Spanish Studies and Mathematics BA Hons
What will you study?
Lancaster's four-year combined Spanish Studies and Mathematics degree is delivered jointly by our Department of European Languages and Cultures and our Department of Mathematics and Statistics which is ranked fifth by The Guardian University Guide, 2013. Your degree scheme also includes a year in a Spanish-speaking country undertaking work experience or studying.
In Spanish Studies, you'll focus firmly on developing high levels of proficiency in the language, complemented by courses in contemporary Spanish history and institutions, and Spanish and Mexican culture. The Mathematics element provides specialist knowledge, intellectual stimulation and training in logical thinking.
You'll begin your degree with courses including Spanish Studies (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced) and Calculus. In your second year, you'll study subjects such as Power and Resistance in Spain and Spanish America: From the Spanish Empire to the 21st Century and Spanish Language: Oral Skills. You'll also be able to choose from a selection of Mathematics modules.
In your third year you'll complete the Residence Abroad: Intercultural and Academic Reflection module before finishing your degree with modules including Spanish Language: Written Skills.
Where could it take you?
A combined degree that includes a language is highly sought after by employers.
Languages open up opportunities in business and European politics as well as communications and journalism. With strong language skills you could consider the Civil Service, the Diplomatic Service, the British Council and various international agencies.
Our Mathematics graduates are also in high demand in government, industry and finance. The logical and analytical skills developed by studying Mathematics are easily transferable to a wide variety of occupations, including computing and accounting.
You can also continue your studies to a higher level, at Lancaster and other institutions. Many graduates train to teach Spanish or English as a foreign language, either in the UK or further afield, and there is a strong demand for Mathematics teachers. A professional qualification can open up careers like interpreting, while a postgraduate degree can lead to opportunities in higher education.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Typical entry requirements
For courses starting in 2014:
A-level: A(Maths or Further Maths)AB inc. Spanish unless this is to be studied from beginners' level, in which case applicants should have evidence of language-learning ability (e.g. an AS or A-level in another foreign language or GCSE grade A in a foreign language). We normally expect three A-levels.
General Studies: Accepted as one of 3 A-levels
Key skills: Not included in offer
Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB includinggrade A in Mathematicsand grade B in spanish, unless this is to be studied from beginners' level, in which case applicants should have evidence of language-learning ability, such as a Higher or Advanced higher in another foreign language
Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects.Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information
International Bacc: 35 pts overall with 16 pts from best three HL courses, inc 6 in HL Maths
BTEC: Not usually accepted
Mature students: Applications welcomed from mature students who can provide evidence of language-learning ability
Lancaster University has committed£3.7m in scholarships and bursariesto help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2014, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2014 we will have the following financial support available:
AnAcademic Scholarship of £2,000for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualificationsAnAccess Scholarship of £1,000per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualificationsALancaster Bursary of £1,000per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600As part of the National Scholarship Programme, a£1,000 Bursary,a£1,000 Fee Waiverand a£1,000 Accommodation Discountin the first year of study, for students from England with a household income of less than £25,000. Plus a Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 in subsequent years.
Please note that the National Scholarship Programme is currently under review. An update on the support available, as part of the National Scholarship programme, will be available by Monday 16 December 2013.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page
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UCAS Code: GR14
For Entry: 2013, 2014
Duration: Full time 4 Year(s)
Department: European Languages and Cultures
Phone: +44 (0)1524 592468
In 2013, we were ranked 10th in the UK by two of the three major university league tables:
For information on the course structure as followed by our current students, please see Lancaster University's Online Courses Handbook