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English Language/Spanish (4 years) BA (Hons)

Cardiff University

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    QR3K

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    26th

    7
  • Subject Ranking

    32nd

    4 (English)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    151

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    68

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    3.97

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    SEP-20

Course Summary

Many students find studying a joint honours stimulating and rewarding as they are able to observe both similarities and differences between the two subjects. By combining English Language and Spanish, you will gain a variety of transferable skills and knowledge beneficial to the world of employment, making you competitive and attractive in an increasingly global workforce and opening the doors to a variety of career paths. English Language at Cardiff has a distinctive character. As would be expected of any good course, you will be provided with a rigorous grounding in the analysis of the language.You will learn such essential linguistic tools as phonetics, grammar and discourse analysis from those who are helping develop those fields. Since we take a broad approach to language, you will also learn how to analyse the types of multimodal texts (for example combining word, image and sound) that predominate in contemporary media. We also focus on the intersection of language with culture, society, politics and mind.Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. Spoken by more than 400 million people across more than 20 countries worldwide, it is one of the most useful languages in the world for business and leisure alike. It opens doors to a vibrant and diverse range of cultural experiences.Spanish at Cardiff University enables you to access, analyse and evaluate current developments across the Hispanic world as well as the cultures and values of the past. Having studied Spanish, you will be ready to take advantage of the wide-ranging opportunities open to language graduates today We offer Spanish for both advanced students and beginners. In terms of language acquisition, this course will enable you to develop your writing, oral and aural skills through a range of learning activities, and using a variety of audio-visual materials.In addition to language tuition you will be introduced to Spanish history and culture seeks to provide a solid foundation for more specialised studies as you progress through your course. You will spend your third year in Spain or a Spanish-speaking country, practising and developing your language skills.It is important to remember that studying languages is not just about the language itself. It involves examining many aspects of a country and its culture, its social structures and institutions, politics, history, literature and cinema. Through the study of such areas you are able to gain a better understanding of Spanish culture and of how it has evolved over the centuries, becoming what it is today.As a joint honours student, you will find that often there are complementary issues and perspectives that link subjects, be they critical analysis, historical contexts or recent research.Each school involved in delivering the degree offers a challenging course of modules, supported by a friendly atmosphere and excellent staff-student relationships.On completion of this four-year programme, you will have a high level of language proficiency, as well as a critical understanding of key aspects of Spanish history, culture, literature, politics and contemporary society. Distinctive features•core modules that guarantee a solid base for all, but then allow you, with advice from your personal tutor, to carve out a programme that will best fit your interests and career aspirations•research-led teaching that allows you to engage with new ideas that are helping to shape the future of English language studies•a pathway into this degree for beginners who do not have Spanish A-level•a year spent studying or working in a Spanish-speaking country

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • Extended Project
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grades / Points

BBC–BBB

Details

Applicants holding a B in relevant language A-levels will have access to the Languages advanced pathways. Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.

Tuition Fees

This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.

£9,000 per year

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University information

University Ranking

26th

About this University

Cardiff University was founded in 1883. It is based in and around Cardiff's elegant civic centre, 5 minutes' walk from the city centre. Academic buildings, student residences and the Students' Union are within a short walk of each other. Cardiff is the only Russell Group university in Wales.

Address

Main Site - Cardiff

30-36 Newport Road

Cardiff

CF24 0DE

UNITED KINGDOM