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Italian and Spanish, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #242 (QS) Leicester, United Kingdom
You’re as much an Italophile as you are an Hispanophile. On this Italian and Spanish degree offered at the University of Leicester, you can be both. You’ll study and practise both the Italian and Spanish languages, as well as exploring the diverse societies and cultures connected to each of them throughout the world.
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Overview

Programme Aims

The Italian and Spanish BA offered at the University of Leicetser is designed for students who have studied either Spanish or Italian to A-level and want to study both of those languages at degree level. You'll build your linguistic skills while developing your understanding of the social, political, and cultural forces that have shaped contemporary Spain, Latin America, and Italy. This course allows you to take one of the languages from Beginners level if you wish to. You will divide your time equally between both Italian and Spanish and by the end of the course you will reach an equivalent standard of knowledge and ability in both languages.

In addition, at the end of your first year, you will spend three weeks in one of our fully-funded Summer Schools where you will be able to immerse yourself in the language and culture you are studying. If you choose to study one of the two languages at beginners level you will spend the summer school in the country of your beginners language. If you are studying two languages at advanced level you may choose which one of those countries to visit.

As part of the course, you will study abroad for a year, where you can live as a student or work as a teaching assistant, with tutors on hand to help throughout the year. We have links with several universities in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and Latin America. Alternatively, you may take up an approved work placement.

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 included:

  • Cinematic Representations of Latin America
  • The Cinema of Luis Buñuel
  • Putumayo: the History and Culture of a Latin American Conflict Zone
  • Gender in the Spanish American Development Novel: Selfhood and Society
  • Contemporary Women's Writing in Spain
  • Spanish Horror Cinema

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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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  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A/AS-levels: ABB at A-level including Italian or Spanish. Two AS-levels may be considered in place of one A-level. General Studies is accepted
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBB at A-level including Italian or Spanish + EPQ at grade B
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at distinction. Plus grade B in A-level (or equivalent) in Italian or Spanish
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points including grade 6 in Higher Level Italian or Spanish.
  • BTEC Nationals: Pass Diploma at DDM. Plus Grade B at A-level (or equivalent) in Italian or Spanish

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  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    17450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17450 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.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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