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Language Studies with English and Spanish (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
In the study of Language Studies with English and Spanish (Honours) at The Open University UK, you’ll find out how the language works and how it varies depending on the context. You’ll also explore its history, its politics, and how it came to be such a hugely influential global language. Your Spanish studies will cover a range of aspects relating to the language and its cultures around the world.
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Overview

On completion of the Language Studies with English and Spanish (Honours) programme at The Open University UK you’ll be an independent and intercultural user of Spanish, have a wide-ranging understanding of how the English language is used to influence, and persuade.

Key features of the course

  • Develops you into a proficient user (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level C1) of Spanish
  • Develops advanced knowledge of the cultures where Spanish is used
  • Explores the evolution and diversification of English as a global language
  • Extends your competence in intercultural communication
  • Offers the option of a week in Spain

Skills for career development

By the time you graduate, you’ll be an effective communicator with an awareness of cultural differences and similarities – attributes that are particularly valuable in an environment of increasing international contact. If you learn about English alongside another language, your study of its structure, history, and place in societies and cultures will greatly enrich and develop your understanding of all aspects of communication.

Career relevance

As a linguist, you’ll enjoy a broad range of career opportunities directly related to your field: teaching; translating; interpreting; the diplomatic service; the media (publishing, journalism and advertising); leisure, tourism and travel; and working in international organisations and government bodies. There is also particular demand for language skills in education and more broadly across the economy in client-facing roles.  

These range from business development, sales, marketing, logistics, tourism to supporting and managing performance in global markets, and to offering services (from health and social care to driving instruction) in an increasingly diverse UK.  Studying a language can also be your passport to new life abroad.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      Time limit – 16 years

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introducing English language studies 
  • Bon départ: beginners' French 
  • Rundblick: beginners' German 
  • Portales: beginners' Spanish 
  • Exploring languages and cultures 
  • English for academic purposes online 
  • Andante: beginners' Italian 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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.

General Requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification.
  • There’s a choice of starting points in your chosen modern language(s) – your choice will depend on your current level of confidence and proficiency. 
  • Access to a computer with broadband internet access, which will be vital for online learning.
  • Proficiency in the English language.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6024 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18072 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6024 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18072 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,024.

Funding

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