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University of Sheffield

Linguistics and Hispanic Studies

UCAS Code: QR14
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Linguistics
  • Spanish studies
Student score
80% MED
77% MED
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£18.8k MED
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

ABB including A in English Language and B in Spanish or another foreign language, or ABB with A in Spanish or another foreign language.

Scottish Highers
AABBB

BTEC Diploma
DDD

Relevant subject required with 12 units required at Distinction.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

Relevant subject required with 12 units required at Distinction.

International Baccalaureate
33

6 points required from Spanish at Higher Level or another foreign language

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

Modules

Sounds of English; structure of English; varieties of English; history of English; introduction to linguistics; a sense of place: local and regional identity; the history of persuasion; writing the real; phonetics; language politics, language policy, and language planning; sociolinguistics; syntax 1; semantics; introduction to old English; language acquisition; issues in language change; Chaucerâ??s comic tales; dissertation; research practice; conversation analysis; psychology of language; teaching English to speakers of other languages; special subject; history of linguistics; phonology; later modern English; language and gender; historical sociolinguistics; language and identity.

University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Forget northern grit Sheffield is in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city mixed with halls in leafy suburbs on the edge of the Peak District. A red brick with a thoroughly modern outlook, an award-winning Students' Union complete with 47 sports clubs and more than 250 societies - and a 24-hour library makes for The Full Monty of a student experience.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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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 81%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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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
34% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
83% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
377 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
93% 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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18.8k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

19%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Linguists are in demand across the economy, from marketing to IT, so this type of degree has a better than average employment rate. Graduates from language subjects are, not surprisingly, more likely than most others to get jobs working overseas, with Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) a popular option. Linguists are particularly likely to get jobs in marketing, finance, education and in management, but remember – whilst employers say they rate language skills, 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 85%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
72% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
388 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 £18k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

6%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

11%

Graduates who are teaching and educational 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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