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BA in Politics, International Studies and Hispanic Studies: UCAS Code M166

hispanic studies

This course critically engages with the theoretical and empirical approaches to political ideas, problems and issues, with a particular emphasis on the significance and influence of the Spanish language and Hispanic societies and cultures. Areas tackled on this degree include how political ideologies have affected the spread of culture and society globally and how theoretical perspectives can help us understand global problems from hunger and poverty to war and migration. Subjects within each discipline include foreign policy, international political economy, the foundations of the Hispanic world, political systems, culture and identity in Latin America, political theory and international relations.

University partners for your year abroad include: Complutense de Madrid, Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, or further afield in Puerto Rico or Buenos Aires. This immersion in Hispanic culture can take place in year two or three, after which you return to Warwick to complete your degree with increased fluency in Spanish.

Yearly structure

Year 1

1. Core: Introduction to Politics
2. Core: World Politics
3. Core: Either Modern Spanish Language I (for those with A level or equivalent in Spanish) or Modern Spanish Language for Beginners
4. Core: Either Language, Text and Identity in the Hispanic World or Images and Representations of the Hispanic World

Year 2 or 3

The second or third year is spent studying and/or on work placement in a country where Spanish is the native language. Possible exchange universities include:

  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
  • Universidad Pablo de Olavide
  • Universidade de Vigo
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Universidad de Puerto Rico
  • Universidad de Granada
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Year 2 or 3

1. Core: Political Theory from Hobbes
2. Core: Modern Spanish Language II
3. Option 1: Any second-year PAIS module totalling 30 CATS credits
4. Option 2: Any second-year module(s) offered by the Hispanic Studies Department, totalling 30 CATS credits

Year 4

1. Core: Issues in Political Theory
2. Core: Modern Spanish Language III
3. Option 1: Any third-year PAIS module OR any third-year module(s) offered by the Hispanic Studies Department, totalling 30 CATS credits
4. Option 2: Any third-year PAIS module OR any third-year module(s) offered by the Hispanic Studies Department, totalling 30 CATS credits