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Bachelor's Degree in Spanish

University of Southampton
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2022

About this program

Bachelor's Degree in Spanish

Become fluent in Spanish and gain valuable experience spending a year living and working in a foreign country on this BA Spanish degree. You’ll get personalise your degree to areas that interest you. You could take another language, choose modules from other subject areas, improve your employability skills, or explore Hispanic culture and history.

Following our unique system of language development, you’ll start at a level that matches your ability in Spanish. This means we can personalise your learning so you make the best progress.

As part of the year abroad you can choose to:

  • work as an English assistant in a school
  • study at a university
  • take a work placement

You could choose to go to Spain or Latin America - we have links in Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

This course has a strong focus on employability. You’ll have the option to take practical modules looking at teaching, you could take advantage of our vacation work placement schemes, and you’ll develop a wide range of transferable skills.

Admission requirements


ABB including Spanish

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass, with 32 points overall with 16 points at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in Spanish


  • Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC Extended Diploma plus B in A level Spanish
  • Distinction, Distinction in the BTEC Diploma plus B in A level Spanish
  • Distinction in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AB in A level Spanish and one further A level

Other requirement

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

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

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Program content

Year 1

  • Academic Skills for ML students
  • Introduction to The Portuguese-Speaking World
  • Introduction to the Languages of the Spanish-Speaking World
  • Spanish Language Stage 4
  • The History and Politics of the Hispanic World

You must also choose from the following modules in year 1:

  • Applications of Linguistics
  • Elements of Linguistics - Sound, Structure and Meaning
  • Reading Culture
  • Reading the City

Year 2

  • Managing Research and Learning
  • Spanish Language Stage 5

You must also choose from the following modules in year 2:

  • Culture, Power and Resistance in the Portuguese-Speaking World
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Ethnography of Latin America
  • Exploring Spanish Linguistics
  • Gender, Race and Nation in Modern Latin America
  • Globalisation: Culture, Language and The Nation State
  • High, Popular and Mass Culture in Modern Spain
  • How the Arts Work: A Practical Introduction to Cultural Economics
  • Language, Ideologies and Attitudes
  • Learning about Culture: Introduction to Ethnography
  • Multilingualism
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sound and Voice
  • Syntax: Studying Language Structure
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • The EU and European Identity
  • Variation and Change in English

Year 3

  • Year Abroad Research Project YARP

Year 4

  • Seeing and being seen: Study Abroad re-entry
  • Spanish Language Stage 7

You must also choose from the following modules in year 4:

  • Audiovisual Translation
  • Barrios and Borders: Language and Identity amongst US Latinos
  • Encounters with Bodies in Lusophone Cultural Narrative
  • English as a Global Language
  • Historical Memory in Modern Latin America
  • How the Arts Work: A Practical Introduction to Cultural Economics
  • Language Teaching Theory and Practice
  • Language Testing and Assessment in Society
  • Modern Languages Dissertation
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sex, Soap Operas and Female Dissidents: Representations of Women in the Hispanic World
  • Sociophonetic Project Module
  • Translation: Theory and Practice
  • Writing in a Second Language

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • The full tuition price for local/UK students is £9,250
  • The price for International/Non-UK students is £19,300


  • Final award: Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA (Hons))
  • Name of Award: Spanish
  • Interim Exit awards:
    • Certificate of Health Studies (CertHE)
    • Diploma of Health Studies (DipHE)
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 6

As a Modern Languages graduate, you can choose from a wide variety of employment options.

These will make the most of your skills in:

  • gathering and interpreting information
  • working with and leading teams
  • understanding and adapting to different cultures

Continuing studies

Many of our graduates go on to further study. Subjects taken include interpreting and translating, law, accountancy, management and international relations.

Career paths

Previous graduates have gone on to careers including:

  • translation
  • interpreting
  • teaching
  • marketing
  • publishing
  • international development
  • advertising, film and television

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