Spanish Studies with Italian BA Hons - 2021 Entry

UCAS Code
R4R3

Entry Year
2021

A Level Requirements
ABB see all requirements

Duration
Full time 4 Year(s)

  • 7th
    For French The Complete University Guide (2021)
  • 9th
    For German & Spanish The Complete University Guide (2021)
  • 1st for Graduate Prospects (French & Spanish) in the Complete University Guide (2021)

Course Overview

Spanish Studies with Italian is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures and includes and international placement in year 3.  Our approach gives you the opportunity to acquire high-level language skills and a thorough understanding of Spanish cultures and societies within a global context. The programme also offers an introduction to Italian culture and society presented in the first year and gives the opportunity to develop this knowledge in the second and third year.  

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 that complements your degree.

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 allows you to make 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 of your vacation time in Italy too in order to gain first-hand experience of the Italian language and its culture. This will consolidate your classroom language learning

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.

Entry Requirements

Grade Requirements

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.

Other Qualifications

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.

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

Course Structure

Detailed module information for this undergraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

Careers

Careers

As well as language and subject related skills, a degree in languages can help you to develop 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.

 Spanish Studies is ranked 1st for graduate prospects in the Times and Sunday Time Good University Guide 2019.

Many graduates continue their studies at Lancaster, making the most of our 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

Fees

Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, starting in the October of your year of study.

Our Undergraduate Tuition Fees for 2021/22 are:

UK International
£9,250 £19,930

Fees for EU applicants

The UK government has announced that students who will begin their course in 2021 will no longer be eligible to receive the same fee status and financial support entitlement as UK students. This also applies to those who have deferred entry until 2021. Lancaster University has confirmed that students from EU Member States in 2021-22 and later, will now be charged the same tuition fees as other non-UK students.

Undergraduate tuition fees

For students starting at the University for the 2020 session, subsequent year’s fees may be subject to increases. UK fees are set by the UK Government annually. For international applicants, any annual increase will be capped at 4% of the previous year’s fee. For more information about tuition fees, including fees for Study Abroad and Work Placements, please visit our undergraduate tuition fees page.

Applicants from the 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 information about this on our Island Fees page.

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. 

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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Contact hours

Year 1

  • 25%

    Scheduled contact hours

  • 75%

    Independent study

Year 2

  • 21%

    Scheduled contact hours

  • 79%

    Independent study

Year 3

  • 100%

    Placement or Study Abroad

Year 4

  • 16%

    Scheduled contact hours

  • 84%

    Independent study

Assessment

Year 1

  • 40%

    Coursework

  • 60%

    Written exams

Year 2

  • 48%

    Coursework

  • 52%

    Written exams

Year 3

  • 100%

    Coursework

Year 4

  • 55%

    Coursework

  • 45%

    Written exams

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