BA History and Spanish (4 Years)

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  • Entry requirements
    Selected entry requirements English language: Candidates must be proficient in the English language, which is the language of instruction and examination at the university. Acceptable English Language qualifications include IELTS 6.5, CPE grade C, CAE Grade B or another equivalent A level: Grades ABB. This must include History (grade A) and Spanish. AS level: Two AS-Levels may be accepted in place of the third A-Level. Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes. GCSE: Minimum grade C in English Language. Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University. International baccalaureate: 33 points overall including History grade 7 at higher level and Spanish grade 6 at higher level. Additional entry requirements Additional entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
  • Academic title
    BA History and Spanish
  • Course description
    Course description

    Studying History and a Modern Language at Manchester gives you the opportunity to experience teaching from across 2 of our Schools; Arts, Histories & Cultures and Languages, Linguistics & Cultures bringing together expertise across a wide range of subject areas.

    This four year degree offers you access to a wide variety of History course units alongside the chance to gain a thorough grounding in the language and culture of your chosen area of study.

    History course units cover ancient, medieval, modern, economic, social and political topics and in addition to the courses offered, you are given the scope for independent study and original research.

    Special features
    The History side of BA (Hons) History & a Modern Language stands out in terms of the range and flexibility of courses offered. With over 30 academic members of staff actively engaged in cutting-edge research. History courses are among the most diverse in the country. 

    The Modern Language courses stand out both in terms of language provision and the non-language courses available.  Native speakers will help you to develop your speaking and listening proficiency.

    BA (Hons) History & a Modern Language is more than learning about the past. Problems of interpretation, difficulties of missing/incomplete data and completely unexplored aspects of history will require you to develop problem solving skills of the highest order. Teamwork, individual research skills and effective communication are the essential tools of the historian. 

    This degree fosters a spirit of curiosity, enthusiasm and excitement in the pursuit of answers to the problems that you will discover. 

    BA (Hons) History & a Modern Language has a rigorous language component across all four years of study as well as allowing you to explore all sorts of areas of culture and society

    Course content for year 1
    Your first year will introduce you to a range of disciplines across your subjects.  Your time will be split equally between History and your modern language with 60 credits in each area.  In addition to the History courses outlined above, you will be trained in the modern spoken and written language you have chosen through a compulsory core language course.  You will select further courses from a series of broad-based units on key areas of culture, language and society.

    Course content for year 2
    As you move into your second year you can choose to maintain an equal weighting between the two subjects or devote more time to either History or your modern language.  In History your work will build on knowledge and skills gained in your first year developing each subject area to provide a greater breadth and depth of experience.  There is greater flexibility of choice than in your first year.  Your language skills will also develop through your continued and increasingly advanced core language course which you will take alongside additional content courses.

    Course content for year 3
    Your third year of study is spent abroad under approved conditions. 

    Course content for year 4
    On your return to Manchester in your final year you will again have the choice on how to weight your study time in each subject.  The variety of History course units on offer is considerable. Your modern language study will also be more involved and will cover areas of culture and society.

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