Spanish Studies and Psychology BA Hons - 2017 Entry

UCAS Code
CR84

Entry Year
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 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.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    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.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAB

    International Baccalaureate 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 (eg 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 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

    Year 2

      Core

      Optional

    Year 3

    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

    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.
  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2017/18 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2016 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,000 £15,985

    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. 400 students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. 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 to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications 
    • An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per 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 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), will also be awarded our £2,000 Academic Scholarship in their first year of study.
    • An Excellence Scholarship which forms part of the Unconditional Offer Scheme for full time UK applicants with outstanding academic profiles within a number of academic departments.

    Bursaries for life, living and learning

    • Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600 

    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

    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. 

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