201–250 th
World University Rankings 2020
42 nd
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Whiteknights House Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 6AH, United Kingdom

Spanish and History

Explore various periods and themes in history, and develop a high level of expertise in spoken and written Spanish. Become confident and highly skilled in written and spoken Spanish. Master the fundamental elements of the language, to the point where you will graduate with a near-native command of it. Our small language classes are led by native speakers, and direct access to expert staff for help and feedback ensures you develop your language skills to the best of your ability. Study a wide range of optional modules in Spanish and Latin American culture, history, literature, politics and film with our expert staff. These include first-year modules on "Spain and Latin America from 1492 to the present", "Contemporary Spanish narrative and culture", "Culture and revolution in modern Latin America" and "Testimonial writing from modern Latin America".. The Department of Modern Languages and European Studies offers the opportunity to study in a lively, multilingual community with staff and students from all over the world. You will be able to tailor your degree to your personal interests, including the opportunity to learn other languages. 98% of our research overall in modern languages and linguistics is rated as world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework, 2014), which feeds directly into your learning. Get an introduction to history and identify your particular areas of interest in your first year. Discover a thousand years of history whilst experiencing all the specialist areas on offer at the University of Reading, including Britain, Europe, Russia, Africa, America, the Middle East and South Asia. You can explore people, politics and revolution, and we will teach you the skills you need to truly study and research history. Our degrees are highly flexible, enabling you to shape your studies to fit your own interests. Study modules covering subjects such as magic, witchcraft and heresy, fascism and communism, gender and culture, and politics and colonialism. We take an individual approach to our students' learning, which is reflected in our 90% satisfaction score for the teaching on our courses in the National Student Survey 2017. Immerse yourself in the culture and develop your knowledge of Spanish at the same time. Spend up to a year in a Spanish-speaking country, or study at a partner institution through the Erasmus+ programme, undertaking a work placement or working as a British Council language teaching assistant. The core language module in the second year will prepare you for studying abroad, equipping you with the skills and knowledge required to work and live in a different culture. We provide accelerated learning in Spanish, meaning that you can start from beginner's level if you have not studied the language before. All students achieve the same standard of written and spoken Spanish by graduation regardless of which level you join the course at. **Careers** On graduation you can expect to be able to write and speak fluently in Spanish, an immensely useful skill, while the experience of studying and working abroad demonstrates self-reliance, adaptability and enterprise. As such, 98% of graduates from the Department of Modern Languages and European Studies are in work or further study six months after graduating (DLHE survey, 2015-16). The course also provides you with numerous transferable skills in research, clear and critical thinking, presenting and group working, which will prove useful in a wide range of careers. Our graduates have an excellent record of gaining employment or progressing to further study. Recent graduates have gone on to careers ranging from translating, teaching and research (doctorates at Oxford and Queen Mary, University of London) to financial services (HSBC, Zurich Insurance), telecommunications (Vodafone), and the fashion industry (Chanel).

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,ReadingUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £16,475