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BA in Spanish Studies and Linguistics (Full Time)

Lancaster University

Bachelor Degree , Spanish Studies

Course Description

This four-year combined degree is provided by our Department of Languages and Cultures and the highly-ranked Department of Linguistics and English Language. It includes an international placement in year 3. A year abroad gives you the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the language and culture. You don’t need to have studied Spanish before as we offer an Intensive course for beginners.

In Spanish Studies we aim to help you become truly fluent. Taking Linguistics in tandem with Spanish Studies will give you increased awareness of the grammar of the language, and allow you to really understand the structure of both English, Spanish, and a wide range of other languages from around the world. In your second year you’ll study modules such as The Sounds of the World's Languages and Shaping Contemporary Spain and Latin America

Your third year living abroad will give you the opportunity to deepen your intercultural sensitivity and your command of the language. You can study at a partner institution or carry out a work placement and practice your language skills in a real-world context. Staff members within the department will work with you to secure accommodation, ensuring that you are fully equipped before embarking on your year in a Spanish speaking country.

On your return to Lancaster, your fourth year allows you to develop your Spanish to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages C1/C2 levels, and you can specialise in particular fields of study. Modules could include Psycholinguistics, Linguistic Theory, or Game of (Spanish) Thrones!. You could also choose to complete a dissertation on a topic you would like to explore in-depth. Given the range of expertise within our department, our academics will be able to supervise most topics that fit your interests.

The linguistic, communication and interpersonal skills you’ll acquire are likely highly prized by most employers. The linguistics element of your degree is of professional relevance in many areas, from education to business management, advertising to accountancy. Linguistic awareness is likely to provide a real boost when working for international and multicultural companies and organisations, and we are confident our degree programme provides the right foundation to pursue a career in these areas.

This four-year combined degree is provided by our Department of Languages and Cultures and the highly-ranked Department of Linguistics and English Language. It includes an international placement in year 3. A year abroad gives you the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the language and culture. You don’t need to have studied Spanish before as we offer an Intensive course for...

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Course Content

Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme to complement your main specialism. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster please visit our Teaching and Learning section.

The following courses do not offer modules outside of the subject area due to the structured nature of the programmes: Architecture, Law, Physics, Engineering, Medicine, Sports and Exercise Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine and Biomedical Science.

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, and the University will make every reasonable effort to offer modules as advertised. In some cases changes may be necessary and may result in some combinations being unavailable, for example as a result of student feedback, timetabling, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes and new research.

Year 1

Core

Linguistics

Part I Spanish Studies (Advanced/CEFR: B1)

Part I Spanish Studies (Beginners to CEFR: A2)

Optional

English Language

Part I Chinese Studies (Beginners to CEFR: A2)

Year 2

Core

Second Year Programme for Academic Skills, Employability and International placement preparation

Shaping Contemporary Spain and Latin America: Moments and Movements

Sounds of the World's Languages

Spanish Language: Oral Skills (CEFR: B2)

Spanish Language: Oral Skills (post Beginners/CEFR: B1)

Spanish Language: Written skills (CEFR: B2)

Spanish Language: Written Skills (post Beginners/CEFR: B1)

Structures of the World's Languages

Optional

Corporate communication

Cross-cultural encounters in World Literatures

Developing Academic Practice

Discourse Analysis: Looking at Language in Use

Economic and Social Change in France, Germany and Spain since 1945

English Grammar

English Phonetics

Independent Study

Language and Identity in France, Germany and Spain

Language and Pedagogic Practice

Professional Contexts for Modern Languages

Society on Screen: The Language of Film

Stylistics

The Language of Advertising

Understanding culture

Understanding Media

Year 3

Core

International Placement Year: Intercultural and Academic Reflection

Year 4

Core

Cognitive Linguistics

Spanish Language: Oral Skills (CEFR: C1/C2)

Spanish Language: Written Skills (CEFR: C1/C2)

Topics in Phonetic and Phonological Theory

Optional

Advanced English Phonetics

Autocrats, Caudillos and Big Men: Understanding Dictatorship and its Cultural Representation in the 20th Century

Contemporary Cities in Literature and Film

Corpus-based English Language Studies

Dissertation

Forensic Linguistics

Full Unit Dissertation

Game of (Spanish) Thrones: Treachery, War and Exile in Spanish Poetry (13th-20th c.)

Imagining Modern Europe: Post-Revolutionary Utopias and Ideologies in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

Language and Identities: Gender, ethnicity and class

Language Change in English and Beyond

Language in the Workplace: Topics in Professional Communication

Latin America and Spain on Film: Violence and Masculinities

Mirrors across Media: Reflexivity in Literature, Film, Comics and Video Games

Psycholinguistics

Schools Volunteering Module

Social movements and committed writing in Mexico since 1968

The Prosecution of 'Otherness' in Europe: Witchcraft, Heresy and Inquisition (14th -17th C)

Translation as a Cultural Practice

Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme to complement your main specialism. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at...

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Entry Requirements

A Level AAB

Required Subjects A level Spanish, or if this is to be studied from beginners’ level, AS grade B or A level grade B in another foreign language, or GCSE grade A in a foreign language. Native Spanish speakers will not be accepted onto this scheme.

IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component.

A Level AAB Required Subjects A level Spanish, or if this is to be studied from beginners’ level, AS grade B or A level grade B in another foreign language, or GCSE grade A in a foreign language. Native Spanish speakers will not be accepted onto this scheme. IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each...

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