Spanish and Linguistics BA (Hons)
University of Westminster
Key Course Facts
At Westminster we train competent linguists in modern languages ready to enter graduate employment. We place particular emphasis on employability and the contemporary cultural context, and offer high-quality teaching in all language skills.
This course will enable you to achieve a good or high level of linguistic competence in Spanish in all four skill areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking). You will study Spanish language, culture and linguistics in an integrated and interdisciplinary way, exploring the connections between them and the broader historical and cross-cultural contexts that frame their study. You will be able to function in different cultural situations and acquire the generic qualities and skills of a humanities graduate. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.
We accept students at two different entry points – beginner or intermediate. Please note that we may need to test you to determine your entry point.
You will study an integrated curriculum with a focus on applied language skills and cultural studies, supported by a rigorous development of your foreign languages skills in all areas.
You will develop a high level of competence in oral and written communication in Spanish, proficiency in language transfer skills, a thorough knowledge of Spanish culture, and the ability to function linguistically in diverse cultural situations.
The Linguistics component of your combined degree will develop your understanding and knowledge of language to an advanced and sophisticated level, while fostering and enhancing your skills in using English. This degree offers a rare combination of formal language study and theoretical approaches to discourse analysis, alongside an opportunity to learn about the history of the English language and the ways in which it currently varies around the British Isles and the world as a global language.
Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, seminars and workshops, but most of your learning is independent, conducted beyond the classroom (individually and in groups) in the library, at home, and via online learning.
Assessment methods include essays, exams, individual and group presentations projects, and critical analysis.
You will have the opportunity to spend a full academic year abroad at a partner institution and/or approved form of employment in a country where Spanish is the ofﬁcial language. You can also study an elective module from across the University in each year.
Salary of all UK Graduates of Linguistics
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£19431 - £26533||£17470 - £29600||£20122 - £34899|
All Linguistics courses of UK
Grading & Study Time
Study Time Distribution
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
104 to 120 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course
104 to 120 UCAS Tariff points from the IB with English grade 4 HL, Maths grade 4
We are ideally looking for evidence of successful language learning, formal or informal, in the applicant’s personal statement. We accept students at Beginners’ and Intermediate levels. Proficient students (native speaker level) will be directed towards our BA in Translation as a more appropriate course.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component|
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Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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.
Positions of University of Westminster in top UK and global rankings.
Rankings of University of Westminster in related subject specific rankings.
Languages & Literature
CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
[Published 13 June, 2022]
CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
[Published 13 June, 2022]
- Modern Languages & Linguistics
The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
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About University of Westminster
The University of Westminster is a publicly funded research university located in London, England. Beginning its existence as a polytechnic institute in 1838, it only became an officially recognized university much later, in 1992. Westminster’s primary campus can be found on Regent Street of central London, with its secondary campuses being in the districts of Fitzrovia, Marylebone and Harrow.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Modern Languages and Linguistics (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons)||University of Essex||74%||5%||0%||£9250||£16850||113||Colchester||On campus Full-time|
|French and German Linguistic Studies BA (Hons)||University of Southampton||100%||0%||5%||£9250||£19300||158||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|English Language & Linguistics BA (Hons)||University of Roehampton||75%||0%||0%||£9250||£13145||99||Roehampton||On campus Full-time|
|Linguistics (including foundation year) BA (Hons)||University of Essex||73%||0%||0%||£9250||£16850||118||Colchester||On campus Full-time|
|English Language & Linguistics/German MA (Hons)||University of Glasgow||90%||5%||0%||£27750||£79290||203||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Spanish and Linguistics BA (Hons)||University of Southampton||90%||5%||0%||£9250||£19300||203||Southampton||On campus Full-time|
|Celtic Civilisation/English Language & Linguistics MA (Hons)||University of Glasgow||90%||5%||0%||£27750||£70480||215||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|English Language and Linguistics BA (Hons)||Leeds Trinity University||79%||0%||5%||£9250||£12000||84||Leeds||On campus Full-time|
|Linguistics with Data Science BA (Hons)||University of Essex||73%||0%||0%||£9250||£16850||118||Colchester||On campus Full-time|
|English Language and Linguistics BA (Hons)||York St John University||75%||5%||10%||£9250||£12750||92||York||On campus Full-time|
The University League Tables
- 13 June, 2022
- Criteria used in ranking -CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject:
- Entry Standards 26%
Student Satisfaction 26%
Research Quality 22%
Graduate Prospects 26%
The Guardian News and Media Limited
- 24 September, 2022
- Criteria used in ranking -The Guardian University League Tables by Subject:
- Student to Staff Ratio 15%
Entry Standards 15%
Expenditure per Student 5%
Continuation 15% (non-medical subjects) OR 5% (medical subjects)
NSS - Teaching 8%
NSS - Assessment & Feedback 8%
NSS - Overall Satisfaction 4%
Career Prospects 15%
Value added 15%