Spanish

A language with a global reach, shaped by a culturally diverse heritage.

With approximately 400 million native speakers in more than twenty countries where Spanish is an official language, espaƱol is one of the three international languages in the world. Today it is used in Spain, Spanish America, some parts of Africa, and increasingly in the USA.

By the end of your course, you will have a near-fluent command of the Spanish language as well as an in-depth understanding of Hispanic culture and society.

We welcome those with no previous knowledge of Spanish, as well as those with A-level Spanish. For entry at beginner level, an A-level in another foreign language is required.

We offer the following Spanish courses:

CourseUCAS code
Ancient History and Spanish (BA)RV4C
Banking and Finance with a European Language (Spanish) (BSc)N3R4
English Language and Spanish (BA)QR3K
French and Spanish (BA)RR14
German and Spanish (BA)RR24
History and Spanish (BA)RV41
Italian and Spanish (BA)RR34
Modern Languages and Translation (BA) (Spanish and a second language*)76D3
Politics and Spanish (BA)LR24
Portuguese and Spanish (BA)G5Y5
Religious Studies and Spanish (BA)RV46
Spanish (BA)R400
Spanish and Economics (BA)LR14
Spanish and English Literature (BA)QR34
Spanish and Japanese (BA)TR24
Spanish and Philosophy (BA)RV45
Welsh and Spanish (BA)QR54

* Second language options – French, Italian, Portuguese and German.

Why study Spanish?

As well as being an important European language, Spanish has a global reach. Latin American countries in particular are now integral players in international trade, meaning that the Spanish language is more important than ever. Not only that, but speaking Spanish allows you to explore the vibrant cultures, literature and politics of the Hispanic world.

There is high demand for Spanish graduates from multinational employers who value the language, communications and intercultural skills that are developed through language degrees. A Spanish course can open up a range of exciting career opportunities in fields such as international politics or business, consultancy, sales and marketing, finance, teaching, and translating/interpreting.

Year abroad options

During the third year, students have a fantastic opportunity to improve their spoken and written language, immerse themselves in another culture or gain work experience in a Spanish-speaking country. Many choose to study at one of our many partner universities in Spain or Latin America, or gain work experience as a teaching assistant in a Spanish school.

Find out more about year abroad options.