The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.
The degree programme is four years in length, and you will spend your third year abroad.
In this programme, you study half of your modules (60 credits) in Hispanic Studies and half in History (60 credits)
Hispanic Studies: Your first year in Hispanic Studies will involve compulsory language modules which will develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills (at advanced or beginner level) in your chosen language. Those who have Spanish to A level (or equivalent) are taught separately for language and also follow modules which deal with different aspects of Hispanic literature, politics, history or film.
- Practising History (A): Skills in History
- Practising History (B): Approaches to History
You then choose two out of the five survey modules below:
- Discovering the Middle Ages
- Living in the Middle Ages
- The Making of the Modern World 1500-1815
- The Making of the Contemporary World 1815-2000
- War and Society
History first year detailed module descriptions
Hispanic Studies: During your second year in Hispanic Studies, you will develop your language skills even further studying two compulsory language modules, as well as deepening your understanding of the culture and society in the countries of your target language. You will have a wider selection of optional modules to choose from and will depend upon which language you are studying (and whether you entered on the advanced / beginner stream).
Choose from one of the following:
- History in Theory and Practice*
- Research Methods (Dissertation Preparation) (please note: this module must be studied if a History 40 credit dissertation is to be taken in the final year)*
- Professional Skills (please note: places on this module are limited)*
- Option A*
*If you wished to do 80 credits in History you would do two of the non-compulsory courses.
History second year detailed module descriptions
The third year is spent abroad. You attend a university (or universities) in a country of your language of study, such as Spain, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador or Mexico. You'll perfect your language skills and prepare a dissertation on an Hispanic theme. The year abroad is one of the most exciting aspects of the programme and many graduates remember it as one of the best years of their life.
Hispanic Studies: We offer a range of options in the final year alongside a compulsory advanced language module, which reflect staff research interests, from advanced translation skills to Piracy and Conspiracy, and US Latino Culture.
- Special Subject A+B (20 + 20 credits)
Students can also take an Advanced Option A, an Advanced Option B or a Joint Honours History dissertation for a further 20 credits or two of these modules for a further 40 credits.
If you studied Research Methods (Dissertation Preparation) in year 2 you would normally be expected to do a 40 credit dissertation in History (for 80 credits in total).
History final year detailed module descriptions