Russian B and Spanish BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: RRK7
Start date: September 2018
4 years full time
Typical A-level offer: ABB
(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: No
If you have little or no knowledge of Russian, this degree will allow you to learn the language from scratch and introduce you to various aspects of Russian culture, history and politics. Core modules will develop your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills and you’ll spend your second year studying in Russia refine your language skills. You’ll also be introduced to Russian culture and literature and choose from a wide range of optional modules exploring topics that suit your interests.
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 develop your language skills and introduce you to Russian literature and culture. This will prepare you for the following year, when you’ll study at a Russian university to improve your language skills and cultural awareness. When you return, you’ll spend the next two years taking advanced language classes, and choose from optional modules on topics such as 19th century literature, new media in Russia and translation.
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|
|Beginning Russian 1||20 credits|
|Beginning Russian 2||20 credits|
|Practical Language Skills in Spanish 1||20 credits|
Examples of the optional modules available are shown below. Please contact us for more details of the requirements and choices available.
|Language: Structure and Sound||20 credits|
|World Histories||20 credits|
|Intercultural Competence: Theory and Application||20 credits|
|The Historical Development of Spain and Hispanic America||20 credits|
|Catalan Language and Culture I||20 credits|
|Introduction to the Cultural Production of Spain and Spanish-America||20 credits|
|Year Abroad||120 credits|
|Core Russian Language 2||15 credits|
|Practical Language Skills in Spanish 2||15 credits|
|Term Abroad||30 credits|
|Applied Russian Language 2||15 credits|
|The Sounds of Russian||15 credits|
|Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Cinema||15 credits|
|Modern Spain (1868-1975)||15 credits|
|Core Russian Language 3||20 credits|
|Practical Language Skills in Spanish 3||20 credits|
|Final Year Project|
|Gender Identity in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia||20 credits|
|Russian (New) Media||20 credits|
|Russian Advanced Translation||20 credits|
|Viva! Contemporary Film Industries of Latin America and the Marketing of 'Latin American-ness'||20 credits|
|Thinking Spain: Sociocultural Issues since the 1898 Crisis to the Present||20 credits|
|Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Latin American Culture||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.
Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: ABB 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.
M1, M1, M1 including Spanish
34 points overall with 16 at Higher Level including 6 in Spanish at Higher Level
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H2 H2 H2 H3 H3 H3 including H2 in Spanish
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
BB in Advanced Highers including Spanish and AABBB in Highers, or B in Spanish in Advanced Highers and AAABB in Highers
European Baccalaureate: 77% including 85% in Spanish
Where 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 ABC at A Level including A in Spanish and grade A in the EPQ.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
BBC at A Level including B in Spanish and pass Access to Leeds
We accept a wide range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies 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.
In Year 2 you’ll study Russian language and culture in the Centre for International Education at Moscow State University.
You’ll also spend a term of Year 3 studying dedicated Spanish course for foreign learners of the language in Léon or Granada.Read more about the Russian residence abroad
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