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University of Nottingham

Hispanic Studies and History

UCAS Code: VR14

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Including History. Spanish also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

Pass with 60 credits overall; 45 at level 3. Of the 45 credits, at least 21 should be passed at Merit or above and this must include 9 credits of History passed with Distinction. A Level Spanish grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent) also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3

Including History. Spanish also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Including 5 points in History at Higher Level. If studying Spanish post A Level you will also need either 5 points in Spanish Higher Level or 6 points in Spanish at Standard Level (Programme B). No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

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

DD

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. A Level History grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent). A Level Spanish grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent) also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

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

D

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. A Level History grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent). A Level Spanish grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent) also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

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

DDM

This qualification is considered alongside A Level History grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent). A Level Spanish grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent) also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

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

D

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. A Level History grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent). A Level Spanish grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent) also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Including History and Spanish. No language is required for beginners pathway. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Scottish Higher grades ABBBB.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Sottish Advanced Highers at grades AB including History and Spanish. No language is required for beginners pathway.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels. A Level History grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent). A Level Spanish grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent) also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

UCAS Tariff

104-141

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

100%
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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

History

Spanish studies

The history element of this degree will give you a wide array of optional modules to choose from, allowing you to specialise in your particular areas of interest, as well as studying the fundamentals of historical thought and debate. You will also enjoy freedom of choice regarding modules in the Hispanic studies element, with modules covering culture, history, and politics. Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world, and Portuguese the seventh, so you will be developing language skills that can take you around the globe. You will further consolidate your languages and cultural awareness in your third year, which is spent studying or working in a Spanish or Portuguese country, deepening your understanding of the context in which your languages operate.

Modules

In year one you will begin a structured Spanish course, taking you to degree level. You will also begin Portuguese and be introduced to modern Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American literature, culture and history. In history you will take a skill and methodology-based module to develop your ability to write about and debate history. In year two you will develop your knowledge of both Spanish, and optionally Portuguese. You will study optional history and Hispanic modules to deepen your knowledge of each discipline. Your third year is spent abroad. In year four you will build on your previous language acquisition, developing your skills to degree level, and study a range of specialist options.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£18,420
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Nottingham

Department:

Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
History
81%
med
Spanish studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

Iberian studies

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Public services and other associate professionals
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs, and consequently history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many — probably most — jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.

Iberian 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.

£21,500
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
94%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Public services and other associate professionals
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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 2015, nearly 1300 UK graduates got degrees in Spanish and the subject is seeing its popularity increase. 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 marketing, human resources, sales 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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Spanish studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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