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University of Bristol

Italian and Spanish

UCAS Code: RR34
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

91%

Subjects
  • Italian studies
  • Spanish studies
Student score
71% LOW
80% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
£23k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

AAB including at least one of the languages to be studied* *One language can be studied from beginner level. All applicants should demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning, usually with an A-level in one of the languages to be studied at grade B or above (or equivalent).

Scottish Highers
AAABB

SH: AAABB and AH: AB including at least one of the languages to be studied. (Italian or Spanish at grade B).

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

AB including at least one of the languages to be studied. (Italian or Spanish at grade B).

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
34

34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 5 at Higher Level in one of the languages to be studied.* *One language can be studied from beginner level. All applicants should demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning, usually with an A-level in one of the languages to be studied at grade B or above (or equivalent).

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

91%

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

Not available

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

The language and culture of Italy have had a lasting impact on Europe, while today its innovative contributions to design, technology, and fashion mean that globally it is a major commercial force. Italy is both a very traditional and a thoroughly modern society. This tension is apparent throughout its history and culture. After English, Spanish is the most widely spoken of the worldâ??s European languages. It is the second language of the United States of America. Spanish membership of the EU, and the rising importance of both Spain and Latin America in global trade and political life mean that there is a growing international role for those familiar with Hispanic language and culture. A further source of strength in the learning experience of students comes from the interaction with other departments. Both Departments are part of the well-integrated School of Modern Languages, which collaborates to offer a wide range of interdisciplinary units to students.

Modules

University of Bristol

Inside one of the campus buildings

The University of Bristol is world-renowned with a reputation for academic excellence and has a vibrant student community that's passionate about everything from volunteering to hot air ballooning. Come to Bristol to earn a brilliant degree, develop interests and make life-long friends. It's easy to get involved: our students take part in 192 societies and 52 sports clubs.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

18%
82%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
22%
65%
13%

Year 1

23%
69%
8%

Year 2

75%
25%

Year 3

25%
54%
21%

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 81%
Student score 71% LOW
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

82%

Feedback on work has been helpful

58%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
79% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
442 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
98% 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 sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are media professionals

8%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is one of the less common modern languages for students to take, but graduates from Italian courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their degrees. Last year’s graduates in Italian had a particularly low unemployment rate (we can’t guarantee this will be the case when you graduate, but it is encouraging). About one in six graduates in 2012 got jobs overseas – often as English teachers – which is much higher than for most subjects. Nearly half of the rest went to work in London. Those who want to stay at home to work usually find jobs anywhere where good communication skills are a must – and in 2012, that included education, marketing, PR and finance. 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 90%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

81%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

77%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
66% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
448 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
97% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% 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 £23k HIGH
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are media professionals

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

18%

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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