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BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , Latin American Studies

Course Description

The BA Spanish and Latin American Studies is a four year degree scheme designed to provide you with a profound practical knowledge of the Spanish language and will equip you with the much-needed tools to reflect on past and contemporary literature, society, cinema, translation and politics both in Spain and Latin America. This is a four year degree with the third year spent abroad in either Spain or Latin America, in one of a number of options, either studying or gaining valuable work experience. This degree has two pathways in the first year only: one for students with an A-Level (or equivalent) in Spanish and another for those with little or no current knowledge of the language through the Beginners’ route. Scroll down to find out more!

  • Aberystwyth is top in Wales for Iberian Languages (The Complete University Guide, 2017) and ranked 8th in the UK for Modern Languages (The Guardian 2019 league table). 
  • In the 2018 Complete University Guide, Iberian Studies at Aberystwyth was ranked 3rd in the UK.
  • For the subject of Modern Languages, Aberystwyth University is ranked 5th in the UK for students entering employment or further study 6 months after graduation. (The Guardian League Table, 2018).
  • If you are a Beginner in the Spanish Language, do not worry, you will be taught on our Spanish Beginners Language course and in your first year, your language skills will rapidly advance and you will join the Advanced students in the second year.
  • If you are entering this course with a Spanish A-Level (or equivalent), you will continue to develop your linguistic competencies but at the same time be enrolled onto the Hispanic Civilisation course where you will begin your journey through the culture, literature, film and politics of Spain and Latin America.
  • You will also have the opportunity to study Brazilian-Portuguese to enhance your employability opportunities further.
  • Our ground-breaking ‘Study and Research skills’ course in the first year will equip you with the most advanced skills necessary to successfully complete your degree.
  • The Department of Modern Languages is a close knit department in which the student is the primary focus. We know all of our students by name and a real sense of community is developed in which lecturers and tutors are always on hand to guide the students through their studies.

The BA Spanish and Latin American Studies is a four year degree scheme designed to provide you with a profound practical knowledge of the Spanish language and will equip you with the much-needed tools to reflect on past and contemporary literature, society, cinema, translation and politics both in Spain and Latin America. This is a four year degree with the third year spent abroad in either...

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Course Content

During your four years, you will have four weekly hours of language work, which includes:

  • Oral;
  • Written;
  • Aural;
  • Translation.

In addition you will be provided with all the tools necessary to continue your learning outside the classroom. The department has a wide selection of materials available through the interactive student learning system (BlackBoard) through which students can access up-to-date learning resources wherever they are at any time. A wide range of expertise is available within our Department and this is reflected in the module choices that we have on offer.

On this course you can choose to study:

  • Spanish Literature;
  • Spanish Film;
  • Latin American Film;
  • Cuba and the Cuban Revolution;
  • Brazilian-Portuguese;
  • Spanish for Business;
  • Contemporary Spain.

During your four years, you will have four weekly hours of language work, which includes: Oral; Written; Aural; Translation. In addition you will be provided with all the tools necessary to continue your learning outside the classroom. The department has a wide selection of...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120

A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner)

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM to include B in A level Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner)

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in Spanish at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in Spanish

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner) GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM to include B in A level Spanish (unless to be studied as a...

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Assessment Methods

We assess our students in a variety of ways depending on the modules, usually through a combination of coursework and exams.
Your progress will be continuously developed through tutorial consultations and through the Personal Development and Employment Portfolios that you will produce during your studies.

We assess our students in a variety of ways depending on the modules, usually through a combination of coursework and exams.
Your progress will be continuously developed through tutorial consultations and through the Personal Development and Employment Portfolios that you will produce during your studies.