Spanish Studies and Geography BA Hons - 2018 Entry

UCAS Code
LR74

Entry Year
2018 also available in 2017

A Level Requirements
AAB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 4 Year(s)

Course Overview

Lancaster’s four-year combined Spanish Studies and Geography degree is delivered by our Department of European Languages and Cultures and our Geography department, part of the award-winning Lancaster Environment Centre. An integral year abroad gives you the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Spanish culture and intensive exposure to the language.

Your Spanish Studies degree focuses firmly on developing high levels of proficiency in the language, complemented by courses in contemporary Spanish history and institutions and Spanish and Mexican culture.

You’ll begin your degree with courses including Spanish Studies (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced) and Society and Space - Human Geography. In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as Concepts, and Spanish Language: Oral Skills. Your third year, spent abroad, will make a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You will then finish your degree back at Lancaster by taking final year Spanish language and culture as well as Geography modules.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    Lancaster’s four-year combined Spanish Studies and Geography degree is delivered by our Department of European Languages and Cultures and our Geography department, part of the award-winning Lancaster Environment Centre. An integral year abroad gives you the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Spanish culture and intensive exposure to the language.

    Your Spanish Studies degree focuses firmly on developing high levels of proficiency in the language, complemented by courses in contemporary Spanish history and institutions and Spanish and Mexican culture.

    You’ll begin your degree with courses including Spanish Studies (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced) and Society and Space - Human Geography. In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as Concepts, and Spanish Language: Oral Skills. Your third year, spent abroad, will make a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You will then finish your degree back at Lancaster by taking final year Spanish language and culture as well as Geography modules.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAB

    Required Subjects A level grade B in Geography.  A level Spanish, or if this is to be studied from beginners’ level, AS grade B or A level grade B in another foreign language, or GCSE grade A in a foreign language. Native Spanish speakers will not be accepted on this scheme.

    GCSE Mathematics grade C, English Language grade C

    IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

    Other Qualifications

    International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including Geography at HL grade 6 and appropriate evidence of language ability

    BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction in a related subject but may additionally require a supporting A level in Geography at grade B.  We further require appropriate evidence of language ability. Please contact the Admissions Team for further advice.

    Access to HE Diploma 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit in a related subject but may additionally require a supporting A level in Geography at grade B. We further require appropriate evidence of language ability. Please contact the Admissions Team for further advice.

    We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

    Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

    Year 1

      Core

      Optional

    Year 2

      Core

      Optional

    Year 3

      Core

    Year 4

      Core

      Optional

    Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Careers

    Careers

    A combined degree that includes a language is highly sought after by employers. Also in the last two years, The National Student Survey placed Lancaster in the top five for the percentage of employed graduates among Physical Geography and Environmental Science institutions.

    Our Geography graduates find work in the water and energy industries, environmental consultancy and the education sector and among employers such as local authorities, the Environment Agency and the Met Office. 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.

    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. 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, you also graduate with the 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.
  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2018/19 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2017 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,250 £16,620

    Funding

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education and we have committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries. 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.

    Scholarships recognising academic talent:

    • An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study for full-time UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students who achieve A*,A*,A in their A level examinations (or equivalent academic qualifications) and who place Lancaster as their firm choice. This is awarded regardless of household income.
    • An Access Scholarship of £1,000 for each year of study for all UK students with household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve A level grades of A*,A, A in their A level examinations (or the equivalent academic qualifications). In addition, students from household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve higher entry grades of A*, A*, A (or equivalent academic qualifications), who place Lancaster as their firm choice will also be awarded our £2,000 Academic Scholarship in their first year of study.

             Continuation of the Access Scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic progression.

    Students may be eligible for both the Academic and Access Scholarship if they meet the requirements for both.

    •  An Excellence Scholarship which forms part of the Unconditional Offer Scheme for full time UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man applicants with outstanding academic profiles within a number of academic departments.

    Bursaries for life, living and learning:

    • A Lancaster bursary of £1,000 for each year of study for all students from the UK with a household income of less than £42,600.

            Students from the UK eligible for a bursary package will also be awarded our Academic Scholarship                   and/or Access Scholarship if they meet the criteria detailed above.

    Any financial support that you receive from Lancaster University will be in addition to government support that might be available to you (eg fee loans) and will not affect your entitlement to these.

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

    Please note that this information relates to the funding arrangements for 2017, which may change for 2018. 

    Students will be required to pay for travel to field sites and will have to purchase wet weather clothing, boots and waterproof notebooks for fieldtrips for which the estimated cost is approximately £110. The course offers optional field trips and students will have to pay for any travel and accommodation costs. If students undertake placements then they may incur additional travel costs. Students on certain modules may wish to purchase a hand lens and compass clinometer but these may be borrowed from the Department.

    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.