q1r4 - Linguistics with Spanish BA

Linguistics with Spanish BA Honours

UCAS Code: Q1R4 (4 Years)

Course Overview

This degree combines the study of linguistics with Spanish, to explore how language works and what it does.

Gaudi architecture at Park Güell, Barcelona. Students spend a year in a Spanish-speaking country, either studying at one of our partner universities or on an approved work placement.

At a Glance


UCAS Institution Name and Code

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Degree Awarded
BA Honours

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Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA-ABB
IB: 34-36 points

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At each Stage, you spend two thirds of your time studying linguistics, concentrating on the structure, history and social aspects of English and language in general.

You spend the remaining third of your time studying Spanish language and culture, which is available from:

  • beginners’ level
  • intermediate level (post-GCSE or equivalent)
  • advanced level (post-A level or equivalent)

An exciting element of this degree is a year abroad in Stage 3, working or studying in a Spanish-speaking country, developing your language confidence and experiencing another culture.

Highlights of this degree

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Course Details

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You take one of the following optional modules:

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You choose three modules from the following list:

You may replace one of the above modules with an optional Stage 2 module (with code SPA or LAS) offered within the School of Modern Languages.

Stage 3

You spend this year in a Spanish-speaking country, either studying at one of our partner universities or on an approved work placement.

During your year abroad, you take the following compulsory module:

Plus, one of the modules below:

Stage 4

Compulsory module

Optional modules

You choose one of the following modules:

You choose four further modules from the following list:

You may replace one of the above modules with an optional Stage 4 module (with code SPA or LAS) offered within the School of Modern Languages.

Other optional modules may also be available, including Stage 2 modules from the following list (if not already studied at Stage 2):

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2017 entry.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

See our Admissions Policy 2017 Entry‌ (PDF: 109 KB).

See further policies related to admission.


Linguistics careers

English students acquire a range of valuable skills, which they can transfer to many different employment situations. Your literary and linguistic training can be used in journalism, librarianship, teaching and the highly competitive fields of writing, acting and directing.

You will also gain other skills such as the capacity to analyse and summarise material, to communicate, to work to a deadline, to argue a case, to work independently as well as collaboratively, to think logically and to be able to use computers.

This is excellent preparation for a wide number of professions and as such, our graduates have gone on to a variety of career areas including editorial, marketing, PR and other forms of media. Others have gone to work in law, politics, HR, teaching and supporting specialist learning.

Find out more about the career options for Linguistics from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Fees & Funding



Before you apply you will need to check the entry requirements for your chosen degree. We accept a wide range of qualifications offered for entry to our degrees. We welcome applications from international students.

Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

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UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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