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Queen's University Belfast

Spanish and Portuguese Studies

UCAS Code: RR45
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • Spanish studies
  • Portuguese studies
Student score
82% MED
82% MED
% employed or in further study
89% LOW
Not Available
Average graduate salary
£15k LOW
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Spanish at grade B.

Scottish Highers
ABBBB

Spanish at grade B.

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

Spanish at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
33

6 (Spanish) 5 5 required at Higher Level

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

89%

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

£4,030

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

Spanish and Portuguese are now two of the worldâ??s most important languages. In certain areas of the USA, Spanish is more widely spoken than English, whilst the Portuguese-speaking countries of Brazil and Angola have been two of the fastest growing world economies in recent years. These two languages open up new and exciting cultures and job opportunities. This is an integrated degree which enables students to gain an in-depth knowledge of two major world languages, and the modules on offer reflect the diversity of cultures in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries across the globe.

Modules

All students follow courses in Spanish and Portuguese language, which are of a broadly communicative nature, focusing on contemporary social and cultural issues and drawing on authentic materials; advanced and A/S stage 1 students will take a Spanish language for special purposes strand which will enable them to develop competence in general employment-related situations; students will also take contextual courses introducing them to key concepts and historical moments of Iberian and Latin American culture, literature and society; all stage 2 and 3 students choose from a selection of modules that offer a variety of historical, cultural, literary, and language-specific topics.

Queen's University Belfast

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Queen's University Belfast, a Russell Group university, provides an exceptional education underpinned by world-class research. With a new library, sporting facilities, employability opportunities, one of the best students' unions in the UK and Ireland, and a social life second to none - including one of the best NI gig venues - the Queen's community offers a life-changing student experience.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

26%
74%

Year 2

2%
98%

Year 3

24%
76%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
23%
64%
13%

Year 1

23%
64%
13%

Year 2

92%
8%

Year 3

23%
64%
13%

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 88%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

83%

Feedback on work has been prompt

86%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
68% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
383 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 89% LOW
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

8%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

14%

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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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 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

83%

Feedback on work has been prompt

86%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
68% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
Not Available; ">
Not Available
Typical Ucas points
385 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
N/A
Drop-out rate
Not Available
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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 Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Very few graduates take this subject and so we can't say anything definitively about what graduates go on to do with these degrees. That said, modern language grads usually have a range of opportunities available to them, both home and abroad. If you are interested in studying this subject, then it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course and what previous graduates did.
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