international careers by equipping you with the necessary tools to analyse language. You'll be able to understand the power that language has to construct and constrain interpretation in our worlds. Both subjects will strengthen your writing and understanding of the English language and the Spanish language. Studying Spanish can give your degree a competitive edge as you'll gain skills such as multicultural perspectives and become more flexible in your learning which will help you to seek job opportunities both nationally and internationally. Many graduates continue to be recruited by firms located in Spain and Latin America. Linguistics will help you to understand the structure of language and the social functions of language. You'll develop excellent communication within both English and Spanish. You'll develop great reading and listening skills which will support your accuracy and fluency of the Spanish language, these skills will help you with many careers which are available to undergraduates. 92% of our linguistics joint honours undergraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2015-16). Recent NTU undergraduates have taken on exciting and challenging roles such as; working as speech and language therapists, working in various roles within public relations the civil service and various teaching roles.

Modules

You’ll be able to choose from a broad range of modules such as: • Introduction to Language and Linguistics •Introduction to Hispanic Studies • Applying Methods in Linguistics • Introduction to Spanish Cultural Representations • Child Language Acquisition • Contemporary Latin American Society .

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Clifton Campus

Department:

School of Arts and Humanities

TEF rating:

Study in Nottingham

Explore the local area, what there is to do for fun, living costs and other university options here.

Explore Nottingham
Read full university profile

What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
med
Spanish studies
80%
med
Linguistics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Iberian studies

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C
305

Linguistics

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

84%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C
312

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Iberian studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
8%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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 2015, nearly 1300 UK graduates got degrees in Spanish and the subject is seeing its popularity increase. 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 marketing, human resources, sales 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.

Linguistics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
97%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
8%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is not a particularly common subject at first degree level and most of the degrees that fall in this category are offered by the University of Durham. If you fancy one of these broad degrees, it is probably best to speak directly to tutors to find out what your options on your degree might be and what they can lead to,

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Language and area studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Share this page

Expert tips for uni - straight to your inbox
Free to students, teachers and parents
Sign me up

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

We calculate a mean rating of all responses to indicate whether this is high, medium or low compared to the same subject area at other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here