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University of Liverpool

Hispanic Studies (Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Latin American Studies)

UCAS Code: RR45
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

93%

Subjects
  • Spanish studies
  • Portuguese studies
Student score
83% MED
83% MED
% employed or in further study
94% LOW
94% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18.5k MED
£18k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

ABB at A level including A Level in the relevant language at grade B for entry to Advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners Language)

Scottish Highers
AABBB

Scottish Highers at AABBB including German and/or Spanish grade B. French.

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

Scottish Highers at AABBB including A Level in the relevant language at grade B for entry to Advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners Language)

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
33

33 including 6 at higher level in the relevant language for entry to Advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners Language)

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

93%

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

£9,000

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 covers the languages, literatures and histories of Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Liverpool is one of the few UK universities able to offer Basque, Catalan and Portuguese Studies, which makes our courses more diverse and stimulating than many. Spanish and Portuguese are truly global languages; Spanish has over 400 million speakers and Portuguese has 300 million. At the University of Liverpool we take a pluricultural and plurilingual approach to the Luso-Hispanic World. We have a strong interest in looking at Spanish in and beyond Spain with an emphasis on the variety of different languages and cultures encountered both on the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. Furthermore, we have a large amount of expertise in Latin American Studies from social science perspectives which will add further depth and breadth to your degree and permits specialisation in Latin American Studies from year one. Not only will you become a confident reader, writer and speaker of Spanish, you will also gain a thorough understanding of many aspects of Hispanic Studies.

Modules

Year 1: 4 language and 4 non-language modules. Year 2: Core modules; modern Spanish language (advanced course 2a); modern Spanish language (advanced course 2b); options; Spanish culture before 1550; the golden age of Spain (1550-1700); society and culture in modern Spain (1700-1923); Latin America in its literature; Lusophone literature, history and culture; language and history of Catalonia; Galician studies (language, culture, identity); Spanish and Latin American cinemas; contemporary Brazilian cinema. Year 3: Year abroad. Year 4: Modern Spanish language 3a; modern Spanish language 3b; options; post-civil war Spanish novel; Mexican fiction since 1915; literature in Portuguese; non-Western cultures in Spanish-American literature; literature and society in Catalonia; contemporary Iberian women's writing; Spanish linguistics; history of the Spanish language; introductory and advanced Portuguese; introductory and advanced Catalan; Brazilian popular culture; movements in Latin American cinema; terror remembered (post dictatorship representation in Latin America and Europe; cultural connections (representations of the Caribbean).

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

22%
78%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
46%
35%
19%

Year 1

40%
51%
9%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

38%
56%
6%

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 97%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

89%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
68% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
360 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 94% LOW
Average graduate salary £18.5k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate 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 97%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

89%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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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
70% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
327 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
93% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 94% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Very few graduates take this subject and so we can't say anything definitively about what graduates go on to do with these degrees. That said, modern language grads usually have a range of opportunities available to them, both home and abroad. If you are interested in studying this subject, then it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course and what previous graduates did.
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