What will I learn?
Hispanic Studies and French is a joint degree that allows you to gain expertise in two languages and cultures by devoting equal weight to each. Each year you take four modules: one in each of your chosen languages, and one module on a cultural or literary topic from each language department.
We offer an innovative approach to Hispanic Studies, 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. Particular strengths include a focus on studying the transnational networks of cultural history, memory, literature and identity that crisscross the Hispanic world.
Our Hispanic Studies degree is 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.
Your modules in French will enable you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the language, literature, culture, society and politics of France and the Francophone world, in both a historical and a contemporary perspective. Having acquired foundation skills in your first-year French modules, you will go on to develop both your language skills, on our compulsory language modules in the intermediate and final years, and your own particular interests beyond the language. Our modules cover literature, politics, philosophy, film and history, and range from the Middle Ages to the present day.
You must have an A level or equivalent in French but 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.
You can spend your year abroad either in one country for the whole year, or you can split your time between a Spanish-speaking country and a French-speaking country.
Find out more on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures 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, often to the whole year group; seminars of about 15 students, in which the emphasis is on student participation; and written, spoken and lab-based 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, depending on your course, 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.
A level AAB including French
International Baccalaureate 36 points including 5 in Higher Level French
These offers normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Contextual data and differential offers Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).
Access/BTEC Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. You must meet essential subject requirements.
We welcome applications from students with other equivalent internationally-recognised qualifications.
Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP): All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and
conditions visit Warwick IFP for more information.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.
Open Days Visiting Warwick is the best way to find out what the University and your chosen course are like. If you are made an offer, you will be invited to an Offer Holder Open Day in the spring term. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.
Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your predicted
and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.
What modules could I study?
We offer a wide variety of modules exploring Hispanic language, culture, society and history.
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.
What careers can a Warwick degree in Hispanic Studies and French lead to?
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.
Hispanic Studies (R400)
English and Hispanic Studies (QR34)
Hispanic Studies and Economics (R4L1)
Hispanic Studies and French (RR41)
Hispanic Studies and German (RR42)
Hispanic Studies and History
Hispanic Studies and Italian (RR43)
Hispanic Studies and Linguistics (R4Q1)
Hispanic Studies and Theatre Studies (R4RW)
Hispanic Studies with Arabic (R4T6)
Hispanic Studies with Chinese (R4T1)
Hispanic Studies with Film Studies (RP43)
Hispanic Studies with French (RR4B)
Hispanic Studies with German (RR4F)
Hispanic Studies with Italian (RR4H)
Hispanic Studies with Japanese (R4T2)
Hispanic Studies with Portuguese (R4R5)
Hispanic Studies with Russian (R4R7)
French Studies with Spanish (R1R4)
Italian with Spanish (R3R4)
German with Spanish (R2R4)
International Business with Spanish (N1R4)
Politics, International Studies and Hispanic Studies (M166)
A level: AAB including French
IB: 36 points including 5 in Higher Level French
Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)
4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year), including a year abroad
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
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.
This information is applicable for 2018 entry.