Our five-year BA Latin American studies (including foundation year), will be suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for the four-year version of this course and you want a programme that increases your subject knowledge as well as improves your academic skills in order to support your academic performance. This five-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further four years of study including a study abroad year. During your Year Zero, you study three academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory academic skills module, with additional English language for non-English speakers. On this flexible degree, you study Latin America and the Caribbean from a range of perspectives which introduce you to contemporary issues of global importance affecting and related to the region, and the historical processes underlying these issues. You also add a language to your portfolio, through either learning Spanish from scratch or developing existing skills in Spanish and/or Brazilian Portuguese to a high level, spending your fourth year at a university in a Latin American country.
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