BA Spanish with Management Studies

UCAS Code: R4N2

This degree combines the study of Spanish in the School of European Language, Culture and Society (SELCS) with Management Studies in the UCL School of Management.


Degree benefits

  • UCL provides an ideal environment for language study; we offer an enormous range of languages and state-of-the-art facilities, including a well-equipped language learning suite.
  • Many language students look to broaden their experience and skills by combining linguistic and cultural studies with management topics. All UCL School of Management joint study programmes directly benefit students seeking careers in management. No previous knowledge of management studies is required. The joint study programmes produce well-rounded individuals whose breadth of knowledge appeals to employers looking for graduates with multi-faceted skill sets.
  • UCL has a large international population, and you will have countless opportunities to practise and speak your chosen languages with native speakers and learn about the associated culture and society.
  • Our location in a cosmopolitan city provides access to frequent and varied cultural events, a huge range of museums, specialist libraries and bookshops, theatres, cinemas, cuisines and cultural societies.

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 15 or 30 credits each, adding up to a total of 120 credits each year. The range of modules available to students varies from programme to programme and year to year.

ELCS modules are humanities-based modules which complement the language-specific teaching and are open to students from all SELCS languages. The range of topics typically includes literature, film linguistics and history with a predominantly European focus.

The structure of the degree will depend upon whether the degree title is 'and' another subject, or 'with' another subject. Degrees that are 'and' another subject will comprise of 60cr SELCS modules and 60cr modules of your other chosen subject, those that are 'with' another subject comprise of 90cr SELCS modules and 30cr modules from your chosen other subject.

Year One

  • Core compulsory modules in your chosen language.
  • Choose from a range of cultural, literature, history, film and linguistics first-year modules related to your chosen language or ELCS modules. Normally, if ELCS modules are taken in Year One they are not in Year Two and vice-versa.
  • 30 credits of Year 1 modules from the UCL School of Management. You will find the full details of these on the other subject's department website.

Year Two

  • Core compulsory modules in your chosen language.
  • Choose from a range of cultural, literature, history, film and linguistics intermediate modules related to your chosen language or ELCS modules (if not taken in Year One).
  • 30 credits of Year 2 modules from the UCL School of Management.

Year Three

  • Your Year Abroad is spent in a country where your target language is spoken.

Final Year

  • Core compulsory advanced modules in your chosen language.
  • Choose from a range of in cultural, literature, history, film and linguistics advanced modules either all related to your chosen language or including ELCS modules.
  • 30 credits of Final Year modules from the UCL School of Management.
Click here for a full list of all UG (BA) modules in SELCS.

A Levels




A in Spanish required


English Language at grade B, plus Mathematics at grade C. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, click here for further details.

International and Alternative UK Qualifications

In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.

For entry requirements with international and other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, please see the entry requirements on the Prospective Student website.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.

The English language level for this programme is: Advanced


There are many career opportunities for UCL's modern language graduates, and we embed within our teaching the acquisition of transferable skills as well as linguistic and cultural knowledge.

Career paths for modern language graduates include the financial sector, the civil service, journalism, accountancy, publishing, education, advertising, the media and law. Some graduates pursue careers that make special use of their language skills, including translating, interpreting and teaching; others continue with training and research.


First career destinations of recent graduates (2013-2015) of this programme include:

  • TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Teacher, Apollo Vietnam
  • Analyst, J.P. Morgan
  • Full-time student, MA in Issues in Modern Culture at UCL
  • Freelance Journalist, BBC
  • Full-time student, MA in Philosophy at King's College London

Data taken from the 'Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education' survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013-2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.

UCL is committed to helping you get the best start after graduation. Read more about how UCL Careers and UCL Innovation and Enterprise can help you find employment or learn about entrepreneurship.


Your application

In your application, you should demonstrate an interest in the literature, culture and history of the language you are proposing to study. Involvement in cultural activities in the language (i.e. reading newspapers and magazines, watching television and films or engaging with relevant communities) is regarded favourably, as is travel to the country in question.

How to apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

Application deadline: 15 January


If your application demonstrates that your academic ability and motivation makes you well-suited to our degree and you receive an offer, then we shall invite you to a post-offer open day, where you can experience the sort of teaching that we offer and life in SELCS.

Our admissions process aims to assess your linguistic abilities and attainments as well as cultural awareness and intellectual potential. We may interview candidates by telephone in order to establish a level of language ability.

For further information on UCL's selection process see: Selection of students.