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Hispanic Studies with Russian (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

 

What will I learn?

This degree enables you to take a full range of Hispanic Studies modules and to start learning Russian from beginners’ level (or post-GCSE maximum). You will develop your Russian language skills by taking a language module in your first, intermediate and final year and by the end of the Russian course, you will be expected to reach B2 standard (CEFR) in this language (this approximates to A-level).

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.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 even 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, the Caribbean, and the Hispanic Atlantic.

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

You will spend one year of your course abroad. Currently our year abroad options include 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.

You can spend your year abroad either in a Spanish-speaking country for the whole year, or you can split your time between a Spanish-speaking country and a Russian-speaking country.

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, depending on your course, although it is possible to go abroad in second year. 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 any modern or classical foreign language.

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

    Essential Subjects

    A level/Higher level Spanish not required. A foreign language at A/Advanced Higher/IB Higher level will be required.

    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 introductory modules in Russian.

    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.

    Where can my degree take me?

    Our graduates work for organisations including: United Nations, the Ministry of Defence, British Airways, BBC Sussex, Nestle.

    Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Lead European marketer, Freelance translator & Editor, German Language Teacher, Project Controller, European Graduate trainee, Events Assistant.

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      HISPANIC STUDIES WITH CHINESE R3T1

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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
    R4R7

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

    Department website
    School of Modern Languages and Cultures

    Language Centre

    Student blogs

    Mélissa Chan-Cheape - French and Hispanic Studies

    Claudia Lussana - Hispanic Studies and Italian

    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 please see the Additional Costs page.

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    This information is applicable for 2018 entry.