Undergraduate study in Spanish

What can you study in Spanish?

You can study Spanish language from beginners to advanced levels. Spanish language classes emphasise communication skills. You can also explore the cultures of Spain and Latin America from the early modern period to the present day. There are courses on Spanish and Latin American literature, film, art, music and popular culture, as well as Spanish linguistics.

Study abroad opportunities in Spanish include study in January and February at Salamanca University in Spain or the University of Valparaiso in Chile.

Enrolling in Spanish language courses

If you are enrolling in a Spanish language course for the first time, refer to information about first time enrolment in language courses.

The right language course for you will depend on whether you have any previous knowledge of Spanish. If you have studied Spanish previously, or can speak some Spanish, you must take a placement test (available from the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics). This will determine which language course you should begin with (some students can start at more advanced levels).

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Spanish

If you are beginning a BA in 2018

You can take a major in Spanish as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018 

Requirements for a BA major and minor

For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.

For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.

For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I. BA minors will be discontinued for new admissions from 2018. If you are currently enrolled in a minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.

University regulations for the Bachelor of Arts

How to choose your courses

You must choose your courses from those listed in the BA schedule for Spanish. You must also meet any specific requirements indicated in the schedule.

2018 BA schedule for Spanish

For help with degree planning

Drop in to the Arts Students' Centre

Diploma in Languages and Certificate in Languages

Spanish is available for the Diploma in Languages and the Certificate in Languages. The diploma consists of 120 points of specified courses and the certificate of 60 points. These programmes are normally taken part-time alongside study for a degree. Find out more about the Diploma in Languages and Certificate in Languages.