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BA (Hons) Linguistics with Spanish
BA (Hons) Linguistics with Spanish

BA (Hons) Linguistics with Spanish

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • A levels, AAB

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma, Obtain Access to HE Diploma with 36 credits at Distinction and 9 credits at Merit or higher

  • BTEC National Extended Diploma, DDD

  • Cambridge Pre-U, D3, D3, M2

  • European Baccalaureate, 80% overall average

  • International Baccalaureate, 35 points

  • International foundation programme, Foundation Certificate from our International Pathway College or an appropriate alternative.

English Requirements

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS (Academic and Indicator), 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component

  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency, 176, with a minimum of 169 in each component

  • Duolingo, 110 overall, with a minimum of 100 in each component

  • GCSE/IGCSE/O level English Language (as a first or second language), Grade C

  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT, B2 Communicator High Pass with a minimum score of 33/50 in each component

  • PTE Academic, 61, with a minimum of 55 in each component

  • TOEFL, 87 overall, with a minimum of 21 in each component

  • Trinity ISE III, Merit in all components


Course Information

Study a language with an amazing global reach of over 400 million speakers. Combine the study of Spanish with investigations into the nature of language itself. 

You'll be taught the language component of the course in Spanish, so you'll become confident using Spanish as a means of communication, and for critical thinking. You'll gain an understanding of Spanish culture and society which will underpin your abilities as a high-level communicator.

Your communication skills will be complemented by studying linguistics. This will enable you to understand and interpret language, and to learn the science behind how we communicate. You’ll engage with the study of language on a conceptual level as well as the detailed level of raw linguistic data. The course has flexibility in terms of how much Spanish and linguistics content you study. Your knowledge and understanding of how a language works, and how it is used, will give you a solid foundation for many careers.

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Year 1

If you have studied Spanish to A level: you'll take two Spanish modules and four linguistics modules.

If you are taking Spanish ab initio (from scratch): you'll take three Spanish modules and three linguistics modules.


You'll take core modules in Spanish. These modules focus on developing your fluency, accuracy and communication expertise.

  • Spanish Language and Society I

  • Spanish Grammar

Ab initio Spanish

If you are taking Spanish ab initio, you'll take three Spanish modules and three linguistics modules.

  • Ab Initio Spanish Language Skills

  • Ab Initio Spanish Language and Society

  • Ab Initio Spanish Grammar


You'll take a selection of linguistics modules depending on your background in Spanish. Examples may include:

  • Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology

  • Introduction to Syntax

  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics

  • Introduction to Semantics

Year 2


You'll study a compulsory language module in Spanish.

  • Spanish Language and Society II 

You will choose another module in Spanish, examples of which may include:

  • Historical Memory in the Spanish-speaking World

  • Spanish & Latin American Culture Through Film

Your studies will focus on issues of culture and society in the Spanish-speaking world. You will develop skills in critical analysis of sources and communicate your findings using Spanish in different registers. You'll tackle questions such as:

  • Why is the Spanish Civil War still a difficult topic in Spain?

  • What is the relationship between the human rights movement and democratisation in Latin America?


You'll study a core linguistics module.

  • Introduction to Language Acquisition 

You'll study an option module, examples of which may include:

  • Intermediate Phonetics and Phonology 

  • Intermediate Syntax

Year 3

Language option modules 

You will take a selection of option modules, examples of which may include:

  • Translation: Methodology and Practice (Spanish)

  • Spanish & Latin American Culture Through Film

  • Latinos in the USA

  • Spanish Language and Society III

  • Independent Study in Spanish

Most linguistics modules require you to have taken certain modules in your first and second year. In some of these, you can choose to focus on a language of your choice. 

Linguistics modules 

You will take a selection of option modules, examples of which may include:

  • Forensic Phonetics

  • Advanced Topics in Phonetics and Phonology

  • Bilingualism 

  • Language as Action

  • Multimodality: Language and the Body

  • Psycholinguistics

  • Advanced Topics in Psycholinguistics

  • Neurolinguistics: Language and the Brain

  • Forensic Linguistics

  • Psycholinguistic Approaches to Second Language Acquisition

  • Applied Phonological Theory: Clinical Data in English

  • The Structure of a Language: Modern Hebrew

  • English Place-names across Time and Space

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language II

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Marketing and communications

  • Publishing

  • Broadcasting and journalism

  • Local government and public service

  • Business, finance and accountancy

  • Teaching

  • Translation and interpreting

  • IT and software development

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance - Single: 300 (£) per year

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