Philosophy and Hispanic Studies BA

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  • Duration: 4 years full-time 
  • Award: BA

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We are still accepting applications for 2018 entry

A degree in Philosophy and Hispanic Studies enables you to develop your understanding of the Spanish language and of Spanish and Latin American culture and society, while learning about philosophical issues that have challenged philosophers for centuries.

On this course half your modules will be in philosophy, the other half will be in Hispanic studies. About a third of teaching time is devoted to developing your written and oral fluency in Spanish, supported by small-group learning on weekly basis and weekly classes with native speakers.

Level one provides a grounding in the language, culture, history, and society of Spain and Latin America.

Levels two and three offer very broad coverage of diverse aspects of Spanish and Latin American society, history, and culture. This includes film, music, linguistics, literature, art, and sport. Language learning remains central, but otherwise you have an extensive choice of optional modules. This enables you to build your own pathway and set your own challenges, all within a framework of support from personal tutors.

The course includes a year abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. We offer a large number of year-abroad options in Spain and Latin America. We are flexible in making arrangements to suit your interests. We have outstanding success in securing placements with the British Council's language-teaching assistantship schemes. Find out more about the Hispanic Studies side of the course, including Hispanic Studies modules.

The Philosophy department offers an exciting range of modules taught by researchers who are experts in their field. You can develop your understanding of the key areas of philosophy, such as ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of language, aesthetics, metaphysics, and logic. We also have modules on major figures in the history of philosophy, such as Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Hegel.

The Philosophy side of the degree is highly flexible, with no required modules. Dual students have the choice of exactly the same modules as single honours Philosophy students. Philosophy modules

More information

More information on Philosophy and Hispanic Studies BA is available on the University 2018 prospectus. Information about teaching and learning can be found under the "learning and assessment" tab: University 2018 prospectus.

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Entry requirements

Our typical entry requirements are:

  • A Levels: ABB typically including a modern foreign language*
  • International Baccalaureate: 33, typically with 6 in Higher Level in a modern foreign language*
  • Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher: AABBB+B typically including a modern foreign language*

We can also accept other qualifications: Other entry requirements for Philosophy and Hispanic Studies BA 

Other requirements:

*If you are not studying a modern foreign language, the department will consider other evidence of aptitude for language learning (such as a languages GCSE or, for non-native speakers of English, an English language qualification).

English language requirements

International students need an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

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Disability and Support

We welcome applications from disabled students and students with a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia.

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