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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The School of Modern Languages aims to develop and educate its students to become ‘global citizens’. 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.A degree in Spanish 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. You will gain a wealth 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. 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 your first year, in addition to your language tuition, an Introduction to Spanish history and culture module seeks to provide a solid foundation for more specialised studies as you progress through your course. Your understanding of the language will be further developed and refined during your year abroad, when you will experience life in a Spanish-speaking country at first hand In the final year, you have the opportunity to write a dissertation, which stimulates initiative and can serve as a useful preparation for postgraduate study.It is important to remember that studying languages is not just about the language itself. It involves exploring many aspects of a country and we aspire to offer a genuinely broad course that offers challenging and stimulating modules. On completion of this four-year programme, you will have a high level of proficiency in the language, as well as a critical understanding of key aspects of Spanish history, culture, literature, politics and contemporary society. Distinctive features•the option to begin your study at either beginner or advanced level (meaning an A-level in your chosen language may not be required) •optional modules in film, literature, history of art, politics and history•emphasis on strengthening reading, writing, oral and aural skills through regular classwork exercises, written work, use of video and audio material, and interaction with native speakers (including Erasmus students hosted by the department) •core language modules delivered by native speakers•the chance to spend your third year either studying or working in a country that predominantly operates in your chosen language of study

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 18,200per year

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A level : BBB - ABB

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

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff has over 8,500 international students from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global university with formal links and partnerships with more than 200 institutions worldwide.
The university's culture encourages international exchanges and collaborations.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 48 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    136 64%

    30th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    32nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    16th

    11

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