Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Spanish and Latin American Studies

UndergraduateBA (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: R4T7

What you'll study

In each year, you’ll undertake two core language modules, at either beginners/improvers or advanced level.

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • French/German/Spanish Language 1 – Beginners and Improvers

  • French/German/Spanish Language 1- Advanced

  • French/German/Spanish Language 2 – Beginners and Improvers

  • French/German/Spanish Language 2 – Advanced

  • Skills for Communicating Cultures

  • Ideas and Identities

  • Spotlight on Language

  • Passport Languages

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Narrating the Past

  • Constituting the Contemporary

  • Spanish Language 3

  • Spanish Language 4

Optional modules

  • Understanding Languages in Context

  • Languages Guided Research Project

  • Introduction to Language Teaching

  • Language and the Mind

  • Trinity CertTESOL 1

  • Translation and Digital Culture

  • Passport Languages

Year abroad

* Modules are subject to availability

Your third year is spent living abroad, either studying or working in a Spanish-speaking country.

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Languages and Cultures Dissertation

  • Spanish Language 5

  • Spanish Language 6

Optional modules

  • Popular Cultures

  • Language Learning and Teaching

  • Trinity CertTESOL 2

  • Becoming a Professional Translator

  • Engagement and Resistance

  • Introduction to Subtitling

  • Discourse and Political Practice

  • Passport Languages

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More about this 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.

Teaching and Learning

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You don't just become fluent in another language at Hull - you immerse yourself in the culture of the people who speak it.

One-to-one support from our team of language learning advisors in the Shoosmith Language Learning Centre which is open 24/7.

Find out more about our facilities

Study for a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) qualification, enabling you to teach English anywhere in the world.

Entry requirements

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

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 academic 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.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

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

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.