This diverse degree will give you the chance to learn about the complex nature of modern businesses while becoming fluent in a major world language. If you have an A-level in Spanish, you'll explore human behaviour, marketing and finance and gain the skills to manage business organisations, while improving your Spanish and discovering the culture and history of Spain and Latin America.
Core modules will build your language skills and introduce you to key concepts in business and management. But you'll also choose from optional modules on an impressive range of topics to shape a degree that suits your interests.
You could learn Catalan, practice translation or interpreting and explore Spanish cinema, alongside human resource management and employment law. You'll even spend a year in a Spanish-speaking country to gain first-hand experience of another culture. It's a great opportunity to gain management skills while learning to communicate with 300 million Spanish-speakers worldwide.
Leeds offers great facilities for SPLAS students. The most exciting resources we have are the cultural branches of the governments of Spain and Portugal - the Cervantes and Camões Institutes have branches on campus, as does the cultural arm of the Catalan autonomous government, the Ramon Llull Institute.
The institutes seek to promote language teaching and greater understanding of Spanish-speaking, Lusophone and Catalan cultures around the world. Working with our degree programmes, they host many cultural events and academic activities for our students.
In addition our fully-equipped Language Centre hosts digital language labs, audio/video practice booths and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Our Interpreter Training Suites also offer you the chance to explore a career in interpreting, and our Electronic Resource Information Centre houses specialised computing facilities to support translation studies.
A Joint Honours degree allows you to study the same core topics as students on each Single Honours course, but you'll take fewer options and discovery modules so you can fit in both subjects.
You'll spend your first year improving your language skills and discovering Spanish and Latin American culture and history, while being introduced to key aspects of management including accounting practices, economics and organisational behaviour. One of our Cornerstone modules will also allow you to draw your two subjects together.
Through your second year you'll continue to build your awareness of issues in management, with core modules focusing on marketing and operations. You'll also choose from optional modules allowing you to study the aspects of each subject that interest you, from corporate social responsibility to Spanish-American literature. But you'll also be building your language skills so you're prepared for the following year, when you'll work or study in a Spanish-speaking country.
Returning to Leeds for your final year, your language skills will be much sharper. You'll keep refining them in your advanced language classes, but you'll also choose from an even wider range of optional modules, including using Spanish in a professional context, diversity management, translation and crime in Latin American culture. You'll undertake a dissertation as a showcase for the skills you've gained.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
You'll choose from a wide range of optional modules while maintaining a balance across your subjects. Follow the links to the Programme Catalogue for more examples of optional modules and the full course structure.
Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: AAB including A in Spanish
GCSE: Mathematics grade 6/B
A Joint Honours degree in Management and Spanish is varied and demanding, allowing you to develop a wide range of skills that are very attractive to employers.
Fluency in a world language is highly valuable in itself and opens doors many language-specific career paths as well as working abroad. But you'll also have a high degree of commercial awareness and transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, analysis and research.
Spending a year abroad will demonstrate that you're independent, resilient and capable of adapting to new environments, and you'll have organisational skills from managing two different subjects.
Graduates have gone into careers in areas such as sales, marketing, tourism, management, the civil service, education and journalism. Others have pursued further specialised training or postgraduate study in fields such as translation or interpreting.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That's one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.
Study abroad and work placements
You'll spend your third year in Spain or another Spanish-speaking country, immersing yourself in local culture and cultivating your language skills.
We have partnerships with a number of universities in Spain and Latin America where you could study, or you could undertake a work placement. You could even work as a language assistant in a school under the British Council's programme.
Whatever you choose to do, you'll gain a new insight into a Spanish-speaking society as well as valuable experience of adapting to another culture. If you choose to work during your time there, you'll also return with work experience to increase your appeal to employers. For many of our students, it's the real highlight of their course.
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