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Spanish Studies and Politics BA (Hons)

Lancaster University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Lancaster’s joint Spanish Studies and Politics degree is taught by the Department of Languages and Cultures in conjunction with the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 ranked Spanish Studies 2nd and Politics 7th in the UK.

Your Spanish Studies programme gives you the opportunity to acquire high-level language skills and gain a thorough understanding of the country’s historical, cultural, social and political background in a global context. In Politics, you will explore the themes, concepts and events that have shaped the contemporary world.

Your first year comprises an exploration of the Spanish language and its cultural context as well as the core module ‘Politics in the modern World’, which introduces you to key themes such as the theory and practice of liberal democracy, globalisation and threats to international security. In addition, you will study two minor subjects that complements your degree, one of which may be another language.

Building on your language skills in Year 2, you will study the culture, politics and history of the Spanish-speaking world in more depth, as well as selecting modules which are international in scope and promote a comparative understanding of Europe and beyond. You will combine these with modules such as ‘Modern Political Thought’, or ‘Comparative Politics of the Asia Pacific and the Middle East’.

Spending your third year abroad in a Spanish-speaking country gives you the opportunity to develop your language proficiency while deepening your intercultural sensitivity. You can study at a partner institution or conduct a work placement.

A degree in languages can help you to develop rich interpersonal, intercultural, cognitive and transferable skills that combine well with the broader knowledge of international issues and social systems you’ll acquire through studying Politics. Graduates have gone on to careers in the civil service, government, public affairs, accountancy, IT, business development, events management, finance, journalism, publishing, research and sales, as well as teaching and translation both in the UK and abroad.

Spanish Studies is ranked 1st for graduate prospects in the Times and Sunday Time Good University Guide 2019 and we are also ranked 3rd for Politics’ graduate careers after 6 months in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

Many graduates continue their studies at Lancaster, making the most of our postgraduate research facilities. There are a diverse range of Masters programmes on offer in Politics, as well as options to study Translation or Languages and Cultures at postgraduate level.

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : ABB

A level Spanish, or if this is to be studied from beginners’ level, AS grade B or A level grade B in another foreign language, or GCSE grade A or in a foreign language. Native Spanish speakers will not be accepted onto this scheme.

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University information

Lancaster University

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW, England

Students from over one hundred countries study at the Lancaster campus. An open and welcoming community, equality and diversity are valued.
Lancaster University offers students a range of award-winning, high-quality, safe and comfortable accommodation.
Lancaster University has a vast array of facilities including shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and a sports centre and swimming pool.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 49 21

    15th out of 86 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    142 73%

    25th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    30th

    29
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    43rd

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    144 70%

    25th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    26th

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    38th

    2

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