History and Spanish, with a year abroad, explores history through subjects including women’s history and gender, modern British social history and the history of religion, health and medicine. You will also study the rich diversity of Spanish language, culture, film, history, translation and language teaching.
Studying this four-year BA degree course opens up a range of exciting career opportunities by helping you develop skills, which are highly valued by employers.
94% of our History graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education 2015).
WHY HISTORY AND SPANISH AT SWANSEA?
Based at our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, our History and Spanish courses at Swansea University are highly regarded by students and employers:
- History research is ranked in the Top 30 (Research Excellence Framework 2014) and has 93% Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2017)
- Top-15 for Graduate Prospects (The Times Good University Guide, 2018 and The Complete University Guide, 2019)
- Opportunity to take a study trip or field project module
- Combine intensive language tuition with optional modules relating to society and culture in the Spanish -speaking world
- Welsh medium modules are available
You’ll be taught by staff who are experts in film, gender studies, medieval and early modern literature, theatre studies, travel writing and translation.
You will spend your third year in Spain where you can either study at a University, teach in a school or work in a business.
Closer to home there are plenty of opportunities to further enhance your student experience and career prospects, The Swansea University Work Placement Programmes offer three work place programmes: Week of Work (WOW); Swansea paid Internship Programme (SPIN) and Santander Universities Funded Placements.
You can also link up with the Swansea Employability Academy (SEA). It provides a network connecting students with employers. You can attend talks and workshops as well as student led networking events.
YOUR HISTORY AND SPANISH EXPERIENCE
During your four-year History and Spanish course you will have an academic mentor for any pastoral and academic support you may need, and The Society of Ancient Studies and History student society organises social and cultural events.
We offer varied and flexible course content and you can tailor your degree to your own interests. As you progress through your course, you can choose to specialise in medieval, early modern or modern history. You will also study the rich diversity of Hispanic history, politics, literature and film. There are a range of optional modules available including Gender in European Culture and Contemporary European Film.
HISTORY AND SPANISH EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
92.3 per cent* of Modern Languages Single and Joint Honours Graduates from Swansea University are in work and/or further study six months after graduation. (DHLE 2015)
Students on this course typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will also learn to develop your ideas in a wide range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Our graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:
- Interpreting and translation
- Human resources
- Tourism and event management
- Media and Public Relations
- Heritage and museums