Course details

A Levels BBB Other entry requirements
UCAS code R4R7
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Russian and Slavonic Studies Czech Spanish Hispanic Studies

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The Admissions Tutor
Department of Hispanic Studies
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 2864
Email slc-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/slc/undergraduate/courses/spanish

Department of Hispanic Studies

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National Student Survey 2016

School of Languages and Cultures

Top 10 in the Russell Group for research impact
Research Excellence Framework 2014

Course description

The course is approximately two thirds Hispanic Studies; one third Czech. Language training is a big part of the course. You will also take modules in the culture and society of the Czech Republic and Spanish-speaking countries.

Second-year modules in Hispanic Studies explore literature, art, pop culture, society and linguistics. For example, you might study the politics of conformity in Franco's Spain and the cinema of the Hispanic world. Your language training continues, preparing you for your year abroad.

Your year abroad is split between the Czech Republic and Spain - or a Latin American country. Recent placements include internships at a corporate services firm in Panama, marketing and events in the Canary Islands and volunteering in Costa Rica. Or you could spend the year studying at two leading universities. When you return to Sheffield for your final year, you'll be confident, energised and inspired.

Modules: what you study and when

About dual honours and major/minor degrees

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels BBB typically including a modern foreign language*
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification BBC typically including a modern foreign language* + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 32, typically with 6 in Higher Level in a modern foreign language*
BTEC DDM + typically an appropriate modern foreign language qualification*
Cambridge Pre-U M2 M2 M2 typically including a modern foreign language*
Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher BBBBB+B typically including a modern foreign language*
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+BB typically including a modern foreign language*
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
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).
  • International students need an overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Course information on Department of Hispanic Studies website

Course information on Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies website

First year

Core modules:

Czech Language and Culture for Beginners 1
Czech Language and Culture for Beginners 2

Optional modules:

Spanish Advanced: Language and Culture I
Spanish Advanced: Language and Culture II
Spanish Beginners: Language and Culture I
Spanish Beginners: Language and Culture II

Second year

Core modules:

Studies in Czech Culture
Czech Intermediate I
Czech Intermediate II

Optional modules:

Cold War Culture
Conformity and Consensus in Spain
Dictatorship, Revolution and Resistance
Hispanic Fiction
Hispanic Film
Language at Work
Nation and Identities in Latin America
Nation and Identity in the Lusophone World
Promised Lands
Representations of the Hispanic World
The Spanish Language: Structure and Use
Tradition, Transition and Modernity
Advanced Spanish Language
Advanced Spanish Language I
Advanced Spanish Language II
Advanced Spanish Language II
Further Portuguese: Language and Culture I
Further Portuguese: Language and Culture II
Intensive Beginners Portuguese I
Intensive Beginners Portuguese II
Intensive Catalan I
Intensive Catalan II

Third year

Optional modules:

Hispanic Studies Year Abroad
Hispanic Studies Year Abroad
Russian and Slavonic Studies Year Abroad
Russian and Slavonic Studies Year Abroad
SLC Year Abroad
SLC Year Abroad

Fourth year

Core modules:

Project in Czech Studies
Advanced Spanish Language III
Advanced Spanish Language IV
Varieties of Written and Spoken Czech I
Varieties of Written and Spoken Czech II

Optional modules:

Adaptations and Transformation
Barcelona: Culture of the City
Civilisation and Barbarism in Latin America
Cold War Culture
Cultural Crosscurrents in the Lusophone World
Dictatorship, Revolution and Resistance
Dissertation
History of the Spanish Language
Language in Use: An Introduction to Corpus Linguistic Research
Learning and Teaching Foreign Languages
Popular Music in the Hispanic World
Questioning Spain
Social Approaches to Multilingualism
Translation Studies
Catalan Advanced: Language and Culture I
Catalan Advanced: Language and Culture II
Portuguese Advanced: Language and Culture I
Portuguese Advanced: Language and Culture II
Portuguese Advanced: Language and Culture III
Portuguese Advanced: Language and Culture IV

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the two single honours courses on which this dual degree is based. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 14%
Independent study 61%
Placement 25%

Assessment
Exams/tests 38%
Coursework 47%
Practical 15%

Department of Hispanic Studies

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Learn with us and you won't just become fluent in Spanish. You'll be immersed in Hispanic cultures. Our degrees are about understanding the contexts that determine the way Hispanic communities think and act. This knowledge can be key to the success of many national and international enterprises.

You'll be stretched intellectually, learning in small groups with native speakers. Around a third of teaching time is devoted to developing your written and oral fluency in Spanish. And there's a huge range of options for combining Hispanic Studies with a second subject.

You'll build a close working relationship with your tutors. We use novel ways to inspire you, including filmmaking. Our student-run societies arrange regular social, cultural and sporting events. We also perform a Spanish or Latin American play and a Hispanic concert each year, in which staff and students participate.

Visits by contemporary Spanish and Latin American writers, film directors and scholars play their part in maintaining a lively intellectual environment. We also hold regular research seminars that are open to all, in which both members of the department and invited speakers present the areas in which they research.

Department of Hispanic Studies website

Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies

We're a vibrant, sociable department with a strong sense of community. You'll learn in small groups and quickly get to know your tutors. All our language modules are taught by professional language instructors, many of them native speakers. We host lectures by visiting speakers, screen East European film classics, and have active student-run societies.

Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies website


What our graduates do

In the modern global economy there's a huge demand for bilingual and multilingual graduates. And Spanish is the second-most popular language on the planet, after Mandarin Chinese.

Many of our graduates go into translating, teaching and interpreting. Others use their language as an ancillary skill in a business, government or non-profit environment. Some graduates opt for careers abroad in Spanish-speaking countries, while others choose to stay with us for postgraduate study.

Student profile


"I'm in love with Sheffield, it was definitely a good choice. Studying languages means I can pretty much go anywhere, meet people and have a conversation. It has opened up another world."

Samantha O'nion
Languages

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