Hispanic Studies with Business Management

Entry Year: 2019

Key information

Degree
BA (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
R4N1
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades ABB at A-Level. This must include at least one essay based A-Level in a humanities or social sciences subject. Applicants will also be expected to have a GCSE in a language or have experience of learning a language other than your mother tongue. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
9,250
International fees
16,200
Funding information
Hispanic Studies with Business Management

Overview

Prepare for international business, becoming versed in Hispanic languages and culture while studying finance and management.

This programme consists of the major element Hispanic Studies and the minor element Business Management. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required.

From the regions of Spain to the diverse countries of Latin America, Hispanic Studies covers the history, politics, sport, literature and film of several nations.

As the second most widely spoken language in the world, Spanish is an important tool for intercultural communication. Teaching of written and spoken Spanish continues all the way through to your final year, combining practical language teaching with modules that explore the language in different contexts. You can also choose to learn Portuguese or Catalan, thereby gaining access to other rich cultures.

You’ll also learn about financial management, marketing, strategy and human resources, with business modules making up about one-quarter of your programme.

You’ll spend your third year studying or working in a Spanish-speaking country, immersing yourself in its language and society.

Structure

The Spanish language modules you take will depend on your entry level. We offer separate classes for beginner, post-GCSE, post-A-level and native speakers.

Year 1

Compulsory

  • Critical Thinking and Writing for Modern Foreign Languages
  • Economics for Business
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Introduction to Hispanic Studies
  • Spanish language module (streamed according to entry level)

Choose one or two from

  • Catalan Culture: Art, Literature and Football
  • Introductory Catalan
  • Introductory Portuguese
  • Re-viewing the Spanish Civil War

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

Compulsory

  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Spanish language module (streamed according to entry level)

Choose up to four from

  • Brazilian Cinema: The Social Tradition
  • Catalan Literature: An Introduction
  • Colonialism and Culture in Latin America
  • Cuban Poetry and Fiction: Post 1980
  • Culture and Society in Medieval Spain: Christian, Jews and Muslims
  • Introduction to Translation Studies: Catalan, Spanish, English
  • Introductory Catalan
  • Introductory Portuguese
  • Literature, Dictatorship and Cultural Memory in the Hispanic WorldModern Spanish Fiction
  • The Spanish Inquisition

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

  • Year abroad

 

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 4

Compulsory

  • Human Resource Management
  • Spanish language module
  • Strategy

Choose up to four from

  • Advanced Oral Competence in Spanish
  • Catalan II Intensive
  • Cervantes and the Nature of Fiction
  • Languages in the Classroom: Teaching Spanish
  • Modern Languages Research Project
  • Portuguese II Intensive
  • Slavery, Colonialism and Postcolonialism in African Cinema
  • Spanish Translation: Theory and Practice
  • Subversive Humour in Modern Spanish and Latin American Literature and Film
  • The Mexican Revolution and its Aftermath
  • War, Humour and Love in Medieval Spanish Literature

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year abroad

You have three options for how to spend your year abroad:

  • teaching English as a foreign language assistant
  • attending university
  • in the professional world, either on a work placement with our support, or independently with our approval.

We have partner institutions in Spain (Almería, Barcelona, Madrid, Málaga, Murcia, Oviedo, Seville, Salamanca, Santiago de Compostela, Valencia, and Vigo), Latin America (Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico) and Colombia (Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá).

You could also split your time abroad between two countries and two different placements.

Teaching and Facilities

Teaching and learning

You'll receive approximately 10 to 16 hours of weekly contact time, in the form of lectures, seminars and language classes.

You will spend up to five hours per week in language classes – in small groups of no more than 20 for classroom or language lab teaching, and no more than 10 for oral and aural work.

For every hour spent in class, you'll complete a further two to three hours of independent study.

Assessment

Assessment typically includes a combination of written exams and coursework, final-year dissertations, independent projects and creative journals.

Resources and facilities

The Schools offer excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:

  • the Queen Mary library
  • the Multimedia Language Resource Centre, equipped with digital labs and resource rooms, teacher and student workstations, interactive whiteboards, and software for viewing live international satellite TV broadcasts
  • subscriptions to foreign newspapers and journals
  • language clubs and social activities, including film screenings, discussion groups and debates
  • a purpose-built media suite to support student entrepreneurship.

Learn another language

If you’re interested in learning another language, you can sign up for a course at Queen Mary’s Language Centre, where you can choose from Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German or Japanese.

Entry requirements

A-LevelGrades ABB at A-Level. This must include at least one essay based A-Level in a humanities or social sciences subject. Applicants will also be expected to have a GCSE in a language or have experience of learning a language other than your mother tongue. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 32 points overall, including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 15 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. For programmes with French, grade B or above in A-Level French will be also be required. For all other single and joint honours language programmes, experience of learning a language other than your mother tongue, and a demonstrable aptitude for language study are required. Applications are considered on a case by case basis, and we may request an interview. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English at grade C or 4.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

If your qualifications are not accepted for direct entry onto this degree, consider applying for a foundation programme.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.

Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Career opportunities

Spanish is the second-most widely spoken language in the world, with 400 million native speakers across South, Central and North America, as well as Africa and Europe. Fluency is this major world language is an advantage in the job market, whether in the UK or internationally.

Recent graduates who combined a modern language with business management have been hired by:

  • Brompton Asset Management
  • CEB
  • General Motors
  • Siemens
  • VoucherCodes.

Career support

The School runs regular careers events, including opportunities for current students to meet alumni.

The Queen Mary careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

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About the Schools

School of Languages Linguistics and Film

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film is friendly and vibrant. Our students produce podcasts and short films, put on plays and liaise with writers and journalists.

We’re visited by poets, novelists and outside experts, and have strong links with London’s cultural institutions.

In the 2017 National Student Survey, French and Hispanic Studies received overall satisfaction ratings of 100 per cent – top in the UK. German was ranked first in London and Hispanic Studies and Russian in the top five by the Complete University Guide 2018.

School of Business and Management

We teach you to think beyond textbooks, management fads and memorised formulas for success.

Our faculty come from all over the world and bring a sound practical knowledge to their teaching: they have worked for the BBC, UK government ministries and the European Union.

Our Mile End location keeps us close to all the action in the City and Canary Wharf. We’re also home to a number of research centres focused on public engagement and having a real-world impact.

Why Queen Mary?

Fifth in the UK for percentage of research ranked 4* and 3* (REF 2014)

5th in the UK

Fifth in the UK for percentage of research ranked 4* and 3* (REF 2014)

Russell Group

Member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities

Global top 50

Global top 50

English, drama, and law ranked in the global top 50 (QS Subject rankings 2018)