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Hispanic Studies and Theatre Studies (R4W4)

Why study Hispanic Studies and Theatre 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.
  • The course is partly delivered by the School of Theatre and Performance Studies, which was ranked fourth in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2016 and noted as 'excellent' by The Sunday Times. The department also persistently records the highest satisfaction ratings in National Student Surveys for the quality of our teaching and enthusiastic staff (98% of students were satisfied with the quality of their course in the 2013 survey).

Dr Kirsty Hooper

Hispanic Studies

Why study at Warwick?

A view from our academics

What will I learn?

You will combine your interest in one of the world’s leading global cultures with your desire to develop a critical and creative understanding of theatre and performance, which together equip you to explore the rich theatrical and performing culture of the Hispanic world.

The first year of study provides a strong linguistic and cultural foundation, with core language and culture courses introducing students to a wide range of subjects and skills. Intermediate and Final years in Warwick continue advanced language study along with a personalised selection from our portfolio of specialist cultural modules, allowing for both depth and breadth of study. There will be the opportunity to study abroad in your second or third year of study, immersing yourself in Hispanic culture, in Spain, the Caribbean, or South America.

At the end of the course you will have achieved a high-level of linguistic fluency and intercultural competence, extensive experience of living and working internationally, in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Hispanic world, its histories and cultures and excellent research, analysis and communication skills.

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

How will I learn?

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 normally spend the third year of your course abroad, although it is possible to go abroad in second year. This 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.

Entry Requirements

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

International Baccalaureate 36 points, including 5 in a Higher Level modern or classical language

Spanish may be started from scratch, but a modern foreign language at A/Advanced Higher/IB Higher level will normally be 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.

What modules could I study?

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

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

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

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:
AAB, including French
IB: 36 points, including 5 in Higher Level French

UCAS Code
RR41

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

Mélissa Chan-Cheape - French and Hispanic Studies

Claudia Lussana - Hispanic Studies and Italian

Juliette Bone - French with Italian

Daniel Williams - Italian and French

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.