BA English and Spanish (QR34)

2019 entry

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New course for 2019

UCAS code QR34
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £18,100 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About BA English and Spanish

The joint honours English and Spanish degree allows you to study two complementary disciplines, both of which ask you to think carefully about culture and history and to pay close attention to detail while comprehending and analysing language.

Students on this course will join departments with top researchers in a great diversity of fields and will be encouraged to develop expertise and research skills relevant to both disciplines while also considering the relationships between them.

You will develop distinct but complementary skills: for example in English you will be asked to write commentaries on, or translate passages from, literary texts written before 1740 in order to demonstrate your comprehension of earlier forms of English. In Spanish you will undertake translation and commentary exercises as part of developing written and spoken language skills. In both disciplines you will be provided with the opportunity to study literary texts in their social, political and historical contexts.

You will spend a mandatory year abroad in a Spanish-speaking environment to improve your language skills and global citizenship.

All English and Spanish students will complete a dissertation across their final year, a project that will ask you to bring together the skills you have developed through studying these two disciplines.

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Typical offer for BA English and Spanish - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAA including a modern language and either English Literature or combined English Literature and Language
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB including A in either English Literature or combined English Literature and Language and B in a modern language
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in a modern language and either English A Literature or combined English A Literature and Language
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in either English A Literature or combined English A Literature and Language, and 5 at Higher Level in a modern language
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Humanities/Humanities and Social Sciences, or Literary Studies) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Distinctions may be required in specified units. All applicants must demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning, usually with a B at A-level in a modern foreign language.
BTEC offer DDD plus A in A-level History and B in A-level modern language
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA in English and a modern language and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall, with 8.5 in English and a modern language
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile A
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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