University of Warwick

Hispanic Studies with Chinese

University of Warwick
In Coventry

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Coventry
Duration 4 Years
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Coventry
  • Duration:
    4 Years
  • Start:
    Different dates available

The study of Mandarin Chinese language on this course is suitable for applicants who are beginners in the language or with a qualification up to A-Level standard (or equivalent) in Mandarin Chinese. However, please note that applicants with Mandarin Chinese language ability above this level, including native speakers, would not be suitable for this course.

You will develop your linguistic skills by taking a language module in French and Mandarin each year you are at Warwick.Spanish is a world language with around 400 million speakers and is today one of the most important languages for commerce and cultural exchange. Warwick offers an innovative approach, combining the study of the Spanish language with the study of the diverse range of Hispanic cultures across Europe, the Caribbean, the Americas, and event aspects of Hispanic history in Africa and the Pacific.All our programmes are designed to enable you to study the Spanish language and Hispanic literatures and cultures to the highest level, while developing your communication, analytical and research skills.You will work closely with leading researchers whose specialisms range from contemporary Spain to Latin America, via Galicia, the Caribbean, the Atlantic and even the UK.

In your first year, you will follow a core Spanish language programme at either beginner or advanced level, and depending on your degree course either one or two core cultural modules.In your intermediate and final years, you will make an individual selection of modules. You can view the modules currently available for intermediate and final-year students on our website at

You will spend one year of your course abroad, which may involve a British Council teaching assistantship, an international work placement, or university study at one of our carefully chosen partner institutions in Spain, the Caribbean or Latin America.

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University Of Warwick, CV4 7AL, West Midlands, England
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University Of Warwick, CV4 7AL, West Midlands, England
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To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

Hispanic Studies with Chinese (25% Chinese) will enable you to develop knowledge and understanding of the language, literature, culture, society and politics of the Hispanic world and at the same time learn – or continue with - Mandarin Chinese.

· Who is it intended for?

Our graduates work for organisations including: United Nations, the Ministry of Defence, British Airways, BBC Sussex, Nestle. Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Lead European marketer, Freelance translator & Editor, German Language Teacher, Project Controller, European Graduate trainee, Events Assistant.

· Requirements

A level: ABB including a modern or classical foreign language IB: 34 points including 5 in a Higher Level modern or classical foreign language

· Qualification

Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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What you'll learn on the course

Spanish Language
Chinese Language

Course programme

We offer a wide variety of modules exploring Hispanic language, culture, society and history.

Year One
  • Modern Spanish Language (I) or Modern Spanish Language for Beginners
  • One of LL159 Arabic; LL259 Chinese; LL2A5 Japanese, LL292 Portuguese; LL160 Russian

Optional Modules
  • Language, Text and Identity in the Hispanic World
  • Images and Representations of the Hispanic World
  • Translation: Methods and Practice
Year Two/Three - Spent Abroad

Year Two/Three
  • Modern Spanish Language (II) or Modern Spanish Language II post-beginners
  • One of LL2A1 Arabic; LL2A2 Chinese; LL2A6 Japanese; LL299 Portuguese; LL2A4 Russian
Optional Modules
  • Hispanic Studies Option Modules (30-60 credits)
  • Any SMLC module (0-30 credits)
Year Four
  • Modern Spanish Language (III)
  • Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian (30 credits)
Optional Modules
  • Hispanic Studies Option Modules (30-60 credits)
  • An approved outside option (30 credits)
How will I learn?

We employ a variety of teaching approaches, including lectures, seminars (in which the emphasis is on student participation) and written and spoken language classes. You will spend the rest of your time studying independently, preparing for classes, reading or watching primary texts, engaging with secondary sources, writing essays and working on your language skills.

How will I be assessed?

We will track your progress through a variety of methods, including language assignments, essays, presentations, portfolio submissions and examinations (written and oral). Throughout your course you will receive detailed, personalised feedback to help you to improve your skills.

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