- 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.
- You will have access to the University's multimedia Languages Centre.
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.
Language study continues to form the main component of the programme, but you will also be able to choose from a number of interesting optional modules. Recent examples have ranged 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.
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.
You choose from a range of options in areas that interest you. Examples of modules on offer in recent years have included Media Translation, Interpreting, Spanish Research Project, or a work placement in which you use your language skills in a business or community context.
- Group projects
- Supervised independent research
From the second year, most of the teaching is conducted in Spanish.
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).