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University of Nottingham

Hispanic Studies and History

UCAS Code: VR14
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Spanish studies
  • History by period
Student score
75% LOW
82% LOW
% employed or in further study
97% MED
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£21k HIGH
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

B in history plus B in Spanish, if applicable. No language qualification is required for the beginners pathway. History and Spanish.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

AB in History and Spanish in any order in Advanced Highers plus ABBBB in Highers. Spanish is not required for the beginners pathway. Spanish and History.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
32

including 5 in history at Higher Level, and 5 at Higher Level or 6 in Standard Level (B programme) in Spanish, if applicable.

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

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

Spanish beginnersâ?? are warmly encouraged to apply for this course, and if you have studied Spanish to A-level, you will take beginners Portuguese alongside advanced Spanish. 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. Your studies are supported by facilities such as our Self-Access Centre which houses extensive resources for independent language study. 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

Year 1: Lengua Española 1; learning history (20 credits). Year 2: Lengua Española 2; exploring historiography. Year 3: Spent abroad. Year 4: Lengua Española 3. Optional modules: Introduction to the medieval world 500-1500; introduction to literature in Spanish; communities, crime and punishment in England 1500-1800; modern Spanish and Spanish American literature and film; July crisis (the outbreak and origins of the great war); renaissance culture in text, image and film; the Victorians (life, thought and culture); metropolis and empire (Spain, Portugal and the Americas 1492 to independence); the great plague and great fire of London (society, culture and disaster); advanced Spanish translation.

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How you'll spend your time

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

Year 1

36%
64%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

46%
54%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
48%
40%
12%

Year 1

55%
32%
13%

Year 2

Year 3

47%
45%
8%

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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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 82% LOW
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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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
49% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
407 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
95% 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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
History is a very popular subject – in 2012, nearly 11,000 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. 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, management and sales and marketing. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year – only law saw more graduates continue on to study. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, politics and museum studies were also popular postgraduate courses.
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