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University of Central Lancashire

European Studies - Spanish

UCAS Code: SE14

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

Entry requirements


104-112 UCAS points at A2

104-112 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent, and preferably Foreign Language at grade C/4 (or good personal statement). Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 104-112 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects

104-112 UCAS points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

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

D*D*

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

DMM

104-112 UCAS points

104-112 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

104-112

Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2020

Subject

European studies

In the global village, graduates increasingly require an understanding of intercultural communication, set against a context of intellectually challenging curricula. The BA (Hons) European Studies, with pathways in French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish, enables students to combine Language and Area Studies in a programme where intellectual development and an explicit employability focus are guiding principles.

In each year of the course, students will combine the study of European Studies (European History and Culture, European integration and the relationship between the UK and the EU) with their chosen language pathway and related Area Studies. It is expected that students will normally spend a year abroad in a country where the studied target language is spoken, but this is not compulsory.

The programme is delivered by specialist staff in both European Studies and Modern Languages, ensuring that students receive an optimal teaching and learning experience, while developing their transferable skills ready for the world of work.

Modules

Year 1 Compulsory Modules: The Historical Construction of Europe, Cultural Representations of European Thought, Elective Module(s), plus either The Historical Construction of Europe AND Cultural Representations of European Thought.

Year 2 Compulsory Modules: Culture and Identities of Europe, International Relations in Europe, plus either Spanish Ab Initio Language and Society 1 AND Spanish Ab Initio Language and Society 2 OR Spanish Language and Society 1 AND Spanish Language and Society 2. Year 2 Optional Modules: The European Union: European Integration and EU Law, Global Studies Project, Cultural Transformation and Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Asia Pacific, Free Choice Elective, Introduction to Theory and Techniques of Translation, Spanish for Business.

Optional Year Abroad.

Year 3 Compulsory Modules: Britain in Europe, plus either Dissertation OR Independent Research Project OR Translation Project in a Modern Language, plus either Spanish Language AND Key Themes in Contemporary Latin America OR Spanish Language Studies. Year 3 Optional Modules: Challenges for Europe, Techniques and Practice of Interpreting, An Introduction to Microliterature in
Spanish.

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
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Language and Global Studies

TEF rating:

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Languages, linguistics and classics

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

20%
UK students
80%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Others in language and area 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.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
27%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
10%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a fairly broad but rare subject and just over 200 UK graduates gained a degree in this area in 2015. Most of the degrees were offered by Cambridge. Most went into work when they graduated, but over a quarter of graduates went on to take a further qualification, with law, translation and teaching the most common. Graduates who went into work are broadly spread across a range of jobs — there's not many jobs other than teaching you can point to and say 'this is what European Studies graduates are particularly likely to go into', although finance, teaching, marketing and the arts and media feature strongly - the subject gives a broad range of skills and you can get a wide variety of jobs with it.

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