Many of the basic concepts underlying Western society were expressed for the first time in ancient Greek or Latin. Together with Spanish, they are the language of many highly influential literary and cultural works. Studying Spanish and Classics helps us understand the contemporary world, as well as shedding light on the past. Our flexible joint honours programme enables you to learn at least two languages in their cultural context or to combine studying Spanish with a non-language pathway through ancient worlds. Spanish Spanish is the official language in 20 countries and is widely spoken in four more territories, including the United States. Studying Spanish at the University of Edinburgh, you will be immersed in an extraordinary range of literature, film, poetry and theatre from around the world, explored in its historical context. On joining us, complete beginners take our Spanish 1A course; students with substantially more experience of learning the language typically take Spanish 1B. Intensive language training, including a year abroad, gives you the opportunity to develop advanced spoken and written skills in Spanish while gaining the broad cultural education valued by graduate employers. Classics You can opt to take a Latin, Greek or non-language pathway through Classics. You will explore the scholarship and literature of the classical world that gave rise to Western society. Why Edinburgh? As a world-leading historic, festival and capital city, Edinburgh is a fantastic place to study a modern language in its cultural context and alongside Classics. Classical languages have been taught at the University since its foundation in 1583. Spanish has been taught here since the early part of the 20th century, celebrating its centenary in 2019. Studying over four years enables you to choose courses, including from other disciplines, that match your own interests, expertise and employability needs. You can opt to take electives in other schools, or broaden your linguistic portfolio with an additional language, such as Portuguese, Catalan or Italian. We are unique in Scotland in offering students a full academic year abroad within the four-year honours programme, regardless of whether you spend the year studying or working.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
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This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Standard Qualification Requirements
For degrees that have a subject requirement of a language other than English, students may not use their own native language to meet this requirement. In these instances, English or an alternative language other than native will be acceptable. Detailed entry requirements, including typical offer levels, and information about other qualifications we accept, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website. You’ll also find important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.
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Minimum Qualification Requirements
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English language requirements
|Total 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.
|Total 92 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
|Cambridge English Advanced
|Total 176 with at least 162 in each component.
|Cambridge English Proficiency
|Total 176 with at least 162 in each component.
|ISE II with distinctions in all four components.
|Total 62 with at least 54 in each component.
Regardless of your nationality or country of residence, you must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies. For SQA, GCSE and IB students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher: SQA National 5 at C; SQA Standard Grade at 3; SQA Intermediate 1 at A; SQA Intermediate 2 at C; GCSE/IGSCE at C or 4; Level 2 Certificate Grade C or IB Standard Level at 5 (English ab initio is not accepted for entry). We also accept a wider range of international qualifications and tests. English language qualifications must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the degree you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, or Trinity ISE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.
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