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Banking and Spanish

Bangor University
4 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
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Program description

Banking and Spanish

This course provides a fantastic opportunity to combine Banking with the in-depth study of a language. You will acquire a solid grounding in in the principles of banking and finance and gain advanced skills in Spanish.

You will benefit from excellent teaching and student support whilst developing key skills and knowledge that you will need for your year abroad, and later on, for the world of work.

Banking offers you the opportunity to study the theory and practice of financial services and financial markets, and to analyse the broader role of the financial sector in the national and global economies. Banking and financial services is a highly competitive and rapidly changing sector in every modern economy. In recent years, forces such as globalisation, technological change, deregulation and international integration have transformed the banking and financial services sector.

Spanish will give you advanced skills in the Spanish language, and a broad range of specialised and detailed insights into the culture, society and history that go with it. You will take core modules developing the key oral, aural and written skills each year.

Admission requirements

For 2020 entry:

Typical offer is based on a minimum 96 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels (including grade C or above in Spanish)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (including grade H5 in Spanish)
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMM**
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis**
  • Access: Pass**
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted. International school leaving qualification

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Business Analytics
  • Banks and Financial Markets

Semester 2

  • Business Analytics
  • Fin Techniques and Analysis
  • Advanced Spanish 1 (Semester 1) Core
  • Advanced Spanish 2 (Semester 2) Core
  • Spanish Begin./Intermed. 1 (Semester 1) Core
  • Spanish Begin./Intermed. 2 (Semester 2) Core

With A-Level Spanish Select Advanced Without A-Level Spanish Select Beginners

Optional Modules

  • Chinese for Beginners 1 (Semester 1)
  • French for Beginners I (Semester 1)
  • German for Beginners I (Semester 1)
  • Italian for Beginners I (Semester 1)
  • Introduction to Language (Semester 1)
  • Language, Literature & Culture (Semester 2)
  • Transnational Cultures (Semester 2)
  • Creating National Histories (Semester 1)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Spanish Language 1 Core
  • Statistical Methods
  • Investment Banking

Semester 2

  • Spanish Language 1
  • Statistical Methods
  • Personal Finance and Banking

Optional Modules

  • Ymdrin â'ch Pwnc yn Gymraeg (Semester 2)
  • Investment (Semester 1)
  • Work Placement (Semester 1 + 2)
  • Corporate Gov'nce & Regulation (Semester 2)

Students may choose from the above list of modules subject to pre-requisites.

  • Discovering Cities (Semester 2)
  • History of Galicia (Semester 2)
  • Reading Fantastic Literatures (Semester 1)
  • Galician I (Semester 1)
  • Galician II (Semester 2)
  • The Cinema of Spain (Semester 2)

Year 4

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Spanish Language 2 (30) Core
  • International Banking
  • Bank Management

Semester 2

  • Spanish Language 2
  • Bank Management

Optional Modules

  • Market Risk Analytics (Semester 2)
  • Financial Technology (Semester 2)
  • Portfolio Management (Semester 2)
  • Investment (Semester 1)
  • Executive Compensation (Semester 2)

Students may choose from the above list of modules subject to pre-requisites.

  • Adaptations in European Cinema (Semester 1 + 2)
  • Spain through its Writers (Semester 1)
  • Iberian Identities on Screen (Semester 2)
  • Approaching Translation (Semester 2)
  • Culture and the Body (Semester 1)
  • Press Dossier (Semester 1)
  • Patagonia Gyfoes (Semester 2)
  • Joint Hons Diss (English) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • Joint Hons Diss (Target Lang) (Semester 1 + 2)

Joint Hons. Students may only take ONE 10-credit LXE module (does not include the dissertation). A dissertation must be taken in ONE joint honours subject.

*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

For more information please visit our website


Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BA (Joint Hons) degree.

Career opportunities

Employability and Modern Languages and Cultures degrees

Studying Modern Languages opens the door to a wide variety of careers. Many Bangor Modern Languages graduates have, of course, gone into teaching and translating, but just as many have embarked upon successful careers in the civil service, business and commerce, industry and the media. The skills you learn whilst studying languages – cultural awareness, communication, accuracy, planning and logical analysis – are valued highly by employers from all sectors of the economy.

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Bangor University

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Gold rated teaching

Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF assessment took into account teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain. We were judged to deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.

A top 10 university

The National Student Survey (NSS) results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 10 in the country.

World class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. Bangor University is in the top 40 in the UK for research according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated as the best in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Free membership of all clubs and societies

Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.

UNRIVALlED location

Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

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Bangor University

Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
United Kingdom

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