What will I learn?

Politics and Spanish & Latin American Studies at Aberdeen adds to your highly-developed skills in a modern European language and culture with in-depth exploration of national, European and global politics, putting you at the forefront of contemporary world issues and taught by highly-regarded experts regularly commenting in the media on events unfolding in the world today. You’ll gain the perfect foundation for a wide range of careers in Europe, politics, media and many other fields and professions.Spanish & Latin American Studies at Aberdeen has an outstanding reputation, with the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment. Aberdeen is one of the most dynamic place to study the Spanish language and the cultural frameworks in countries where it is spoken. We’ll equip you with the skills to communicate in a global language, spoken by 350 million native Spanish speakers in 19 Latin American states, the Spanish Peninsula, and increasingly in the US. You’ll also study historical, anthropological, literary and cultural texts, films and visual culture of Spain and Latin American countries.In Politics you’ll be right at the front of debate on current world events – including Britain’s relationship with its European neighbours, and movements of regionalisation within the EU and the UK. You’ll explore voting behaviour, different political systems, making and implementing policy, nationalism, concepts of democracy, and ever-present concerns of conflict and peace. You can also take advantage of unique options made possible by the research pedigree of our academic team with a strong track record in publishing international papers and articles.As an integral part of your 5-year programme you will spend the whole of year three taking your language and cultural skills to a very high level as a teaching assistant or visiting student in a Spanish-speaking country.The combination of language, analytical and intellectual skills you’ll develop and their transferability will be a great foundation for any career including opportunities in you choose, including European business and organisations, NGOs, charities and international development, government service, marketing, and much more.

Which department am I in?

School of Social Science

Study options

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

5 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

University Office,

Regent Walk King's College,

Aberdeen,

Aberdeen, City Of,

AB24 3FX, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry Requirements can vary depending on the programme applied for. As a general guide, students should present the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the University of Aberdeen. Science - For entry to the BSc., Students should have a minimum High School GPA of 3.0 Plus one of the following standardised tests: SAT score of 1250 (post-March 2016), with 600 in Math, OR ACT composite score of 26 Plus one of the following standardised subject Tests: 1 SAT Subject Test with a score of 600 from either Math, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics, OR 1 AP Subject Test with a grade of 3 or above from either Math, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Physics. Engineering - For entry to the B.Eng/M.Eng., Students should have a minimum High School GPA of 3.0 Plus one of the following standardised tests: SAT score of 1250 (post-March 2016), with 600 in Math, OR ACT composite score of 26 Plus one of the following standardised subject Tests: 1 SAT Subject Test with a score of 600 from either Math, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics, OR 1 AP Subject Test with a grade of 3 from Math, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Physics.Law - For entry to the LLB, Students should have a minimum High School GPA of 3.3 Plus one of the following standardised tests: SAT score of 1320 (post-March 2016), with 650 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, OR ACT composite score of 28, OR 2 SAT Subject tests with a score of 650, OR 2 AP Subject Test at grade 4. IELTS overall score - 6.0, Listening - 5.5 or above, Reading - 5.5 or above, Speaking - 5.5 or above, Writing - 6.0 or above. TOEFL iBT overall score - 78, Listening - 17 or above, Reading - 18 or above, Speaking - 20 or above, Writing - 21 or above.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Aberdeen

Scottish University of the Year 2019, the university is renowned for ground-breaking research and innovation.

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  • Offers top-ranking award-winning student clubs and societies
  • Study abroad opportunities through Erasmus