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University of Edinburgh

Spanish and Social Policy

UCAS Code: RL44
MA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128-144

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Social policy
  • Spanish studies
Student score
65% LOW
69% LOW
% employed or in further study
93% MED
92% LOW
Average graduate salary
£19.2k HIGH
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA-ABB

ABB including a language other than English. Modern Foreign Language at grade B.

Scottish Highers
ABBB-AAAA

Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. A language other than English required. Modern Foreign Language at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
34

Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 655 in HL subjects including a language other than English. SL: English at 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 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

Not Available

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

Spanish and Portuguese are two of the most widely spoken languages in the world. â?¢ Their fascinating literatures and cultures are diverse and vibrant and have influenced countries and cultures around the world. â?¢ Hispanic Studies at the University of Edinburgh will not only perfect your language skills, but will provide opportunities to explore the Hispanic culture and its geographical and historical diversity. â?¢ The degree programme is flexible and allows you to study single or joint honours. â?¢ Students will spend a year of their degree working or studying in Spain or Latin America. â?¢ Hispanic Studies includes the study of literature and culture from medieval texts to contemporary film. â?¢ In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise 35 per cent of our research in Iberian and Latin American Languages was rated 3* internationally excellent, with a further 15 per cent rated 4* world-leading.

Modules

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How you'll spend your time

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

Year 1

31%
69%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

11%
89%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
62%
34%
4%

Year 1

40%
52%
8%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

42%
55%
3%

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 58%
Student score 65% LOW
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

77%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

40%

Feedback on work has been prompt

50%

Staff are good at explaining things

77%

Received sufficient advice and support

58%

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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
49% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
69% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
12% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
465 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 93% MED
Average graduate salary £19.2k HIGH
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

6%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Just under 1,500 students graduated in social policy in 2012, which makes it one of the smaller social studies subjects. This is a popular subject at Masters level – over 1,000 Masters in social policy were awarded last year - and so a lot of the more sought-after jobs in management and research tend to go to social policy graduates with postgraduate degrees. For those who leave university after their first degree, then jobs in social care (especially community and youth work) and education, marketing and HR are popular – along with local government, although there are fewer of those jobs around than in the past.
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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 73%
Student score 69% LOW
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

84%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

53%

Feedback on work has been prompt

47%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

57%

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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
11% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
74% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
473 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
93% 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 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

17%

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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