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Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies BA (Hons)

Newcastle University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Newcastle)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Explore and study the languages, histories and societies of Spain, Portugal and Latin America and immerse yourself in these vibrant cultures.

Course overview

This four-year Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies degree focuses on developing your language skills in Spanish and Portuguese. You're encouraged to explore the rich linguistic, social and cultural diversity of the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean.

You will study a range of research-informed modules, which include: social customs, art, music and the survival of indigenous people. You'll also have the opportunity to study Catalan and Italian.

You will achieve a high level of Spanish, both written and spoken, and your Portuguese will be built from a beginners' level.

You'll become a confident multilinguist, ready to embark on your career journey as a global citizen.

Teaching methods

The majority of language modules are taught by native speakers. You also work in language laboratories and undertake self-study in our award-winning Language Resource Centre.

Your future

Ability in languages is highly regarded by employers across all sectors, including industry and business. Employers value the linguistic skills and cultural awareness of graduates.

With ever more European and international connections, language skills are important and give you a real advantage in applying for a wide range of graduate jobs.

For some graduates teaching is a popular career choice, undertaking primary and secondary Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) or teaching English abroad. Others go into jobs where their language skills are desirable, such as the media, sales, e-commerce, and areas of finance.

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    36th

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Newcastle University is a global leader in ageing and health, data, energy, cities, and the creative arts.
Dedicated teams support students during application, before arrival and as they settle into life in the UK.
Degree programmes shaped by strong links with multinational businesses and opportunities for professional accreditation and placements.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 49 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    152 71%

    20th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    30th

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    24th

    4

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