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BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

0

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Spanish studies
Student score
75% LOW
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£21k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Spanish at grade B.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

AB in Advanced Highers including Spanish plus ABBBB in Highers. Spanish at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
32

5 in Spanish at Higher Level or 6 at Standard Level (B Programme) for post-IB pathway

UCAS tariff points
0

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 0 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

On this course, you will have the opportunity to study both Portuguese and Spanish from beginnersâ?? 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 cultures, histories, and literatures of the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds. In your third year, you will consolidate your studies and practise your language(s) by spending the year in Spain, Portugal or Latin America. The diversity of the countries which you may visit during your year abroad will give you an in-depth outlook on different Spanish and Portuguese-speaking cultures.

Modules

Year 1: Beginners Portuguese; lengua Española 1; introduction to literature in Spanish. Year 2: Lengua Española 2; lingua Portuguesa nivel intermedio; Year 3: Spent abroad. Year 4: Advanced Spanish translation; lengua española 3. Optional modules: Islamic Iberia; Hispanic visual culture; writing and politics in contemporary Spain, Portugal, Galiza, Angola and Mozambique; civil war and memory wars in contemporary Spain; the radicalisation of nationalism in modern Latin America (the Cuban revolution in continental perspective); Lusophone identities, culture, and modernity in Portugal and Africa; literature and film under Franco; metropolis and empire (Spain, Portugal and the Americas 1492 to independence); modern Spanish and Spanish American literature and film; an introduction to the history of modern Spanish America and Brazil.

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
45%
55%

Year 1

40%
60%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

33%
67%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
70%
25%
5%

Year 1

63%
27%
10%

Year 2

Year 3

43%
45%
12%

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 87%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

58%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

84%

Received sufficient advice and support

67%

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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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
66% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
406 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
95% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £21k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

14%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

11%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

11%

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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