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Course summary

A Combined Honours degree at Chester gives you the opportunity to study two subjects. You will spend a fairly even amount of time studying each subject area, with possible opportunities to declare a major – minor towards the end of your studies. Spanish Increase your knowledge of one of the most widely spoken global languages, as you discover the language, culture, politics and society of contemporary Spain and Latin America. During this course, you will have the opportunity to develop your language skills to a very high level, and study a range of cultural and historical contexts. You will also have the chance to undertake placements in Spain and/or Latin America, to gain invaluable employment skills and knowledge of current affairs. At Chester, you will have an opportunity to undertake a five- to eight-week placement in Spain or Costa Rica at the end of Year 2 (Level 5). You will also have the opportunity to complete an academic year in Spain or Latin America. This allows you to split your experience abroad between two countries and to spend time in both Spain and another Spanish speaking country. In your first year you will have the opportunity to study a further language from scratch. Our Languages For All programme allows you to also study one of eleven languages at a range of levels in addition to your degree. Fees are fully reimbursed on completion of the course. You will be taught in a dynamic Department, located in purpose-built building that includes three digital language laboratories and a dedicated resources room. All modules are taught in workshop mode. Sport and Exercise Sciences Discover the science behind producing elite sporting performances and physical activity for health promotion through an applied and vocational approach. The Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences prides itself on its approachable staff and varied teaching strategies, which external examiners and current students praise highly. In using a student-centred approach, we produce graduates with subject expertise and career potential. The practical and applied nature of the course is a major feature. In recent years, the sports, recreation and leisure industries have shown continued growth. International success and the growing health agenda has ensured that investment and interest in sport and exercise in the UK continues to increase substantially. Therefore, the course is designed with two core principles in mind. Firstly, the development of knowledge, applied skills and analytical techniques in the conventional subdisciplines of sport and exercise sciences. Secondly, the orientation of studies around vocational opportunities and practices, including PE, sports management, development, coaching, health promotion, leisure and recreation, as well as sport science support and sport and exercise sciences generally. We have a wide range of facilities including Performance Analysis, Muscle Function and Sports Biomechanics laboratories. Exton Park also boasts gyms, swimming pool, a floodlit 3G MUGA pitch, sprint track, floodlit tennis courts and more.


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Assessment method

Sports and Exercise Sciences - We use a wide portfolio of assessment methods, including examinations, essays, tests, presentations and laboratory practicals. These are designed to assess both academic knowledge and prepare students for specific, relevant vocations. Spanish - You will be assessed in all four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as your ability to research and analyse. You will do this in a variety of formats: essays, role-plays, presentations, summaries, debates, portfolios, discussion papers, translations, projects, dissertation and exams.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs. Applicants must have GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C/4 or above. Please Note: There are two entry cohorts to the combined honours programme. Entry Cohort 1: Students will be expected to hold GCE A Level Spanish, or AS Level Spanish, or equivalent (e.g. IB Spanish grade 4) Entry Cohort 2: Students with no previous knowledge, or only a basic knowledge (up to GCSE level), of Spanish will be considered, providing they have GCSE grade C/4 in a language (can include Welsh).

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
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