Our Spanish and Linguistics BA trains you to be a competent linguist ready to enter graduate employment.
Our degree offers the exciting combination of the study of the Spanish language and culture alongside the wider study of the forms, structures and varieties of language itself.
You'll develop a high level of competence in oral and written communication in Spanish, proficiency in language transfer skills, and a thorough knowledge of Spanish culture. Upon graduation, you'll be able to thrive linguistically in diverse cultural situations.
You'll study an integrated curriculum with a focus on applied language skills and cultural studies, supported by a rigorous development of your foreign language skills in all areas. We teach in an integrated interdisciplinary way, exploring the connections between language and culture and the broader historical and cross-cultural contexts in which they are produced.
We place particular emphasis on employability and the contemporary cultural context and offer high-quality teaching in all language skills.
The linguistics component of your combined degree will develop your understanding and knowledge of language to an advanced and sophisticated level while fostering and enhancing your skills in using English.
Between Years 2 and 3, you'll have the opportunity to spend a full academic year abroad at one of our partner institutions or undertake an approved form of employment in a country where Spanish is the official language. You may work as a paid language assistant in a foreign school or undertake a work (or volunteering) placement, both of which give you a valuable opportunity to boost your employability while improving your language competence.
Our Spanish courses are only available to the beginner or intermediate entrants. Please note that we may need to test you to determine your entry point.
Top reasons to study with us
Enhance your language skills abroad – You'll have the option to spend a full academic year abroad in your third year or shorter periods ranging from a few days to a full semester.
Mix language with culture – Develop your Spanish language skills alongside your cultural knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world with our integrated curriculum.
Expert teaching – You'll study with world experts in creoles, pidgins and sociolinguistics.
Be supported – You'll receive individually focused academic support through our tutorial modules.
Why study this course?
Study linguistics at the heart of a polyglot cityOur Regent Campus is based around one of London’s most vibrant streets and puts you in the heart of multicultural London.
Language in practiceYou'll have access to our Languages Plus programme, which puts you in touch with native speakers through the Language Exchange, gives you one-to-one grammar help at the Language Clinics, and allows you to gain valuable work experience in a language-related field.
Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL) partnerWe're committed to supporting the development of our linguists, and we work closely with the CIOL.
The University of Westminster is a Higher Education Language partner of the Chartered Institute of Linguists.