Spanish

A woman sits on a sand dune watching a sunset

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 both within our School and in conjunction with other Schools from the University:

Spanish is also offered, along with a second language option, on:

Degree name UCAS Code
Modern Languages and Translation (BA) 76D3

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.

Our language partnerships

We work with the Spanish Embassy Education Office (SEEO) to support students who are learning Spanish and to raise awareness of the importance of Spanish language skills.

Our partnership with the SEEO is the first of its kind between the office and a Welsh Higher Education provider.