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Spanish & Latin American Studies and Theology & Religious Studies

University of Aberdeen

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 5 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Spanish & Latin American Studies has an outstanding reputation, with the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment.

Aberdeen is one of the most dynamic place to study the Spanish language and the cultural frameworks in countries where it is spoken. We will equip you with the skills to communicate in a global language, spoken by 350 million native Spanish speakers in 19 Latin American states, the Spanish Peninsula and increasingly in the US.

You will also study historical, anthropological, literary and cultural texts, films and visual culture of Spain and Latin American countries.

In Theology & Religious Studies, you will gain a sound understanding of the major religious traditions of the world, including their historical development and contemporary importance, with a special focus on Christian faith, life and doctrine in its historical, institutional and contemporary context.

You will study biblical languages, the history of the church in the west, the Reformation in Scotland, the role of religion in ethical and political debates and religious aspects of disability.

As an integral part of your 5-year programme, you will spend the whole of year three taking your language and cultural skills to a very high level as a teaching assistant or visiting student in a Spanish-speaking country.

As a graduate, you will be highly employable in a wide range of roles including church ministry and administration, media and journalism, public service, charities, NGO and international affairs, business, publishing and education.

Spanish & Latin American Studies has an outstanding reputation, with the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment. Aberdeen is one of the most dynamic place to study the Spanish language and the cultural frameworks in countries where it is spoken. We will equip you with the skills to communicate in a global language,...

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Course Content

Year 1 

Compulsory Courses

Academic Writing for Divinity, History & Philosophy (AW1007)

Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001)

Optional Courses

Select one of the following options:

Beginner

  • Spanish Language 1 (SP1027)
  • Spanish Language 2 (SP1528)

Intermediate

  • Spanish Language 2 (SP1028)
  • Spanish Language 3 (SP2525)

Advanced

  • Spanish Language 3 (SP2525)

All options will also select:

  • Spain: A Cultural History (SP1035) AND/OR Latin America: A Cultural History (SP1536)

Plus select at least 60 credit points from level 1 courses in Divinity and Religious Studies, plus further credit points from courses of choice to reach 120 credit points.

Spanish Language 1  (SP1027) - 15 Credit Points

Spanish Language 2  (SP1528) - 15 Credit Points

Spanish Language 3 (SP2525) - 15 Credit Points

Spanish Language 2  (SP1028) - 15 Credit Points

Year 2 

Optional Courses

Select one of the following options:

Beginner

  • Spanish Language 3 (SP2025)
  • Spanish Language 4 (SP2526)

Intermediate/Advanced

  • Spanish Language 4 (SP2026)
  • Spanish Language 5 (SP2531)

Both options will select:

  • Spain: Texts and Contexts (SP2035) AND/OR Latin America: Texts and Contexts (SP2536)

Plus select 60 further credit points from level 2 courses in Divinity and Religious Studies.

Spanish Language 3 (SP2025) - 15 Credit Points

Spanish Language 4 (SP2526) - 15 Credit Points

Spanish Language 4 (SP2026) - 15 Credit Points

Spanish Language 5 (SP2531) - 15 Credit Points

Year 3

Compulsory Courses

Residence Abroad Project (SP30AB) - 15 Credit Points

Year 4 

Compulsory Courses

Spanish Language 6 (SP30A3) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 45 credit points from level 3 courses in Spanish and Latin American Studies, plus a further 60 credit points from level 3 courses in Divinity and Religious Studies.

Year 5 

Compulsory Courses

Spanish Language 7 (SP40A5) - 30 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select one of the following dissertation options:

  • Dissertation in Hispanic Studies (SP4038)
  • Dissertation (DR4044)
  • Dissertation (DR4544)

Plus select further credit points from level 4 courses in Hispanic Studies and level 4 courses in Divinity and Religious Studies to gain 60 credits in each discipline.

Dissertation (DR4044) - 30 Credit Points

Dissertation (DR4544) - 30 Credit Points

Dissertation in Spanish (SP4038)

Year 1  Compulsory Courses Academic Writing for Divinity, History & Philosophy (AW1007) Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001) Optional Courses Select one of the following options: Beginner Spanish Language 1...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

King's College Aberdeen

Full Time, 5 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

SQA Highers

Standard: AABB

Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required.

Minimum: BBB

Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will normally be required.

Adjusted: BB

Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will be required.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

A LEVELS

Standard: BBB

Minimum: BBC

Adjusted: CCC

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

International Baccalaureate

32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL.

Irish Leaving Certificate

5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3 OR AAABB, obtained in a single sitting. (B must be at B2 or above).

Entry from College

Advanced entry to this degree may be possible from some HNC/HND qualifications, please see www.abdn.ac.uk/study/articulation for more details.

English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

SQA Highers Standard: AABB Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required. Minimum: BBB Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are...

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Assessment Methods

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:

  • Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course.
  • Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course.
  • Written examinations at the end of each course.

The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course. Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course. Written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
IBERIAN STUDIES
100%
of students were satisfied overall
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
86%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
IBERIAN STUDIES
100% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
100% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
100% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
100% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
93% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
86% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
86% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
71% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
IBERIAN STUDIES
100% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
94% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
71% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
79% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
86% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
57% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
IBERIAN STUDIES
76% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
76% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
88% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
100% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
57% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
50% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
43% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
36% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
IBERIAN STUDIES
100% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
88% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
100% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
93% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
71% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
64% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
IBERIAN STUDIES
94% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
88% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
88% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
79% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
100% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
86% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
IBERIAN STUDIES
86% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
88% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
100% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
92% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
79% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
86% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
IBERIAN STUDIES
82% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
100% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
86% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
100% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
IBERIAN STUDIES
100% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
100% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
71% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
35% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
100% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
86% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
57% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
36% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

Did not participate.

Statistics for Iberian Studies

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points144

  • Employment Rate95%

  • Average Graduate Salary£18000

Statistics for Theology And Religious Studies

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points96

  • Employment Rate85%

  • Average Graduate Salary£18000

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