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Spanish Studies and Psychology BA Hons

What will you study?

Lancaster’s four-year combined Spanish Studies and Psychology degree includes a year spent in a Spanish-speaking country and is taught by departments with excellent facilities and extremely good national and international reputations. Lancaster’s Psychology degrees are accredited by the British Psychological Society and provide the graduate basis for chartered membership.

Your study of the Spanish language is balanced with a wide range of options exploring Spanish society, culture, history and politics as well as courses that place these in a broader European context. The Psychology aspect of your degree provides the necessary foundation for a career as a professional psychologist.

You’ll begin your degree core courses including Spanish Studies (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced) and Understanding Psychology. In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as Cognitive Psychology; Social Psychology, and Spanish Studies: Oral Skills.

In your third year you’ll complete your Residence Abroad: Intercultural and Academic Reflection before finishing your degree with modules including Brain and Behaviour and Spanish Language: Written Skills.

Where could it take you?

Language degrees are increasingly sought after by employers and can open up opportunities in European journalism and commentary, Europe-oriented sales and marketing and management. With strong language skills, you could also consider the Civil Service, Diplomatic Service, British Council or various international agencies.

Studying Psychology provides a good basis for careers in public and commercial sectors where skills of analysis, understanding and communication are highly valued and transferable. Careers that particularly benefit from Psychology training include teaching, personnel, social work and the scientific and caring professions. Additionally, studying Psychology has obvious benefits as a stepping stone to becoming a professional psychologist.

A postgraduate professional qualification will provide a useful springboard into language-based careers, including interpreting, or occupational or forensic Psychology. Postgraduate degrees from Lancaster or another institution can open up 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 2016:

Grade Requirements


International Baccalaureate 36-35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects

BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject including Distinctions in the majority of units

Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international qualifications webpage or contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly

Essential subjects

Spanish required 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). Native Spanish speakers will not be accepted onto this scheme

GCSE Mathematics (B); English Language (C)

IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component)

Further information

General Studies Offers normally include General Studies if it is taken as a fourth A level

Combination of Qualifications Applications from students with a combination of qualifications are welcomed, for further advice please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly

Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed

Interviews Applicants may be invited to interview

Contact Undergraduate Admissions Office + 44 1524 592028 or via

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 will need to account for occasional travel to and from work placements. It will also be necessary for students to pay for a Criminal Record Bureau check. There is also the option for students to join the appropriate professional body, however membership is voluntary.

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.