What will I learn?
In this degree (50% Hispanic Studies, 50% History), you will develop an in-depth knowledge of Spanish language and Hispanic cultures and a multifaceted understanding of historical processes.
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.
In History, first-year modules provide a framework of historical approaches to prepare you for your second and final years where you can choose from a variety of study options, spanning geography and time, so your course can change as your interests evolve. These cover British, European, American, Asian and African history, enabling you to specialise in areas of pre-existing academic interest or to explore new and constantly evolving global histories.
Spanish language will be a core module in every year of study and this is complemented by a year spent in a Spanish-speaking country. 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, historical 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 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; 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 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.
What opportunities are there to study abroad?
You will spend a year of your course abroad, in year 2 or 3. 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, to include A in A Level History and B at A Level in a modern or classical language
International Baccalaureate 36 points, to include 6 in Higher Level History and 5 at Higher Level in a modern or classical language.
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 History 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 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, to include A in A Level History and B at A Level in a modern or classical language
IB: 36 points, to include 6 in Higher Level History and 5 at Higher Level in a modern or classical language.
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.