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English and Hispanic Studies BA (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)



Full-time 2019 entry, AAB, IB 36

This joint degree is designed for those who wish to begin or pursue a study of Spanish language and literature while continuing to study the English tradition.

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The English and Hispanic Studies degree offers a firm grounding in English Literature from the Middle Ages to the present, and provides a unique opportunity to broaden your knowledge. You’ll study Spanish language and literature through a range of core and optional modules.

You’ll spend your second or third year abroad consolidating and enhancing your learning.

In your first year, you will follow one compulsory language module, designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of written and spoken Spanish, including grammar (either Modern Spanish Language 1 or Modern Spanish Language I Beginners). You will also take a core module (Modes of Reading) which focuses on questions of approach, critical practice, and reading strategies.

You will choose one core module in Hispanic Studies which will provide you with the foundation to study further aspects of Hispanic culture in the later stages of your degree (either Language, Text and Identity in the Hispanic World or Images and Representations of the Hispanic World).

You will additionally choose one English module in your first year, from a list of three:

- Epic into Novel

- Medieval to Renaissance Literature

- Modern World Literatures.

We employ a variety of teaching styles, including: lectures; seminars, 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.

Contact hours

You will have around 12 hours of contact time per week.

Class size

Seminars generally involve around 15 students.

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.

You will normally spend the third year of your course abroad, depending on your particular programme, 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.

You will spend your year abroad doing one of three things:

- Working as a language assistant teaching English in a primary or secondary school

- Studying full-time at a partner university in your chosen country

- On a work placement

The most popular option is to work as a language assistant teaching English since the posts are reasonably well-paid and they help you integrate into the community fairly quickly. Most students apply through the British Council's English Language Assistant scheme during the first term of their second year at Warwick.

The year abroad options are flexible so we recommend you check the department's subject pages for more details.

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A level AAB to include a modern or classical language and English Literature

IB 36 to include 5 at Higher Level in English Literature and 5 at Higher Level in a modern or classical language

  • 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 Courses: Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units, and grade A in A level Mathematics or equivalent.
  • 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 the IFP website.
  • We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
  • Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference. We are considering innovative ways to broaden how we assess candidates, so you are advised to check our website prior to applying in case we have introduced any changes.

    Open Days All students who have been offered a place are invited to visit. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

Year 1
  • Modern Spanish Language 1 or Modern Spanish Language for Beginners

  • Modes of Reading

Choose one option in English:

  • Epic into Novel
  • Medieval to Renaissance English Literature
  • Modern World Literatures

And one option in Hispanic Studies:

  • Language, Text and Identity in the Hispanic World
  • Images and Representations of the Hispanic World
Intermediate year (Year 2 or 3 depending on when the year abroad needs to be take)
  • Modern Spanish Language 2 or Modern Spanish Language 2 (Post-beginners)
Year 4
  • Modern Spanish Language 3
Selection of optional modules that current students are studying:

Hispanic Studies: Introduction to Language Teaching; One approved outside option in another academic department or the Language Centre.

English: US Writing and Culture, 1780-1920; Romantic and Victorian Poetry; Screenwriting; Chaucer; Devolutionary British Fiction; Shakespeare and Selected Dramatists of His Time; Crime Fiction; States of Damage: Twenty-First Century US Writing and Culture; Russian Narratives; Queering the Literary Landscape: LGBTQ+ Literature and Culture in the Contemporary World; Small Press Publishing: History, Theory, Practice; Restoration Drama; Writing Out Loud: Slam, Spoken Word, and Performance Poetics.

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: France 24 TV, American Express, Apple, The Lonely Planet, HSBC Private Bank, Next plc.

Examples of graduates’ job roles include: Assistant Producer, Fraud Investigator, Translator, Assistant to the Governor of the Banca Italia, International Marketing Assistant, International Graduate.

A level AAB to include a modern or classical language and English Literature

IB 36 to include 5 at Higher Level in English Literature and 5 at Higher Level in a modern or classical language


Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

4 years full time, including a year abroad

Start Date

24 September 2019

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry and overseas study at a partner institution or langugage assistant/work placement in a Spanish-speaking country.

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Additional costs

Undergraduate students are expected to purchase their own copies of the primary texts for the course, though the department tries to make a considerable amount of material available as part of course-packs. It is estimated that students may spend up to £150 per year of study on books. Undergraduate students can obtain most required texts from the University Library. Photocopying/printing costs for essays might come to £25 per year. Study trips are offered to students on some modules; in many cases the costs are covered or subsidised. None are compulsory, but could amount to £30 per year.

This information is applicable for 2019 entry.

Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply. Please read our terms and conditions to find out more.

Hispanic Studies
Hispanic Studies and Economics
Hispanic Studies and French
Hispanic Studies and German
Hispanic Studies and Italian
Hispanic Studies and Linguistics
Hispanic Studies and Theatre Studies
Hispanic Studies with Arabic
Hispanic Studies with Chinese
Hispanic Studies with Film Studies
Hispanic Studies with French
Hispanic Studies with German
Hispanic Studies with Italian
Hispanic Studies with Japanese
Hispanic Studies with Portuguese
Hispanic Studies with Russian
International Business with Spanish
Linguistics with Spanish
Politics, International Studies and Hispanic Studies
Modern Languages
Modern Languages and Economics
Modern Languages and Linguistics
Modern Languages with Linguistics
English Literature
English Literature and Creative Writing
English and Theatre Studies
English and History
Classics and English
English and French
English and German
English and Italian
Film and Literature
Philosophy and Literature