What degree programmes can I follow?

BullfightThe broad range of expertise in the Hispanic Studies department means you can study not only Spanish but also Portuguese and Catalan.

You can choose to combine Hispanic Studies, or just the study of Spanish, with other languages offered in the school. You can also combine it with a subject from another department. These are known as dual degrees.

Studying with us gives you the chance to learn a new language - such as Catalan, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Polish or Czech - from scratch.

Entry requirements

For all information about entry requirements, including our typical offer for single and dual honours courses, required subjects and the number of A levels required, please consult our online prospectus

  • Interviews are not usually required except in special cases
  • Equivalent qualifications are welcomed
  • Applications from mature students are welcomed

'And' and 'with' degrees

Be aware of the difference between `and´ and `with´ degrees.

  • 'And' degrees - for example Hispanic Studies and French - usually involve a 50/50 split between the two subjects. However, many of our 'and' degrees can now be studied as a flexible dual, allowing you to study more credits in either one of your subjects, you simply decide when you select your modules.

More information about dual honours degrees

  • 'With' degrees allow you to choose a ‘Major’ and ‘Minor’ focus. In a Major/Minor degree - for example Hispanic Studies with Japanese - you study the first subject (Hispanic Studies in this example) for the major part of your degree and the second subject (Japanese) as the minor part. The split varies from course to course, but as a rough guide the major subject will make up around 70% of your degree and the minor 30%.

Different levels of Spanish

We accept students with a good grade at A Level Spanish, as well as those who have little or no previous experience with the language. Depending on your level of Spanish you will follow one of two routes in your first year.

At Level 1, students with an A Level (or equivalent) study the Spanish language and culture in depth, and are given the essential contexts for future years of study. You will be introduced to the history, culture, and politics of Spain and Latin America.

Students without an A Level (or its equivalent) follow the Spanish Beginners' Course in the first year. In the second year you join the post A Level students for the content modules but have separate Spanish language classes. In the final year all students are taught together for both content and language modules. 

Find out more about Beginners' and Post A Level Spanish


More information: for detailed information about the different degrees listed on this page please consult the courses for Hispanic Studies in the online prospectus.

Single/Dual/Triple Honours Courses

Single Honours

Hispanic Studies

Dual honours

Archaeology and Hispanic Studies*
Business Management and Hispanic Studies
Economics and Hispanic Studies
English and Hispanic Studies*
French and Hispanic Studies*
German and Hispanic Studies*
History and Hispanic Studies*
Linguistics and Hispanic Studies*
Music and Hispanic Studies*
Philosophy and Hispanic Studies*
Politics and Hispanic Studies
Russian and Hispanic Studies*

* These are flexible dual programmes

Triple Honours

Combined Honours - Triple

Major/Minor Courses

Degrees in which Spanish forms a major component

Hispanic Studies with Czech
Hispanic Studies with Polish
Hispanic Studies with Japanese
BA in Modern Languages

Degrees in which Spanish forms a minor component

Chinese Studies with Spanish
Japanese Studies with Spanish