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Law and Spanish

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A*,A,A

Standard offer: A*AA or A*A*B, including B in Spanish Contextual offer: AAB including Spanish. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Access to HE Diploma in Humanities, Law or Social Sciences. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above. Plus proven capacity for language learning, usually through an A in A-level Spanish. Mature students are welcome to contact [email protected] to check the suitability of their Access course.

Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38-34

Standard offer: 38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in Spanish Contextual offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in Spanish Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*DD

D*DD in a relevant subject, plus B in A-level Spanish.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

Advanced Higher: AA including Spanish.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

Standard Higher: AAAAA

Requirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.

UCAS Tariff

112-165

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Spanish studies

Law

Law is a global profession. An understanding of more than one legal system, language and culture can open up a world of opportunity.

On this four-year, joint honours course you will develop your language and cultural knowledge of Spain and Latin America to degree level alongside core units in civil and common law – the world’s most prominent legal systems. You will have the chance to spend your third year at a Spanish-speaking university. For more information about the year abroad visit Global Opportunities.

The course is structured to help you think, write, reason and argue like an international lawyer while gaining a rich understanding of language, linguistics, literature, history and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. It will also help you develop key skills in research and analysis.

Our exciting range of optional units will help specialise your degree. Many law and language students choose options suited to global law firms and international businesses, such as human rights, environment or technology law – subjects that may open doors to top-flight careers the world over.

As you progress, second-year optional units provide the flexibility to focus on what interests you most about the Spanish-speaking world, its cultures and impact on the wider world. You will also have opportunities to develop your linguistic skills.

Typically, you will spend your third year abroad studying units in Spanish law.

The final year of your Bristol degree includes further optional units to support your professional aspirations, and your final-year dissertation allows you to critically engage with your chosen topic.

A broader cultural experience, advanced language skills and the ability to articulate both the distinctive and common features of different legal systems will see you graduate with a valuable skill set, ideally tailored to the globalised workplace.

Accreditation: The routes to qualification for solicitors and barristers have changed. For more information visit the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Standards Board.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£20,100
per year
International
£20,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bristol

Department:

School of Law

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Spanish studies
66%
low
Law

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Iberian studies

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

75%
Library resources
69%
IT resources
63%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
100%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

Law

Teaching and learning

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
66%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

60%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Spanish studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
63%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
16%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Business, research and administrative professionals

It's often said there's a shortage of modern language graduates, and graduates from Spanish courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. In 2015, nearly 1300 UK graduates got degrees in Spanish and the subject is seeing its popularity increase. About one in five got jobs overseas — often as English teachers. If you want to put your degree to work in the UK, teacher training is a common option, and businesses see Spanish-speaking countries as important markets, leading to graduate opportunities in marketing, human resources, sales and project management. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

Law

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
high
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
72%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

37%
Legal associate professionals
8%
Other elementary services occupations
6%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

Law graduates tend to go into the legal industry, and they usually take similar routes. Jobs are competitive — often very competitive - but starting salaries are good and high fliers can earn serious money - starting on over £24k in London on average. Be aware though - some careers, especially as barristers, can take a while to get into, and the industry is changing as the Internet, automation and economic change all have an effect, If you want to qualify to practise law, you need to take a professional qualification — many law graduates then go on to law school. If you want to go into work, then a lot of law graduates take trainee or paralegal roles and some do leave the law altogether, often for jobs in management, finance and the police force. A small proportion of law graduates also move into another field for further study. Management, accountancy and teaching are all popular for these career changers, so if you do take a law degree and decide it’s not for you, there are options.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Languages and area studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£30k

£30k

£36k

£36k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Law

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£34k

£34k

£44k

£44k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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