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University of Surrey

English Literature and Spanish

UCAS Code: QR3K

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Overall: BBB Required subjects: French and either English Language or English Literature. Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element. We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C (4) (or equivalent).

Access to HE Diploma

D:27,M:18

Overall: QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including 27 at Distinction and 18 at Merit. Required subjects: Please contact us to discuss suitability. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C(4) (or equivalent)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C (4) (or equivalent).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Overall: 32 Required subjects: English HL5/SL6 and French HL5/SL6. If you are not taking French please contact us to discuss suitability . GCSE or Equivalent: Maths HL4/SL4 or Maths Studies HL4/SL4.

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

DDM

Overall: DDM Required subjects: Please contact us to discuss suitability. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C (4) (or equivalent).

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

Overall: BBB Required subjects: French and either English Language or English Literature. GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Maths: Scottish National 5 - C.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

Overall: ABBBB Required subjects: French and either English Language or English Literature. GCSE or Equivalent: English Language: Scottish National 5 - C Maths: Scottish National 5 - C.

Overall: Pass overall with BBB from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A-levels. Applicants taking an A-level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element. Required subjects: A-level French and either English Literature or English Language. We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C(4) (or equivalent)

UCAS Tariff

120-144

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

67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

English literature

Spanish studies

The English Literature element of the degree is taught in English, in an innovative and interdisciplinary way that covers a range of literary themes, genres and theories. The language component is taught almost exclusively in Spanish and provides high-level language training, as well as an understanding of the cultures and societies of the countries where Spanish is spoken. Whether you are already a Spanish speaker or are taking Spanish ab initio, you will use our state-of-the-art language-learning facilities. Our degrees are fully integrated, so the different elements of your studies really complement each other. By the end of your degree, you will have developed the linguistic competence and confidence to excel in the professional and academic world.

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details, to the right. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Surrey

Department:

School of English and Languages

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.

80%
med
English literature

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.

Literature in english

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

79%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
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.

English 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.

£21,000
high
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
76%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Media professionals
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Other administrative occupations
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.

English literature

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

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.

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.

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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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