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University of Bath

Spanish and Politics

UCAS Code: RL42

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB in three A levels including A in Spanish. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. Alternative offer: ABB in three A levels including A in Spanish plus one of: grade M1 Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspective grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:9

A pass in the Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits achieved at Distinction and 9 credits achieved at Merit or above. We also require grade A in A level Spanish or another qualification that meets the B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Your language qualification must be recent or you must be able to demonstrate that you are using Spanish regularly at a high level. We may contact you to assess this. Please contact us to discuss the content of the Access course you are studying to check that the units you are covering are suitable.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M1

D3, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in Spanish. Alternative offer: D3, M1, M1 including D3 in Spanish plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall and 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Spanish. We can consider you if you are studying Spanish at Standard Level. If you apply with a Standard Level in Spanish and are otherwise suitable you will be asked to undertake a language assessment. Our typical offer in this case would be 36 points overall with 6, 5, 5 in three Higher Level subjects plus 7 in Standard Level Spanish.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*DD

D*DD in a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF), BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF), or Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in a relevant subject area plus grade A in A level Spanish or another qualification that meets the B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Your language qualification must be recent or you must be able to demonstrate that you are using Spanish regularly at a high level. We may contact you to assess this.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB in two Advanced Highers including A in Spanish plus AAABB in five Scottish Highers.

UCAS Tariff

104-136

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Spanish studies

Politics

Master one European language and gain the skills to analyse the social, political and economic changes affecting Europe and the world.This degree enables you to combine a European language with the study of the politics of the societies in which your chosen language is spoken.In the course, the language and politics strands carry equal weighting. You will gain a strong competence in both your chosen language and in relevant issues of world politics.The first and second years are about key political concepts and the culture and society of your target language. You will be able to choose from some optional units, enabling you to focus on areas of most relevance to you.During the third year, you will spend a year abroad. The year abroad assessment contributes towards your final degree classification.In the final year, you will write a year-long dissertation supervised by an academic member of staff. There are several optional units you can choose allowing you to focus on areas that you are most interested in and excited by.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Politics, Languages and International Studies

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.

76%
med
Spanish studies
76%
med
Politics

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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
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

79%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

Politics

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
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

69%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

63%
UK students
37%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Business, research and administrative professionals
12%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
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.

Politics

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.

£25,750
high
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Business, research and administrative professionals
18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The numbers of people taking politics degrees fell sharply last year and we'll keep an eye on this one - it can't really be because of graduates getting poor outcomes as politics grads do about as well as graduates on average. Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Jobs in local and central government are also important. Other popular jobs include marketing and PR, youth and community work, finance roles, HR and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Because so many graduates get jobs in the civil service, a lot of graduates find themselves in London after graduating. Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in five politics graduates go on to take another course - usually a one-year Masters - after they finish their degrees.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Spanish 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.

£25k

£25k

£29k

£29k

£34k

£34k

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.

Politics

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

£21k

£21k

£26k

£26k

£30k

£30k

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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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.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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?

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