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Hispanic Studies

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Including Spanish if taking post A Level. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

Pass with 60 credits overall; 45 at level 3. Of the level 3 credits, at least 21 should be graded Merit. A Level Spanish grade B (or UoN accepted equivalent) also required for post A Level study but no language required for beginners pathway.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3

Including Spanish if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification required for beginners pathway.

Extended Project

A

If you have already achieved your EPQ at Grade A you will automatically be offered one grade lower in a non-mandatory A level subject. If you are still studying for your EPQ you will receive the standard course offer, with a condition of one grade lower in a non-mandatory A level subject if you achieve an A grade in your EPQ.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Including Spanish 5 points at Higher Level or 6 points at Standard Level (B Programme). No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

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

DD

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels including Spanish if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

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

D

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels including Spanish if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

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

DDD

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels including Spanish if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

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

D

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels including Spanish if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Including Spanish if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification required for beginners pathway. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Scottish Higher grades ABBBB.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Sottish Advanced Highers at grades AB including Spanish for post A Level pathway. No language qualification required for beginners pathway.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels including Spanish if taking post A Level pathway. No language qualification is required for beginners pathway.

UCAS Tariff

104-141

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

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Spanish studies

Do you want to broaden your horizons professionally, intellectually and culturally? Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Imagine being able to communicate and connect with people in over 20 countries.

Through our BA in Hispanic Studies you can immerse yourself in Spanish and Spanish American history and culture through music, literature, film and theatre.

- If your Spanish is at A-level, you will also study Portuguese, the gateway to Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone Africa. You can carry on Portuguese to your final year or stop after the second year

- If you start as a beginner in Spanish or with a GCSE, you can graduate with the same level of fluency as post- A level students

Live the life and culture of Spain and Spanish America (and Portugal and Brazil if you continue with Portuguese) in year three. This exciting experience develops your communication skills, builds your confidence and helps you stand out to future employers. You can teach English in a school or work anywhere in these countries. Or you can study at one of our partner universities.

**Other ways to study Spanish/Hispanic Studies**:
This course is also available with a Foundation Year. You may combine Spanish/Hispanic Studies with another language (French, German, Portuguese or Russian ) on Modern Languages, or study it in joint honours with Contemporary Chinese Studies. Spanish is an option in Modern Language Studies, Modern Languages with Business, Modern Languages with Translation and Modern European Studies. You may also combine Spanish/Hispanic Studies with subjects outside languages, in joint honours with American Studies, English, International Media and Communications Studies or History, alongside multiple disciplines in our BA Liberal Arts, or in Economics with Hispanic Studies and Law with Spanish and Spanish Law.

Modules

In year one, you take Spanish language at beginners or post-A level. Beginners can reach the same degree standard as non-beginners. Post-A level students also take beginners Portuguese.

Your non-language modules (you choose four) introduce you to the literatures, cultures, history and societies of the Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking worlds. These modules are taught in English and give you an overview Hispanic Studies.

In year two, your language classes in Spanish (and Portuguese for post-A level students) are dedicated to giving you the fluency and confidence for work or study during the year abroad. Your non-language modules deepen your awareness of Hispanic and Lusophone cultures and societies.

Your third academic year is spent in Spain and/or Spanish America either studying at a university, working as a language teaching assistant or doing a work placement

If you intend to carry on with Portuguese after year two you may also spend the year in Portugal and/or Brazil. Options available to you may depend on the details of the Brexit settlement negotiated by the UK government.

Your final year is back at Nottingham where you will further develop the language skills you acquired on the Year Abroad. In addition, you can take specialist modules based on the research we are currently doing. These modules are taught in small groups in English.

Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award.

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
£20,000
per year
International
£20,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

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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.

93%
high
Spanish studies

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
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

80%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
1%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

£21,500
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
72%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Public services and other associate professionals
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Information technology and telecommunications 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.

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

£29k

£29k

£32k

£32k

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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