BA Spanish and English
Summary of degree
UCAS code: RQ43
Entry requirements: ABB (must include B in A-level Spanish or another language and B in A-level English)
Duration (years): Four
In Spanish you will choose from a range of modules which cover the History of Spain, Contemporary Spain, Latin American Society and Culture, and Spanish and Latin American Literature and Film. Beginners in Spanish take an intensive language course in written and spoken language which brings them up to post A-level standard as quickly as possible.
In English you will take three modules: Reading English, The Novel and Variation and Change in the English Language.
In addition to developing your language skills, you will choose from optional modules on a wide range of cultural, linguistic and literary topics which in Spanish could include Catalan, The Theatre of García Lorca, Contemporary Spanish and Mexican Cinema, Popular Culture in Spain and Mexican Culture, European Cinema, and European Texts in Translation. In English, you will study Renaissance Literature, Concepts in Criticism, and From Satire to Sensibility: Literature 1660-1789.
Third year – study abroad
The third year is spent in either Spain or Mexico, either in a university or as an English language assistant in a school.
In your final year a wide range of options in Spanish allows you to specialise in areas of studies that most interest you. Options include, for example, Almódovar, The Cinema of Luis Buñuel, Latin American Boom Literature, The Spanish Picaresque, Spanish Drama (The Grotesque), Art and Society in Spain, Catalan. You may also choose to write a dissertation in place of one of your options. In English, you will choose from a wide range of specialised options.
For the most recent information on our entry requirements please refer to our online prospectus - link below.