Philosophy and Spanish BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: RV45
Start date: September 2018
4 years full time
Typical A-level offer: AAB
(specific subjects required)
UK/EU fees See fees section below
International fees £17,500 (per year)
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component
Study abroad option: Yes
Work placement option: Yes
Whats the difference between belief and knowledge? Why are we here? How do we know what we know and can we ever know anything at all? Philosophy at Leeds explores fundamental questions about how we understand the world. Through core and optional modules youll learn how to construct arguments and study key topics such as ethics and logic, as well as specialist knowledge in topics from ancient and moral philosophy to the ethics of life and death, philosophy of language or aesthetics.
At Leeds, you can become fluent in Spanish while gaining an insight into the history, culture and politics of Spain and Latin America. Core modules will develop your language skills and introduce you to the history and culture of Spain and Hispanic America, and youll choose optional modules on topics that interest you. Youll also benefit from the Spanish governments cultural arm, the Instituto Cervantes, and the Catalan governments Ramon Llull Institute, which are based on campus.Back to top
A Joint Honours degree allows you to study the same core topics as students on each Single Honours course, but you’ll take fewer options and discovery modules so you can fit in both subjects. You’ll study one of our Cornerstone modules in Year 1 to draw your two subjects together, and apply your knowledge and skills to a major research project in either subject in your final year.
Core modules in your first year will introduce you to topics such as ethics and logic and teach you to construct arguments. This will lay the foundation for the next two years, where youll continue to take a broad approach to philosophy by choosing modules from areas such as logic and language, philosophy of science, mind and knowledge or history of philosophy. By your final year you will also have highly developed research and analytical skills.
In your first year youll improve your language skills and explore the history or culture of Spain and Latin America. Following this youll develop your knowledge as you choose from optional modules on topics such as translation or Spanish literature. Youll also continue with language study to prepare for studying or working in a Spanish-speaking country. When you return youll take advanced language classes and choose further optional modules on topics that span Hispanic and Latin American politics, history and culture.
|IT for LCS Students||5 credits|
|How to Think Clearly and Argue Well||20 credits|
|Practical Language Skills in Spanish 1||20 credits|
|The Mind||10 credits|
|The Good, the Bad, the Right, the Wrong||20 credits|
|Knowledge, Self and Reality||20 credits|
|Great Philosophical Thinkers||20 credits|
|The Historical Development of Spain and Hispanic America||20 credits|
|Introduction to the Cultural Production of Spain and Spanish-America||20 credits|
|Practical Language Skills in Spanish 2||20 credits|
|Political Philosophy||20 credits|
|Moral Philosophy||20 credits|
|Realism and Antirealism||20 credits|
|Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Cinema||20 credits|
|Modern Spain (1868-1975)||20 credits|
|Spanish Literature and Theatre||20 credits|
|Year Abroad||120 credits|
|Practical Language Skills in Spanish 3||20 credits|
|Final Year Project|
|Philosophy of Mind||20 credits|
|The Structure of Reality||20 credits|
|From Bolivar to Chavez: Revolutionary Icons in Contemporary Latin American Culture||20 credits|
|Spanish in an Economic and Business Context||20 credits|
|Thinking Spain: Sociocultural Issues since the 1898 Crisis to the Present||20 credits|
Broadening your academic horizons
Learning and teaching
Our tutors are experts in their fields, and their teaching is informed by their own cutting-edge research.
We use a range of teaching methods to help you benefit from their expertise, including lectures, seminars, tutorials or occasionally workshops. However, independent study is also central to this degree, since it allows you to develop your skills in research and analysis. You will be able to apply your skills and knowledge in a Final Year Research Project on a topic of your own choice.
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Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: AAB including A in Spanish.
Access to HE Diploma
Pass diploma with 60 credits overall, including at least 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. An interview and a piece of written work may also be required. This course has additional subject specific requirements. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
We will consider this qualification in combination with other qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
D3, M1, M1 including D3 in Spanish
35 points overall with 16 at Higher Level including 6 in Spanish at Higher Level
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H2, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H2 in Spanish
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
AB in Advanced Highers including A in Spanish and AABBB in Highers, or A in Spanish in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers
European Baccalaureate: 80% including 85% in Spanish
When an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be ABB at A Level including A in Spanish and grade A in the EPQ.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
BBB at A Level including Spanish and pass Access to Leeds
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Undergraduate Admissions team.
English language requirementsIELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
How to apply
UK/EU: See fees section below
International: £17,500 (per year)
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2018, the fee for 2018/19 will be £9,250.
The fee for undergraduate students starting in 2019 will be confirmed in September 2018.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
Studying for a Joint Honours degree allows you to gain an in-depth knowledge of two subjects, including proficiency in a major world language. As well as demonstrating that youre intellectually versatile, your degree will equip you with a wide range of skills across different disciplines that employers actively seek.
Youll have good research skills, and youll be able to analyse complex information from multiple sources before drawing your own conclusions. Youll then be able to communicate and defend your views clearly, either verbally or in writing. In addition, youll have strong research and organisational skills and be confident working independently or in a team. You will also have a strong understanding of cultural diversity, allowing you to work effectively with people whose backgrounds differ from yours.
All of these qualities are very attractive to employers, and graduates have pursued careers across the globe that reflect the diversity of their degrees. Theyve gone on to be successful in education, the media, law, publishing, the civil service, business and finance and the charity sector to name a few. Many others have also pursued postgraduate study, including further training in language-based careers such as translating and interpreting.
To find out more about graduate destinations in your subjects, please see the relevant Single Honours pages.
Youll spend your third year in Spain or another Spanish-speaking country, immersing yourself in local culture and cultivating your language skills.
We have partnerships with a number of universities in Spain and Latin America where you could study, or you could apply for a work placement either with our partner companies or with an organisation of your choice. You could even work as a language assistant in a school under the British Councils programme.
Whatever you choose to do, youll gain a new insight into a Spanish-speaking society as well as valuable experience of adapting to another culture. If you choose to work during your time there, youll also return with work experience to increase your appeal to employers. For many of our students, its the real highlight of their course.
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