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Develop your passion for film while exploring Hispanic languages and culture in depth.
Our Film Studies and Hispanic Studies degree allows you to pursue an understanding of film within the context of a wider knowledge of Hispanic language and culture. No prior knowledge of Spanish is needed.
Film Studies fosters an understanding of visual aesthetics and leads students into areas of study as diverse as history, politics, philosophy, technology and performance. You’ll study the history and theory of cinema and have the opportunity to write your own film script.
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 world’s second most widely spoken language, Spanish is an important tool for intercultural communication. You can also choose to learn Portuguese or Catalan.
You’ll spend your third year studying or working abroad in Spain or Latin America, immersing yourself in the language and culture of your destination.
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.
Please note that all modules are subject to change.
You have three options for how to spend your year abroad:
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’ll receive approximately eight hours (or 16 hours if including screenings) of weekly contact time, in the form of lectures led by academic staff, smaller seminar groups and language classes.
You'll 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 typically includes a combination of coursework and an end-of-module exam, although some modules, including the practical ones, are assessed by coursework only. Final-year students have the opportunity to pursue a sustained piece of research or to develop an extended film production project or long script.
The School offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:
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.
Alternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq
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.
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.
See our general undergraduate entry requirements.
UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.
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.
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:
Film Studies and Hispanic Studies students graduate with a broad range of skills that can take them through to successful careers.
Some apply their degree knowledge directly, entering careers such as interpreting, teaching and production whilst others have transferred their skills into areas such as marketing.
Recent graduates have been hired by:
The School of Languages Linguistics and Film offers a range of career support. Thanks to our London location, you may get the chance to work in a film-related part-time job or self-directed work placement during your studies.
Our careers team can also offer:
Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.
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