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Hispanic Studies (Full-Time)

Why study Hispanic Studies at Warwick?

  • Warwick’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures comprises excellent academic specialisms (French, German, Hispanic and Italian Studies) and the Language Centre (whose offerings also include Arabic, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin and Portuguese), leading to a powerful combination of languages, research interests and degree courses.
  • The constituent academic subjects have consistently ranked among the very best in the UK in national and international league tables and are well known for their excellent scores in terms of student satisfaction.
  • Modules and degree courses are under constant review, ensuring that they are fresh, effective and challenging. Some courses are open to students who are beginners or intermediate in a language.
  • You will have access to outstanding facilities, including:
    – the University Language Centre, where there are opportunities to take extra language courses in addition to your main course of study (additional fees apply);
    – the Transnational Resources Centre (TRC), giving you exclusive access to over 3,000 DVDs in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese plus multimedia facilities, satellite television with integrated off-air recording facilities, video-editing software (with technical support), and DVD projection equipment.

Dr Kirsty Hooper

Hispanic Studies

Why study at Warwick?

A view from our academics

What will I learn?

Spanish is a world language with around 400 million speakers and is today one of the most important languages for commerce and cultural exchange. Warwick offers an innovative approach, combining the study of the Spanish language with the study of the diverse range of Hispanic cultures across Europe, the Caribbean, the Americas, and event aspects of Hispanic history in Africa and the Pacific.

All our programmes are designed to enable you to study the Spanish language and Hispanic literatures and cultures to the highest level, while developing your communication, analytical and research skills.

You will work closely with leading researchers whose specialisms range from contemporary Spain to Latin America, via Galicia, the Caribbean, the Atlantic and even the UK. In your first year, you will follow a core Spanish language programme at either beginner or advanced level, and depending on your degree course either one or two core cultural modules.

In your second and third years, you will make an individual selection of modules. You can view the modules currently available for second– and final-year students on our website at www.warwick.ac.uk/hispanicmodules

You will spend one year of your course abroad, which may involve a British Council teaching assistantship, an international work placement, or university study at one of our carefully chosen partner institutions in Spain, the Caribbean or Latin America.

Find out more on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures website.

How will I learn?

We employ a variety of teaching approaches, including lectures, seminars (in which the emphasis is on student participation) and written and spoken language classes. You will spend the rest of your time studying independently, preparing for classes, reading or watching primary texts, engaging with secondary sources, writing essays and working on your language skills.

How will I be assessed?

We will track your progress through a variety of methods, including language assignments, essays, presentations, portfolio submissions and examinations (written and oral). Throughout your course you will receive detailed, personalised feedback to help you to improve your skills.

What opportunities are there to study abroad?

You will spend the second or third year of your course abroad, depending on your particular programme. We offer placements at carefully chosen partner institutions through the University’s study abroad scheme or through independent partnerships. In some countries is also possible to work for the British Council as an English language assistant, or to set up an independent work placement.

Entry Requirements

A Level ABB including A Level in any modern or classical language

International Baccalaureate 34 points, including 5 at Higher Level in any modern or classical language

Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. Candidates must demonstrate required language skills.

General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies at A or AS level. Critical Thinking only accepted at AS level.

Further Information

Taking a Gap Year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

Interviews We do not typically interview applicants.Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.

Open Days Offers to applicants will include an invitation to a selection of Languages Open Days, which are held in the spring term. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

What modules could I study?

We offer a wide variety of modules exploring Hispanic language, culture, society and history.

More information about modules and the structure of this course can be found on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures website.

Please note: Course structure is indicative. Modules on offer change year on year, dependent on staff research interests and availability.

Recent graduate destinations include:

Assistant Producer, France 24 TV; German market, American Express; Fraud Investigator, Apple; Translator, The Lonely Planet; Assistant to the Governor of the Banca Italia, International Marketing Assistant, Next plc; International Graduate, HSBC Private Bank.

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Essential Information

Entry Requirements
A level:
ABB, including a modern or classical language

IB: 34 points, including 5 at Higher Level in any modern or classical language

UCAS Code
R400

Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Duration
4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year), including a year abroad

Department website
School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Student blogs

Claudia Lussana - Hispanic Studies

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. For further information on the typical additional costs you should contact the department administering the course.

This information is applicable for 2017 entry.