Postgraduate courses
Postgraduate courses


Why study at Roehampton

  • Take advantage of the expertise in our internationally-renowned Hispanic Research Centre.
  • Teaching is done in small groups to give you a dedicated and focused learning experience.
  • Boost your CV with a language-based work placement through our links in the UK and overseas either in Spain or Latin America.
  • Best new university in London for research (Times Higher Education 2014 REF Results).

This programme includes a fully accredited, compulsory year abroad in Spain or Latin America

To possess an extra language is an asset highly valued in the international jobs market.

In this combined degree you can immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture while gaining skills in your choice of subject, such as business management, journalism or film.

The course is designed around your career aspirations, with an opportunity to study abroad. You can join as a complete beginner or with A Level Spanish (or equivalent).

More details

  • The programme includes a fully accredited, compulsory year abroad in Spain or Latin America, and if you are eligible for a full-year Erasmus grant, you may be exempted from tuition fees for that year.
  • An annual award of £250 is made to the best dissertations/research projects written in the final year.

Year-by-year summary

First year

Your first year will combine intensive language modules with an introductory module on Spanish and Latin American history, culture and society. These will provide you with a solid foundation for your remaining three years of Spanish study, leading to proficiency in spoken and written Spanish, and to a sound knowledge of Spain and Latin America in the modern world.

Second year

Language study continues to form the main component of the programme, but you will also be able to choose from a number of optional modules, ranging from European Cinema and Spanish Writing to Translating and Interpreting. The aim of the compulsory and optional modules is to prepare you fully for your year abroad.

Third year

You spend your third year abroad, either on an exchange programme at one of our partner universities, as an English-language assistant in a school or college, or on a work placement in Spain or Latin America.

Fourth year

You choose from options such as Media Translation, Interpreting, Spanish Research Project, or a work placement in which
you use your language skills in a business or community context.

Teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops
  • Group projects
  • Supervised independent research

From the second year, most of the teaching is conducted in Spanish.

Assessment methods

  • Essays
  • Oral presentations
  • Exams
  • Placement portfolio

The year abroad is assessed by the host university or through an employer's report.

Typical timetable

Students typically spend 12 hours a week in lectures, seminars and language classes. In addition they are expected to devote at least another 20 hours a week to independent study. Much of this time will be spent in the University's multimedia Languages Centre.

Recommended reading

While preparing for your degree in Spanish at Roehampton, it would be useful to read books such as: John Hooper's The New Spaniards (Penguin) or Eduardo Galeano's Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent (Monthly Review Press).

Example modules

  • Hispanic Culture and Society
  • Latin America Revolutions
  • Spanish Translation

Career options

Some students use their languages directly, as teachers or translators. Language skills also give graduates an invaluable edge to work in business, the media or journalism.



BA/BSc Combined Honours

Combined honours

Entry tariff

300 points

Specific entry requirements »

General entry requirements »


Media, Culture and Language »


Full-time: 4 years; Part-time: by arrangement

Tuition fees

£9,000 (2015; UK/EU) »

£12,000 (2015; International) »

Cash scholarships and bursaries available »

Programme outline

View the full details »

View Key Information Set »


Business Management [RN42] »

English Literature [QR34] »

Film [RP43] »

Journalism [PR54] »

Photography [WR64] »

Related courses

MA PGDip Specialised Translation »

English Language and Linguistics »

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MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL »

MA PGDip PGCert Audiovisual Translation »

Translation »

Further information

Contact our Enquiries team »
+44 (0)20 8392 3232

Undergraduate open day

Saturday 11 July 2015

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