Programme Specification for the 2013/4 academic year

BA (Hons) International Relations and Spanish

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) International Relations and Spanish Programme codeUFA4HPSSML21
Study mode(s)Full Time
Academic year2013/4
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
Programme start date

09/2012

NQF Level6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

Studying BA CH International Relations and Spanish at Exeter will provide you with an excellent education across the range of international relations, from core to specialist, in a supportive and responsive learning environment that is enriched by research. You will appreciate the historical evolution and contemporary character of world politics, from both the system and actor perspectives and develop an understanding of the use the main concepts, approaches and theories in the study of international relations, and to analyse, interpret and evaluate world political events and issues. You will be trained to a high level of proficiency in reading, speaking and writing Spanish which will enable you to communicate readily on a personal and professional basis.  In addition, through a period of residence abroad, have the opportunity to reinforce your competence the Spanish language and your knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world and your capacity for independent learning.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

1. To provide you with an excellent education across the range of international relations, from core to specialist, in a supportive and responsive learning environment that is enriched by research.
2. To enable you to appreciate the historical evolution and contemporary character of world politics, from both the system and actor perspectives.
3. To enable you to understand and use the main concepts, approaches and theories in the study of international relations, and to analyse, interpret and evaluate world political events and issues.
4. To develop your competence in subject-specific, core academic and personal and key skills.
5. To offer you a wide range of choice, insofar as this choice is consistent with the coherence and intellectual rigour of the degree.
6. To equip you as graduates to be questioning and productive members of society.
7. Train you to a high level of proficiency in reading, speaking and writing Spanish which will you them to communicate readily on a personal and professional basis.
8. Offer you during stages 2 and 3/4 of your degree programme a range of options in the language, literature, history and culture of Spain which will enable you, within the boundaries of a coherent degree programme, to develop your own particular interests.
9. Provide you with a range of academic and personal skills, which will prepare students from varied educational backgrounds for employment or further study, which will foster mental agility, adaptability and critical enquiry, and which will enable you to deploy your knowledge, abilities and skills in their entirety, displaying balance and judgement in a variety of circumstances.
10. In addition, the 4-year programme is intended to enable you, through a period of residence abroad, to reinforce your competence in the language, your knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world and your capacity for independent learning.

The programme aims:

4. Programme Structure

The 4-year programme is studied in four stages, one for each year of study; the first, second and fourth years are Exeter-based. The third year is spent in a Spanish-speaking country. An alternative 3-year programme for students who are unable to spend a year abroad is also available. The two programmes are identical at Stages 1 and 2, with a compulsory 30-credit core language module at each stage. Part-time study over a longer period is possible by negotiation with both Colleges.

Students on the 4-year programme spend year 3 in a Spanish-speaking country in one of the following ways: (a) on an Erasmus/Socrates exchange or other approved programme of study; (b) as an Assistant in a school under the scheme arranged by the British Council; (c) in approved paid employment. Exceptionally, other arrangements may be approved by the Head of Department.

Students on the 3-year programme are encouraged wherever possible to spend a period of residence in a Spanish-speaking country during a vacation before progressing to stage 3. The Programme Director advises students on the most appropriate way of gaining experience of independent language learning in their individual circumstances.

Students are registered on the four-year version of a programme unless they have explicitly applied for, and been admitted to, the three-year version. Students who register for a four-year programme but who are subsequently unable to meet the requirements for study abroad may apply to transfer to a three-year version of their programme. Transfer from a three-year to a four-year programme is also possible up to the end of Stage 2. All such transfers are subject to the approval of the Heads of Department. Where a student has completed the degree programme in three years, the words 'Three-Year Programme' will appear on his or her degree certificate; otherwise the titles of the three-year and four-year versions of a degree programme are identical

University regulations allow students to progress to the next stage (or in the final year, to proceed to the award of an honours degree) once at least 90 credits have been passed and provided that an average of at least 40% has been achieved over the 120 credits of assessment for a stage, including the marks for any failed and condoned modules. However, modules marked with an asterisk below are 'non-condonable', that is, if failed the failed assessment(s) must be retaken, for a maximum possible mark of 40%. The consequences of failing more than 30 credits in a stage, or of failing a module at the second attempt, are set out in College Examinations and Assessment Conventions.

In order to proceed to Stage 2, students must achieve an average of 40% across their stage 1 modules and pass any modules that are designated 'non-condonable', but marks gained at this stage play no further part in the final assessment.

Final assessment for the 4-year programme is based on marks gained at stages 2, 3 and 4, weighted as follows:

Stage 2 Spanish (29% = 2/7ths) International Relations (33%)
Stage 3 Spanish (14% = 1/7th) ----
Stage 4 Spanish (57% = 4/7ths) International Relations (67%)

Final assessment of the 3-year programme is based on marks gained at Stages 2 and 3 only, weighted as follows:

Stage 2 Spanish (33%) International Relations (33%)
Stage 3 Spanish (67%) International Relations (67%)

Students on both programmes take the same compulsory core language modules and choose from the same range of further modules in their final year (Stage 4 of the 4-year programme, Stage 3 of the 3-year programme).

Each stage comprises 120 credits. In the 4-year programme, 60 credits are taken in International Relations and 60 credits in Spanish at each of Stages 1, 2 and 4. At Stage 3 (the year abroad) all 120 credits are taken in Spanish. In the 3-year programme, 60 credits are taken in International Relations and 60 credits in Spanish at every stage. With the exception of the year abroad, modules have a credit rating of either 15 or 30 credits.

The University’s rules on modularity include a provision that you may take up to 30 credits per year outside your degree programme, but counting towards it. The College of Humanities, however, takes the view that Combined Honours students would be incapable of reaching a satisfactory standard in the chosen language if they took fewer than 60 credits per year in it, and this view is supported by the joint Board of Studies for the degree. Accordingly, CH International Relations and Spanish students may not exercise the modularity option in Spanish. However, it would be possible for you, in certain cases, to exercise this right from the International Relations side of your programme alone.

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme. Details of the modules currently offered may be obtained from the College web site

You may take option modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the College web site.

The full list of modules is available at 
http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/socialsciences/modules.php
(International Relations: for stage 1 modules; for stages 2 and 3, replace '1' with those numbers as appropriate)

and
http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/modernlanguages/spanish/undergraduates/modules/ 
(Spanish)

Students on both programmes take the same compulsory core language modules and choose from the same range of further modules in their final year (Stage 3 of the 3-year programme). 
Each stage comprises 120 credits. In the 3-year programme, 60 credits are taken in International Relations and 60 credits in Spanish at every stage. With the exception of the year abroad, modules have a credit rating of either 15 or 30 credits.

The full list of modules is available at 
http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/socialsciences/modules.php 
(International Relations: for stage 1 modules; for stages 2 and 3, replace '1' with those numbers as appropriate) and 
http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/modernlanguages/spanish/undergraduates/modules/ 
(Spanish)

The University’s rules on modularity include a provision that you may take up to 30 credits per year outside your degree programme, but counting towards it. The College of Humanities, however, takes the view that Combined Honours students would be incapable of reaching a satisfactory standard in the chosen language if they took fewer than 60 credits per year in it, and this view is supported by the joint Board of Studies for the degree. Accordingly, CH International Relations and Spanish students may not exercise the modularity option in Spanish. However, it would be possible for you, in certain cases, to exercise this right from the International Relations side of your programme alone.

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme. Details of the modules currently offered may be obtained from the College web site

Stage 1


In the 4-year programme, 60 credits are taken in International Relations and 60 credits in Spanish at each of Stages 1, 2 and 4.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
POL1017 Globalization of World Politics International Relations15No
POL1018 The Challenges of World Politics in the Twenty-First Century International Relations15No
MLS1001 Spanish Language For advanced entrants (Spanish)30Yes
MLS1056 Spanish Language for Beginners For beginners in Spanish30Yes
MLS1014 Introduction to the Hispanic World: Texts in Context For beginners in Spanish30No

Optional Modules

An additional 30 credits from the Level 1 International Relations Programme: [Politics Modules S1 2012/13]

Spanish (advanced entrants): An additional 30 credits from the Level 1 Spanish Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
PoliticsS1UG2016-17
POL1006 State and Society 15 No
POL1016A History of Political Thought 1 15 No
POL1016B History of Political Thought 2 15 No
POL1019 Power and Democracy 15 No
POL1020 Politics in Europe 15 No
POL1905 Employability 0 No
POL1001B State of Britain 15 No
Spanish Modules S1 2017-8
MLS1021 The Generation of 1898: Imagining Spain 15 No
MLS1016 Gender Perspectives 15 No
MLS1064 An Introduction to the Hispanic World: Texts in Context 15 No
MLS1027 Spanish History and Culture: Crisis and Change 15 No
MLS1026 The Making of Modern Latin America: History, Culture and Society 15 No
Total Credits for Stage 1

120

Stage 2


In the 4-year programme, 60 credits are taken in International Relations and 60 credits in Spanish at each of Stages 1, 2 and 4.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
POL2020 Contemporary Theories of World Politics 15No
POL2057 Security Studies 15No
MLS2001 Spanish Language, Written and Oral 30Yes

Optional Modules

30 credits worth of Level 2 optional modules in Politics

An additional 30 credits of Level 2 optional modules in Spanish

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
PoliticsS2UG2016-17
POL2055 EU Member States 15 No
POL2071 Experimental Research in the Social Sciences 15 No
POL2052 Foreign Policy: Leadership, Power and Responsibility 15 No
POL2067 Gendering World Politics 15 No
POL2068 Global Justice and Transnational Democracy 15 No
POL2058 Governance and Public Policy in the EU 15 No
POL2001 Government II: Comparative Politics 30 No
POL2042 International Relations - Order and Justice 15 No
POL2039 International Relations, Introduction to Strategic Studies 15 No
POL2037 International Relations, Rethinking Third World Politics 15 No
POL2038 International Relations, War and Peace in the Middle East 15 No
POL2063 Introduction to Middle East Politics 15 No
POL2021 Introduction to Postcolonial Politics 15 No
POL2036 Introduction to Strategic Studies 30 No
POL2049 Media, Public Opinion and Campaigns 15 No
POL2008 Middle East Politics 15 No
POL2032A Modern Political Thought: From Hobbes to Wollstonecraft 15 No
POL2032 Modern Political Thought - From Hobbes to Marx 30 No
POL2032B Modern Political Thought: From Kant to Marx 15 No
POL2030 Order and Justice in International Society 30 No
POL2026 Political Analysis: Behaviour, Institutions, Ideas 15 No
POL2045 Political Analysis: Methods 15 No
POL2022 Political Ideologies 15 No
POL2050 Political Philosophy 15 No
POL2059 Political Thought of Modernity 15 No
POL2053 Power Politics and Leadership 15 No
POL2041 Ppa - Politics of the Public Sector 15 No
POL2040 Ppa - Public Policy 15 No
POL2060 Public Policy and Administration 15 No
POL2003 Public Policy and Administration 30 No
POL2070 Quantitative methods in political science 15 No
POL2072 Race, Ethnicity and Politics 15 No
POL2033 Rethinking Third World Politics 30 No
POL2057 Security Studies 15 No
POL2046 The Economics of Politics 15 No
POL2064 The Political Economy of Globalization 15 No
POL2027 The Politics of the World Economy 15 No
Spanish Modules S2 2017-8
MLS2045 Federico Garcia Lorca: Theatre and Poetry 15 No
MLS2053 Franco's Spain: Narratives under Dictatorship 15 No
MLS2060 Love and Death in Spanish Drama 15 No
MLS2067 Spain from Democracy to Dictatorship: Republic, Civil War and Francoism, 1931-1953 15 No
MLS2157 The Short Story of the Spanish Golden Age 15 No
MLS2070 Catalonia is not Spain? Modern Catalan culture in context 15 No
MLS2064 Modern Spanish Poetry: The Search for Meaning 15 No
Total Credits for Stage 2

120

Stage 3


Students spend the year abroad in an agreed programme of work/study as per above

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
SML3010 Work and Study Abroad 120Yes
Total Credits for Stage 3

120

Stage 4


In the 4-year programme, 60 credits are taken in International Relations and 60 credits in Spanish at each of Stages 1, 2 and 4.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
MLS3101 Spanish Language 30Yes

Optional Modules

Students choose 60 credits from the Level 3 Politics Programme

AND An additional 30 credits of Level 3 optional modules in Spanish 

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
POLS3UG2016-17
POL3069 Globalisation and the Politics of Resistance 30 No
POL3070 Electoral Politics 30 No
POL3074 The Politics of Climate Change 30 No
POL3120 War and Public Opinion 30 No
POL3123 Strategy in the Twenty-First Century: From Idea to Practice 30 No
POL3124 Anarchism and World Ordering 30 No
POL3125 The History and Political Development of Iraq 15 No
POL3126 Ethno-Politics: Theoretical Considerations and Case Studies 15 No
POL3127 EU Democracy Promotion in the Middle East and North Africa 30 No
POL3128 Armed Islamist Movements: Jihadism and Beyond 15 No
POL3129 Politics and Reform in the Gulf 15 No
POL3136 Political Psychology 30 No
POL3148 Human Rights and the Political 30 No
POL3153 Justice, Democracy and Civil Society 30 No
POL3156 Central Asian Politics 30 No
POL3166 Comparing Western Democracies: Parties, Elites, Institutions 30 No
POL3168 War and its Aftermath: Interventions and Contemporary Conflict 30 No
POL3170 Marxism and Post-Structuralism 30 No
POL3174 International Security and US Foreign Policy 30 No
POL3175 Nationalisms in the Middle East 15 No
POL3177 The Refugee Crisis in the Modern World 30 No
POL3179 City Politics: Power, Policy and Conflict 30 No
POL3180 Latin American Parties, Politics and Elections 30 No
POL3184 Politics of Semidemocratic and Authoritarian Countries 30 No
POL3186B Gender, Militarization and Resistance 30 No
POL3187 Sub-National and Local Governance: A Practice Approach 30 No
Spanish Modules S3 2017-8
MLS3037 Women and Feminism in 20th Century Spain 15 No
MLS3045 Spanish Romantic Drama 15 No
MLS3057 Cross Currents: Memory, Myth and Modernity in Latin America 15 No
MLS3066 Almodovar's Spain: Cinema and Society 15 No
MLS3065 Spain and 1898: from Disaster to Modernity 15 No
MLS3064 Varieties of Love in Golden Age Spanish Poetry 15 No
Total Credits for Stage 4

120


6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. SPANISH: Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and fluency in the production and comprehension of Spanish, both orally and in writing. (3.1; 6.2.1)
2. Communicate effectively and appropriately with native and other competent speakers of Italian in an academic context, both orally and in writing. (3.1; 6.2.1)
3. Demonstrate understanding of and ability to analyse the structures and registers of Italian. (3.2; 6.6.2);
4. Show detailed knowledge of chosen aspects of the history and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world, and ability to evaluate them critically, using appropriate methodologies. (3.3; 4.3; 6.2.3)
5. Analyse and interpret texts in Spanish (including non-literary texts and other media, e.g. film) in relation to their cultural, historical and generic contexts, and articulate his/her understanding orally and in writing. (4.3; 4.5.1)
6. Show ability to use the target language to undertake and present the results of an extended project, while living and working in the target-language environment. (5.2.2; 5.3)
7. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: Understand the nature and significance of politics as a global activity.
8. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of historical evolution and contemporary character of world politics
9. Apply concepts and theories used in the study of international relations to the analysis of political ideas, practices and issues in the global arena.
10. Evaluate different interpretations of world political issues and events.

1-1-3:
The core language modules at stage 1 include an introduction to language-learning strategies, so that students are enabled from the outset of their programme to become autonomous language learners. Subsequent stages require students to make systematic use of the self-access material available in the library, in the Foreign Language Centre, and on departmental web sites. The student's own reflection on her/his language-learning experience is developed in the year-abroad modules in the 4-year programme; students on the 3-year programme are advised by the Programme Director on opportunities for such reflection within their programme.
The core language modules at each stage use authentic materials in Russian, both written (texts in a variety of styles and registers) and spoken (oral classes with native speakers, together with use of TV and the electronic media). These forms of target-language material are used in a variety of ways, including reading or listening comprehension, translation, and production of related material in the target language through exercises such as summarising, essay-writing and oral presentations.
Classroom instruction is reinforced by regular formative assessment of students' work, including comment on appropriateness of style, register, presentation, etc., as well as correction of grammatical and other errors.
Formal grammar is taught, both in class and by guided study of a textbook, at a level appropriate to each stage of the programmes and to students' level of achievement at the outset of their programme.
The familiarity with the target language acquired in the core language modules is reinforced by the study in optional modules of a wide range of literary and other texts in Russian. In addition, a significant amount of teaching in optional modules is delivered in Russian, especially at the higher levels.

4 & 5:
The level 1 core modules on Russian literature and civilisation give students a foundation knowledge on which to base their choice of options at higher levels, enabling them to explore and develop their interest in particular areas of Russian Studies.
Knowledge of the relevant aspects of Russian culture is acquired through lectures and seminars, guided reading of primary and secondary texts (including those in non-printed media, e.g. film), and directed independent study.
Students learn to use the critical methodologies appropriate to the options chosen (literary criticism, linguistic or philological study, political or social history, film studies, etc) through writing essays and preparing seminar presentations, following initial guidance from lecturers, and through feedback on work submitted.

7-10
Core subject specific skills are developed in Stage 1. 7-10 are developed through core Level 1 IR modules. Specialist knowledge is then developed in Stages 2 and 3. Most Politics Level 2 and 3 modules are applicable to the development of subject skills in International Relations. Nonetheless, student choice in these stages is structured to ensure that at least one taught module focusing on an aspect of International Relations is taken at Level 2 and Level 3.

1 and 2 are assessed explicitly, and 3 implicitly, by coursework marked throughout the year at Stage 1, and by end-of-year written and oral exams at Stages 2 and 4.
4 and 5 are assessed by a combination of essays written during the module and end-of-year written examinations.

Skills 7-10 are summatively assessed through a combination of term-time essays, presentations, and examinations across the entire degree programme. The combination of and length of essays, presentations and exams will vary from one module to the next according to credit value in conformity with College Assessment Norms.

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

11. Demonstrate understanding of the linguistic principles required to assimilate and analyse the structure of a foreign language. (LRS 3.2; 6.2.2)
12. Examine critically any form of discourse arising from the close reading and analysis of texts. (LRS 4.5.1)
13. Demonstrate understanding of generic conventions and the shaping effects upon communication of circumstances, authorship, textual production and intended audience. (LRS 4.3)
14. Show understanding of the variety of approaches to research in the field of languages and related studies, and of the reasons why such approaches may change. (LRS 4.3)
15. Demonstrate receptiveness to foreign cultures and ability to see the relativity of one's own cultural perspective. (LRS 4.4; 6.2.4)
16. Gather, organise and deploy evidence and information from a variety of primary and secondary sources
17. Construct reasoned argument, synthesize relevant information, and critically analyse subject material.
18. Manage own learning self-critically
19. Show ability to plan and manage his/her own language learning through an extended period of independent study. (LRS 5.3)

11 is developed through the core language modules throughout the programme, in students' language work and in feedback from lecturers (in the form of both written comments and explanation in subsequent classes).

12-14 are developed through lectures and seminars in optional modules, with progression from a relatively high level of input from lecturers at Stage 1, to greater student autonomy at later stages. Modules at Stages 3 and 4 (and to a limited extent also at Stage 2) are related to the research specialism of the staff teaching the module, giving students an insight into relevant research issues.

15 is implicit in all study of the language and cultures of  another country, and all modules challenge students to reflect critically on their receptiveness to foreign cultures.

Skills 16-18 are developed throughout the International Relations strand of the degree programme, with progression in 6 and 7 as students move from stage to stage.

18  is developed through self assessment of IR assignments, staff feedback on formative assignments, and student self-appraisal.

11 is assessed by the strategies described for the core language modules under 'assessment methods' above.

12-15 are assessed by course essays and end-of-year examinations, also as described under 'assessment methods' above.

In International Relations, 16 and 17 are assessed through term-time essays, oral presentations, examinations and the dissertation.

18 is not assessed (there is no requirement to do so in the subject benchmark statements).

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

20. communicate effectively and fluently in speech and writing;
21. use information and communication technology (ICT) for the retrieval and presentation of information
22. work independently, demonstrating initiative, self-organization and time-management
23. collaborate with others to achieve common goals
24. advance linguistic competence independently
25. Show ability to adapt to the working practices of a foreign country. (LRS 5.3)

These skills are developed in both sides of the programme.

20 is developed in presentations, class discussion and written assignments.

21 and 22 are developed through presentations and written assignments.

23 is developed through group work in tutorials and/or seminars.

On the 4-year programme 22, 24 and 25 are the focus of the year-abroad modules; students on the 3-year programme are advised by the Programme Director on the most appropriate way of developing their independent learning skills.

20 and 22 are assessed through presentations, written assignments, examinations and the dissertation.

21 is assessed through written assignments that require ICT for the retrieval and presentation of information.

23 is not assessed (there is no requirement to do so in the subject benchmark statements).

These skills are developed through the successive stages of the year abroad, from preliminary briefing and induction, through submission of an interim report or essay plan, to completion of the essay and oral presentation for SML 3001/3002, or alternatively by taking modules at a university in the host country and accredited under ECTS. They are assessed by means of the essay and supporting documentation, and the oral presentation, for SML 3001/3002, or through the assessment provided at the host institution for students taking credits under ECTS.

7. Programme Regulations

University Regulations on the number of credits to be taken and at what level for each stage of the programme can be found in the Credit and Qualifications Framework.

Progression

Condonement is the process that allows you to be awarded credit (and so progress to the next stage or, in the final stage, receive an award), despite failing to achieve a pass mark at a first attempt. You are not entitled to reassessment in condoned credit. Regulations on condonement can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

Assessment and Awards

For undergraduate degrees assessment at stage one does not contribute to the summative classification of the award. Details of the weightings for each year of all programme lengths can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes and the classification of awards can be found in the Handbook for Assessment, Progression and Awarding for Taught Programmes.

You can also read details of Generic Marking Criteria.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

Personal and Academic Tutoring

It is University policy that all Colleges should have in place a system of academic and personal tutors. The role of academic tutors is to support you with individual modules; the role of personal tutors is to provide you with advice and support fo the duration of your programme, and this support extends to providing you with details of how to obtain support and guidance on personal difficulties such as accommodation, financial difficulties and sickness. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff.

Information on the College Personal Tutoring system, library provision, ELE resources and access to College support services can be found on the College webpages for current students.

Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC)

SSLCs enable students and staff to jointly participate in the management and review of the teaching and learning provision.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Learning Resources

The University Library maintains its principal collections in the main library buildings on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, together with a number of specialist collections in certain Colleges. The total Library collection comprises over a million volumes and 3000 current periodical subscriptions.

IT Services

A wide range of IT services are provided throughout the Exeter campuses, including open-access computer rooms, some of which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Helpdesks are maintained on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses, while most study bedrooms in halls and flats are linked to the University's campus network.

Student Support Services

The University provides many support services including health and wellbeing, multifaith chaplaincy, family support, the Students' Guild and international student support.

10. Admissions Criteria

All applications are considered individually on merit. The University is committed to an equal opportunities policy with respect to gender, age, race, sexual orientation and/or disability when dealing with applications. It is also committed to widening access to higher education to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience.

Candidates for undergraduate programmes must satisfy the undergraduate admissions requirements of the University of Exeter.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

Certain programmes are subject to accreditation and/or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

The University and its constituent Colleges draw on a range of data to review the quality of education provision. The College documents the performance in each of its tuaght programmes, against a range of criteria on an annual basis through the Annual Student Experience Review (ASER).

Subject areas are reviewed every five years through a College Academic Audit scheme that includes external contributions.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

College of Social Sciences and International Studies (CSSIS)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

College of Humanities (CHUM)

Partner Institution

College of Humanities

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

N/A

18. Final Award

BA (Hons) International Relations and Spanish

19. UCAS Code

LRF4

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits

480

ECTS credits

240

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

[Honours] Languages and related studies
[Honours] Politics and international relations

23. Dates

Origin Date

01/10/2003

Date of last revision

18/06/2012