Spanish and Latin American Studies (with year abroad) King's College London, University of London

Undergraduate

Awarded by: King’s College London

The Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies is active in all fields of Spanish language, as well as Peninsular and Latin American literatures and cultural histories from the earliest times to the present day. Our wide range of modules will allow you to develop a broad understanding of the Hispanic and Lusophone world and to pursue your interests in more detail. Beginning with our first-year required module, Global Iberias, you will have a broad introduction to the Hispanic world. In this first year you will explore an unrivalled range of topics covering literature, history, film, music and visual arts from the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds. In the second and final years you will explore a variety of topics through optional modules. Our language modules will help you refine and deepen your linguistic knowledge, enabling you to graduate with near native fluency. Your year abroad will support your progress towards fluency and enable you to deepen your knowledge of Spanish language and culture. We have exchange arrangements with a number of partner universities around the world. Alternatively, you may choose to apply for the English Language Assistantship Programme, or undertake an internship/work placement in a Spanish-speaking environment.

TEACHING STYLE

Our programmes are taught by world-class lecturers in a friendly and well-resourced environment. Through lectures, interactive seminars and individual tutorials we help students to become independent, lifelong learners, who contribute to the quality of their own education.

You will be studying with staff who are experts in a rich variety of fields and whose advanced research will put you at the cutting edge of critical thinking. As you progress, you will be able to tailor your degree according to your particular interests and gain exposure to different disciplines and approaches, such as History, Political Science, Comparative Literature, gender and cultural studies, as well as film and visual arts.

ASSESSMENT

You will be assessed through a combination of examination and coursework, the exact weighting of which will depend on your choice of modules. This allows you to develop different approaches to work and research.

LOCATION

We are located in the heart of London, within easy access to a wide range of institutes and centres (eg the Instituto Cervantes, Camoes Institute) that promote Hispanic and Lusophone culture including theatre, music, and art. The Maughan Library contains an extensive collection of material on the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds, including several in the Rare Books collection. Within London there are other important complementary collections in the libraries and research institutes of the University of London and the British Library.

SPECIAL NOTES

The year abroad is an obligatory and enriching part of our programmes, with a wide range of options to study (eg. under the Socrates-Erasmus programme) or, through the British Council English Language Assistant programme, to teach in a variety of institutions in Spain and Latin America. The year abroad will be spent in a Spanish-speaking country, with opportunities to go to Spain or a Latin American country.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time with time abroad

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code R410
Institution code K60
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Must include Spanish at grade A. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Please see our online prospectus for further details on our BTEC entry requirements.
Access to HE Diploma D: 33 credits
M: 12 credits
P: 0 credits
Access to HE Diploma. In addition, a qualification, such as A-Level in Spanish (grade A). Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.
Scottish Higher AAB Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2 Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including Spanish at D3. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered. Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 points including 6,6,5 at Higher Level with HL6 in Spanish. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2 Must include Spanish. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher AB Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject. Must include grade A in Advanced Higher Spanish. Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.

Required subjects: Spanish


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced 185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
Cambridge English Proficiency 185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill
Institution's Own Test Pass the King's Pre-Sessional English Language Programme with Band 7
PTE Academic 69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill
TOEFL (iBT) 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills
Trinity ISE Level III (ISEIII) with merit in each skill

We also accept the English Language component of a number of International and European qualifications as meeting our English Language requirements. These can include GCSE English, the International Baccalaureate, the Abitur or the French Baccalaureat. For more details, please see our website. Please note that the course requirements are under Band B.

Band B

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/english-language.aspx


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

For International fees, please visit our tuition fee pages for more information: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees.aspx All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 (this will be £5,000 for Medical and Dental programmes) against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.