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Spanish & Management with a year abroad BA

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Overview

Our Spanish & Management BA will allow you to achieve a high level of fluency in Spanish, while acquiring knowledge and skills in the broad discipline of management that are key in so many graduate careers. With strong links to the business world surrounding our central London campus, students have excellent networking opportunities and a wealth of societies to engage with and the benefit of enhancing their studies.

Choose from a range of Spanish modules on cultural topics from the Middle Ages to the present day and Management modules including economics, accounting, marketing, and business strategy. The degree includes a year in a Spanish-speaking country

Key benefits

Spanish

  • Course taught by staff who are experts in their field, in a department where Spanish has been taught since 1831.

  • The Department of Spanish is currently ranked 6th in the UK (QS World Rankings by Subject 2018).

  • Central location offers easy access to a wide range of institutes and centres that promote Hispanic culture.

  • Opportunity to study abroad for a year offers students the chance to immerse themselves in culture and society and achieve language fluency. We have exchanges with a number of global partner universities, and the opportunity to apply for the English Language Assistantship Programme or to undertake an internship/ work placement in a Spanishspeaking environment (typically sourced by students themselves).

  • Lively departmental social life through the student-run Hispanic Society. • One of the country’s most highly rated Spanish departments for teaching and research. 

Management

  • Offers a broad, balanced approach to management that provides both a foundation of core modules in the principal disciplines and the opportunity to specialise in areas of particular interest.

  • Research-led curriculum encourages critical analysis and debate on a wide range of contemporary management issues.

  • Students from over 50 countries create an international environment for learning, bringing a diverse range of perspectives to the course.

  • Central location offers students the closer links to the business world in the heart of London.

  • Graduates are highly employable, entering into careers that include banking, consultancy, accountancy, marketing, advertising and management.

Please note: Assessed internship placements are not included as part of this programme. However, King’s Careers & Employability can help you to find a range of different work experience options, including internships, placements and shadowing opportunities.

Key information

UCAS code NR42

Duration 4 years FT

Study mode Full-time

Course type Joint honours

Further details

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Arts & Humanities King's Business School

Department Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

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Description

In the Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies you can study all fields of peninsular language, literature and cultural history, from the earliest times to the present day. Beginning with our first-year required module, Global Iberias, you will explore an unrivalled range of topics covering literature, history, film, music and visual arts from the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds. On top of this, our required language modules will help you to refine and deepen the language skills essential to all fields of study, and enable you to graduate with near native fluency. As you go through the years, you will be able to pursue your own particular interests and be exposed to a variety of disciplines and approaches, such as History, Political Science, Comparative Literature, Popular Music, Gender and Cultural studies, as well as Film and Visual Arts.

In Management you will take required modules in organisational studies, accounting, marketing, and international business, as well as choose from a range of specialist options. Thanks to this range of modules, you will leave us equipped with the skills to excel in your field.

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TEACHING 

Our courses are taught by world-class lecturers in a friendly and well-resourced environment. You will be studying with staff who are experts in a wide variety of fields and whose advanced research will put you at the cutting-edge of critical thinking. Through lectures, interactive seminars and individual tutorials we will help you to become an independent, lifelong learner.

ASSESSMENT

You will be assessed through a combination of examination and coursework, the exact weighting of which will depend on your choice of modules.

LOCATION

We are located in the heart of London on the Strand Campus, within easy access to a wide range of institutes and centres (eg the Instituto Cervantes, Camoes Institute) that promote Hispanic and Lusophone culture including theatre, music, and art. The Maughan Library contains an extensive collection of material on the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds, including several in the Rare Books collection. Within London there are other important complementary collections in the libraries and research institutes of the University of London and the British Library.

SPECIAL NOTES

The year abroad is an obligatory and enriching part of our degree, with a wide range of options to study through the British Council English Language Assistant programme, to teach in a variety of institutions in Spain and Latin America.

 

Structure

Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

Required Modules

Students on this course are required to take:

Spanish

  • Spanish Language (30 credits)
  • Global Iberia (30 credits)

Management

  • Accounting & Financial Management (30 credits)
  • Organisational Behaviour (15 credits)
  • Sociology of Work (15 credits)
Optional Modules

There are no optional modules for this course in year one.

Year 2

Students are required to take 60 credits in Spanish and 60 credits in Management.

Required Modules

Spanish

  • Spanish Language II (30 credits) 

Management 

  • Principles of Marketing (15 credits)
  • International Business (15 credits) 
Optional Modules

Spanish

You are also required to take 30 credits (normally two modules) from a range of options, which may typically include:

  • Catalan Language (15 credits)
  • The Study of Gender in Spanish American Literature & Culture (15 credits)
  • Memory in Modern Spanish Culture (15 credits)
  • Fatherlands: Spain & Portugal under the Dictators (15 credits)
  • Visuality, Literature & Modern Life in Latin America (15 credits)
  • Language Acts & Worldmaking in Medieval & Early Modern Spain (15 credits)

Management

In addition, students also take 30 credits from a range of optional Management modules that may typically include:

  • Corporate Finance (15 credits)
  • Government & Business (15 credits)
  • Industrial Organisation (15 credits)
  • Microeconomics (15 credits)

Year 3

You are required to spend your third year abroad at one of our partner institutions, which currently include:

  • Alicante
  • Cadiz
  • Carlos III (Madrid)
  • Córdoba
  • País Vasco
  • Pompeu Fabra
  • PUC (Chile)
  • Tec (Querétaro, Mexico)
  • Santiago de Compostela (Lugo Campus)
  • Pacifico (Peru)
  • Salamanca
  • San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)
  • UNAM (Mexico)

You may also choose to apply for the English Language Assistantship Programme, or to undertake an internship or work placement in a Spanish-speaking environment, which you will normally arrange yourself, allowing you to explore career prospects and fields of personal interest.

Required Modules

 There are no required modules in year three. 

Optional Modules
There are no optional modules in year three.

Year 4

Students are required to take 60 credits in Spanish and 60 credits in Management.

Required Modules

Students on this course are required to take:

  • Spanish Language IV (30 credits)

There are no required management modules in your final year.

Optional Modules

Spanish

In addition to the required module, students also take 30 credits from a range of optional Spanish modules that may typically include:

  • Advanced Topics in Applied Linguistics (15 credits)
  • Advanced Catalan Language (15 credits)
  • Myth & Archive: 19th & 20th Century Rewritings on Colonial Latin America (15 credits)
  • Rewritings on Colonial Latin America (15 credits)
  • Images of Spain: Stereotypes in Spanish Cinema (15 credits)
  • Catalan Culture (15 credits)
  • The Writer & the Public: Journalism in Spain (15 credits)
  • Key Terms & Points of View in Latin American Visual Arts (15 credits)

Management

Students take 60 credits from a range of optional Management modules that may typically include:

  • Applied Economics (15 credits)
  • Company Law (15 credits)
  • Comparative Asian Business (15 credits)
  • Communications in Organisations (15 credits)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (15 credits)
  • Employment Law
  • Globalisation & Employment
  • International Corporate Governance
  • International Financial Systems
  • International HRM
  • International Marketing
  • Leadership: Theory and Practice
  • Marketing Communications
  • Organisational Change
  • Strategic Management
  • The Social Psychology of Financial Markets

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-todate, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore modules may change.

Entry requirements

 

Required grades

AAB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

Required grades

35 points overall (including TOK/EE) with three Higher Level subjects at 665

Required grades

45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit

Required grades

D3 D3 M2

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels).

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

Further information below

If you are taking the new RQF BTEC Nationals (2016), you will not be required to fulfil the module requirement stipulated above - you will only need to get the right overall grade. If you are taking the QCF BTEC Nationals (2010), you must achieve both the required overall grade and the specified module grades. If you are unsure which BTEC you are studying, your teacher or school/college counsellor should be able to tell you.

Required grades

80% overall

Required grades

Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements and English language entry requirements.

Required subjects

Spanish (except for applicants to the ab initio Spanish pathway)

In addition, GCSE Mathematics at grade 6/B (or equivalent)

Preferred subjects

A Modern language or English

Further information and other requirements

All candidates for this programme must have obtained GCSE Mathematics at grade B or 6 (or equivalent)

A-Level  AAB 

Ab initio pathway: AAB

Standard pathway: AAB including grade A in Spanish. Alternatively, if you have AAB but not academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

Access to HE Diploma 

D: 33 credits

M: 12 credits

P: 0 credits

Ab initio pathway: Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.

Standard pathway: Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. In addition, an A-Level or equivalent qualification in Spanish at grade A. If you meet these grade requirements but have no academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency instead,  if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.

Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2

Ab initio pathway: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2

Standard pathway: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including grade D3 Spanish. If you meet these grade requirements but have no academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.

Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

Ab initio pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB.

Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade A in Spanish.

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements but have no academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

Ab initio pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB.

Standard pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB, including grade A in Spanish.

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements but have no academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

Ab initio pathway: D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB.

Standard pathway: D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB, including grade A in Spanish. 

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements but have no academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers

AAB at Highers

and

AB at Advanced Highers

Ab initio pathway: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject)

Standard pathway: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher, including Advanced Higher Spanish at grade A. If you meet these grade requirements but have no academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.

Must be a combination of three Scottish Highers and two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

In addition, applicants must have Mathematics at Standard Credit Grade 1 or 2/ Intermediate 2/National 5 (or equivalent).

International Baccalaureate 35 points

Ab initio pathway: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665.

Standard pathway: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including Higher Level Spanish at grade 6. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

If you meet these grade requirements but have no academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.

In addition, applicants must have Maths / Maths Studies at Standard Level. 

Other International Qualifications   Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements.
English Language requirements Band B Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2019

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees EU:

Students starting their programme in 2019/20 (September 2019) who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2020/21.

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is £18,900 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

 

Additional costs/expenses

If you study abroad as part of your course, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). 

If you are studying abroad at a non-partner university, you should expect to pay tuition fees to the host university as well as King’s.

King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees.  At present these are as follows:

  • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • Overseas students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for one third of the King's tuition fees for the year 

You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling. 

In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 
  • Graduation costs

For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

 

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

Your Spanish & Management degree will equip you with the language skills, cultural awareness and critical independence necessary to compete successfully in an almost limitless range of careers. Recent graduates have gone on to gain employment in areas including business and commerce, finance, marketing, accountancy, law, the Civil Service, the media, charitable and non-governmental organisations, while others have remained in higher education to gain a teaching qualification or continue their studies at postgraduate level. Our management graduates are ideally placed to pursue high-level careers in business and in many fields.

Career destinations

Recent graduates have gone on to gain employment in areas including business and commerce, finance, marketing, accountancy, law, the Civil Service, the media, charitable and non-governmental organizations, while others have remained in higher education to gain a teaching qualification or continue their studies at postgraduate level.

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