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English and Hispanic Studies (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)


What will I learn?

English and Hispanic Studies is a joint degree with a strong and distinctive comparative approach which has been specially designed for those who wish to begin or pursue a study of Spanish language and literature whilst continuing to study the English tradition, as well as exploring interactions between the two. Throughout your degree you will study Spanish language at an appropriate level. Optional modules range from studying contemporary Hispanic culture to comparative literature modules.
This degree has been designed both to offer you a firm grounding in English Literature from the Middle Ages to the present, and to provide you with a unique opportunity to broaden your knowledge and to make full use of a huge range of available options. This flexibility means that, through guided choice, you will be able to tailor your degree to your own developing interests and fascinations.

Spanish is one of the most widely spoken and growing world languages, and this degree offers a programme of study leading to advanced skills in the language as well as literary and intercultural competence.

We accept both beginners and students with some knowledge of Spanish, and in your first year we teach you in classes appropriate to your linguistic level. In addition to a language module each year, you complete a portfolio of modules exploring the literatures and cultures of the Hispanic world, often presented in comparative perspective.

Find out more about the degree structure and modules available via the department website.

How will I learn?

You will have around 12 hours of contact time per week. We employ a variety of teaching styles, including: lectures; seminars of about 15 students, in which the emphasis is on student participation; and written and spoken language classes in small groups. You will spend the rest of your time studying independently, preparing for classes, reading the primary texts, writing essays and working on your language skills.

How will I be assessed?

We will track your progress through 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.

What opportunities are there to study abroad?

You will normally spend the third year of your course abroad, although it is possible to go abroad in second year. We offer placements at carefully chosen partner institutions through the University’s study abroad scheme or through independent partnerships. It is also possible to work for the British Council as an English language assistant, or to set up an independent work placement.

  • Entry Requirements

    A level AAB, including any modern or classical language and English Literature

    International Baccalaureate 36 points including 5 in Higher Level English Literature and 5 in a Higher Level modern or classical language.

    Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. Candidates must meet essential subject requirements.

    General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

    Essential Subjects

    Advanced or Higher level qualifications in English Literature. A level English Language is acceptable in addition to English Literature, but is not normally acceptable as a substitute. Combined A level English Language/Literature is acceptable, providing evidence of wider reading in literature is shown in your Personal Statement.

    Further Information

    Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry are welcomed, but competition is likely to be intense.

    Interviews Applicants may be invited to interview at the discretion of the admissions tutor (usually where non-standard qualifications are involved).

What modules will I study?

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

More information about modules and the structure of this course can be found on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures website.

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information

Where can a Warwick degree adn English and Hispanic Studies take me?

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.

Essential information

Entry Requirements
A level:
AAB including any modern or classical language and English Literature
IB: 36 points including 5 in Higher Level English Literature and 5 in a Higher Level modern or classical language.


Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year), including a year abroad

Department website

School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies

Student blogs

Sophie Miller - English Literature and Creative Writing

Mélissa Chan-Cheape - French and Hispanic Studies

Claudia Lussana - Hispanic Studies and Italian

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Other course costs

There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.

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This information is applicable for 2018 entry.