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Spanish and English Language, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #442 (QS) ,
Our modern languages courses are designed to develop your linguistic skills to near-native proficiency and fluency. Our innovative English Language degree aims to provide you with a theoretical knowledge and understanding of the English language, how it works in society and its role in the world today. 

About

  • Our innovative English Language degree aims to provide you with a theoretical knowledge and understanding of the English language, how it works in society and its role in the world today. At the same time we emphasise the practical application of English Language studies to the real world through professionally relevant modules in areas such as Teaching and Learning English or Language in the Workplace or Language and the Law. 
  • Spanish is spoken by more than 400 million people worldwide, so the global market has a huge demand for people with a knowledge of the language and the cultures of the Spanish speaking world. 
  • The Spanish programme at Aston is committed to equipping you with the tools, skills and knowledge necessary to operate effectively in this global, multilingual and multicultural world. We are devoted to the study of Spanish in context and therefore we consider the understanding of the diverse cultures and societies of the Spanish-speaking world to play an essential role in understanding the world in which we live. This means that along with near native proficiency in written and spoken Spanish, you will also graduate with an in-depth understanding of the issues that shape contemporary Hispanic cultures and societies.
  • Your First Year of studying English Language at Aston will give you a broad introduction to language and meaning, to the influence of form and context and to the role of language in society. 
  • In the Second Year you build upon the themes introduced in your First Year through the study of core and elective modules designed to equip you to describe the features of spoken and written language in technical detail, as well as collecting, managing and working with linguistic data. 
  • In the Final Year you can choose from a wide range of elective modules to suit your interests and/or career plans. You will also produce a substantial piece of individual work in the form of a dissertation on an agreed topic of your choice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Spanish Language Skills I
  • Introduction to Spain
  • Introduction to Latin America
  • Introduction to English Language: contexts, modes and media
  • Introduction to English Language: Language in Society
  • Grammar and Meaning
  • Academic Communication Skills
  • Spanish Language Skills II
  • Contemporary Spain
  • Contemporary Latin America
  • Spanish in the World
  • Spanish Media 

                      English Language Requirements

                      You need the following IELTS score:

                      • Minimum required score:

                        6.5

                        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.

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                      Academic Requirements

                      General Requirements

                      • A Levels: ABB - BBB from 3 A-levels, including Spanish Grade B.  General Studies accepted. 
                      • IB: 32-33 points in the IB diploma including TOK/Bonus points. Standard level Maths and English 5 required and 6 in Higher Level Spanish.
                      • Access: Pass Access to HE Diploma with Merit in each module.  Humanities or Social Sciences Access course preferred, but other courses considered on an individual basis.  A-level grade B in Spanish or equivalent.
                      • BTEC: National Extended Diploma DDD.   A-level grade B in Spanish or equivalent.  Mix of Diploma/ Subsidiary Diploma/A-levels acceptable.

                      Tuition Fee

                      • International

                        14600 GBP/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 14600 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                      • EU/EEA

                        9250 GBP/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 9250 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.
                      • £1,250 during placement year for UK/EU students
                      • £2,500 during placement year for overseas students

                      Living costs for Birmingham

                      • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
                        Living Costs

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

                      Funding

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