Spanish Studies and Linguistics BA Hons - 2019 Entry

UCAS Code
QR14

Entry Year
2019 also available in 2018

A Level Requirements AAB
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Duration
Full time 4 Year(s)

Course Overview

This four-year combined degree is provided by our renowned Department of Languages and Cultures and the highly-ranked Department of Linguistics and English Language. A year abroad gives you a unique opportunity to be immersed in the language and culture. You don’t need to have studied Spanish before as we offer an intensive course for beginners.

In Spanish Studies we aim to help you become truly fluent. Taking Linguistics in tandem with Spanish Studies will give you increased awareness of the grammar of the language, and allow you to really understand the structure of both English, Spanish, and a wide range of other languages from around the world. We also offer courses on contemporary Spanish history and Spanish and Mexican culture. In your second year you’ll study modules such as The Structures of the World’s Languages and Spanish Language Oral Skills.

Your third year living abroad in Spain, Mexico, or South America will deepen your intercultural sensitivity and your command of the language. You can study at a partner institution, or carry out a work placement and practice your language skills in a real-world context. Staff members within the department will work with you to secure accommodation, ensuring that you are fully equipped before embarking on your year abroad.

On your return to Lancaster in the fourth year, you’ll specialise further. Choices include Cognitive Linguistics and Game of (Spanish) Thrones: Treachery, War and Exile in Spanish Poetry. You could also choose to complete a dissertation on a topic. Given the range of expertise within our department, our academics will be able to supervise most topics that fit your interests.
 
We’ll assess your progress through coursework and exams in a caring, friendly atmosphere. You’ll have regular meetings with your academic advisors and a chance to join our highly active student society. The linguistic, communication and interpersonal skills you’ll acquire are highly prized by employers. The Linguistics element of your degree is of professional relevance in many areas, from education to business management, advertising to accountancy. The British Council, Civil and Diplomatic services, MI6, GCHQ, and other international agencies offer many interesting career paths for language graduates. Linguistic awareness is a real boost when working for international and multicultural companies and organisations, and we are confident our degree programme will set you up well for a career in these areas.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    This four-year combined degree is provided by our renowned Department of Languages and Cultures and the highly-ranked Department of Linguistics and English Language. A year abroad gives you a unique opportunity to be immersed in the language and culture. You don’t need to have studied Spanish before as we offer an intensive course for beginners.

    In Spanish Studies we aim to help you become truly fluent. Taking Linguistics in tandem with Spanish Studies will give you increased awareness of the grammar of the language, and allow you to really understand the structure of both English, Spanish, and a wide range of other languages from around the world. We also offer courses on contemporary Spanish history and Spanish and Mexican culture. In your second year you’ll study modules such as The Structures of the World’s Languages and Spanish Language Oral Skills.

    Your third year living abroad in Spain, Mexico, or South America will deepen your intercultural sensitivity and your command of the language. You can study at a partner institution, or carry out a work placement and practice your language skills in a real-world context. Staff members within the department will work with you to secure accommodation, ensuring that you are fully equipped before embarking on your year abroad.

    On your return to Lancaster in the fourth year, you’ll specialise further. Choices include Cognitive Linguistics and Game of (Spanish) Thrones: Treachery, War and Exile in Spanish Poetry. You could also choose to complete a dissertation on a topic. Given the range of expertise within our department, our academics will be able to supervise most topics that fit your interests.
     
    We’ll assess your progress through coursework and exams in a caring, friendly atmosphere. You’ll have regular meetings with your academic advisors and a chance to join our highly active student society. The linguistic, communication and interpersonal skills you’ll acquire are highly prized by employers. The Linguistics element of your degree is of professional relevance in many areas, from education to business management, advertising to accountancy. The British Council, Civil and Diplomatic services, MI6, GCHQ, and other international agencies offer many interesting career paths for language graduates. Linguistic awareness is a real boost when working for international and multicultural companies and organisations, and we are confident our degree programme will set you up well for a career in these areas.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAB

    Required Subjects 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 onto this scheme.

    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 appropriate evidence of language ability

    BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction accepted alongside appropriate evidence of language ability

    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

    As well as language and subject-related skills, a degree in languages develops rich interpersonal, intercultural, cognitive and transferable skills that can be utilised across a variety of careers such as accountancy, IT, business development, civil service, events management, finance, journalism, publishing, research and sales, as well as teaching and translating both in the UK and abroad.

    Recent Linguistics graduates have also gone on to work or train as speech therapists, teachers of English, computer programmers and consultants, bankers, personnel managers, and social workers.

    For the last ten years, languages graduates from Lancaster have been in the top ten universities in the country in terms of their employment prospects. The Complete University Guide 2017 ranked Spanish Studies 1st and Linguistics joint 5th in the UK for graduate prospects.

    Many graduates continue their studies at Lancaster, making the most of our excellent postgraduate research facilities. We offer Masters degrees in Translation, Languages and Cultures, Applied Linguistics, and Discourse Studies amongst others. 


    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.
  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2019/20 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2018 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,250 £15,680

    Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

    Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more details here: Island Students.

    Funding

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

    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. 

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