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Hispanic Studies with French (Full-Time)

Why study Hispanic Studies with French 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?

These degrees offer you the opportunity to spend 75% of your time specialising in Hispanic Studies and 25% of your time focusing on French language. We accept both beginners and students with some knowledge of Spanish, and in your first year we teach you in classes appropriate to your linguistic level.

Your second year is spent studying at one of our carefully selected partner universities in Spain or Latin America. Each year, you take one module in each of your chosen languages – Spanish, and either French, German, or Italian. In addition, you follow cultural and literary modules from the department of Hispanic Studies, and you may choose from approved, complementary modules in the department of Comparative American Studies.

Please visit the Hispanic Studies website for more information about the department.

How will I be taught?

You will have around 12 hours of contact time per week. We employ a variety of teaching styles, including: lectures, often to the whole year group; seminars of about 15 students, in which the emphasis is on student participation; and written, spoken and lab-based language classes in small groups. You will spend the rest of your time studying independently, preparing for classes, reading the primary texts, writing essays and working on your language skills.

How will I be assessed?

We will track your progress through 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 one year of your course abroad – usually your second or third year, depending on your course. We offer placements at carefully chosen partner institutions through the University’s study abroad scheme or through independent partnerships. It 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 French. A level Spanish not required.

International Baccalaureate 34 points including 5 in Higher Level French. Higher Level Spanish is not required.

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 Applicants may be invited to interview at the discretion of the admissions tutor (usually where non-standard qualifications are involved).

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.

UCAS: RR4B BA/HSwFr

What modules could I study?

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

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.

Essential Information

Entry Requirements
A level:
ABB, including French
IB: 34 points, including 5 in Higher Level French

UCAS Code
RR4B

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

Zoe Duffy - French

Juliette Bone - French

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
£9,000 per year - 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.