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University of Reading

Spanish

UCAS Code: RR40

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

to D: 15 credits and M: 30 credits

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2-M2,M2,M2

Extended Project

B

In recognition of the excellent preparation that the Extended Project Qualification provides to students for University study, we now include achievement in the EPQ as part of a formal offer.  Eligible applicants would receive two offers,  our usual offer plus an alternative offer of a B in the EPQ and one grade lower in their A level subjects

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths C (or 4), English Language or English Literature C (or 4).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32-30

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

DDM

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B-A,B,B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

120-147

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

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time with time abroad | 2019

Subject

Spanish studies

Immerse yourself in the diversity of the Spanish-speaking world by taking modules in the language, culture, history and society of Spain and Latin America.

Become confident and highly skilled in written and spoken Spanish, both Latin American and Peninsular. Master the fundamental elements of the language, to the point where you will graduate with a near-native command of it. Our small language classes are led by native speakers, and direct access to expert staff for help and feedback ensures you develop your language skills to the best of your ability.

The Department of Modern Languages and European Studies offers the opportunity to study in a lively, multilingual community with staff and students from all over the world. You will be able to tailor your degree to your personal interests, including the opportunity to learn other languages. 98% of our research overall in modern languages and linguistics is rated as world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework, 2014), which feeds directly into your learning.

Study optional modules in Spanish and Latin American culture, history, literature, theatre, politics and film to enhance your learning and provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the country. Explore a specific topic beyond the language you're learning through comparative modules. If you really enjoy Spanish or Latin American cinema, for example, then you can opt to take modules in European and world cinema and gain an even broader knowledge of the medium.

Immerse yourself in the culture and develop your knowledge of Spanish to a near-native level. Spend up to a year in a Spanish-speaking country, either studying at a university, working on a placement, or as a British Council language assistant in a school. The core language module in the second year prepares you for your time abroad, equipping you with the skills and knowledge required to work and live in a different culture.

We provide accelerated learning in Spanish, meaning that you can start from beginner's or intermediate level if you have not studied it before, or intermediate level if you have only learnt it up to GCSE or AS level. Become confident and highly skilled in written and spoken Spanish by the final year regardless of which level you join the course at.

**Careers**

On graduation you can expect to be able to write and speak fluently in Spanish, an immensely useful skill, while the experience of studying and working abroad demonstrates self-reliance, adaptability and enterprise. The course also provides you with numerous transferable skills in research, clear and critical thinking, presenting and group working, which will prove useful in a wide range of careers. As such, 94% of graduates from the Department of Modern Languages and European Studies are in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE survey, 2016-17).

In fact, a recent study by the British Council identified Spanish as the most important language for the UK's future and, therefore, is likely to greatly boost your employment prospects in an increasingly global workplace.

Our graduates have an excellent record of gaining employment or progressing to further study. Recent graduates from the Department of Modern languages and European Studies have gone on to careers ranging from translating, teaching and research (doctorates at Oxford and Queen Mary, University of London) to financial services (HSBC, Zurich Insurance), telecommunications (Vodafone) and the fashion industry (Chanel).

Modules

Sample modules may include:

• Icons of Spain and Latin America

• Spanish for management and business

• Culture and revolution in modern Latin America

• Transatlantic exchanges

• Advanced Spanish language

Check our website for more details of the course structure.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,475
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Reading

Department:

Modern Languages and European Studies

TEF rating:

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What students say


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

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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.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
12%
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.

£19,500
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Public services and other associate 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.

£19k

£19k

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

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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