Course summary

At Westminster, we train competent linguists in modern languages ready to enter graduate employment. We place particular emphasis on employability and the contemporary cultural context and offer high-quality teaching in all language skills.

This course will enable you to achieve a good or high level of linguistic competence in Spanish in all four skill areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking). You will study Spanish language, culture and linguistics in an integrated and interdisciplinary way, exploring the connections between them and the broader historical and cross-cultural contexts that frame their study. You will be able to function in different cultural situations and acquire the qualities and skills of a humanities graduate. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

We accept students at two different entry points – beginner or intermediate. Please note that we may need to test you to determine your entry point.

You will study an integrated curriculum with a focus on applied language skills and cultural studies, supported by a rigorous development of your foreign languages skills in all areas.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study in this course.

Year 1

Subjects of study include:

  • Spanish World and the Word
  • Introduction to the Study of Language and Culture
  • Exploring Language
  • Intercultural Communication: An Introduction
  • Objects and Meaning: World Cultures in London Galleries and Museums
  • Language Myths

Credit Level 4

Year 2

Subjects of study include:

  • Expressions of Spanish Culture
  • Language, Structure and Meaning
  • Culture(s) and Conflict(s): Representations of War, Conflict and Revolution across World Cultures
  • Language, Power and Institutions: Decoding Dominant Narratives
  • Multilingual e-Collaboration: Transposing Current Affairs
  • Language and Literary Style
  • Child Language Acquisition

Credit Level 5

Year 3

Subjects of study include:

  • Themes in Contemporary Hispanic Studies
  • Dissertation
  • Dreaming the Same Dream? Concepts of Happiness Across Cultures
  • Narrating the Other: Politics and Literature
  • People and Things on the Move: Identity, Place and Memory in and across Diasporic Spaces
  • Gender Matters: Femininities, Masculinities and Trans-Cultural Practice
  • Career Competencies for Linguists
  • Language Form
  • Language Contact and Change
  • Language and Power
  • Studies in Literary Language

Credit Level 6

Entry Requirements

UK

One of the following (or equivalent qualification):

  • A Levels – BCC
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma – DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma – Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

In addition to one of the above, you should have:

  • GCSE minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each element.

We are ideally looking for evidence of successful language learning, formal or informal, in the applicant’s personal statement. We accept students at Beginners’ and Intermediate levels. Proficient students (native speaker level) will be directed towards our BA in Translation as a more appropriate course.

EU/International

  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each element.

Career development centre

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course,
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience,
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability,
  • market yourself effectively to employers,
  • write better CVs and application forms,
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills,
  • plan your career with our careers consultants,
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated July 12, 2019
This course is Campus based
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13,400 GBP
international - UK/EU: £9,250 (fees per academic year)
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