Spanish and Latin American Studies

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

The foundation year has been designed to prepare you for entry on to the degree. You’ll study the following modules

  • Communication in a Global Context
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 1
  • Academic Study Skills
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 2
  • Introduction to Study in the Humanities
  • Applied Learning Language Skill 

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £9,000

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 1,200 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Foundation 22% 0% 78%
Y1 15% 0% 85%
Y2 16% 0% 84%
Year abroad 0% 83% 17%
Final 17% 0% 83%
Foundation 5% 22% 73%
Y1 28% 26% 46%
Y2 15% 27% 58%
Year abroad 0% 0% 100%
Final 16% 16% 60%

About the course

The language and culture of the Hispanic world have been researched and taught at Hull for over 50 years. Our Spanish Studies programme combines the teaching of Hispanic language, history, literature, art and film from both Europe and Latin America. Studying Spanish at Hull will enable you to gain language skills, transferable skills, specialised knowledge and cultural insight into the Hispanic world. There are a variety of opportunities to help you boost your employability further too. You can opt to take the Cámara de Comercio exam and receive an accredited qualification in Spanish Commercial Language. You can also gain a recognised teaching qualification in Trinity CertTESOL (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Hull offers excellent language learning facilities, with a dedicated space for languages students. Our team of Language Learning Advisors offer extra one-to-one support to help you with your studies, as well as a partnership scheme, which allows you to practise even more with Spanish native speakers. If you don’t have the qualifications to enter the programme directly, we offer a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study. Year 3 of the programme is spent abroad, experiencing the Spanish-speaking world first-hand, either working or studying, and immersing yourself in both the language and its cultures.


BA (Hons)

5 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

Our objective is to make you fluent in written and spoken Spanish and to give you a sound knowledge of Spanish life and culture, while also fostering the critical and analytical skills and the confidence and maturity which will make you attractive to employers. Spanish is the second most widely spoken language with official status in 21 countries around the world. It’s one of the top ten most important languages for the UK’s future in terms of economic development and trade markets.

In recent years our graduates have gone on to pursue careers in business management, teaching (Spanish in UK schools and universities or English in Spanish-speaking countries), the civil service, journalism, computing, academic publishing, tourism, translation and interpreting work, and librarianship.

You can also choose the pathway to further study and training; our graduates have gone onto study masters courses while others have taken a teaching route and progressed to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.