Each year you will take three course units in Spanish and one in international relations.
In Spanish the course is structured around core course units in spoken and written language and you will also study translation. In your first year you will take either the advanced language course unit or the intensive language course unit for beginners. You will use film resources and computer programmes designed by the School of Modern Language, Literatures and Cultures; with language laboratories, satellite television and internet available all day for personal study.
The course covers an array of topics relating to the Hispanic world, including language and translation, literature, film, history, visual arts, and popular culture. All or part of your third year will be spent in Spain or Latin America studying at a partner university, working as a language assistant, or in other approved employment.
In international relations you can choose from a wide range of specialist fields – such as social justice or international conflict – as well as focus on particular regions including Europe or the Asia Pacific.
Throughout the course, you will:
learn to converse and write confidently and fluently in Spanish
analyse and respond critically to Spanish materials in a wide variety of media
develop self-confidence, independence of mind and an intellectually mature and rigorous approach to problem-solving
appreciate the theory and practice of diplomacy, the mechanisms of international consensus-building, and the role of transnational institutions.
All undergraduate degree courses at Royal Holloway are based on the course unit system. This system provides an effective and flexible approach to study, while ensuring that our degrees have a coherent and developmental structure. In the case of combined degree courses, this approach also makes it possible to change the balance of your subjects during your time at Royal Holloway.
The websites of the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Department of Politics and International Relations give detailed lists of the course units taken for each different subject.
View the full course specification for Spanish with International Relations (BA) in the Programme Specification Repository.