BA

Spanish with French

Key Facts

Code R4R1
  • Typical A-level offer

    BBC with B in Spanish and French unless to be studied as a beginner

  • Course Length

    4 Years

Further details on entry requirements

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The BA Spanish with French degree allows you to study two languages simultaneously. This degree will allow you to develop fluent linguistic competencies in speaking, listening, reading, writing, translating and interpreting. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to explore the society, culture, social and professional relevance of your chosen three languages through our broad range of options.  If you are interested in developing your language competencies and exploring the language further in a social, cultural and professional aspect, then Spanish with French is the course for you. 

Top 5 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Spanish (NSS 2016)
1st in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of French (NSS 2016)

Department of Modern Languages: 96% student satisfaction (NSS 2016)

96% of undergraduates from the Department of Modern Languages who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)

  • Overview
  • Modules
  • Employability
  • Teaching & Learning

Overview

Why study Spanish with French at Aberystwyth University?

  • Possibility to start at beginners’ or advanced level
  • Students will receive 4 hours of language work per week for all (most universities offer 2-3)
  • Students will thrive from being taught in small groups
  • We are in the top 5 among Modern Languages departments in the UK and 1st in the UK for French in the 2016 national student satisfaction survey (NSS, 2016)
  • The department has a strong history of excellent employment rates post-graduation
  • Exceptionally friendly environment, close contact with teaching staff
  • Benefit Numerous Erasmus links with France and French speaking Universities and Spain and other  Spanish-speaking Universities 
Our Staff

All of the lecturers in the Dept of Modern Languages are qualified to PhD level and are research active. We also employ language tutors, some of whom have a PhD, and all of whom are experienced teachers. We occasionally employ native-speakers from our partner universities abroad (lectors) who come to us highly recommended on the basis of their academic achievement at the home university, and many of whom have trained as teachers. The fourth group is part-time staff who are employed on the basis of their expertise in a particular specialist area.  

Modules

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

Employability

Employability is embedded across our teaching within the Department of Modern Languages. The Year Abroad is where our graduates are more distinguished than others. On successful completion of the Year Abroad, students return with an increased skill set, stronger language competencies and the ability to adapt in any situations. 

Our graduates have been successful in seeking employment after graduation. Our graduates are successful in these fields;

  • Translation and Interpretation 
  • Broadcasting 
  • Education 
  • Marketing 
  • Human Resources 
  • Website development 
  • International Banking 
  • Civil Service 

What work experience opportunities exist whilst studying? 

Click here to find out about the various opportunities that our Aberystwyth University Careers team offer.

Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and YES (Year in Employment Scheme) managed by our Careers department. 

Teaching & Learning

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four year degree scheme.

During your four years, you will have four weekly hours of language work, which includes:

Oral

Written

Aural

Translation

In the first year you will discover;

  • Introduction to literary studies and civilisation
  • European Film
  • Politics and culture of language across Europe

In your second year you will explore;

  • Possibility of independent research project
  • Option of specialised languages modules (language of business etc.)
  • A vast choice of content modules on literature, film and art
  • Current issues in French and francophone society
  • Teaching English to speakers of other languages

In your third year, you will take part in your Year Abroad where you will study with our partner Universities under the Erasmus + Programme

In your final year, you will study:

  • Semantics and Lexicography
  • Cultural and Artistic Movements
  • French Literature of 18th and 19th Century
  • Current issues in a Spanish speaking country
  • Independent research project

How will I be taught?

Our students are taught through the medium of lectures, seminars and language workshops

We assess our students in variety of ways depending on the modules. In our language classes you will be assessed through continuous assessments and an exam at the end of Year 1 and Year 4. Our elective and compulsory modules are assessed through coursework in the format of a presentation and/ or essay and an examination.

Your progress will be regularly monitored through tutorial consultations and with the Personal Development Portfolio (PDP). In your last year, in order to prepare you for life after university, the PDP is replaced by writing a CV and cover letter in French.

Typical Entry Requirements

A Levels BBC with B in Spanish and French unless to be studied as a beginner

GCSE requirements (grade C min):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DMM with specified subjects

UCAS Tariff:
104 - 112

International Students

International Baccalaureate:
28 points overall with 5 points in Spanish and French at Higher Level unless to be studied as a beginner

European Baccalaureate:
68% with 70% in Spanish and French unless to be studied as a beginner

Applicants are considered on their individual merits and offers can vary. For further information, please contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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