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University of Kent

Film and Hispanic Studies

UCAS Code: WR64
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Spanish studies
  • Cinematics & photography
Student score
81% MED
84% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£17k LOW
£15k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

grades BBB in three A levels.

Scottish Highers
AABBB

Grades AABBB from five higher subjects required including a modern European language other than English. If higher level a modern European language other than English is not taken intermediate grade B or standard grade 2 in an modern European language other than English is required

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBB

Grades BBB in three advanced highers required. If a modern European language other than English is not taken at higher level standdard level 2 or intermediate grade B in an modern European language other than English is required.

BTEC Diploma
MDD

Applications considered individually. Distinction distinction merit grades in BTEC required. PLUS GCSE grade B in a modern European language preferably French/Spanish/Italian

BTEC Certificate
DD

Applications considered individually. Distinction distinction grades required, plus a further qualification equivalent to one A level. GCSE grade B in a modern European language also required.

BTEC Award
D

Distinction grade required. Additional qualifications equivalent to two A levels also required. PLUS GCSE grade B in a modern European language OTHER THAN ENGLISH

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

Distinction distinction grades required, preferably accompanied by a further qualification equivalent to one A level. GCSE B/C in a modern European language other than English also required.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

Distinction grade required, accompanied by additional qualifications equivalent to at least one and preferably two A levels. GCSE B/C in a modern European language other than English also required.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

Distinction distinction merit grades in BTEC required. Applications considered individually depending on subject offered. GCSE B/C in a modern European language other than English also required.

International Baccalaureate
34

34 points overall or 15 points at higher level INCLUDING higher English A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or standard English at 5/6/6.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

100%

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

£9,250

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

Hispanic Studies and Film enables you to learn the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world, alongside the study of films from all genres, including Spanish-language films. The films of Spain have seen a resurgence in recent years, with major successes including, for example, Panâ??s Labyrinth (2006), The Orphanage (2007) and the work of Pedro Almodóvar. Outside Spain, Spanish is the official language of all countries in South and Central America except Brazil, and is widely spoken in many parts of North America. The programme gives you the opportunity to explore the languages and cultures of Spain and Spanish America while developing your language skills. Kent is one of the three major universities in the UK for film studies, and one of the most highly regarded departments in Europe. Film at Kent engages with cinema's rich scope and history, from silent classics and mainstream Hollywood to world cinema and the avant-garde.

Modules

Stage 1: Introduction to narrative cinema 1: American cinema; introduction to narrative cinema 2: world cinema: introduction to Hispanic culture; either Spanish: beginners or Spanish post A-level; 1 or 2 from: the modern Spanish-American short story; the modern Spanish novel; modern Spanish theatre. Stage 2/3: Core modules: long essay; study of a single film; topics in American cinema and/or British cinema; either Spanish post A-level or Spanish advanced 1; Spanish advanced 2; 6 modules from: animated worlds; border crossings in American cinema; British cinema since the 1950s; cinema and difference; cinema in 1920s Berlin, Paris, Moscow; concepts in film form; European cinema 1: realisms; female performance; film and television adaptation; film style, interpretation and evaluation; history of British cinema; pulp film: the avant-garde and popular cinema; real TV: television and the construction of popular reality; silent cinema; sound and cinema; special and digital effects: a critical history; storytelling and the cinema; television: the medium and its forms; at least 2 from: Catalan culture; contemporary Spanish cinema; experiment and innovation in golden age Spanish and French drama; Spanish America and the idea of the nation; Spanish literature: censorship; Spanish literature: identity; voices of a continent: 20th century Latin American poets; women in Spanish American narrative and film; at least 2 from: the carnivalesque in modern Spanish theatre; culture and modernity in 20th century Spanish America; reading monstrosity in Iberian culture; the Spanish avant-garde; Spanish extended essay; Spanish literature: sexuality; writing the Cuban revolution; options.

University of Kent

Students relax

Kent provides a wealth of European and international opportunities for study, work and travel, a stimulating and effective learning community that focuses on the individual and excellent research-led teaching. The main Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of park land half-an-hour's walk from the city centre, surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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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 89%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

86%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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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
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
344 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
93% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

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 84% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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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
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
58% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
356 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £15k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

9%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

13%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's been a difficult recession for this subject, so unemployment rates are currently looking quite high overall, with salaries on the lower side – and recovery may be long and slow for these graduates. But even despite the figures, most graduates are working after six months, and the most common jobs are in the arts – as photographers, audio-visual technicians, operators and designers, as directors, as artists and as graphic designers. Training in presenting sound and graphics is useful in other industries as well, so you can find graduates in advertising, in business management, in events management and in web design and IT. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' – having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.
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