Knowledge of Spanish gives you access to Hispanic cultures all over the world. Spanish is a major European and Pacific Rim language and is increasingly valued in New Zealand. Spoken by over 450 million people on four continents, Spanish is the national language of 20 Latin American countries and the major second language of the USA.

Areas of study

We offer specialist postgraduate courses in Spanish language and in Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures. Study and research opportunities in Spanish reflect our research strengths:

  • early modern, colonial and modern eras
  • national and subaltern identities
  • critical theory
  • film, gender, music, popular culture, theatre
  • translation.

You can study Spanish in the following programmes:

What you will learn

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Career opportunities

You could use your knowledge of Spanish and Hispanic cultures for a career in translation and interpreting, tourism, journalism, business, government service, diplomacy or librarianship. Spanish is becoming one of the most popular and useful languages taught in New Zealand schools.

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