Spanish Studies with Italian BA Hons - 2020 Entry
Spanish Studies with Italian is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures. Our distinctive approach enables you to acquire high-level language skills and a thorough understanding of Spanish and Italian cultures and societies within a global context. We are ranked 5th in the UK for Iberian Languages and 12th for Italian in the Complete University Guide 2017.
Your first year comprises an exploration of the Spanish language and its cultural context. Alongside this, you will study an intensive Italian language and culture module, designed for beginners with little or no prior knowledge. You will also take a minor subject of your choice.
In Year 2, you will study Spain’s culture, politics and history in more depth, as well as selecting courses which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. In the core Italian modules, you will improve your linguistic proficiency in a range of settings and study Italian lexis, grammar and syntax.
Spending your third year abroad in a Spanish-speaking country makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement. We strongly recommend spending some time in Italy too as part of your degree.
In your fourth year, you will continue developing your Spanish and Italian language alongside a choice of specialist culture and comparative courses, such as ‘Writing in the Margins: Narrating Cross-cultural Experience’. You will also develop a particular topic from your second year studies into your specialist dissertation.
A Level ABB
Required Subjects A level Spanish. Native Spanish or Italian 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.
International Baccalaureate 32 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in Spanish HL
BTEC Considered alongside A level Spanish
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.
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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.
- Italian Language: Oral skills (post Beginners /CEFR: B1)
- Italian Language: Written skills (post Beginners /CEFR: B1)
- Second Year Programme for Academic Skills, Employability and International placement preparation
- Shaping Contemporary Spain and Latin America: Moments and Movements
- Spanish Language: Oral Skills (CEFR: B2)
- Spanish Language: Written skills (CEFR: B2)
- Autocrats, Caudillos and Big Men: Understanding Dictatorship and its Cultural Representation in the 20th Century
- Contemporary Cities in Literature and Film
- Game of (Spanish) Thrones: Treachery, War and Exile in Spanish Poetry (13th-20th c.)
- Imagining Modern Europe: Post-Revolutionary Utopias and Ideologies in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
- Latin America and Spain on Film: Violence and Masculinities
- Mirrors across Media: Reflexivity in Literature, Film, Comics and Video Games
- Social movements and committed writing in Mexico since 1968
- The Prosecution of 'Otherness' in Europe: Witchcraft, Heresy and Inquisition (14th -17th C)
- Translation as a Cultural Practice
- Writing in the margins: narrating cross-cultural experience
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.
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. Our graduates have found work in a wide variety of areas 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.
For the last ten years, languages graduates from Lancaster have been in the top ten universities in the country in terms of their employability with Iberian Languages ranking 1st for graduate prospects in the Complete University Guide 2017.
Many graduates continue their studies at Lancaster, making the most of our excellent postgraduate research facilities. We offer Masters degrees in Translation and Languages and Cultures, which can lead on to a variety of careers including translation, and teaching.
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
We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2020/21 entry fees have not yet been set.
As a guide, our fees in 2019 were:
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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.
Download the course booklet to find out more about Lancaster University, how we teach Languages and Cultures and what you'll study as a Languages and Cultures student.
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