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Hispanic Studies BA (Hons)

University of Liverpool
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Liverpool
English
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Program description

Hispanic Studies BA (Hons)

Each year you take two modules in Spanish language at the appropriate level, plus students of advanced Spanish will take two further modules in Portuguese, Catalan or Basque which you will learn from scratch if you take Hispanic Studies as a Major or as a Single Honours degree. In Year One you will also take foundational modules which introduce Iberian and Latin American histories and cultures; students of advanced Spanish taking Single Honours will also take a ‘Language awareness’ module, which is designed to support your language learning by sensitising you to issues in language and linguistics, and a module on Iberian Literature.

During your second and final year you complement your study of Spanish and Catalan, Basque or Portuguese by choosing four (two for a Major) modules from a wide range including options on Latin American literatures and cultures, Basque politics, Latin American and Spanish cinema and Spanish literature from medieval to modern times. You may also, subject to approval, choose from the range of modules offered within the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures, including modules from Film Studies. In final year there is the opportunity to take an optional module in translation as well as pursue an independent translation project.

Admission requirements

A level requirements

BBB (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.

Subject requirements

Requirements for 100%:

A Level in Spanish at grade B for entry to Advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ Language)

Requirements for 50% with another subject outside Modern Languages and Cultures:

A Level in Spanish at grade B for entry to Advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ Language)

Requirements for 50%/50% with two languages:

A Level at Grade B in either of the two languages

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

Applications encouraged. We evaluate each BTEC application on its merits, entry to Advanced language with an A level or equivalent in Spanish (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ Language).

International Baccalaureate

33 including 6 at higher level in Spanish (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ Language), with no score less than 4

Irish Leaving Certificate

H2, H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 (including H2 in relevant language for Advanced)

Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher

Scottish Highers at AABBB plus Scottish Advanced Highers at grade B (in Spanish language) for entry to Advanced language; (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ language), combinations are also welcome.

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced

Accepted with A Level grades BB including Spanish (no subject requirement for entry to Beginners’ Language).

Access 45 credits at level 3 to include 30 at Distinction and 15 at Merit for entry to Beginners’ language 

Extended Project Qualification

Applicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ.

Please note that Humanities and Social Sciences Honours Select programmes which have a Management, Law or Sociology component will not accept the EPQ.

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the school.


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Program content

Year One

Compulsory Modules

  • Intermediate Spanish 5, Year 1
  • Intermediate Spanish 6, Year 1
  • Introduction to Iberian and Latin American Studies I
  • Elementary Spanish 3+4, Year 1
  • Introduction to Iberian and Latin American Studies I
  • Introduction to Iberian and Latin American Studies II
  • Language Awareness
  • Women in Iberian and Latin American Literature and Culture

Optional Modules

  • Beginners' Basque
  • Beginners Catalan
  • Beginners Portuguese 1+2, Year 1
  • Elementary Basque 3+4, Year 1
  • Elementary Catalan 3+4, Year 1
  • Elementary Portuguese 3+4, Year 1

Year Two

Compulsory Modules

  • Advanced Spanish 7
  • Advanced Spanish 8
  • Advanced Spanish 7+8
  • Advanced Spanish 5+6

Optional Modules

  • "Does the Nation Matter?" the Basques' Will to Persist in the Global Culture nd Development in Latin America
  • Language Teaching: Theory and Practice
  • Latin America in Its Literature
  • Multilingual Liverpool: Reading the City
  • Propaganda and Censorship
  • Spain is Not Spain: Nationalisms & Identities in Spanish Literature
  • The Cinematic City

Year Four

Compulsory Modules

  • Proficient Spanish 11
  • Proficient Spanish 12

Optional Modules

  • Contemporary Latin American Politics
  • Digital Cultures in the Americas
  • Dissertation
  • Proficient Catalan 11
  • Proficient Catalan 12
  • Proficient Portuguese 11, Year 3
  • Proficient Portuguese 12, Year 3
  • Resistance and Renewal: Spanish Poetry From the Folk Songs of the Frontier to the Slam Sessions of Madrid
  • Screening Spain: Contemporary Spanish Film and Television
  • Terror Remembered: Representing Traumatic Histories in Latin America, Europe and China
  • Language, Society and Identity in Contemporary Spain
  • Translation Theory and Practice

Tuition fees

Home (UK) Undergraduates: £9,250 per academic year

Career opportunities

We are justifiably proud of our excellent record on graduate employment. Our graduates go on to careers in all sectors worldwide. These include the media, industry and commerce, finance, local and central government, administration, translation, interpreting and teaching in schools and universities.

Many of our students also undertakepostgraduate study, either in our own department or for example, on a PGCE translation or law conversion course. All students have the opportunity to gain employability skills and work experience and we work closely with Careers & Employability to ensure that the curriculum delivers the skills that graduate employers are looking for.

The Year Abroad also offers an excellent opportunity to develop these skills. Employers really value graduates who have an international experience as part of their degree studies and this is demonstrated by the wide range of local, national and international employers that our graduates work for. Sessions that our students have taken part in this year include commercial and business awareness, networking skills, how to make the most of careers fairs and employability workshops that include meetings with employers and language graduates.

In partnership with Careers & Employability, we hold an annual Languages Careers Fair, which is attended by some 20 language-related employers who are always keen to meet with our students. The event is always highly regarded by those who attend. The European Commission visits annually to talk to students about translating and interpreting careers within the EU.

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