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Hispanic Studies and History (4 years) BA (Hons)

University of Birmingham

Key Information

Course duration: 4 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 1st for American Studies (View subject table)

  • Entry Standards
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    150
  • Graduate Prospects
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    80.0 / 100.0
  • Student Satisfaction
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    3.86 / 5.00

Ranked 9th for History (View subject table)

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    162
  • Graduate Prospects
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    79.0 / 100.0
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    4.10 / 5.00

Applying

UCAS Course Code: RV41

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: AAB To include A level History, Medieval History or Ancient History at grade A. Hispanic Studies can be studied post A level or ab initio.

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Fees

Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year
Overseas students: £17,640 per year

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The Course

Summary

Our degrees designed to provide both academic excellence and vocational development - a balance that is highly sought after by employers in today's intellectual, professional and creative industries. Employers need multilingual communicators who can speak with people on the same cultural wavelength. Becoming a Birmingham languages graduate takes you there. You will benefit from an intellectually challenging and stimulating environment for your undergraduate studies, focused on ensuring you’re a fully supported and active learner. Taking Hispanic Studies (at beginner or advanced level) alongside History is highly complementary and an exciting way to contextualise your knowledge in each discipline. Researching primary sources is a key feature of any History degree so taking Hispanic Studies alongside it dramatically increases the range of primary sources that you will be able to access. The programme is also very flexible, allowing you to specialise as you progress.

90% of our Modern Languages students enter work or further study within six months of graduation (DLHE 2016). During your degree, you will acquire skills and knowledge that are highly prized by employers in many sectors, including: Strong communication skills in English and Spanish; An appreciation of the past and how this impacts on the present; A deep understanding of other cultures; Critical thinking skills, alongside the ability to research, analyse and interpret information; Independence and experience of living abroad; Leadership and teamwork; Handling complex information; The ability to form concise and articulate arguments; Managing your time and prioritising your workload.

You will benefit from events in both departments whereby graduates return to campus to talk to current students about their careers, how to find opportunities and the variety of roles available to both linguists and historians. Recent speakers have held high-profile roles at the BBC and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Employers target University of Birmingham students for their diverse skill-set and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends. If you make the most of our wide range of opportunities you will be able to develop your career from the moment you arrive. To enhance your career prospects even further, you will need to think about engaging in some extra-curricular activities to broaden your skills and network of contacts.

Start Dates

  • 30 September 2019 at Main Site

University of Birmingham

University League Table Ranking: 15th

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Postal Address

Department of Modern Languages
University of Birmingham
Academic and Student Division
Birmingham
B15 2TT
ENGLAND

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