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Master's Degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language in Professional Environments

Universitat de Barcelona
Barcelona
Spanish
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Application deadline: 15 September 2020
Master's Degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language in Professional Environments

Program description

Master's Degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language in Professional Environments

In the twenty-first century it makes little sense to study Spanish as a foreign language in isolation from the professional contexts in which it is used. As such, the master's degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language in Professional Environments provides thorough training in the structure of the Spanish language and a broad understanding of its professional uses, through a combination of comprehensive theoretical learning and applied activities.

Since its introduction in the academic year 2006-2007, this master's degree has been one of the most successful courses of study at the University of Barcelona. Spanish and international graduates alike typically move into professional or research careers related to Spanish as a foreign language.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:

  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

The master's degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language in Professional Environments provides training in grammar, preparation of learning materials, research and development of resources, cultural themes linked to the study of Spanish as a foreign language, languages and related areas of expertise. The program is professionally oriented and permits students to complete their course work in professional contexts where Spanish as a foreign language is required. It also provides the theoretical and practical knowledge required to embark on doctoral studies, for those who wish to do so.

From a scientific point of view, the strength of this master's degree lies in its cross-disciplinary nature, as it encompasses the complexity of the study of Spanish as a historical language. The course seeks to explain the language as a phonological, morphological, syntactic and lexical-semantic system but also addresses the pragmatic and discursive aspects that play significant roles in the behaviour of Spanish in diverse communicative situations. In addition, consideration is given to the many contexts of Spanish usage, from the more colloquial and conversational to those requiring a more specialized register.

Continuing studies

The master's degree is also the ideal preparation for the University of Barcelona's doctoral program in Varieties of Spanish in Professional Environments and in Spanish as a Foreign Language.

Career opportunities

The aim of the master's degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language in Professional Environments is to prepare highly qualified specialists for the job market. The syllabus therefore includes work placements, which provide first-hand professional experience in companies or institutions directly involved in the use of Spanish as a foreign language.

The main career opportunities are:

  • Teacher of Spanish as a foreign language
  • Designer and editor of educational materials for the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language
  • Manager of language consultancy centres.
  • Language consultant
  • Specialist in the application of information and communication technologies to the teaching and learning of Spanish.

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Universitat de Barcelona 

The University of Barcelona, founded in 1450, is a comprehensive higher education institution that presents deep academic tradition coupled with frontier scientific knowledge. It is located in the city of Barcelona, one of the main cosmopolitan hubs in the Mediterranean...


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Why study at Universitat de Barcelona

Why choose the University of Barcelona?

  • It is the top-rated Spanish university in the most prestigious international university rankings.
  • It is among the 25 best universities of the world with more than 400 years of history.
  • It is situated in Barcelona, one of the best university cities in the World.
  • It offers a wide range of course offerings: bachelor’s degree courses, master’s degree courses, doctoral programs and other specific courses and programs.

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Universitat de Barcelona

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona Catalunya
Spain

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