Queen Mary University of London
Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature BA (Hons)
Queen Mary University of London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Explore Spanish language and culture while expanding your literary and cultural horizons. Our BA in Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature will see you combine these two subjects, with an equal focus on each. 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 considered an important tool for intercultural communication. You can also choose to learn Catalan, thereby gaining access to other rich cultures. At the same time, you’ll gain a solid grounding in the discipline of literary studies, making connections between literatures and cultures from around the world, and exploring host of themes from madness to migration. You’ll spend your third year in Spain or Latin America, boosting your language skills among native speakers.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 17 graduates of Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature BA (Hons) at Queen Mary University of London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Spanish Studies.

Overall student satisfaction
76 /100
17 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature BA (Hons) at Queen Mary University of London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25000 £22500 £26500
25-75 percentile range £21500 - £29000 £18500 - £27500 £21000 - £33000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Spanish Studies

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24151 £23427 £27066
25-75 percentile range £20242 - £28189 £17627 - £30076 £20307 - £35826

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature BA (Hons) at Queen Mary University of London

20% Administrative occupations
15% Media Professionals
15% Secretarial and related occupations
15% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Elementary occupations
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Customer service occupations
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Sales occupations

Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework and exams, or coursework only, such as essays, independent projects, creative journals or a final-year dissertation. You’ll also be assessed through oral exams for language modules.

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Including at least one essay based subject in humanities or social science. Excluded subject - General Studies. Applicants will also be expected to have a GCSE in a language or have experience of learning a language other than your mother tongue.

We 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, applicants must have studied French to at least GCSE level. 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.

We consider applications from students offering an EPQ and may make an alternative offer to include three A levels, one grade lower than our usual requirement, along with a specific grade in the EPQ.

5,5,5 in HL subjects, including an essay based humanities or social sciences subject. Applicants will also be expected to have a GCSE in a language or equivalent or have experience of learning a language other than your mother tongue.

Queen Mary University of London welcomes applications from students currently studying Level 3 BTEC qualifications and will consider you for entry to the majority of our undergraduate courses. The typical entry requirements will vary according to the course you are applying for. Some of our courses require specific subject knowledge which you may not be able to cover as part of a Level 3 BTEC qualification and we may therefore require additional Level 3 qualifications to ensure that you are suitably prepared for relevant courses. A small number of our courses do not accept BTEC qualifications for entry, either as a standalone qualification, or in combination with other qualifications at Level 3. Information on our typical entry requirements and guidance for applying can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/btec/ If you are at all unsure about the acceptability of your BTEC qualification for entry, please contact the Admissions team for individual advice ([email protected]).

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature, BA (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

Our most recent information regarding tuition fees can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/tuitionfees/

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

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About Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) was founded in 1989 in the Mile End district of London. This Russell Group University offers state-of-the-art facilities, including their Advanced Molecular Imaging Services, and the Genome Centre for DNA research at Barts and the London School of Medicine, among numerous others for a wide variety of subject matters. QMUL is without a doubt an excellent option for any student wishing to pursue a career path in scientific research, and is recognised worldwide as such.

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Where is this programme taught

Queen Mary University of London - Mile End campus
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