What Will You Study

Taught by lecturers who conduct internationally respected research into the languages and cultures of Spain, including Catalonia and South America, your degree gives you the opportunity to acquire both high-level language skills and a thorough understanding of Spanish cultures and societies within a global context. Our degree places emphasis on practical language work and communication skills, with opportunities at every stage to study aspects of the culture, thought, society and institutions of Spanish-speaking countries. Besides your core language and culture courses you can choose from a broad range of specialist Spanish courses and cultural, historical and political courses promoting comparative understanding of countries within Europe and beyond.

You begin your degree with core courses including Advanced or Intensive Spanish oral and written language plus ‘Power and Resistance in Spain and Spanish America: From the Spanish Empire to the 21st Century’. You’ll also study comparative modules, such as ‘Cinema and Society in Europe and Latin America: Thematic and Formal Perspectives’, and ‘Economic and Social Change in France, Germany and Spain since 1945’.

Spending your third year either studying or working in a Spanish-speaking country is compulsory.

This is an invaluable opportunity to put into practice all you have learnt and greatly increases your fluency in the language and knowledge of Hispanic culture, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity.

In your fourth year, you will continue developing your core Spanish language oral and written skills, combined with a choice of specialist culture courses, such as ‘Living against Franco’ and ‘Latin America and Spain on Film.

If you take a Single Major degree in Spanish, you will expand your interest in a particular topic from your second year studies and develop your own specialist Dissertation.