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University of Nottingham

Hispanic Studies (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: R41F

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

including Spanish

Pass Access to HE Diploma plus A Level Spanish Grade C

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M3,P1

including Spanish

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

including a minimum of 4 in Higher Level Spanish

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

including Spanish

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

D,M,M

plus A level Spanish grade C

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

DMM

including A level Spanish grade C

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C

including Spanish Plus BBBCC at Higher Level

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C,C

Plus two Advanced Higher Subjects with grades BC including Advanced Higher Spanish

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

B

Grade B plus two A levels grades CC including Spanish or Grade C plus two A levels grades BC including Spanish

UCAS Tariff

88-123

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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Spanish studies

This course provides access to degree level study and will equip you with the skills and knowledge required for a further three or four years of undergraduate-level study. On this course, you will have the opportunity to study both Portuguese and Spanish, from beginners to degree level. Your language studies will be supported by facilities such as our dedicated self-access language centre with an extensive range of resources for independent study. Furthermore, you will enjoy a range of optional modules, studying modules which address various aspects of the cinemas, cultures, histories, and literatures of the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds. You will also have the opportunity to consolidate your studies and practise your language(s) by spending a year in Spain, Portugal, or Latin America.

Modules

In year one of degree level study (which follows your foundation year), you will begin a structured course in Spanish to take you from A level to degree level, and begin studying Portuguese. You are introduced to aspects of modern Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American literature, culture and history. In the following year, you will develop your knowledge of both Spanish and Portuguese to prepare you for the year abroad. You will deepen and widen your knowledge of more specialist aspects of modern Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American literature, culture and history. You shall spend one year abroad. In your final year you will build on your language acquisition to develop your language skills to degree level.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
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
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.

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.

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.

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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