Course details

A Levels ABB Other entry requirements
UCAS code RN42
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Management Spanish Business Management Hispanic Studies Modern Languages

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Hispanic Studies
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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

Language training begins in the first year. If you have A Level Spanish, you'll take an advanced course that covers speaking, writing, translation and comprehension. If you don't have A Level Spanish, you will take a beginners' course, designed to bring you up to speed quickly.

You will also study social, political and cultural aspects of Spain and Latin America. Optional modules include Portuguese and Catalan.

Throughout the course, you'll take modules in key areas of business management, including organisational behavior, strategy and marketing and corporate social responsibility.

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.

You will spend your third year working or studying in 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. You could teach English in a Spanish school or study at a leading university. When you return to Sheffield for your final year, you'll be confident, energized and inspired.

Modules: what you study and when

About dual honours and major/minor degrees

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels ABB typically including a modern foreign language*
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification BBB typically including a modern foreign language* + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject.
International Baccalaureate 33, typically with 6 in Higher Level in a modern foreign language*
BTEC DDD + typically an appropriate modern foreign language qualification*
Cambridge Pre-U D3 M2 M2 typically including a modern foreign language*
Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher AABBB+B typically including a modern foreign language*
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AB 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
  • GCSE Maths grade 6 or grade B
  • *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 Hispanic Studies website

Sheffield University Management School website

First year

Core modules:

Business Management in Context
Management Themes and Perspectives
Business Economics
Introduction to Behaviour at Work

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:

Business Strategy
Essentials of Marketing
Organisational Behaviour

Optional modules:

Hispanic Fiction
Hispanic Film
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

Core modules:

Hispanic Studies Year Abroad
Hispanic Studies Year Abroad
SLC Year Abroad
SLC Year Abroad

Fourth year

Core modules:

Corporate Social Responsibility
Advanced Spanish Language III
Advanced Spanish Language IV

Optional modules:

Barcelona: Culture of the City
Civilisation and Barbarism in Latin America
Critical Perspectives in Work and Organisational Psychology
Cultural Crosscurrents in the Lusophone World
Digital Marketing
History of the Spanish Language
Industrial Relations
Integrated Marketing Communications
International Business
International Marketing
Language and Organisation
Language in Use: An Introduction to Corpus Linguistic Research
Learning and Teaching Foreign Languages
Popular Music in the Hispanic World
Popular and Physical Culture in the Hispanic World
Questioning Spain
Social Approaches to Multilingualism
Socially-Responsible Marketing and Consumption
Strategy Practice
The Birth of Consumerism & Creativity: Germany & Britain
The Idea of the Modern in Latin American Fiction
The Leisure Industry
Translation Studies
Work-Related Health & Well-Being
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.

Scheduled teaching 12%
Independent study 64%
Placement 25%

Exams/tests 30%
Coursework 44%
Practical 26%

Hispanic Studies

Jessop West building

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.

Hispanic Studies website

Sheffield University Management School

We have been awarded Triple Crown accreditation from three major accreditation bodies - AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

We balance a rigorous academic foundation with practical skills to ensure you are ready for the world of work.

We want you to develop skills so you can apply course content in a company setting. Our degrees combine real-world application with the most contemporary business thinking, and because our academics are world-leading researchers, your education will draw on the most current management theories.

Our courses are very practice-orientated, so guest lectures are a regular fixture. We've introduced cutting-edge technologies into our learning and teaching, including software such as PeerWise and Aropa.

We want you to be informed, innovative and proactive and do everything we can to support and enhance your career, steering you in the right direction with all the knowledge and skills you require.

At the heart of our building is our Employability Hub. Here you can book appointments with our in-house careers advisors and sign up for workshops on topics from CV writing to interview techniques. In the Hub you can look for internships, placements (either short term or a year in industry), part-time roles and volunteering opportunities. You'll get advice from our dedicated team on how to apply.

Through our links with employers, you'll also have the chance to take part in drop-in Q&A sessions and workshops delivered by experts from world leading organisations.

Sheffield University Management School 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

"I knew the course offered a lot of different modules that would allow me to experience different types of industry. You couldn't ask for a better place to come and study. In Sheffield you're very central - everything is very accessible."

David Morrison
Sheffield University Management School

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