Undergraduate study in Spanish

What you can study in Spanish

You can study Spanish language from beginner to advanced levels. 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.

Structuring your major in Spanish

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.

Taking a Module in Spanish

If you would like to study Spanish alongside your two BA majors, you can complete a Module.

A Module is an optional grouping of three courses on a particular theme which enables you to add extra value to your Bachelor of Arts.

Take a look at Modules


Explore the undergraduate courses you can take as part of a major in Spanish. You would normally take Stage I courses in your first year, Stage II in your second and Stage III in your third.

Required courses

You must pass the following courses as part of the Spanish major:

  • EUROPEAN 100
  • One course from SPANISH 201, 278
  • One course from LATINAM 201, 210, 216, SPANISH 202, 206, 207
  • One course from SPANISH 319, 323, 377
  • One course from LATINAM 301-325, SPANISH 302-350
  • You may also include up to one course from COMPLIT 200-210, EUROPEAN 200, 206, 207, 300, 302, 307

Enrolling in Spanish language courses for the first time as a beginner

If you have no or limited knowledge of Spanish, please enrol in SPANISH 104 or SPANISH 104G.

You will be required to complete a Language Proficiency Declaration when enrolling in any beginner language acquisition course. The Language Declaration is available to you in your CANVAS Course page under assignments.  

If you do not complete the Language Proficiency Declaration you may be dropped from the course and will not be able to access any course content in the course.

Read more about first time language course enrolment

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

Our friendly staff will provide you with advice on planning your degree and enrolling in your courses at Student Hubs.

If you would like to find out more about studying Spanish, you can contact our Undergraduate Adviser.