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Nottingham Trent University

Spanish and Philosophy (4 years)

UCAS Code: RV45

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

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About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

Spanish language

Philosophy

Joint Honours degrees enable you to have the maximum flexibility to study subject areas that really interest you. SPANISH can be studied at beginner or GCSE level, so you won't need any prior knowledge of the language. If you'd like to study Spanish at post A-level then you'll need an A-level in Spanish. 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 incorporate during Year Three. You'll have the option to spend time either working or studying abroad in either Spain or South America to gain independence and learn about the Spanish culture, politics and history. PHILOSOPHY at NTU differs from the typical philosophy courses at other universities as it focuses on the study of the many philosophical problems which today's leading decision makers encounter. This course is ranked Top 10 in the Guardian League Tables 2020. You'll be taught how to question the world in a logical and critical manner, which are skills that many of today's top employers are seeking.

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. The course is in the UK’s Top 20 for student satisfaction (NSS 2019). 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 communication skill whilst developing your accuracy and fluency of the modern language of Spanish. Our partner universities are in; Alcalá, Avila, León, Madrid, Salamanca, Murcia, Granada, Valencia, Oviedo, the Basque Country and Santiago (Chile). An ability to speak a modern language can help you to stand out within the graduate employment market and to gain useful skills for your professional and personal life.

Philosophy at NTU has been shaped around the interface between philosophical ideas and everyday life and will encourage you to think about the world more clearly and critically. You'll focus on the history of ideas as well as the philosophical problems which many world leaders face today. The course will improve your power of argument, analysis, and expertise, teaching you to think in a critical way as you search for answers to ultimate questions. The course is taught by active philosophy researchers through the use of lectures, presentations and group seminars.

A degree in Spanish and Philosophy shows that you are self-motivated, organised, creative, think critically and can manage your workload. These skills will help to give your degree a competitive edge as well as provide you with a wide range of expertise to transition into the world of work. Recent NTU undergraduates have pursued roles with various international charities, accounting firms, and the civil service. Language graduates are in a great demand for a variety of occupations such as teaching, accounting, social work and project management. You will also gain skills that will support you in your professional and personal life such as; independence, self-motivation and organisation.

Modules

You’ll be able to choose from a broad range of modules such as: Introduction to Hispanic Studies • Contemporary Philosophy: Philosophy in the 20th Century • Introduction to Latin American studies • The Philosophy of Time • Reasons for Action • World Philosophy • Philosophy and Film • Philosophy and Childhood • Languages at Work.

The Uni


Course location:

Clifton Campus

Department:

School of Arts and Humanities

TEF rating:

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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.

84%
high
Spanish language
85%
med
Philosophy

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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

90%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

Philosophy

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

81%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Teaching and educational professionals
14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a small, general category covering several different subject areas - so bear that in mind when you look at any stats. The most common courses covered here are in translation, with just 55 students graduating in translation degrees in 2015. The arts were the most likely job sector for graduates from these courses, but it's a good idea to go to university open days to ask tutors more specific questions about what previous graduates typically went on to do with their degree.

Philosophy

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.

£18,700
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Customer service occupations
10%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Although there aren't a lot of jobs around for professional philosophers, philosophy degrees are a relatively popular option, with more than 2,000 students graduating in a philosophy-related subject in 2015 - a little down on previous years, but still healthy. Nearly a quarter of philosophy graduates take a postgraduate qualification, and it's a relatively common subject at both Masters and doctorate level — so if you think academic life might be for you, think ahead about how you might fund further study. For those who go into work, philosophy grads tend to go into teaching, accountancy, consulting, journalism, PR, housing, marketing, human resources and the arts while a few go into the computer industry every year, where their logical training is highly rated.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Spanish language

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

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£21k

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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.

Philosophy

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

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

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.

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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?

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