Modern Languages with Latin American Studies

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
301–350 place StudyQA ranking:3409 Duration:48 months

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Description

Our BA Modern Languages with Latin American Studies provides the opportunity to study up to three languages.

Our courses in this area are run in collaboration with our Departments of History, Sociology, Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, and Language and Linguistics, and School of Philosophy and Art History, which offer an attractive choice of options. Each component challenges you with a variety of material in English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. Your first-year module on Latin America consists of a broad survey of the area from the pre-Conquest to the present day and each component is taught by an expert in that discipline.

You spend a period of study in Latin America with many of our students going to Mexico, Columbia, Brazil or Argentina. Some also spend their second semester gaining practical work experience as interns, although there are a limited number of internships and what is available is subject to change.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 11950 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date October 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The special characteristics of our course are flexibility and choice. Each year you will take four modules, one Spanish or Portuguese Language, one additional language option, one Latin American option and the last is not restricted. You will spend your third year abroad. There is a great deal of choice for these optional modules due to the extensive range of modules offered by our departments.
With a small number of exceptions, if you successfully complete the first year of your BA, then you are qualified to enter the second year of that course and a range of other courses: for example, if you take economics, politics, philosophy and sociology, then you have a choice of at least nine possible single or joint honours courses at the end of your first year. This means you can change your course, providing you have taken the appropriate pre-requisites and places are available.
We operate a credit framework for our awards, which is based on principles widely used across the UK university sector. Each module has a credit rating attached and our standard three-year course consists of 360 credits (120 credits in your first year, and 240 credits across your second and final years).
Please note that module information on our course finder provides a guide to course content and may be subject to review on an annual basis.

Year 1

Spanish or Portuguese Language;
one language option;
one Latin American option; and
one option (may be a language)

Year 2

Spanish or Portuguese Language;
one language option;
one Latin American option; and
one option (may be a language)

Year 3

Year abroad

Year 4

Spanish or Portuguese Language;
one language option;
one Latin American option; and
one option (may be a language)

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6

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Requirements

  • A-levels: ABB-BBB
  • GCSE English: C
  • IB: 32-30 points (we consider IB certificates at the Higher Level on a case-by-case basis)
  • Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 6 level three credits at distinction and the remainder at merit (or above) or achievement of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 45 level three credits at merit (or above).
  • If French or Portuguese is taken as the major language, A-level French or Portuguese/Spanish (or equivalent) is required. German, Italian and Spanish can be studied as the major language either from scratch, via our intensive route, or via our post A-level route. All languages can be studied from scratch as the minor language.
  • If you are interested in studying a language for which you consider yourself to be a native speaker, please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each component (or equivalent). Different requirements apply for second year entry.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Essex.

Funding

For up-to-date information on funding opportunities at Essex, please visit: www.essex.ac.uk/studentfinance.

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