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 tenth by The Guardian University Guide, 2014. 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 2015:

A-level: AAB including Mathematics or ABB including Mathematics and Further Mathematics (one of these to be at grade A). To include Spanish (at grade B) 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

IELTS: 6.5

Mature students: Applications welcomed from mature students who can provide evidence of language-learning ability

Financial Support

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 2015, 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 2015 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 £42,600

*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014.

For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

View details of our current Undergraduate fees.

Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.