|Study location||United Kingdom, Clifton campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, sandwich|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Why choose this course?
You will benefit from the following learning opportunities.
Spanish can be studied from beginners, GCSE or A-Level. You will develop:
Spanish language skills
knowledge and understanding of the contemporary Spanish-speaking world
applied language skills such as translation
Learning will take place in both language classes and a range of lively options including modules that explore contemporary Spanish and Latin American culture, society and politics. You will achieve a high level of communicative skill, and an in-depth understanding of the culture and society of Spain and Latin America. To further increase your career options you can take a final year module that develops translation and interpreting skills.
To provide opportunities to develop language skills outside the classroom, you will have access to our excellent language resource centres which provide:
an extensive library of the latest Spanish-language films
computer-aided language learning software
course-related books, materials and periodicals.
International Relations is the study and understanding of the changing world in which we live. It explores relations between states, peoples, social movements and cultural and religious communities. Its major focus is diplomatic relations – war, peace, conflict and cooperation – but also international communication, terrorism, the role of the media, and protest and resistance to established power.
During this course you will look at complex situations which are exciting and challenging to analyse. You will take roles in simulation exercises and try to understand how crises are managed and problems are handled by getting into the minds of different participants. This will build your confidence, give you presentation and advocacy skills, and give you understanding across cultural barriers.
Teaching is informed by regionally aligned research strengths in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, North Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Europe. This research feeds directly into the course, which means you will be learning about the latest issues from world-renowned experts.
This course will help you develop a greater awareness of the complexity and connectedness of the processes that shape our worlds. This opens up careers in a wide range of fields in the public and private sectors, fostering the skills, imagination, understanding and flexibility which employers demand.
Spend a year abroad
Students studying a language can choose to spend a year abroad, allowing you to increase your foreign language fluency and understanding of other cultures. You will come away with an experience that will give you a real advantage when competing for the best jobs.
Your optional Year Abroad takes place during Year Three when you can spend time working or studying at one of our partner universities.
What will I study?
Find out everything you need to know about what you’ll be studying on this course. Detailed module information is available here:
Spanish Joint Honours
International Relations Joint Honours
Year Two – Extra Opportunities
Our flexible curriculum has been designed to create some amazing opportunities for you. Your second year of study is divided into two semesters that enables you to take part in the following optional opportunities:
International exchange – Experience other cultures, travel the globe and open your eyes to a world of opportunities. Our exchange partnership with a number of international universities enables you to live and study in another country in your second year.
Work placements – Gain valuable work experience that will impress employers and help you get ahead in your chosen career. Boost your employability by taking a credit-bearing work placement as part of your degree rather than a sandwich year.
University Language Programme – Available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.
Your career development
This is a major part of the curriculum. Key transferable skills are emphasised and there are opportunities to develop links with organisations and potential employers. As a result we have an outstanding record of graduate employment.
Joint honours courses develop a wide range of skills. These include:
written and oral communication skills
the ability to work independently and in groups
a variety of IT skills.