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Spanish and English Literature, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #154 (QS) ,
The Joint Honours degree in Spanish and English Literature provides you with the opportunity of specialising in two university honours subjects.


Many students find studying a joint honours stimulating and rewarding as they are able to observe both similarities and differences between the two subjects. By combining English Literature and Spanish, you will gain a variety of transferable skills and knowledge beneficial to the world of employment, making you competitive and attractive in an increasingly global workforce and opening the doors to a variety of career paths.     

English literature at Cardiff has long enjoyed an international reputation for its teaching and research. But more than this – we pride ourselves on nurturing a friendly, personalised and supportive environment for our students. We aim for the best and for success in all we do.

Our curriculum offers access to the whole span of English literature, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century. Nor is the curriculum restricted to the printed word – we are intrigued by the connections between literature and film, art, music, history, language and popular culture, and our teaching reflects these interests.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Understanding Hispanidad in a Global Context
  • Advanced Spanish Language
  • Beginners Spanish Language
  • Drama: Stage and Page
  • Star-cross'd Lovers: the Politics of Desire
  • Transforming Visions: Text and Image
  • Authoring the Self: Romantics and Victorians
  • Creative Reading
  • Creative Writing
  • Critical Reading and Critical Writing
  • Transgressive Bodies in Medieval Literature

                                                                    English Language Requirements

                                                                    • Minimum required score:


                                                                      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                                                                      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                                                                    General Requirements

                                                                    • Typical A level offer: ABB including English Literature, English Literature and English Language or Creative Writing. Applicants holding a B in Spanish will have access to the Languages advanced pathway. Please note that General Studies will not be accepted.   
                                                                    • Typical Welsh Baccalaureate offer: The Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A-Level (at the grades listed above), excluding any specified subjects.
                                                                    • Typical International Baccalaureate offer: 32-30, or 665-655 in 3 HL subjects including 6 at HL in English Literature, English Language and Literature or English Liteature and Performance.

                                                                    Tuition Fee

                                                                    • International

                                                                      16350 GBP/year
                                                                      Tuition Fee
                                                                      Based on the original amount of 16350 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                                                    • EU/EEA

                                                                      9000 GBP/year
                                                                      Tuition Fee
                                                                      Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                                                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                                                    Living costs for Cardiff

                                                                    • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
                                                                      Living Costs

                                                                    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                                                                    Most UK/EU students will be eligible for financial support to cover the whole cost of the tuition fee, so nothing has to be paid upfront. You will not be required to pay any money back until you graduate and start earning more than £21,000 per year. The way in which you apply for student finance and the funding package available to you will depend on where you live.

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