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Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and History

University of Southampton
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Southampton
English
September 2021
Application deadline: 30 June 2021

Program description

Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and History

Examine past and present Spanish cultures alongside world history with this degree. You’ll spend your third year abroad practising your Spanish fluency in a Spanish-speaking country. This combined BA degree can help prepare a variety of careers. These include translation, the media, museum curation or teaching in the UK or abroad.

On this Spanish and History degree, you’ll discover the Spanish language, its history and society. You'll gain skills to critically engage with Spanish cultures.

You’ll look at the different ways historians have approached the human past, alongside specific areas in history.

You'll spend your third year immersed in Spanish language and culture in a country where Spanish is spoken. You can choose to be an English language assistant (British Council), study at a university (Erasmus), or be employed through an approved work placement.

As part of this degree, you can:

  • gain fluency in Spanish
  • choose from over 100 modules in History
  • access document collections, including the Wellington, Palmerston and Mountbatten papers, and the Parkes archive, which is one of the largest Jewish documentation centres in Europe
  • attend our visiting lecture and seminar program

Admission requirements

A-levels

AAB including Grades AB in History (or a related subject*) and Spanish

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass, with 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level, including 6 and 5 at Higher Level in History (or a related subject*) and Spanish

BTEC

  • Distinction in the BTEC Extended Diploma plus A in A level History (or a related subject*) and A in A level Spanish.
  • Distinction in the BTEC Diploma plus A in A level History (or a related subject*) and A in A level Spanish.
  • Distinction in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus A in A level History (or a related subject*) and A in A level Spanish.

Other requirement

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

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


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Program content

Year 1

  • Academic Skills for ML students
  • Spanish Language Stage 4
  • The History and Politics of the Hispanic World
  • World Histories: Contact, Conflict and Culture from Ancient to Modern

You must also choose from the following modules in year 1:

  • Applications of Linguistics
  • Castles: Military technology and social change from the middle ages to the modern
  • Clash of Superpowers: United States versus China
  • Content and discontent: Culture and British society, 1815-1914
  • Elements of Linguistics - Sound, Structure and Meaning
  • From Alexander to Augustus: leadership in the Ancient World
  • Humanities, the Human and the Non-Human
  • Introduction to Ethnography: Food and Culture
  • Jewish Life and Death in Europe
  • Landscapes and Seascapes of Britain’s Past
  • Pandemic, Famine, War and Popular Revolt: The Apocalyptic Fourteenth Century
  • Racism and Resistance: From Slavery to BLM
  • Reading Culture
  • Reading the City
  • Sexual Politics: Gender History in Twentieth Century Britain
  • The Islamic World: Pakistan and Iran in the Modern Era
  • The Tudors
  • Wonderful things: World history in 40 objects

Year 2

  • Managing Research and Learning
  • Spanish Language Stage 5

You must also choose from the following modules in year 2:

  • Ancient Rome: the First Metropolis
  • Arabian Nights and Days: The World of the 1001 Nights
  • Blitzed Brits: Politics, Society and Culture in the Second World War
  • Culture, Power and Resistance in the Portuguese-Speaking World
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Ethnography of Latin America
  • Exploring Spanish Linguistics
  • From Black and White to Colour: A Screen History of Race, Gender and Sexuality in Post-War Britain
  • Gender, Race and Nation in Modern Latin America
  • High, Popular and Mass Culture in Modern Spain
  • How the Arts Work: A Practical Introduction to Cultural Economics
  • Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in France
  • Imperial China: From China’s mythical emperors to the 19th century
  • Imperialism and Nationalism in British India
  • Islamism – from the 1980s to the present
  • Language, Ideologies and Attitudes
  • Multilingualism
  • Myth and the Ancient World
  • Nelson Mandela: A South African life
  • Plague, Fire and Popish Plots: The Worlds of Charles II
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Queens, Devils and Players in Early Modern England
  • Ragtime! The Making of Modern America
  • Retail Therapy: A journey through the cultural history of shopping
  • Roman Emperors and Imperial Lives
  • Sex, Death and Money: the United Kingdom in the 1960s
  • Sound and Voice
  • Stalin and Stalinism
  • Syntax: Studying Language Structure
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • The Age of Discovery? c.1350-c.1650
  • The EU and European Identity
  • The First British Empire: the beginnings of English dominance, 1050-1300
  • The Life and Afterlife of the Vikings
  • The Making of Englishness
  • Treason and Plot: A History of Modern Treason
  • Underworlds: A cultural history of urban nightlife in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Variation and Change in English
  • Vienna and Berlin: Society, Politics and Culture from 1890 to the Present
  • Wellington and the war against Napoleon
  • Witchcraft in England, 1542-1736

Year 3

  • Year Abroad Research Project YARP

Year 4

  • History Dissertation
  • Modern Languages Dissertation
  • Seeing and being seen: Study Abroad re-entry
  • Spanish Language Stage 7

You must also choose from the following modules in year 4:

  • A Short History of the Ethics of War
  • A Short History of the Homosexual
  • A Short History of the Populist Leader
  • America and the world, 1945-2020: technology, conflict and the lives of others (Part 1)
  • America and the world, 1945-2020: technology, conflict and the lives of others (Part 2)
  • An ambivalent asylum: the histories and memories of refugees in early twentieth-century France
  • Audiovisual Translation
  • Barrios and Borders: Language and Identity amongst US Latinos
  • Emperor Julian and the Last Pagans of Rome Part 1, Julian: hero and apostate
  • Emperor Julian and the Last Pagans of Rome Part 2, Julian: hero and apostate
  • Empires In Crisis: The Austro-Hungarian And Russian Revolutions, 1900-1921 (Part 1)
  • Empires In Crisis: The Austro-Hungarian And Russian Revolutions, 1900-1921 (Part 2)
  • Encounters with Bodies in Lusophone Cultural Narrative
  • English as a Global Language
  • Entangled Histories: France and Germany in the mid-century era (Part 1)
  • Entangled Histories: France and Germany in the mid-century era (Part 2)
  • From Tyranny to Revolution: England 1625-49: Part 1
  • From Tyranny to Revolution: England, 1625-49 Part 2
  • Historical Memory in Modern Latin America
  • Language Teaching Theory and Practice
  • Language Testing and Assessment in Society
  • Language and the City
  • More than Pyramids & Pharaohs? Ancient Egypt in Context
  • Reading Histories
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sex, Soap Operas and Female Dissidents: Representations of Women in the Hispanic World
  • Sociophonetic Project Module
  • The British in India: From the East India Company to Partition (Part 1)
  • The British in India: From the East India Company to Partition (Part 2)
  • Translation: Theory and Practice
  • War on Land and at Sea, c.1300-c.1453 Part 1
  • War on Land and at Sea, c.1300-c.1453 Part 2
  • Writing in a Second Language
  • ‘Great’ Britain? Rethinking Victorian society (Part 1)
  • ‘Great’ Britain? Rethinking Victorian society (Part 2)

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

  • UK, Channel Island, Isle of Man and Irish students: £9,250 per year.
  • EU and International students: £18,520 per year.

Qualification

  • Final award: Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA (Hons))
  • Name of Award: Spanish and History
  • Interim Exit awards:
    • Certificate of Health Studies (CertHE)
    • Diploma of Health Studies (DipHE)
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 6

You’ll graduate with transferable skills, including the ability to:

  • assess evidence and arguments
  • present your opinions clearly and concisely
  • work independently and as part of a group
  • manage your time and workload effectively

Career opportunities

Many of our graduates have gone on to work in museum and cultural heritage jobs. Others have found jobs as:

  • translators
  • interpreters
  • publishers
  • archivists

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