Outside Spain, Spanish is the official language of all countries in South and Central America except Brazil, and is widely spoken in many parts of North America. Italy is a cornerstone of European culture, art and history, and Italian gives you the tools to explore this cultural richness.
Studying Italian and Hispanic Studies (Hons) at University of Kent gives you the opportunity to become proficient in two major international languages, and complement your language learning with a broad understanding of history, literature and culture. Fluency in the these two languages, combined with knowledge of political and cultural developments in Spanish and Italian-speaking countries, opens up international career opportunities.
As well as developing your language skills, you also take modules that focus on areas of literature and culture. Currently, we offer modules covering cinema, literature, and visual culture, as well as more general options on the history and politics of the Spanish- and Italian-speaking world.
A number of our staff are native speakers and our facilities include multimedia laboratories, which offer a variety of interactive language learning programmes and dictionaries, and access to audio, video and computer-assisted language learning.
Studying at our Canterbury campus gives you a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in both languages. There is a large community of Italian and Spanish-speaking students on campus, and our proximity to airports, the Channel ports and the Eurostar terminals at Ashford and Ebbsfleet make it quick and easy to get to Paris, Brussels and Lille, and from there to the rest of mainland Europe.
You are required to spend a year working or studying abroad between your second and final year of study. In previous years, students have studied at our partner institutions in a country appropriate to their programme of study (for Italian and Hispanic Studies this is usually six months in each country). You’ll develop your language skills, grow in self-confidence, gain a new academic perspective, and enhance your employability.
Italian and Hispanic Studies is an ideal combination of subjects to enable you gain advanced language skills and a broad cultural understanding, giving you the tools to embark on an international career.
- On most programmes, you study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also be able to take ‘elective’ modules from other programmes so you can customise your programme and explore other subjects that interest you.
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A level: BBB including B in Italian or Spanish
- Access to HE Diploma: The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma): The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. A typical offer would be to achieve DMM plus an A-level in Italian or Spanish at B.
- International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall or 15 points at HL, including Italian or Spanish HL A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or SL A1/A2/B at 5/6/6
Living costs for Canterbury
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.
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