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University of Leeds

Chinese and Spanish

UCAS Code: RT41
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • Spanish studies
  • Chinese studies
Student score
79% MED
72% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£18.2k MED
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

AAB Spanish at grade A.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
35

16 points at Higher Level, including 6 Higher Level points in Spanish

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

75%

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

Chinese and Spanish are major world languages, spoken in some of the most diverse and vibrant economies on the planet. If you have an A-level in Spanish, this degree will allow you to develop your existing language skills while learning Chinese from scratch. Core modules will focus on improving your language skills and introducing you to the history and culture of Chinese and Spanish-speaking societies. On top of those, youâ??ll choose from a wide range of optional modules, allowing you to explore the topics that interest you across Spain, Latin America and East Asia as a whole. With a year in China and a term in Spain to sharpen your language skills, youâ??ll gain excellent communication skills. But youâ??ll also be able to study translation and interpreting, try another new language and cover topics as diverse as Latin American cinema, Spainâ??s transition to democracy, modern Chinese history and Japanese international relations. Itâ??s an exciting way to explore these fascinating cultures.

Modules

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Studying at the University of Leeds and becoming a member of Leeds University Union will provide you with an experience like no other. The campus nestled in the heart of Leeds is a hive of activity from world-class research to inspirational academic lectures and exceptional Union events. We have more than 300 clubs and societies for sports, dance, media, politics and volunteering.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
28%
72%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

16%
59%
25%

Year 3

22%
78%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
56%
37%
7%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

27%
65%
8%

Year 3

39%
18%
43%

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 89%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

65%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
73% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
433 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
93% 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 £18.2k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are media professionals

8%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

13%

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 76%
Student score 72% MED
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

84%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

68%

Staff are good at explaining things

81%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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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
21% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
430 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
84% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
China plays an important role in world economics and politics, and business can be very interested in graduates with good Chinese language skills. In 2012, just over 180 degrees were awarded in this subject to UK graduates, so it is still an unusual and specialist degree to take - take that into consideration before drawing definitive conclusions from the data. One in five graduates went on to further study (mostly at Masters level) and just under one in seven went to work abroad. Most of the rest were working in the UK after six months, mainly in London. 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, even if that language is rare and valuable to business.
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