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Music with Spanish

BA
  • UCAS code W3R4
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2020

The course

By combining Music (75% of your course) with Spanish (25%) you will take Music as the major element of your degree alongside core Spanish language modules.

Studying Music at Royal Holloway allows you to tailor your studies to your own interests and passions.

We have expertise spanning traditional, modern and world music. Through studying musical texts, practices, cultures and institutions you will explore issues in history, sociology, ethnology, and philosophy covering an exceptional geographical and chronological range. You will also be able to gain practical skills in composition, music technology and performance.

You will join a music department that is among the very best in the country, ranked third in the UK for research quality (REF 2014) and the only music department in the country to hold a prestigious Regius Professorship.

  • You will have access to well-equipped studios and recording facilities as well as incredible performance spaces including the Windsor Auditorium, Boilerhouse Theatre, Victorian Picture Gallery and College Chapel.
  • Our well connected department means you have the opportunity to make valuable music industry contacts. Our staff are connected with musical networks such Wigmore Hall, the BBC Proms, Royal Opera House.

As a student of Spanish, you will take core language modules, enabling you to learn to speak and write fluently.

Our language classes are taught in Spanish by dedicated language specialists, most of whom are native speakers; they will ensure that you gain valuable exposure to different varieties of Spanish.

  • We have three language pathways so whether you are a beginner, advanced or native-level speaker when you start, by the time you graduate you will be fluent in Spanish: confident in reading, understanding and analysing text and able to write with ease and accuracy.
  • Our research staff are engaged in research at the highest level internationally; we are in the top 10 of UK Modern Language departments for research quality and the top in London (Research Assessment Exercise 2014).

Our flexible degree programmes enable you to apply to take a Placement Year, which can be spent studying abroad, working or carrying out voluntary work. You can even do all three if you want to (minimum of three months each)! To recognise the importance of this additional skills development and university experience, your Placement Year will be formally recognised on your degree certificate and will contribute to your overall result. Please note conditions may apply if your degree already includes an integrated year out, please contact the Careers & Employability Service for more information. Find out more

1st

in the UK for research intensity

Source: Complete University Guide, 2020 (Music)

6th

in the UK for performing arts

Source: QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019 (Music)

Top 4

in the UK for research in French, German, Spanish and Italian

Source: Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020 (Languages, Literatures and Cultures)

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