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BA Spanish and Latin American Studies

Catalog id : R4T7
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
20700 GBP
National
9000 GBP
EU
12 GBP

Application fee

International 12 GBP
National 12 GBP
EU 12 GBP
Department
School of European Languages, Culture and Society
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

This four-year programme combines the study of Spanish language and its varieties with modules in the film, languages, literature, history and cultures of Spain and Latin America, from the early modern period to the present day. Year three is spent abroad in a Spanish-speaking country.

  • UCL is an important centre for Hispanic and Latin American Studies, with a wealth of expertise in areas from Cervantes to Borges.
  • You will receive high-quality language instruction combined with innovative, research-led teaching of a wide range of Spanish and Latin American literature, culture and film topics.
  • Your third year will be spent in a Spanish-speaking country - an experience which contributes vastly to your linguistic competence and cultural understanding. The department currently has links with universities in Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Spain.
  • You will benefit from the resources of the UCL Library, Senate House Library of the University of London, the Instituto Cervantes, Canning House and the Institute for the Study of the Americas.

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Eligibility Criteria

British Council International Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Version)

  • Standard level: Overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests.
  • Good level: Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.
  • Advanced level: Overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Standard level: Score of 92 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
  • Good level: Score of 100 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
  • Advanced level: Score of 109 overall 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening

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Course Modules

Year 1 :

Compulsory modules
Spanish Language I

Optional modules
A choice of first-year Spanish and Latin American modules (including literature and film)

  • Beginner's Portuguese (subject to availability)
  • Introduction to Portuguese literature

You will also choose interdepartmental modules offered by the School of European Languages, Culture & Society. Options may include the study of lingusitics, film, and history.

Year 2 :

Compulsory modules
Spanish Language II

Optional modules
You will select a total of 3.0 credits from a wide range of optional modules. Options may include:

  • Developments in Spanish Film
  • The Essay in Spanish America
  • Portuguese Literature
  • The Short Story in Spanish America
  • The Theatre in Spain's Golden Age
  • SELCS Intermediate-level modules

Year 3 :

Year abroad in a Spanish-speaking country

  • Students currently complete a 4,000-word Year Abroad Project in the target language, and:
  • Any assessment required by a host university (if participating in a university exchange); or:
  • A British Council Assistantship or work placement abroad.

Year 4 :

Compulsory module
Spanish Language III

Optional modules
You will select a total of 3.0 credits from a wide range of optional modules. Options may include:

  • Advanced Portuguese (subject to availability and approval)
  • Latin American Journeys
  • Latin American Vanguard Movements
  • Spanish and Latin American Cultural Dilemmas
  • Spanish Film from the 1990s
  • The Battle for Memory in the Contemporary Spanish
  • The Work of Jorge Luis Borges
  • The Works of Cervantes
  • SELCS Advanced-level modules

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How to Apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

 

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